CSULB Orchestra Performs Beethoven’s 5th Symphony March 5th

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Beethoven’s masterful and popular 5th Symphony is the grand finale of the CSULB University Symphony Orchestra concert on Friday, March 5. The performance, under the baton of Johannes Müller-Stosch, begins at 8pm in the Carpenter Center at California State University, Long Beach. It opens with another epic masterwork by Ludwig van Beethoven – the “Egmont Overture,” and will feature two recent winners of CSULB’s instrumental concerto competition. Following the overture, Sean Krissman will be featured during Copland’s Clarinet Concerto and then violinist Michelle Cardenas will play Ravel’s Tzigane.

Beethoven is one of the western world’s most recognized and beloved composers, and both the Egmont Overture and his 5th Symphony rank as among his most recognized and frequently performed musical works. Copland’s Clarinet Concerto is considered one of the finest symphonic works composed for that instrument in the 20th century. Ravel’s Tzigane is a rhapsodic composition that features an exotic, gypsy-tinged flair for the violinist and orchestra.

The University Symphony Orchestra performs on Friday, March 5 at 8pm in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the northeast corner of the CSULB campus. Tickets are $15 for the general public, and $10 for students, seniors and those with CSULB ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (562) 985-7000 or visit the Carpenter Center website.

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