Audiences can experience one of the most important works in the violin repertoire when distinguished violinist Stephanie Chase joins Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto on Saturday, March 9 at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach.
Chase’s triumphant, award-winning performances at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow led to international fame and concert tours with over 170 orchestras in 25 countries.
The program will also include The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky. This selection honors the 100th anniversary of the riotous debut of Stravinsky’s ballet in Paris. Although Stravinsky’s ominous score was intended to be about primitive human rituals, Walt Disney chose it for his animated feature Fantasia to accompany the evolution of life on Earth.
A pre-concert talk, led by KUSC radio personality Alan Chapman, will take place from 7pm to 7:30pm and will offer insight into the evening’s composers and their music.
Tickets are $20 to $89. Student rush tickets are available for $10 with valid ID, 90 minutes prior to the performance. For more information, call (562) 436-3203, or visit LBSO.org .
All LBSO Classics Concerts take place at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center in the Terrace Theater, 300 East Ocean Blvd. Concert begins at 8pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Concertgoers are invited to enjoy live entertainment from a local music ensemble in the lobby prior to the concert.