American Masterworks

Terrace Theater - Long Beach Performing Arts Center

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Guest conductor William Eddins leads a program of 20th-century masterpieces by the likes of Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein

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The Deal

  • Two tickets to see Long Beach Symphony’s American Masterworks
  • When: Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Terrace Theater at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
  • Door time: 6:30 p.m.
  • A pre-concert talk beings at 7 p.m.
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

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The Program

Guest conductor William Eddins, the Music Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, guides the LBSO through an evening of 20th-century masterpieces. Joining him for Gershwin’s Concerto in F is Canadian pianist Ian Parker, who plays the piece “as though he had written it,” according to the Honolulu Advertiser.

  • Tower—Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #1: Taking its cue from Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Tower’s piece draws upon the former’s instrumentation but adds a healthy dose of glockenspiel, marimba, chimes, drums, uncommonness, and femininity.
  • Bernstein—Facsimile (Choreographic Essay for Orchestra): If Bernstein’s 1946 work calls to mind Jets, Sharks, and girls who feel pretty, oh so pretty, there’s a reason—the piece employs rhythms shared by the composer’s West Side Story, which he began working on in 1949.
  • Copland—Rodeo (Four Dance Episodes): Shortened dance sequences from the ballet Copland wrote for Agnes de Mille are linked together in this suite by later compositions, including a jaunty piano solo rumored to have been written as a gift for the composer by his young protégé—one Leonard Bernstein.
  • Gershwin—Concerto in F, for Piano and Orchestra: Young Gershwin created this wholly original work by combining the traditional structure and mood of a Russian concerto with his own affinity for blues, jazz, and ragtime.

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.

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