Who we are and What we stand for:
Making Our Vision A Reality.
The vision of the Long Beach Symphony is to inspire and unite all people through the transformative power of music.
Long Beach Symphony engages audiences of all ages and cultures through exceptional orchestral performances, community partnerships and meaningful educational experiences.
The premier producer of live music in the greater Long Beach region and one of Southern California’s most renowned, professional regional orchestras, Long Beach Symphony’s vision is to unite people through the transformative power of music by engaging audiences of all ages and cultures through exceptional orchestral performances, community partnerships and meaningful educational experiences. Entering its 89th season, Long Beach Symphony is led by Music Director Eckart Preu (Eck-art Proy) and serves 70,000 community members annually through its robust concert and education activities. Five Classical concerts at the Terrace Theater are filled with dancing fountains, firepits, and the ability to sip and enjoy while experiencing classical and newer works. The Pops Series at the Long Beach Arena encourages audiences to bring their picnics and libations and enjoy indoor parties while dancing to the music by renowned artists and the power of a professional symphony orchestra.
The Rumba Foundation Family Concerts serve 6,000 families where all children attend for free. In addition to ensembles in the schools for 10,000 2nd and 3rd graders, youth concerts for 4th and 5th graders bring 12,000 children annually to the Terrace Theater; totaling nearly 1 million students since the program’s inception.
Located in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, the Symphony’s Musical Bridges program celebrates the musical artistry of the many diverse communities through free, collaborative multicultural performances.
Long Beach Symphony was awarded the Long Beach Heritage Preservation Award in 2012, the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Organization, and the City of Long Beach in 2015 and in 2017 honored by the Arts Council for Long Beach and the Long Beach NAACP for its commitment and dedication to fighting for civil rights and social justice.