Long Beach Symphony Orchestra’s (LBSO) latest installment of its free “Sounds & Spaces” series called “Classic American 2” returns to Farmers & Merchants Bank in downtown Long Beach next summer. The performance is scheduled for June 8, 2014.
String-quartet music will be performed by the LBSO’s Roger Wilkie and Carrie Kennedy (violins) Colleen Sugata (viola) and Trevor Handy (cello). This year, Sounds & Spaces presents Joseph Haydn’s late Quartet in G Opus 76, No. 1, written during Haydn’s return to supervising musical life at Prince Esterhazy’s gilded Austrian palace, and Antonín Dvořák’s lyrical String Quartet No. 12, The American.
According to LBSO, the historic Farmers & Merchants Bank building at 302 Pine Ave. is “one of Long Beach’s most stunning architectural and acoustical treasures” and the musical works will be “right at home in the exquisite architectural detail of the interior of the bank.”
LBSO’s other Sounds & Spaces performances will take place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Feb. 23, Temple Israel on March 23 and Homeland Cultural Center on May 18.