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
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Rhapsody in Blue
Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
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
Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70
Out of the Mist
POPS! Series | December 22, 2018 – 8:00 PM
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
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
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55, Eroica
Symphony No. 85 in B-flat major, La Reine
Overture to L’amant anonyme
POPS! Series | February 16, 2019 – 8:00 PM
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
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
Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33
Symphony No. 3 in C major, op. 52
Finlandia, op. 26
Bow to String, Movements 1 & 3
Symphony No. 7, Angel of Light
POPS! Series | March 23, 2019 – 8:00 PM
REWIND-CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF THE ’80S
Get ready for an explosion of mega-hits by Wham!, Kool & the Gang, Irene Cara, Sheena Easton, Bonnie Tyler, and more! Join Long Beach Symphony for this totally rad concert celebrating the music of the ‘80s!
Guests of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their best ‘80s attire!
Michael Nowak, conductor | Ben Caron, vocals
Classical Series | April 27, 2019 – 8:00 PM
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
Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Symphony No. 41 in C major, Jupiter
Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35
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
Royal Fireworks Music
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125