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October 2022

BEETHOVEN’S 5TH

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music Director Eckart Preu and the Long Beach Symphony launch the 2022-2023 season with a trio of beloved classical masterworks. Opening the concert is Sergei Prokofiev’s ebullient Classical Symphony, among the composer’s most popular works. Next, Concertmaster Roger Wilkie steps into the spotlight in Mendelssohn’s passionate Violin Concerto. The program concludes with the world’s most famous symphony, which may make you jump from your seat as it opens with perhaps the most iconic phrase in the classical repertoire: the majestic “bum bum bum…

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Remember When Rock was Young: The Elton John Tribute

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Arena Pacific Ballroom 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach Arena Pacific Ballroom 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, 90802
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This full evening of Sir Elton’s most beloved hits comes to life thrilling audiences across the nation, singing and dancing to the tunes of this Grammy, Tony, and Academy award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend!

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November 2022

Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the ’70s

November 2 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until November 3, 2022

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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“Ann Hampton Callaway is astonishing.” – LA Weekly Tony-nominated Broadway star and platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway transports us back to the 1970s as she and an all-star trio revel in the rousing hits by the decade’s greatest songwriters! Relive classic hits like “Killing Me Softly,” “I Will Survive,” and “The Way We Were” along with favorites by Carole King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, the Carpenters, Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Roberta Flack, and more in this feel-good trip…

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TCHAIKOVSKY AND RACHMANINOFF

November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Two of classical music’s most romantic Russian composers share the stage in this concert that also presents Enrico Chapela’s high-flying “Rotor”, with its intensity and emotion paving the way for more ardent musical expression as the program unfolds. Both Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky are treasured by music-lovers for their deeply felt works that epitomize the heights and depths of human yearning and heroism. Russian-born pianist Natasha Paremski guests.

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The Queen’s Cartoonists: A Cartoon, Comedy, Holiday Hurrah!

November 20 @ 2:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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The Queen’s Cartoonists pay playful homage to two of America’s great art forms, jazz and cartoons, in this wild ride through the Golden Age of animation, including cult cartoon classics and modern favorites. Featuring the music of Danny Elfman, John Williams, Alf Clausen and more, it’s a holiday treat packed with singing, comedy, and instrumental pandemonium! Yule love it!

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December 2022

Holiday Pops with the Camerata Singers

December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Arena Pacific Ballroom 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach Arena Pacific Ballroom 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, 90802
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for families to ring in the holidays with a festive evening of your holiday favorites and sing-alongs. Guaranteed to put you and your family in the holiday spirit!

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February 2023

THE FOUR SEASONS

February 4, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It’s February, so we are celebrating winter!…and summer and autumn and spring at our concert featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s stormy, windy, rainy, sunny, not to mention delightful Four Seasons Concerti, with solos by Long Beach Symphony’s own stellar lead violinists. The performance begins with Mozart’s mourning but gripping Great G minor symphony, one of only two symphonies the master wrote in a minor key.

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ARRIVAL from Sweden: The Music of ABBA

February 25, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Arena Pacific Ballroom 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach Arena Pacific Ballroom 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, 90802
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Timeless hit songs like Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, SOS, Waterloo, Fernando, and many more performed by the biggest ABBA show in the world. Dance  to the hit songs from the movie and musical MAMMA MIA!

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March 2023

The Purple Xperience

March 3, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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Since its inception in 2011 by Marshall Charloff (who recorded with Prince on the album 94 East) and the Revolution’s Matt “Doctor” Fink, this five-piece band from Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis has been bringing the most authentic production of Prince and The Revolution in the world to audiences of all generations. From “Little Red Corvette” to “Purple Rain,” Charloff’s uncanny channeling of Prince’s magic—from his inimitable appearance, to his thrilling vocal imitation, to his electrifying mastery of the guitar and…

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Carmina Burana

March 11, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Audiences can anticipate a highly-charged, exhilarating evening at the Terrace Theater when the symphony embarks on a thrilling musical pilgrimage through fire and ice and passion. We welcome back the Silver-Garburg piano duo, who return to join Long Beach Camerata Singers and South Bay Children’s Choir in the exuberant orchestral panorama of Carl Orff’s pulsating Carmina Burana.

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Yesterday Once More: Celebrating the Music of ABBA, the Carpenters, the 5th Dimension, The Mamas & The Papas

March 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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From the creators of Oh What A Night! comes a new musical revue capturing one of the greatest eras in pop music! From ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” to the Carpenters’“Close to You,” enjoy the non-stop hits of the ‘60s and ‘70s, complete with soaring harmonies, lush melodies, and colorful choreography from this dynamic foursome!

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Meow Meow

March 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until March 23, 2023

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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From New York’s Lincoln Center to London’s West End, international siren and comedienne-extraordinaire Meow Meow mixes up a glorious cocktail of the subversive and the sublime in this hilarious night of wickedly divine comedy and exquisite music. Prepare for a riot of original chansons—along with Piazzolla tangos, Weill, Brecht, Brel, and even Radiohead—from one of the “Top Performers of the Year” (The New Yorker).

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