2019-2020 Season

September 28, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
OPENING NIGHT: 85th ANNIVERSARY

Eckart Preu, conductor | Paul Huang, violin

Ligeti
Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto)
Dvořák
Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 53
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64

Program and artists subject to change.

October 26, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
AN EVENING WITH LUCIA MICARELLI

Known for her collaborations with Josh Groban, Chris Botti, and Jethro Tull, crossover artist Lucia Micarelli is an exhilarating, passionate and virtuosic American violinist, actress, and singer who launches her orchestral debut with the Long Beach Symphony.

Eckart Preu, conductor | Lucia Micarelli, vocals & violin 

Program and artists subject to change.

November 16, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
FRENCH FANTASTIQUE

Eckart Preu, conductor  

Debussy
Clair de lune (arr. Caplet)
Schmidt
Intermezzo from Notre Dame
Franck
Le Chasseur maudit
Saint-Saëns
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, op. 78, “Organ”

Program and artists subject to change.

December 21, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
HOLIDAY POPS! WITH THE COPA BOYS

Ring in the holidays with The Copa Boys as they reunite to spread holiday cheer singing famous holiday tunes and Rat Pack standards.

Michael Berkowitz, conductor | The Copa Boys, vocals  

Program and artists subject to change.

February 8, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
THE AMERICAS

Eckart Preu, conductor | Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

Copland
El Salón México
Arturo Marquez
Concerto for harp, “Mascaras”
Chávez
Symphony No. 2, “Sinfonía india”
Copland
Appalachian Spring

Program and artists subject to change.

February 22, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
MARDI GRAS MADNESS

Mardi Gras means masks, madness and most of all, music. Make plans to celebrate as fan-favorite Matt Catingub presents a lively, fun-filled musical evening centered around the distinct style that makes New Orleans the city of jazz.

Matt Catingub, conductor

Program and artists subject to change.

March 7, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BEETHOVEN

Eckart Preu, conductor | Stefan Jackiw, violin

Beethoven
Concerto for Violin in D major, op. 61
Schubert
Symphony No. 9 in C major, “The Great”

Program and artists subject to change.

March 21, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
A SONDHEIM & LLOYD WEBBER CELEBRATION

A tribute to the great Broadway composers, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, enjoy Broadway stars singing Sondheim tunes from Gypsy, West Side StorySweeney Todd, and Lloyd Webber’s greatest hits from Evita, Cats, and Phantom of the Opera!

James Bass, conductor | Hugh Panaro, Debbie Gravitte Scarlett Strallen, vocals

Program and artists subject to change.

April 25, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
VIOLINS OF HOPE

Eckart Preu, conductor | Niv Ashkenazi, violin | Dina Kuznetsova, soprano | Teresa Buchholz, mezzo | Raul Melo, tenor | Mark Walters, bass |  Long Beach Camerata Singers, chorus

John Williams
“Hatikvah” from Munich
John Williams
Theme from Schlinder’s List 
Ben-Haim
Symphony No. 1, 2nd Mvmt, “Psalm”
Verdi
Requiem 

Program and artists subject to change.

May 9, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
A NIGHT OF SYMPHONIC ROCK

Experience the greatest classic rock hits of all time like never before….with your Long Beach Symphony. A Night of Symphonic Rock featuring an all-star six-piece rock band playing rock anthems that will have you playing air guitar in the aisles.

Michael Krajewski, conductor | Shem von Schroeck, Micah Wilshire, Lori Wilshire, vocals & guitar

Program and artists subject to change.

May 30, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
LOVE TRIANGLES

Eckart Preu, conductor | Claire Huangci, piano

Liszt
Les Préludes
C. Schumann
Concerto for Piano in A minor, op. 7
Brahms
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

Program and artists subject to change.

 

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