On Saturday, November 19, Long Beach Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Eckart Preu, is expanding the interpretation of “Classical Music” by delighting audiences with a span of three explosive composers, ranging from the years 1840 to present.
The evening starts with contemporary Mexican composer Enrico Chapela’s high-flying “Rotor,” which grasps the listener by both shoulders and never lets go. A virtuoso guitarist, Chapela introduces elements of rock, electronica, jazz, and even film scores as we cling to the edge of our seats during an exhilarating percussive journey.
Renowned award-winning pianist Natasha Paremski thrills us with Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, ” and the concert’s second half features Tchaikovsky’s beautiful Swan Lake Suite followed by the famously cannon-filled “1812, Overture.”
Long Beach Symphony performs on Saturday, November 19, at 8 p.m. at the Long Beach Terrace Theater, with doors opening at 6:30 for a 7pm pre-concert talk that promises additional insights into the evening. Individual concert tickets start at $32. Subscription packs and savings are available at LongBeachSymphony.org or by calling (562) 436-3203, ext. 1.