Season Finale: Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Jun 02, 2018

8:00 PM

Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Jun 02, 2018 8:00 PM

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

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Eckart Preu, Conductor

Fei-Fei, Piano


In this final concert, new Music Director Eckart Preu takes us to Russia, beginning with Glinka, known as the Father of Russian Classical Music, whose Kamarinskaya (1848) was groundbreaking for being based entirely on a Russian folk song. Then Maestro Preu leads Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, nicknamed the Little Russian. The highlight of the evening is Chinese pianist Fei-Fei’s interpretation of Rachmaninoff’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 2, which is the basis for Eric Carmen’s pop hit All By Myself.

Program and artists subject to change.

Eckart Preu, Conductor

Maestro Eckart Preu (Eck-art Proy) began his tenure as Music Director of Long Beach Symphony in 2017 and has already made a strong impression on the city of Long Beach, surrounding regions, and with critics for his programming and dynamic stage presence. Critics, the orchestra, and audiences alike have celebrated his ability to …

Fei-Fei, Piano

Praised for her “bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (The Plain Dealer), Chinese pianist Fei-Fei is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a …