Classical Series

Musical Fusion with Arturo Sandoval

Mar 08, 2025

7:30 PM

6:30 PM Pre-Concert Talk
Doors open at 6:00 PM

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

Musical Fusion with Arturo Sandoval

Mar 08, 2025 7:30 PM

Eckart Preu, Conductor

Arturo Sandoval, Trumpet

Adam Schoenberg

Cool Cat


Cuban Overture


Symphonic Metamorphosis


Concerto for Trumpet No. 2

Rachmaninoff (arr. Bob Barrett)

SERGE: Themes from Piano Concerto No. 2

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Arturo Sandoval, a virtuoso in jazz and classical music with ten Grammy Awards, headlines an evening promising a harmonious fusion of genres. The concert opens with Adam Schoenberg’s “Cool Cat,” inspired by Los Angeles’ P22 and George Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture” paying homage to Sandoval’s Cuban heritage and blending Cuban rhythms with rich instrumentation. Paul Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphosis” showcases the orchestra’s prowess, and Sandoval’s own magnum opus, “Concerto for Trumpet No. 2” is accentuated by his display and versatility in trumpet, piano, vocals, and storytelling. The evening concludes with Rachmaninoff’s emotive Adagio, offering a profound musical journey of introspection.

Audiences will enjoy the Classical Series fun and elegant evening surrounded by the Terrace Theater’s dazzling fountains and fire pits, live ensemble in the lobby, 6:30 PM Pre-Concert Talk to gain greater knowledge regarding the evening programming, and the ability to “Sip & Enjoy” in the concert hall.  Doors open at 6PM.

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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 …

Arturo Sandoval, Trumpet

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet …

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