Mar 04, 2017

8:00 PM

Beethoven & Dvořák

Mar 04, 2017 8:00 PM

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Doors open at 6:30 PM
Pre-Concert talk at 7:00 PM

For more information and tickets call the Symphony box office at (562) 436-3203 ext. 0

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


Paul Polivnick, Conductor

Rong-Huey Liu, Oboe


Leonore Overture No. 3


Oboe Concerto No. 2 in G minor


Symphony No. 8 in G major


Your evening will begin with Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3. – one of four overtures the composer wrote for his only opera. Following, the Symphony’s incredible principal oboist, Rong-Huey Liu, takes center stage in Lebrun’s Oboe Concerto #2 in G Minor. Lebrun was the leading oboe player of the 1770s and ’80s, and when he died at the young age of 38, he had traveled Europe as a soloist and composed at least 18 concertos for his instrument. The very fast, lively first movement moves into a charming, lyrical, Mozartian second movement that all will enjoy. Following intermission, the Symphony will present Dvořák’s Symphony #8 in G Major (1889) that features a distinctive “bird-call” flute motif in the 1st movement. Optimistic and cheerful, the melodies of this work have an unmistakably Czech flavor perfect for this early spring performance.

“… a phenomenal oboist” and by Reno Tahoe Blog “Her (Rong-Huey Liu) performance was captivating…” Press Enterprise

Program and artists subject to change.

Paul Polivnick, Conductor

Maestro Paul Polivnick is a prominent figure on the world stage, conducting fine orchestras across the United States, Europe and Asia. In recent seasons he has focused on guest conducting, continuing long associations with the National Orchestra of Lille, France and Symphony Silicon Valley in San …

Rong-Huey Liu, Oboe

Rong Huey Liu is hailed by her colleagues as “a most expressive oboist with a beautiful dark sound” and by conductor Tomasz Golka as “.... a phenomenal oboist.” Taiwanese-American Rong‐Huey Liu is currently the principal oboist for the Long Beach Symphony, Fresno Philharmonic, Reno Chamber …