Classical Series

Scottish Fantasy

Mar 10, 2018

8:00 PM

Scottish Fantasy

Mar 10, 2018 8:00 PM

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(562) 436-3203 ext. 1

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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

Caroline Goulding, Violin

Eric Rigler, Bagpipes

SCOTTISH FANTASY

Don your kilts and join Long Beach Symphony for an exciting program of Scottish music and dance. We will begin our Scottish journey with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, inspired by the ruins of Holyrood Chapel in Edinburgh with a lively second movement incorporating the characteristic Scotch snap rhythm. Following intermission, the Symphony performs Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy featuring the harp in the instrumental accompaniment to the violin. The night wraps up with Maxwell Davies’ charming Orkney Wedding with Sunrise that vividly depicts the riotous celebrations after a wedding on the Scottish isle. The piece closes with the entry of the bagpipes, which Davies describes as symbolic of the rising sun over Caithness. This is one of the few works in classical repertoire that uses this unusual instrument, so you won’t want to miss it!

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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Caroline Goulding, Violin

For nearly a decade, the virtuoso violinist Caroline Goulding has performed with the world’s premier orchestras, in recital and on record and has blossomed from “precociously gifted” (Gramophone) 13-year-old soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra to “a skilled violinist well on her way to an important …

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Eric Rigler, Bagpipes

Eric Rigler's legendary 40-year career on the bagpipes is world-famous. From performing Amazing Grace at President Reagan’s funeral to hundreds of appearances, films and recordings such as Braveheart, Titanic, Austin Powers to CD's for Phil Collins, Josh Groban, Faith Hill to TV's The Tonight Show …

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