Classical Series

Mozart’s Jupiter

Apr 27, 2019

8:00 PM

Mozart's Jupiter

Apr 27, 2019 8:00 PM

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

Eckart Preu, Conductor

Simone Porter, Violin


Symphony No. 41, C major, Jupiter


Violin Concerto, op. 35, D major




Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten

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!

Program and artists subject to change.

Eckart Preu, Conductor

A native of Germany, Mr. Preu came to the United States as winner of the National Conducting Competition of the German Academic Exchange Service (1996) for graduate studies with Harold Farberman at the Hartt School of Music where he also received the Karl Boehm Scholarship. …

Simone Porter, Violin

Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, interpretive integrity, and vibrant communication. After performing last season with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the LA Times declared Simone "on the cusp of a major career." In the past few years she has debuted …

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