Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

Sounds & Spaces - 2015/16 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.

All Sounds & Spaces performances are free and open to the public.

Sunday, November 22, 2015
4:00 PM Pre-concert reception – 5:00 PM Concert
CSULB University Art Museum
1250 North Bellflower
Long Beach, CA 90840

Maurice Ravel, String Quartet
Jennifer Higdon, An Exaltation of Larks for string quartet

Agnes Gottschewski, violin
Alwyn Wright, violin
Colleen Sugata, viola
Maggie Edmondson, cello

“…from the earliest days, man has regarded art as a common language, which unites men and nations.” Yegar Sahaduta International Symposium of Sculptors, Israel, 1962.

Join Sounds & Spaces in the Atrium of the CSULB University Art Museum for an afternoon of music in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the International Sculpture Symposium held at CSULB in 1965. The Long Beach Symphony Chamber Players bring you Maurice Ravel’s iconic 1903 String Quartet dedicated to his dear teacher Gabriel Fauré and Pulitzer Prizewinning composer Jennifer Higdon’s gorgeous quartet, An Exaltation of Larks, commissioned for the Tokyo String Quartet in 2005. And don’t miss the opportunity to come early and enjoy FAR−SITED: SCULPTURE SYMPOSIA 1965/2015, an exhibition that explores this momentous coming together of international artists, and to walk the campus to see the sculptures they created, in collaboration with local industries, and left as a gift and a legacy to the University and to the City of Long Beach. This Sounds & Spaces performance is free and open to the public.

4:00 - Pre-concert reception with the musicians on the patio directly North of the Museum and access to the “Far-Sited” exhibition inside the museum. Find more information on the exhibit at far-sited.org

5:00 - Music in the Atrium

Directions: Enter from Bellflower Blvd. Turn onto Beach Drive. Continue on Beach Drive. Turn left on Merriam Way. Continue on Merriam Way. After the bridge turn right into Lot 15. The UAM is only a short walk from Lot 15.

Parking: $5 parking fee for parking in the parking structure near the museum just off of Atherton. Street parking is available to anyone who wants to walk in.

Program and Artists subject to change.

Questions? Please contact Issy Roberts, Manager of Operations & Education at 562-436-3203, ext. 228 or iroberts@LongBeachSymphony.org

Sunday, February 28, 2016
3:00 PM Concert
Grace United Methodist Church
2325 E. 3rd St
Long Beach, CA 90814

Gabrieli, Canzona per Sonare a cinque No. 1 & 2
Lennie Niehaus, Suite for Brass Quintet
Werner Pirchner, Do you know Emperor Joe? (1982)

Marissa Benedict, trumpet
Darren Mulder, trumpet
Stephanie Stetson, french horn
Alex Iles, trombone
Doug Tornquist, tuba

The beautiful sanctuary of Grace United Methodist church will come alive with music for brass quintet as we join the Grace United community for their Spring Festival of the Arts. The Long Beach Symphony Chamber Players bring you a program of music for brass quintet by Gabrieli, Niehaus and Pirchner which is definitely family and community friendly.

Program and Artists subject to change.

Sunday, April 10, 2016
3:00 PM Concert
California Heights United Methodist Church
3759 Orange Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807

Domenico Gallo, Trio sonatas No. 1 in G major and No. 12 in E major
Telemann, Solo for oboe & continuo in B flat major (Essercizi musici No. 5/9), TWV 41:B6
Vivaldi, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, RV 31
Bach, Trio Sonata for Violin, Oboe and Continuo in G-Major, BWV 1039

Rong Huey Lui, oboe
Roger Wilkie, violin
Cécilia Tsan, cello
Harpsichord TBD

April takes Sounds & Spaces to the California Heights United Methodist Church where we have been invited to take part in the Long Beach Camerata Singers' annual Long Beach Bach Festival. The Long Beach Symphony Chamber Players offer up a delightful program of baroque music for oboe, violin and basso continuo (cello and harpsichord) by Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and Gallo.

Stay after to meet our wonderful Long Beach Symphony musicians and enjoy a simple reception with us.

Both street and off street parking is available. There is a drop off area on Orange Avenue in front of the church and a handicap entrance on the North side of the church.

Take a moment to check the Long Beach Camerata Singers' website, for information on other Bach Festival events and their other concert offerings throughout the season.

Program and Artists subject to change.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
2:00 PM Concert
Rainbow Harbor Nautilus Shell
The Pike at Rainbow Harbor
330 South Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802

Lighthouse Keeper, The Story of Abby Burgess by Delvyn Case

Kimberlea Daggy, Narrator
Carrie Kennedy, violin
2nd violin TBD
Colleen Sugata, viola
Xioa-Dan Zheng, cello
Tom Peters, bass

The beautiful month of June finds Sounds & Spaces outdoors at Rainbow Harbor across from Lighthouse Park for a family concert complete with Instrument Petting Zoo. Joined by radio personality Kimberlea Daggy as narrator, the Long Beach Symphony Chamber Players bring you Delvyn Case’s captivating piece “Lighthouse Keeper: The Story of Abbey Burgess.” Settle in with the kids to hear a story about a brave teenage girl who keeps the lighthouse lamps burning during a fierce “Noreaster” storm. Be prepared to batten down the hatches and sing along to help Abbey stay the course and be brave through the long night as she tells her story.

Program and Artists subject to change.

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.

Questions? Please contact Issy Roberts, Manager of Operations & Education at 562-436-3203, ext. 228 or iroberts@LongBeachSymphony.org