Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    10 Songs LBSO Probably Shouldn't Play in a Firehouse

    Just like the Wu-Tang Clan, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra is for the children. If they weren't, the group wouldn't be presenting a family-friendly concert Sunday at the Engine Company No. 8 fire station in Long Beach at 4 p.m. The event, part of LBSO's "Sound & Space" concert series, is an inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Michael Cavanaugh with LBSO POPS at Long Beach Arena, March 24, 2012

    ​Michael Cavanaugh with the Long Beach Symphony OrchestraLong Beach ArenaMarch 24, 2012I'm somewhat of a fixture at the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra POPS! concerts, but until Saturday I never felt like I got the entire experience because I'm always stone sober. This unfortunate occurrence has to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    LBSO POPS! at Long Beach Arena, Feb. 26, 2012

    ​Long Beach Symphony POPS! OrchestraLong Beach ArenaFeb. 26, 2012You know you're in trouble when one of your best friends sits next to you and asks your date, "So, you don't mind him flirting with Susan Egan?" But that's exactly what happened to me last night at the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Long Beach Symphony Orchestra's Enrique Arturo Diemecke Explains the Musical Joke

    ​Two things pop into my head when I hear the term "musical joke." One is something along the lines of Tenacious D or those classic Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live sketches. You know--stuff that's meant to be funny.The other is a lot less positive and brings to mind the word "trainwreck." We've al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Five Questions with Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Singer Tony DeSare

    ​Here's the thing about the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra's POPS! concerts: You might not think you'd want to go, but you'd be wrong. Take me for example.When I was a wee lad, I thought the music world began at the Germs and ended at Jawbreaker. I guess you could say I've expanded my horizons sinc ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    A Tribute to Ray Charles

    Long Beach Convention Center

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Last Saturday: Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

    ​ ITwo reasons brought me to the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night. First, I'm always on the prowl for something new, and to me, the symphony is definitely something new. The second reason was because I had been locked down by the flu for two weeks and I had enough of staying in bed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Eight Questions with Rick Berry

    ​Rick Berry's a lot of things. Some of these things include jazz trumpeter (currently in the Hollywood Canteen Swing Band), political candidate (he ran for Long Beach city council) and gardener (he's got a killer backyard garden). But to the rest of the world, he's got a new title that is pretty d ... More >>