Classical Series

An American in Paris

Jun 03, 2023

8:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30 PM

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

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

Generously Sponsored By:

Mrs. Jane Claus

Cindy Costello

Robert D. Hanson Fund

Westin Long Beach

An American in Paris

Jun 03, 2023 8:00 PM

Eckart Preu, Conductor

Michelle Cann, Piano

The Evening’s Program Notes,

Brian Nabors




Nan Schwartz


Florence Price

Piano Concerto in One Movement


An American in Paris

Our season finale offers audiences an infectious array of American musical genius. Award-winning pianist Michelle Cann takes center stage performing the Piano Concerto in One Movement by groundbreaking American composer Florence Price. The concert also includes brilliant 21st -century works by Brian Nabors and Nan Schwartz, along with Duke Ellington’s swinging “Harlem” and George Gershwin’s foot-tapping “An American in Paris.” We will send you out dancing!

Audiences will enjoy the Classical Series fun and elegant evening surrounded by the Terrace’s dazzling fountains, live ensemble in the lobby, pre-concert talk to gain greater knowledge on the evening programming, and the ability to “Sip & Enjoy” in the concert hall.  

Eckart Preu, Conductor

Eckart Preu (Eck-art Proy) began his tenure as Music Director of Long Beach Symphony in 2017. Critics, the orchestra, and audiences alike have celebrated his ability to combine well-loved masterworks with rare or newer works in programs offering dimension, sophistication, and spirit. Preu also currently serves as …

Michelle Cann, Piano

“A compelling, sparkling virtuoso” (Boston Music Intelligencer), pianist Michelle Cann made her orchestral debut at age fourteen and has since performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. A champion …

The Evening’s Program Notes,

June 3, 2023 by Susan Swinburne Our final concert of the 2022-2023 season offers a cornucopia of distinctly American 20th and 21st century music, with works encompassing idioms, styles, and tonalities completely unique to their very American composers’ differing lives and times. Brian Nabors – Pulse Composer Brian Raphael Nabors has accomplished quite a lot …

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