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Maestro Benjamin Rous will lead the Symphony in a performance of Prokofiev’s Symphony #5. Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Symphony.
Long Beach Symphony opens its 82nd season on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theater with excitement and a new vision for the arts and music scene in the City of Long Beach.
On Saturday, July 9, at 2:00 p.m., Long Beach Symphony musicians present “Percussion Paints Pictures,” a free interactive performance in the new amphitheater at Cesar Chavez Park (401 Golden Avenue), designed for fun-loving people of all ages.
Guest Conductor Edward Cumming. Photo by Caught in the Moment Photography
On Saturday, November 14, at 8:00 p.m., in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd.), the Long Beach Symphony salutes Veteran’s Day with a program of 20th century American music led by inspirational guest conductor, Edward Cumming.
Long Beach Symphony’s penultimate concert of its 80th season will take place on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd). Guest conductor Lucas Richman, who currently serves as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as well as for the symphony in Bangor, Maine will lead the orchestra in a program of powerful music.
On Sunday, April 12, at 3:00 p.m., the Long Beach Symphony Percussion Consortium will present a FREE, outdoor chamber music program on the campus of California State University at MatterApp: Pyramidial, an art installation located between the great blue Walter Pyramid and the Bob Cole Conservatory.
On Saturday, November 8 at 8 pm, Edwin Outwater, the versatile young conductor of Ontario’s Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will step to the podium of the Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center to lead the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra in the second of six Classical concerts.
The Aquarium of the Pacific in partnership with the International City Theatre will present a performance of the play Dr. Keeling’s Curve by playwright George Shea. This one-man show will be performed by actor Mike Farrell, star of the TV show MASH.
Explore science through reading this summer, as the Long Beach Public Library announces a wide variety of free, educational, entertaining and fun programs to help the community fill their summer days. Everyone is invited to join the Summer Reading Club online or at any Long Beach Public Library.
The LBSO Instrument Petting Zoo returns to Long Beach libraries this summer.
Looking for fun and educational activities for your children this summer? The Long Beach Symphony can help with that. The Symphony’s Ovation! Volunteers will, once again, host seven free Instrument Petting Zoo events at various neighborhood libraries.
If you haven’t partied at a Symphony POPS! Concert yet this season, you have one more chance to treat yourself to an evening of great music, food and camaraderie. On Saturday, May 3, at the Long Beach Arena, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra welcomes Tony award-winning conductor, Todd Ellison, and Broadway phenomenon, Susan Egan, to the stage for a night of Broadway’s best.