Musically Speaking

Long Beach Symphony presents Musically Speaking, a virtual series hosted by Music Director Eckart Preu!

You are invited to join Maestro Preu for these FREE virtual conversations that explore relevant topics in music today and feature exclusive interviews with world-famous conductors, composers, and performers! Get to know these talented artists over Zoom and participate in the live Q&A.

Each Musically Speaking event is recorded and publicly available later on this page. Scroll down to view the archive of past events.



Kala Maxym, soprano

June 15, 2021



James Bass, Artistic Director of Long Beach Camerata Singers

May 18, 2021


John Wineglass, composer

April 27, 2021


Matt Catingub, Pops conductor/arranger/multi-instrumentalist 

April 13, 2021



Sivan Silver & Gil Garburg, piano duo

March 30, 2021



Nan Schwartz & Conrad Pope, composers/arrangers/orchestrators/conductors

March 16, 2021


Lucia Micarelli, violinist

March 2, 2021


Kevin Deas, bass-baritone

February 3, 2021



Susan Egan, singer/actor/Broadway performer 

January 19, 2021


JoAnn Falletta, conductor & former LBS Music Director

January 5, 2021



Violins of Hope

Eckart Preu, Music Director of Long Beach Symphony | Susanne Reyto, Chair of Violins of Hope LA County | Avshi Weinstein, violinmaker & collection owner | Niv Ashkenazi, violinist

December 10, 2020


Paul Huang, violin

December 2, 2020


Paul Shaffer, musician/composer/actor

November 17, 2020


Pepe Romero, guitar

October 22, 2020


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