NEW 2018-2019 Season Announced

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

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

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

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

This concert is not affiliated with Motown Records.

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

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!

Eckart Preu, conductor | Long Beach Camerata Singers, chorus

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.

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

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!

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

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.

Classical Series | March 9, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
NORTHERN LIGHTS

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

Michael Krajewski, conductor

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.

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

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”

Sean O’Loughlin, conductor

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!

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

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