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If you’ve always wanted to bring your entire family to a Long Beach Symphony POPS! concert, there’s no better time than 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 at the Long Beach Arena (300 E. Ocean Blvd.), when you’ll be able to both hear – and see – the music!
Maestro Eckart Preu
The Long Beach Symphony Association Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the hiring of Maestro Eckart Preu (rhymes with joy!), the 8th Music Director in our 82-year history.
Maestro Lucas Richman
When Maestro Lucas Richman steps to the podium of the Terrace Theater (300 E. Ocean Blvd.) on Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m., it will have been almost precisely one year since he previously did so in a performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.
Benjamin Wallfisch Photo Credit: Radovan Subin
February is the month for lovers and on Saturday, February 6, at 8:00 p.m., in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd.), the Long Beach Symphony continues its 2015-16 Classical Concert Series with the lush, sensual sounds of French composers, Saint-Saëns and Ravel.
There’s good news at Long Beach Symphony. Ticket sales were up by 27% last season, one in which the Symphony began its search for a new Music Director inviting six guest conductors to lead its performances. The search, as well as the excitement, continues during 2015-16, as the Symphony invites three of the conductors from last season back for another chance to dazzle audiences, joined by three new maestros.
Beloved former Long Beach Symphony POPS! conductor Michael Krajewski returns to the stage of the Long Beach Arena on November 22 at 8:00 p.m., bringing his legendary wit and sense of humor to the POPS! audience in a concert that celebrates the world’s most famous spy!
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.
Wax down your surfboard and head to the Long Beach Arena on Saturday, October 18, for a Surfin’ Safari with the Long Beach Symphony POPS! conducted by Grammy-nominated David Benoit, who was commissioned by the Symphony to arrange a medley of surf classics that will be presented with the popular vocal ensemble Papa Doo Run Run.
The Long Beach Symphony Association’s Board of Directors announced today they voted to renew Executive Director Kelly Ruggirello’s contract through the 2016-2017 season.
The Long Beach Symphony Association and Local Musicians Union 353 recently announced that they have successfully negotiated a new two-year contract agreement effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016. The labor agreement, approved unanimously by the Association’s Board of Directors provides an increase in rate of pay for all 83 professional musician positions and a guaranteed 37 services per year, the same as in this current season.