LBSO Classical Insights Concert Series Continues With Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

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Classical Insights Concert SeriesLong Beach Symphony Orchestra continues its new Sunday matinee series with Classical Insights: Breaking Ground, an enlightening look into The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach.

This selection honors the 100th anniversary of the riotous debut of Stravinsky’s ballet in Paris. Although Stravinsky’s ominous score was intended to be about primitive human rituals, Walt Disney chose it for his epic animated feature Fantasia to accompany the evolution of life on Earth.

Maestro Diemecke, who is a classical music scholar and historian as well as a passionate conductor and entertaining speaker, will explore and interpret Stravinsky’s composition accompanied by excerpts played by the orchestra.

The second half of Classical Insights: Breaking Ground is a presentation of The Rite of Spring in its entirety. The concert lasts 60 to 70 minutes, with no intermission.

Upcoming Classical Insights concerts include:

Classical Insights: Brahms
April 28, 2013 at 2 pm / Brahms Symphony No. 2

Tickets to each concert are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. For more information, call (562) 436-3203, or visit

All LBSO Classical Insights concerts take place at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center in the Terrace Theater, 300 East Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach.


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