Long Beach Symphony looks to make stronger connection with new programs

Posted on: November 19, 2012

In Thursday’s (11/15) Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California), John Farrell writes, “As the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra journeys into its 11th season under maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke, it could have continued with the same excellent music and done quite well. But change was in the air. The first classical concert of the season featured the debut of the Balcony Club, a new idea to attract younger concertgoers. Now the symphony is announcing another change, one that will increase programming and make the LBSO even more accessible to its public. The new matinee series, ‘Classical Insights,’ debuts Jan. 13 with ‘Classical Insights: Impressionism,’ an in-depth discussion and performance led by Diemecke of Debussy’s ‘La Mer,’ which the symphony will have performed in concert the night before. … In all, three such presentations are planned for the 2012-2013 series. … It is hoped the ‘Classical Insights’ series, which has been planned for more than a year, will attract a new audience as the orchestra expands its reach. The orchestra was looking ‘to find ways to expand our service to the Long Beach community and increase performance opportunities for LBSO’s musicians,’ Steven Bronfenbrenner, the orchestra’s acting executive director, said in an email.”

Posted November 19, 2012