Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Last updated:  August 17, 2020

Due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, all 2020/21 Long Beach Symphony Classical and Pops concerts are postponed to the 2021/22 season.

The two remaining Pops concerts from the 2019/20 season (Broadway Blockbusters and A Night of Symphonic Rock) are canceled.

The Violins of Hope performances are still currently scheduled for February 2021. Ticket holders will be notified of any changes for this performance.

Click HERE to read the full press release published 8/17/20.


What does this mean for my 2020/21 Classical or Pops subscription?
As a result of the season postponement, we have automatically moved your 2021/21 subscription package into the 2021/22 season. This will enable you to keep your seats until you are comfortable returning to the concert venues. By keeping your subscription in 2021/22, you will retain your seats for what will be a historic season of music while helping sustain the Long Beach Symphony until we are able to generate revenue through ticketed sales once more. We anticipate sharing the 2021/22 season programming with you in Spring of 2021.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] or call 562.436.3203 ext. 1 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.).


What does this mean if I hold tickets to one of the canceled 2019/20 Pops concerts?
As a concert ticket holder, you have three options available to you:

  • Donate: We are excited to announce that the value of each donated Pops ticket will be 100% matched thanks to an incredible $100,000 challenge grant by Chairman Cindy Costello and Immediate Past Chairman and Board Member, Paulette and Henry Matson. We respectfully ask that you consider donating the value of your ticket as a tax-deductible contribution and investment in the future of this symphony.
  • Credit: You can choose to take an account credit for the total value of your tickets for use on future single ticket purchases or subscription renewals.
  • Refund: You can request a refund for the value of your concert tickets. Please note that due to the complications posed by the COVID-19 health crisis, refunds may take longer to process than usual.

Please click HERE to choose your ticketing option and you will be redirected to an official Long Beach Symphony request form.


Are there any concerts happening before Fall of 2021?
We don’t know yet. Additional performances may be offered during the 2020/21 season as single-ticketed events should local officials deem it safe. Thanks to a highly competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ CARES funding and a generous gift from the RuMBa Foundation of Long Beach, the Symphony is positioned to present a chamber ensemble series highlighting its talented musicians and virtually deliver educational content to Long Beach and Wilmington students.


Can I talk to someone about my tickets or subscription?
Yes, we are here to answer any questions you may have and guide you through this process. Please email us at [email protected], or call us at 562.436.3203 ext. 1 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Due to heavy phone volume and reduced staff, we encourage you to contact us by email to avoid experiencing longer than normal wait times.


How can I help?
This is an unprecedented time for the arts and your assistance is critical to preserving an institution that has weathered the uncertainties of time and which has provided a soundtrack of hope to our residents for 85 years. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our Chairman’s Matching Campaign where new and increased donations received in the 2020/21 season are matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000 thanks to our immediate past and present Board Chairmen. Your support today is more important than ever. Please consider the role music plays in your life and support your Symphony WITH A GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT TODAY.

Where can I find the most current COVID-19 health recommendations?