Violinist Stephanie Chase to Perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto With LBSO March 9

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 Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Audiences can experience one of the most important works in the violin repertoire when distinguished violinist Stephanie Chase joins Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach.

Chase’s triumphant, award-winning performances at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow led to internal fame and concert tours with over 170 orchestras in 25 countries.

The program also includes The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky. 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.

Tickets are $20 to $89. Student rush tickets are available for $10 with valid I.D., 90 minutes prior to the performance. For more information, call (562) 436-3203, or visit

All LBSO Classics Concerts take place at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center in the Terrace Theater, 300 East Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach. Concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concertgoers are invited to enjoy live entertainment from a local music ensemble in the lobby prior to the concert.

A Pre-Concert Talk – led by noted KUSC radio personality Alan Chapman – will be held from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m., and offers insight into the evening’s composers and their music.

LBSO Classics Concerts are an ideal date night or an evening out with friends. Many enticing restaurants are within a short walk of the Terrace Theater, so dining before – or even after – a concert is easy and fun.

Concertgoers often wonder what to wear to a symphony concert. While some concertgoers do dress casual, you may be more comfortable dressing up a little. It’s a grand affair and a who’s who around town, so why not dress for a nice night out in vibrant downtown Long Beach. Visit the LBSO website for tips on concert etiquette.

Stephanie Chase is internationally recognized as “one of the violin greats of our era” (Newhouse Newspapers) through solo appearances with eminent orchestras that include the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and London Symphony Orchestra. Her interpretations are acclaimed for their “elegance, dexterity, rhythmic vitality and great imagination” (Boston Globe), “stunning power” (Louisville Courier-Journal), “matchless technique” (BBC Music Magazine), and “virtuosity galore” (Gramophone). “Renowned for her impeccable intonation” (Temperament, Stuart Isacoff), her playing is also characterized by “great intensity and a huge tone, the epitome of the modern violinist” (The Baroque Cello Revival, Paul Laird).  Read more about Stephanie at

Music Director Enrique Arturo Diemecke brings an electrifying balance of passion, intellect and technique to his performances. Warmth, pulse, and spontaneity are all hallmarks of his conducting – conducting that has earned him an international reputation for performances that are riveting in their sweep and dynamism. Read Maestro Diemecke’s full bio on the LBSO website.

Established in 1935, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra began its 78th season in October 2012. Each year LBSO draws loyal audiences from the greater metro-coastal area to its six Classics concerts in the Terrace Theater, five Orchestra POPS! events in the Long Beach Arena and a holiday celebration concert in the Terrace Theater, plus intimate chamber music concerts at various locations in Long Beach. The Orchestra works with the Long Beach Unified School District to provide sequential, curriculum-based music education opportunities throughout the year. Through its comprehensive music education programs—including professional ensembles in elementary and middle schools and widely acclaimed Miller Foundation Symphony Concerts for Young People – the LBSO reaches more than 25,000 students a year.


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