Classical Series

Season Finale: Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Jun 02, 2018

8:00 PM

Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Jun 02, 2018 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

Fei-Fei Dong, Piano

Glinka

Kamarinskaya

Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 18, C minor

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 2, op. 17, C minor, Little Russian

SEASON FINALE: RACHMANINOFF AND TCHAIKOVSKY

In this final concert, new Music Director Eckart Preu takes us to Russia, beginning with Glinka, known as the Father of Russian Classical Music, whose Kamarinskaya (1848) was groundbreaking for being based entirely on a Russian folk song. Then Maestro Preu leads Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, nicknamed the Little Russian. The highlight of the evening is Chinese pianist Fei-Fei-Dong’s interpretation of Rachmaninoff’s beloved Piano Concert No. 2, which is the basis for Eric Carmen’s pop hit All By MyselfJoin the Long Beach Symphony community for a post-concert toast to celebrate a wonderful inaugural season for Maestro Preu!

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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Fei-Fei Dong, Piano

Praised for her “bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (The Plain Dealer), Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build …

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