Mozart’s “Jupiter”

Apr 27, 2019

8:00 PM

Mozart's "Jupiter"

Apr 27, 2019 8:00 PM

A highly sensory program that will put you in touch with your inner self. Works by Pärt, Mozart, Golijov, and Korngold.

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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

Robert D. Hanson Fund

Official Hotel Sponsor

Eckart Preu, Conductor

Simone Porter, Violin

A highly sensory program that will put you in touch with your inner self. Works by Pärt, Mozart, Golijov, and Korngold.

You may need a seatbelt for this journey into the stratosphere! Pärt’s other-worldly Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten (1977) begins with the tolling of a single bell that leads you on a sensory journey, ending with a chord of such breadth and intensity that it alters your breathing and you feel your body being pressed into the ground as you decompress back to earth. The simple style of this work was influenced by Pärt’s mystical experiences with chant music. Mozart also demonstrates his mastery of simplicity in his Symphony No. 41. The main theme of the 4th movement consists of only 4 notes which Mozart skillfully marries with other motifs to create a grand fugato at the end. Sheer genius! Composed 2010 by Argentine composer Golijov, Sidereus was written to commemorate Galileo and it definitely evokes celestial, galactic feelings with its rich brass and the momentum of the underlying rhythmic sections. In the 1940s, composer Erich Korngold became the star among Hollywood film composers. You will be smitten by the rapturous melodies in his Violin Concerto, many of which were taken from film scores. Never has a violin sounded sweeter. We are hoping you leave with feelings of love in your heart – Hollywood style!

This concert is sponsored in part by the Robert D. Hanson Fund

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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Simone Porter, Violin

Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, interpretive integrity, and vibrant communication. In the past few years she has debuted with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and with a number of renowned conductors, …

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