2018-2019 Season

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

POPS! Series | October 6, 2018 – 8:00 PM 
DANCING IN THE STREET: A SYMPHONIC TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN

Experience the magic of the music from MOTOWN with authentic arrangements and amazing vocalists that will encourage you to be Dancing in the Street!

Jeff Tyzik, conductor | Michael Lynche and Shayna Steele, vocals

This concert is not affiliated with Motown Records.

Classical Series | 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

POPS! Series | December 22, 2018 – 8:00 PM 
HOLIDAY POPS!

It’s the most wonderful time of year to start a new holiday tradition! Join Music Director Eckart Preu, Long Beach Symphony, and The Camerata Singers to experience this festive concert of seasonal favorites guaranteed to put you and your family in the holiday spirit.

Eckart Preu, conductor | Long Beach Camerata Singers, chorus

Classical Series | 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

POPS! Series | February 16, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
TANGO CALIENTE!

Prepare for a night of fiery Tango classics featuring the Orchestra joined by award-winning Argentinian dancers and fall in love with the seductive heart of Tango.

Robert Istad, conductor | Camille Zamora, soprano | Hector Del Curto, bandoneón

 

Classical Series | 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

POPS! Series | March 23, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
FAITH: A SYMPHONIC TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF GEORGE MICHAEL

This evening of award-winning music will include George Michael’s biggest hits from his solo career as well as with his group Wham!. Fan-favorite Michael Krajewski will be joined by very special guest artists.

Michael Krajewski, conductor

Classical Series | 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 Part, 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

POPS! Series | May 4, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
CIRQUE MUSICA PRESENTS: “HEROES & VILLAINS”

An exciting and new Cirque spectacular featuring classical repertoire including “The Planets” and “Night on Bald Mountain” as well as popular sci-fi pieces from movies, comics, and television including “The Avengers”, “Harry Potter”, “Star Wars”, and more. Hear powerful music combined with spellbinding performances. What better way to celebrate “May the 4th Be With You” day!

Sean O’Loughlin, conductor

Classical Series | 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

2018-2019 Season