We open the season with an off-the-charts fusion of contemporary American music in celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein. In tribute to Bernstein’s fascination with Pop Music, we start the concert with a work by Frank Zappa who began his career in classical …Read More >
Each year, fourth- and fifth-grade students of the Long Beach Unified School District and select Wilmington schools look forward to their musical field trip to the Symphony’s home venue, the Terrace Theater at the Performing Arts Center in downtown Long Beach.Learn More >
Featuring some of Southern California’s finest symphonic musicians, Long Beach Symphony celebrates its 83rd season and the inaugural season of its new music director, Eckart Preu (Eck-art Proy).Learn More >
Music and the arts are powerful catalysts for the quality of life, culture, and economy within local communities. The Long Beach Symphony is proud of its role, using music to help realize the full potential of our young citizens, enriching the lives of individuals of all ages and contributing to the well-being of our community.
The Symphony's goal is to continue the long tradition started in 1934, a tradition of making music for the city and neighboring communities, of bringing people together to be entertained, stimulated and even challenged by the music.