2021-2022 Pops Series

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Octobor 23, 2021 – 8:00 PM 
WINDBORNE’S MUSIC OF QUEEN

In the decade of super groups — and four decades beyond — Queen reigns supreme. Celebrate the immortal music of Queen as Brody Dolyniuk and his rock band join your Long Beach Symphony for an unforgettable evening this October. The Music of Queen soars with music from the albums Classic Queen, A Night at the Opera, Sheer Heart Attack, Jazz, News of the World, A Kind of Magic, The Works, and many more — this concert will rock you!

Martin Herman, conductor

Program and artists are subject to change.

Holiday Pops

December 18, 2021 – 8:00 PM 
HOLIDAY POPS WITH THE CAMERATA SINGERS

Celebrate the season and revel in a Long Beach tradition as your Long Beach Symphony presents a festive feature of holiday-inspired music under the baton of 2021 Grammy Award winner James K. Bass and his Long Beach Camerata Singers. From joyous carols to raucous renditions of your seasonal favorites, this concert is sure to get you and your family in the holiday spirit!

James Bass, conductor 
Long Beach Camerata Singers, chorus

Program and artists are subject to change.

February 12, 2022 – 8:00 PM 
THE MUSICAL LEGACY OF CHICAGO

Chicago’s signature blend of horns and classic 70‘s rock launched them up the charts and into the hearts of music lovers everywhere. Legendary Chicago tribute band, Brass Transit, embody the legacy of one of the most influential bands of all time as they join your Long Beach Symphony to present a dazzling evening filled with fan favorites like: “Saturday In The Park”, “25 or 6 To 4”, and “You’re The Inspiration”.

Adam Boyles, conductor

Program and artists are subject to change.

March 26, 2022 – 8:00 PM 
PAUL SHAFFER PRESENTS!

Enjoy an evening with Paul Shaffer as he shares symphonic renditions of his favorite pop, R&B and jazz tunes. Shaffer, David Letterman’s longtime sidekick and musical director, will take you on a fascinating journey with his stories, reminiscences, and anecdotes. Paul welcomes special guest and Motown legend Valerie Simpson (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “I’m Every Woman”) to the stage as a part of this exciting show.

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Valerie Simpson, vocals
J. Ernest Green, conductor

Program and artists subject to change.

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May 21, 2022 – 8:00 PM 
ARETHA FRANKLIN, A TRIBUTE TO THE QUEEN OF SOUL

Celebrate the Queen of Soul with your Long Beach Symphony! Broadway powerhouse Capathia Jenkins joins three-time Grammy Award-nominee Ryan Shaw to present the singer-songwriter’s greatest hits including the iconic “Respect”, “Think”, “A Natural Woman”, “Chain of Fools”, “Amazing Grace”, and many more!

Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw, vocals
Eckart Preu, conductor

Program and artists are subject to change.

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