2019-2020 Season

September 28, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
OPENING NIGHT: 85th ANNIVERSARY

Eckart Preu, conductor | Paul Huang, violin

Ligeti
Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto)
Dvořák
Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 53
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64

Program and artists subject to change.

October 26, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
AN EVENING WITH LUCIA MICARELLI

Known for her collaborations with Josh Groban, Chris Botti, and Jethro Tull, crossover artist Lucia Micarelli is an exhilarating, passionate and virtuosic American violinist, actress, and singer who launches her orchestral debut with the Long Beach Symphony.

Eckart Preu, conductor | Lucia Micarelli, vocals & violin 

Program and artists subject to change.

November 16, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
FRENCH FANTASTIQUE

Eckart Preu, conductor  

Debussy
Clair de lune (arr. Caplet)
Schmidt
Intermezzo from Notre Dame
Franck
Le Chasseur maudit
Saint-Saëns
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, op. 78, “Organ”

Program and artists subject to change.

December 21, 2019 – 8:00 PM 
HOLIDAY POPS! WITH THE COPA BOYS

Ring in the holidays with The Copa Boys as they reunite to spread holiday cheer singing famous holiday tunes and Rat Pack standards.

Michael Berkowitz, conductor | The Copa Boys, vocals  

Program and artists subject to change.

February 8, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
THE AMERICAS

Eckart Preu, conductor | Ina Zdorovetchi, harp

Copland
El Salón México
Arturo Marquez
Concerto for harp, “Mascaras”
Chávez
Symphony No. 2, “Sinfonía india”
Copland
Appalachian Spring

Program and artists subject to change.

February 22, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
MARDI GRAS MADNESS

Mardi Gras means masks, madness and most of all, music. Make plans to celebrate as fan-favorite Matt Catingub presents a lively, fun-filled musical evening centered around the distinct style that makes New Orleans the city of jazz.

Matt Catingub, conductor | Steve Moretti, drums | Ginai, vocals

Program and artists subject to change.

March 7, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BEETHOVEN

Eckart Preu, conductor | Stefan Jackiw, violin

Beethoven
Concerto for Violin in D major, op. 61
Schubert
Symphony No. 9 in C major, “The Great”

Program and artists subject to change.

NEW DATE: July 18, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTERS

A tribute to the blockbuster music of Broadway when stars of Broadway sing tunes from Lloyd Webber, Bernstein, Gershwin, and more!

James Bass, conductor | Debbie Gravitte, Scarlett Strallen & Gary Mauer, vocals

Program and artists subject to change.

POSTPONED: April 25, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
VIOLINS OF HOPE

Eckart Preu, conductor | Niv Ashkenazi, violin | Laquita Mitchell, soprano | Teresa Buchholz, mezzo | Raul Melo, tenor | Mark Walters, bass |  Long Beach Camerata Singers, chorus |  Long Beach Chorale, chorus

John Williams
“Hatikvah” from Munich
John Williams
Theme from Schindler’s List 
Ben-Haim
Symphony No. 1, 2nd Mvmt, “Psalm”
Verdi
Requiem 

Program and artists subject to change.

NEW DATE: September 12, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
A NIGHT OF SYMPHONIC ROCK

Experience the greatest classic rock hits of all time like never before….with your Long Beach Symphony. A Night of Symphonic Rock featuring an all-star six-piece rock band playing rock anthems that will have you playing air guitar in the aisles.

Roger Kalia, conductor

Program and artists subject to change.

May 30, 2020 – 8:00 PM 
LOVE TRIANGLES

Eckart Preu, conductor | Claire Huangci, piano

Liszt
Les Préludes
C. Schumann
Concerto for Piano in A minor, op. 7
Brahms
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

Program and artists subject to change.

May 31, 2020 – 3:00 PM 
RUMBA FOUNDATION FAMILY CONCERT: SYMPHONY UNDER THE SEA

Eckart Preu, conductor  

Bring the entire family! Join us for our third annual Family Concert on Sunday, May 31, 2020. We will be celebrating a musical afternoon of all things under the sea! Families will be able to enjoy interactive musical activities, sing-alongs, conducting, dancing, concert, and MORE!

Program and artists subject to change.

 

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