Santa Anita Racetrack The Chandelier Room Arcadia Gordon Kaufmann (1934)
Thomas Gallant, artistic director & oboe
Spectacularly sited in a landmark at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, the "sport of kings” has for decades attracted royalty, Hollywood’s elite and the stars of thoroughbred racing. In the newly restored Regency Moderne ballroom of Santa Anita's Streamline Moderne clubhouse, an nonet of rising stars — winds and strings — makes its local debut with a specially curated program including Rossini's “William Tell” overture and Strauss’s Til Eulenspiegel. Prize-winning oboist Thomas Gallant — a longtime Da Camera favorite who “unites technical mastery with intentness, charm and wit” (The New Yorker) — will harness the youthful “thrill" of these musicians in their Southern California debut.
Arcadia Festival: Arrive early and explore what many consider the world’s most beautiful race track — and the site for movies from the Marx Brothers’ “A Day at the Races” (1937) to “Seabiscuit” (2003). Take self-guided tours of historic buildings mingling Colonial Revival and Streamline Moderne styles. Details and festival packets will be mailed in May.
This evening's Arcadia Festival and concerts are made possible in part by a generous grant from The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.
Please note: This concert was rescheduled from the original date of June 5th.