Long Bay Symphony Season Highlights

The Long Bay Symphony begins its 27th season – Great Masterpieces, Masterfully Performed – on Sunday, September 28th with one of the epic masterpieces of all times, Beethoven’s Ninth, which is a pivotal work in music history that exploded the technical and emotional boundaries of the classical symphony. Chorus and soloists present Friedrich Schiller’s poem “Ode to Joy” which is an expression of Beethoven’s own faith in universal brotherhood. The Classical Series continues with an exciting variety of concerts from across the musical spectrum including Tchaikovsky and the Romantic Spirit which highlights the Romantic period; Musical Postcards, a journey into exotic lands and rituals; concluding with “Pomp & Circumstance:”  English Splendour featuring British music with its distinct character, reflecting the noble air and nostalgia of a great empire. 2014Jul24 LBS Orchestra Classical Series performances are held on Sundays at 4:00 pm in the Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center, 3302 Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Reserved seat tickets are $20 - $50 and discounted season packages are available. Sunday, September 28, 2014 - Beethoven’s Ninth featuring chorus and vocal soloists Ravel................................... Le Tombeau de Couperin Beethoven.......................... Symphony No. 9 Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Tchaikovsky and the Romantic Spirit featuring Ken Olsen, cello soloist Brahms............................... Academic Festival Overture Victor Herbert................... Cello Concerto No. 2 Tchaikovsky....................... Symphony No. 4 Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Musical Postcards featuring Daria Rabotkina, piano soloist Chabier............................... España Mendelssohn..................... Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”) Ravel................................... Piano Concerto in G Rimsky-Korsakov.............. Russian Easter Overture Sunday, March 8, 2015 - “Pomp & Circumstance:”  English Splendour  featuring Jessica Lee, violin soloist Elgar.................................... Pomp & Circumstance March No. 4 Vaughan Williams............. Norfolk Rhapsody Britten................................ Variations on a Theme of Purcell (Young Person’s Guide) Walton............................... Violin Concerto The Chamber Orchestra Series features a smaller, more intimate orchestral performance beginning with the traditional holiday “sampler” of seasonal masterpieces and concluding with an enthralling variety of classics for string, woodwind and brass ensembles, as well intriguing works for other instrumental combinations.  Chamber concerts are presented throughout the Grand Strand and general admission tickets are $20 each.  Discounted season packages are available. Musical Classics for the Holiday Season December 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach December 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm Wheelwright Auditorium CCU and 7:00 pm Our Lady Star of the Sea, North Myrtle Beach Smaller Treasures: Masterpieces from the Chamber Repertory May 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach May 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm All Saints Church, Pawleys Island The Pops Series promises to be another audience-pleaser.  On October 18th the Long Bay Symphony presents Movie Music Spectacular: The Music of John Williams including music selections from movie hits such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Superman, E.T., Schindler’s List and more!  In April, “Back Home Again” – A Tribute to John Denver featuring Tom Becker (former member of the legendary folk group, The New Christy Minstrels) and his band bring back the foot stomping fun of John Denver’s music in an uplifting and powerful tribute to one of America’s most beloved singer/songwriters.2014Jul24 Pops Concert 2014Apr The Pops concerts are presented at two locations and times.  Reserved seat tickets are $35 - $50 and discounted season packages are available. Movie Music Spectacular: The Music of John Williams Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm, Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center Back Home Again” – A Tribute to John Denver Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm, Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm, Winyah Auditorium, Georgetown, SC Maestro Charles Evans looks forward to presenting this exciting season.  Be sure to experience the unparalleled power and beauty of live orchestral music, expertly performed by professional musicians!  For tickets, please call 843.448.8379 or order online at www.longbaysymphony.com.  Educational Programs In addition to regular concerts, the symphony offers other educational programs for students, schools and the community since music is vital to maximizing a child’s full potential.  Students who participate in the arts outperform those who do not participate on virtually every measure.1   The Long Bay Symphony’s Young People’s Concert and the Musicians in the Schools programs are designed to encourage students to join their school orchestra or band, further explore music, and eventually participate in the Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra. In November each year, the Long Bay Symphony presents a Young Peoples Concert for fourth and fifth grade students from area schools to introduce symphonic music and the concert experienceThe Musicians in the School program sends individual musicians into the classrooms of area elementary schools for an up close performance of symphonic music, look at the instruments and explanation of how the instruments make sounds and the types of music performed. The Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra, founded in 1990, serves to further the music education, talent development and social experiences of 60 – 75 students.  These talented young musicians, ages 9 through 22, are selected through auditions each August then rehearse weekly to prepare for three large concerts presented during the school year.

About The Long Bay Symphony

Founded in 1987, the Long Bay Symphony performs about 15 concerts each year in addition to fundraising events for other organizations.  It is the largest performing arts organization in the Grand Strand area and the largest professional orchestra in the region.  Musicians come from other professional orchestras, and local communities as well as Columbia, Charleston, Fayetteville, Wilmington and beyond. The mission of the Long Bay Symphony is to enhance the cultural and artistic environment of the Long Bay region by providing the highest quality musical performances and programs which entertain and educate patrons of all ages.   A key component of its efforts is the educational programming for both young people and adults in the community.  The symphony is supported about 35% by ticket revenue, with the balance from business and individual giving, foundation and municipal grants, and operating support from the S.C. Arts Commission.

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