Beethoven’s “Eroica”

Feb 02, 2019

8:00 PM

Beethoven's "Eroica"

Feb 02, 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.”

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Long Beach Performing Arts Center,
Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Concert Sponsor

Elizabeth and John Hancock

Official Hotel Sponsor

Eckart Preu, Conductor

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.”

Lovers of the Classical period will revel in this program which includes a lovely work by the first classical composer of African ancestry, Josef Boulogne, sometimes referred to as “Black Mozart.” Indeed, the two were acquainted, and in his spirited Overture to L’amant anonyme, it is impossible to miss the stylistic similarities. The nickname La Reine for Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 arose because the work was a favorite of Marie Antoinette who was Queen of France at that time. Haydn’s music had a substantial influence on later composers, including Beethoven, who was his pupil. The latter’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica is a work of epic proportion that marks an important landmark in the transition between the Classical and Romantic periods.

This concert is sponsored in part by Elizabeth and John Hancock

Program and artists subject to change.

Eckart Preu, Conductor

Maestro Eckart Preu (Eck-art Proy) began his tenure as Music Director of Long Beach Symphony in 2017 and has already made a strong impression on the city of Long Beach, surrounding regions, and with critics for his programming and dynamic stage presence. Critics, the orchestra, and audiences alike have celebrated his ability to …

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