Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

Sounds & Spaces - 2014/15 Series

The mission of the Sounds & Spaces series is to enrich our community and develop new relationships through accessible, innovative and non-traditional chamber music events in significant community spaces.

Attention: The Sounds & Spaces performance on May 17 has been canceled.


“Made in America”
Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:00pm - Season Finale
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach 90807
Venue Information
(FREE performance)


Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call (562) 436-3203, ext. 224 or btwhite@LongBeachSymphony.org with your name, phone number, and the number of seats you are requesting.

Samuel Barber Summer Music
Jennifer Higdon "Autumn Music" for Wind Quintet
Jeff Scott “Homage to Duke"
Arturo Marquez Danza al Mediodía

Made in America, Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:00pm, Rancho los Cerritos

The beautiful inner courtyard of Long Beach’s historic Rancho Los Cerritos adobe is the setting for our Sounds & Spaces season finale. Join the Long Beach Symphony Principal Winds, Heather Clark, flute, Rong-Huey Lui, oboe, Gary Bovyer, clainet, Julie Feves, bassoon and Joe Meyer, French horn for a program of music for woodwind quintet. Few places speak to the American experience like Rancho Los Cerritos and it becomes the perfect setting for a program of music by a diverse cast of American composers. Samuel Barber, the dean of American composition leads the way with his evocative “Summer Music.” Composer Jennifer Higdon, on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music demonstrates why she was the recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music with her compelling piece “Autumn Music.” Jeff Scott, an African American composer and the French Hornist of the Grammy nominated chamber group Imani Winds, brings a stunning hybrid of jazz and contemporary classical compositional styles together in his “Homage to Duke.” While Mexican born, American raised composer Arturo Marquez, who studied at CalArts and is now on the faculty of the National University of Mexico, Superior School of Music charms us and wins us over with his work, Danza al Mediodía.

Thanks in part to a generous matching grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and gifts from the Hennings-Fischer Foundation, The Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Memorial Heritage Association and an anonymous donor.

Programs and Artists subject to change.