- $29 for one ticket to Long Beach Symphony’s opening night concert, Scheherazade (up to $57.45 value)
- When: Saturday, October 4, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Terrace Theater – Long Beach Performing Arts Center
- Seating: level 3 orchestra section
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
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Grammy- and Tony-winning conductor John DeMain of the Madison Symphony takes a break from his quest for EGOT status to lead the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra’s first show of the 2014–15 season. Also from Madison comes pianist Christopher Taylor, who isn’t just a touring musician—he’s also an inventor with an innovative double-keyboard piano in the works. A pre-concert talk starts at 7 p.m.
- Copland—Fanfare for the Common Man: A majestic horn theme slowly opens the piece to evoke the sun rising over the horizon, gradually building as more and more of the orchestra joins.
- Grieg—Piano Concerto in A Minor: Pomp and bombast mark this work, which betrays the youthful angst of the composer in his 24th year. The dramatic melody and billowing notes were featured in the classic Swedish film The Seventh Seal.
- Rimsky-Korsakov—Scheherazade: For one of his most iconic and evocative pieces, Rimsky-Korsakov composed a sonic poem based on One Thousand and One Nights. The strains of a violin and the wash of a harp make it so audiences can nearly taste the perfumes of the Sultan’s court, feel the spray of sea salt from the deck of Sinbad’s ship, and smell the aromas of a festival in Baghdad.
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 premieres, 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.
Terrace Theater - Long Beach Performing Arts Center
300 E Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802Get Directions