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Festival on the Green 
with the California Philharmonic Orchestra
 
 
 
 
 
Festival on the Green is the result of a conversation between Music Director, Victor Verner (top left), and Tony Yakamovitch, Deputy Director of Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department.   A great idea was born and has become a treasured cultural event that people look forward to every summer. 
Lush, green sloping fields with tables and chairs in an open bowl are surrounded by sweeping, fragrant trees. As the sun sets and concerts begin, the smell of blossoms hangs in the air. Peacocks that wander the grounds in daylight, fly into the trees at night and can be heard  making their eerie, whooping sounds during  pauses in the music and intermissions. Such enthusiasm often brings on a hearty laugh from audiences.  

Summer evenings in Los Angeles nearly guarantee no rain and temperatures of around 72 degrees. A light jacket is always recommended for evening outings at the Arboretum, just in case it is needed..

Guests can purchase barbecue chicken, beer, wine, smoothies, espressos and lattes which local restaurants prepare on location or bring picnic baskets if they prefer.
 
Photos © Debbie Stock 
 
 "A Night in Old Vienna" sponsored by the city of Vienna included Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21, Brahms Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra and three selections from Strauss: The Gypsy Baron Overture, Emperor Waltz Op. 437 and Blue Danube Waltz Op. 314. Major event sponsor is Sunset Magazine.  

Concerts before the evening symphony are an added bonus.  A debut CD release from Valarie King Jazz Band (above right) was featured recently. One of the most popular flautists in the music industry, the University of Southern California graduate can be heard on recordings of Whitney Houston, Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and Michael Crawford, for starters. She has shared the Hollywood Bowl stage with mentors Hubert Laws and Jean Pierre Rampal and can be found playing on nearly every television awards program and recording imaginable.  King is excited to see her own original work on CD release: Valarie King Today, Tomorrow and Forever.

California Philharmonic Festival on the Green Concert Series- Call (626) 844-6600 for information, tickets and volunteering. Runs June through August. 
 
Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Avenue,  Arcadia CA   91007   Phone: (626) 821-3222