Classical Series

Spanish Nights with Pepe Romero

Feb 03, 2018

8:00 PM

Spanish Nights

Feb 03, 2018 8:00 PM

For more information, call the Symphony box office at
(562) 436-3203 ext. 1

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

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Eckart Preu, Conductor

Pepe Romero, Guitar


Get ready to whirl and twirl with this rhythmic program showcasing music with a Spanish flavor built around the dances, folk songs and traditions of the Iberian Peninsula.

Back by popular demand, internationally-acclaimed Classical guitarist, Pepe Romero will take center stage with new Music Director Eckart Preu for the evocative orchestral piece Medea by flamenco composer Manolo Sanlúcar, one of the key figures in the evolution of the flamenco guitar. This will be followed by Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capricco Espagnol, a five-movement orchestral suite celebrating Spanish folk melodies with flashy solos from different instruments in the orchestra. Maestro Preu will then lead the orchestra in two suites drawn from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen, including the procession of the toreadors and the gypsy dance. Patrons will enjoy pre-concert lobby activities and performances, including a live flamenco dance.

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. …

Pepe Romero, Guitar

There are very few true living legends in the world of classical music, few who have sustained greatness and grown throughout their lives. Pepe Romero is such an artist. He has been honored by kings, heads of state, and major institutions-the encomiums continue to pour …

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