Grammy Award-winner Matt Catingub Conducts POPS! Concert in March

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On Saturday, March 28, lovers of the Long Beach Symphony POPS! will groove to rhythms from around the world featuring the music of Jobim, Tito Puente and Sergio Mendes, among others, at a one-night-only concert at the Long Beach Arena honoring the Port of Long Beach and the Waterfront Community for their support of Long Beach Symphony’s free, music education programs.

Guest conductor and Grammy Award-winner Matt Catingub will return to the podium for his 3rd appearance with the Long Beach Symphony, demonstrating his talents on piano, saxophone and vocals. 

Joining him on the stage will be his preferred drummer, Mr. Steve Moretti, a two-time Grammy® Award nominee and winner of two Telly Awards, whose performances have been described as “powerful” (World-Herald) and “full of subtle nuance and excitement” (Cleveland Classic). Steve has had an extensive recording career and recently made his movie debut playing live in the 2014 Clint Eastwood film, “Jersey Boys.”

Long Beach Mayor, Robert Garcia, will present a Proclamation to the Symphony honoring its 80th Anniversary of serving the community. Secretary of the Symphony Board of Directors, James Callahan, who is also Chairman and CEO of Nautilus Holding Company expressed that, “this evening represents a wonderful opportunity for the Port of Long Beach, the Waterfront Community, and the City to celebrate the arts and its contributions in the community.” The event is sponsored in part by Port of Long Beach, Metro Ports, BNSF Railway, P2S Engineering, Mitsubishi Cement, The Law Offices of Robert Wheatley, Jacobsen Piloting, and Cooper, White & Cooper.

As with all POPS! concerts, guests are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and libations or to order something tasty from one of the Arena’s many caterers. There will be dance areas for those who wish to celebrate. Doors open at 6:30 pm for dining and mingling; concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Arena seating starts at $21. To purchase tickets, please call 562-436-3203, ext. 232, or visit the symphony website:

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