2018-2019 Classical Series

September 29, 2018 – 8:00 PM 
OPENING NIGHT: AMERICAN FUSION

A Classical fusion of pop, rock, jazz, Broadway, and electro-acoustic elements.

Eckart Preu, conductor | Terrence Wilson, piano

Bernstein
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin
Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
Bates
Mothership
Zappa
G-Spot Tornado

November 10, 2018 – 8:00 PM  
BRAHMS & DVOŘÁK

Works by Romantic masters, Brahms and Dvořák, are joined by a rarely heard work commemorating the return of the coffin carrying the Unknown Soldier.

Eckart Preu, conductor | Roger Wilkie, violin

Brahms
Violin Concerto, op. 77, D major
Dvořák
Symphony No. 7, op. 70, D minor
Elkington
Out of the Mist

February 2, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
BEETHOVEN’S EROICA

Lovers of the Classical period will revel in this program, which includes Beethoven’s epic “Eroica” and a lovely work by the first classical composer of African ancestry, Josef Boulogne, sometimes referred to as the “Black Mozart.”

Eckart Preu, conductor  

Beethoven
Symphony No. 3, op. 55, E-flat major, Eroica
Haydn
Symphony No. 85, B-flat major, La Reine
Boulogne
Overture to L’amant anonyme

March 9, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
NORTHERN LIGHTS

Music of various vintages from Finland, Iceland, and Russia, beginning with a mesmerizing 1994 work by Finnish composer Rautavaara whose mystical sounds will send you into the cosmos.

Eckart Preu, conductor | Joshua Roman, cello

Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33
Sibelius
Symphony No. 3, op. 52, C major
Sibelius
Finlandia, op. 26 
Bjarnason
Bow to String, Movements 1 & 3
Rautavaara
Symphony No. 7, Angel of Light

April 27, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
MOZART’S JUPITER

A highly sensory program that will put you in touch with your inner self. Works by Pärt, Mozart, Golijov, and Korngold.

Eckart Preu, conductor | Simone Porter, violin

Pärt
Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Mozart
Symphony No. 41, C major, Jupiter
Golijov
Sidereus 
Korngold
Violin Concerto, op. 35, D major

June 8, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
SEASON FINALE: BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

Enduring music of pomp and unity: Handel’s “Royal Fireworks” and Beethoven’s epic 9th Symphony.

Eckart Preu, conductor 
Long Beach Camerata Singers
, chorus
Kala Maxym
, soprano | I-Chin Feinblatt, alto 
Jason Francisco, tenor | Steven Pence, bass

Handel
Royal Fireworks Music 
Beethoven
Symphony No. 9, op. 125, D minor