- $99 for one four-concert package to the Long Beach Symphony’s 2014–15 season (up to $198 value)
- When: Saturday, October 4, October 18, March 28, and May 30. All shows are at 8 p.m.
- Door time: 6:30
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Orchestra level-3 seating at the Classical Series concerts on October 4 and May 30, both at Terrace Theater
- Center-loge seating at the POPS! Series concerts on October 18 and March 28, both at Long Beach Arena
- Click to view the Terrace Theater seating chart
- Click to view the Long Beach Arena seating chart
POPS! concerts are picnic-style, allowing audience members to bring their own food and drinks or call for catering.
- On October 4, check out: the Classical Series opening night, featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, an exotic, aural retelling of the Arabian Nights with a bombastic Grieg piano concerto, and Copland’s majestic Fanfare for the Common Man
- On October 18, check out: Symphonic Surfin’ Safari, where the orchestra accompanies legendary surf rockers Papa Doo Run Run on beachy covers such as “California Girls,” “Wipe Out,” and “Fun, Fun, Fun”
- On March 28, check out: Rhythms of the Night, which includes a sultry blend of Antônio Carlon Jobim’s Brazilian bossa nova, Tito Puente’s mambo, and Sergio Mendes’s jazz
- On May 30, check out: Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5, a rare trombone concerto and Mendelssohn’s Italian symphony—so popular at its premiere that its second movement had to be repeated
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating its 80th birthday in 2014, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra has entertained generations of audiences with seasons that thrive on contrast. Each year includes six classical concerts and five POPS! musical dinner picnic events in the newly-renovated Long Beach Arena. The Symphony also serves the community with free music education that has reached over 24,000 youth at schools, libraries, hospitals, and community centers. In addition, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra was the first major regional orchestra to appoint a woman as its Music Director, in 1989, and further gained international stature with its most recent Maestro who brought original compositions, world premiers, and celebrated international soloists to the Symphony’s repertoire.
Long Beach Symphony
Having recently celebrated its 81st birthday, the Long Beach Symphony has entertained generations of audiences—and made plenty of history doing it. Although the 2015–16 season marks the Symphony's second year in search of a new Music Director, the search so far has attracted an impressive lineup of guest conductors: Lucas Richman, Damon Gupton, and Edwin Outwater to name a few. To be fair, though, it's a big position to fill. In 1989 Long Beach Symphony was the first major regional orchestra to appoint a woman as its Music Director, and gained further international stature with its most recent Maestro, Enrique Diemecke, who brought original compositions, world premieres, and celebrated international soloists into the Symphony’s repertoire.