Family Concert: Up! Up! And Away!

Feb 02, 2019

2:00 PM

Family Concert: Up! Up! And Away!

Feb 02, 2019 2:00 PM

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

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(562) 436-3203

Family activities at 12:00 PM
Concert at 2:00 PM
Kids under 18 get in free
Adult tickets $20

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Eckart Preu, Conductor

Daniel Gee, Assistant Conductor

Up! Up! And Away! 

An Afternoon of Music — A Lifetime of Memories

Long Beach Symphony is launching our second annual Family Concert entitled, Up! Up! And Away! on Saturday, February 2nd after a hugely successful first Family Concert in April 2018. Last season’s Family Concert was designed to inspire families to engage with orchestral music while spending quality time together and that’s what was successfully accomplished! The concert nearly sold out the 3,000-seat concert hall with families from all over Long Beach experiencing that magic of a professional symphony orchestra. Entitled We Can Be Heroes!, superconductor Eckart Preu along with super singer, Susan Egan, led a 50-minute interactive, fun and educational performance featuring music by Copland, Beethoven, John Williams, Alan Silvestri, and sing-alongs! Children and families conducted, sang, pantomimed, and danced during the concert and created lifelong memories for them and us!

This season’s Family Concert will be a full symphonic performance celebrating things that fly from bumblebees to birds, kites to magic carpets, dragons to aliens, and superheroes to starships! Families will be able to enjoy an afternoon of interactive musical activities, sing-alongs, conducting, dancing, and MORE! Come dressed in a costume that flies!

The concert will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the Terrace Theater with family activities taking place from 12-2:00 PM inside the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

This concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the EARL B. AND LORAINE H. MILLER FOUNDATION.  

Program and artists subject to change.


Free Symphony Express bus transportation provided by and powered by LONG BEACH TRANSIT.

Symphony Express shuttle station will be located at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library.

Bus Departure Times:

Bus 1 Departure: 11:30 AM
Bus 1 Drop-off: 12:00 PM
Bus 1 Unload and return to Station: 12:00-12:45 PM

Bus 2 Departure: 12:00 PM
Bus 2 Drop-off: 12:30 PM
Bus 2 Unload and return to Station: 12:30-1:10 PM

Bus 1 Departure: 12:45 PM
Bus 1 Drop-off: 1:15 PM
Bus 2 Unload and return to Station: 1:15-1:45 PM

Bus 2 Departure: 1:15 PM
Bus 2 Drop-off: 1:45 PM

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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Daniel Gee, Assistant Conductor

Daniel Gee is a conductor, composer, and educator based out of Southern California where he is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California.   His present conducting duties include serving as Assistant Conductor of the Long Beach Symphony, Associate Conductor …

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