Classical Series

The Four Seasons

Feb 04, 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:

Paulette & Henry Matson

The Wolfe Foundation

Tonight's concert is in honor of the memory of Katia Popov.

The Four Seasons

Feb 04, 2023 8:00 PM

Eckart Preu, Conductor

Roger Wilkie, Violin

Agnes Gottschewski, Violin

Chloé Tardif, Violin

Chyi-Yau Lee, Violin

Mozart

Symphony No. 40 in G minor

Vivaldi

The Four Seasons

Take a peek at the Program Book and learn more.

Music For All Seasons: On this spectacular evening, Long Beach Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Eckart Preu, will rouse audiences with Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a group of four violin concertos embodying each season of the year.  Each of the seasons will be exquisitely presented by Long Beach Symphony’s own stellar lead violinists Roger Wilkie, Agnes Gottschewski, Chloé Tardif, and Chyi-Yau Lee. Vivaldi’s best-known work, Four Seasons (1725) is the world’s most popular and recognized pieces of Baroque music. Audiences will recognize the evolving sounds from movies like Tin Cup, Spy Game, A View to Kill, What Lies Beneath, White Chicks, Saved!, Pacific Heights and The Other Sister; and they will be reminded of many wedding ceremonies attended.

Over 60 years later, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart would compose Symphony No. 40 in G minor, one of only two symphonies he wrote in minor keys reflecting the “Storm and Stress” artistic movement and showcasing darker and stronger emotions.

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 …

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Roger Wilkie, Violin

A Southern California native, violinist Roger Wilkie has been the beloved concertmaster of the Long Beach Symphony for over 27 years. He has appeared as a soloist throughout his career with the Symphony, performing the concertos of Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and more recently …

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Agnes Gottschewski, Violin

Violinist Agnes Gottschewski grew up in a family of musical amateurs where playing chamber music for fun was a frequent event. Even now, as a professional violinist she enjoys reading chamber music with friends. She has coached at Chamber Music Workshops in Santa Ana and …

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Chloé Tardif, Violin

It is no secret that the staff and faculty at Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) includes many alumni. In every corner of the campus, you can find them working to provide memorable and valuable experiences for students. Chloe Tardif (IM, ‘12) is one …

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Chyi-Yau Lee, Violin

Chyi-Yau Chen Lee was born in Taiwan and began her study of violin at age five with her father. After winning numerous violin competitions in Taiwan, she came to Los Angeles to study with Professor Alice Schoenfeld in 1980. She furthered her education in New …

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