- $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 p.m.
- 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
A community institution for over 80 years, the Long Beach Symphony has entertained generations of audiences. The Symphony produces six full symphonic classical concerts throughout the year at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theater and five more eclectic POPS! concert events in the Long Beach Arena, entertaining more than 32,000 residents throughout the season. Outside of their concert events, the Symphony also provides over 24,000 local school children with access to music at their schools, libraries, and community centers, as well as ensembles and concert field trips for every LBUSD 2nd-5th grader in the public school system. Because music should be above all things accessible, Long Beach Symphony also offers free concerts at smaller venues and fun instrument petting zoos in spaces all over the City of Long Beach, like Cesar Chavez Park, Rainbow Harbor Lagoon, City Parking Garage, and Homeland Cultural Center.