Classical Series

Northern Lights

Mar 09, 2019

8:00 PM

Northern Lights

Mar 09, 2019 8:00 PM

Music of various vintages from Finland, Iceland, and Russia, beginning with a mesmerizing 1994 work by Finnish composer Rautavaara whose mystical sounds will send you into the cosmos.

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

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Eckart Preu, Conductor

Joshua Roman, Cello

Music of various vintages from Finland, Iceland, and Russia, beginning with a mesmerizing 1994 work by Finnish composer Rautavaara whose mystical sounds will send you into the cosmos.

Join us as we explore the music of various vintages from Finland, Iceland, and Russia, beginning with a mesmerizing 1994 work by Finnish composer Rautavaara whose mystical sounds will send you into the cosmos. We will stay in Finland for two works by Sibelius: his Symphony No. 3 and his beautiful Finlandia, a moving work that culminates with a hymn section celebrating Finland’s independence from Russia. We next present a work by living Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason who is shaking up the classical music world with his new and pleasing sounds. Listen for two movements from his riveting Bow to String (2010) that feature lots of cello and percussion: the first entitled “Sorrow Conquers Happiness” and the third “Air to Breathe.” We will end the evening with Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme which is actually an original theme in the Rococo 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. …

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Joshua Roman, Cello

Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer and curator and was named …

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