March 27, 2013 |
We may look these days at Mexico as a place of peril, what with drug trafficking, kidnapping and wanton murder. But we ignore Mexico as an arts center at our own peril. When it comes to classical music, we might not recognize our own music had we not once had inspiration and help from south of the border. Do we need now to be reminded that Mexico City has been an opera center a lot longer than Southern California has been - and that it still is one? We do. Fortunately, Long Beach Opera has done the reminding with its most gratifyingly ambitious undertaking in quite a while: what it is calling the U.S. premiere of what it is calling Gabriella Ortiz's "Camelia la Tejana: Only the Truth.
November 13, 1986
Terrace Theater Located near where the old Long Beach Municipal Auditorium once stood, the glittering Terrace Theater is an object of pride to many Long Beach residents and a symbol of the city's new emphasis on culture. Completed in 1978 as part of the $51.5-million Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center featuring exhibit halls, meeting rooms and a sports arena, the theater seats 3,141 and is fronted by a 200-foot lobby with glass walls looking out onto an attractive fountain.
July 6, 1985 |
The Long Beach Symphony, which has not given a performance since November, 1984, will play a reduced 1985-86 season of seven concerts in Pacific Terrace Theater, the Arena of the Long Beach Convention Center and First Congregational Church, beginning Nov. 23, the symphony association has announced. Mary Newkirk, new general manager of the symphony association, confirmed Friday that music director Murry Sidlin will remain in his post and will conduct all seven concerts in the reorganized season.
January 17, 1991
The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra is seeking volunteers to assist at classics and pops concerts with set-up, decoration and program sales. Volunteers are needed for Saturday classics concerts in the Terrace Theater from 6 to 10 p.m. and for Saturday pops concerts in the Long Beach Arena between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Both are located at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
March 27, 1992
Works by Bizet, Schoenberg, Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Monteverdi will be performed both in Center Theater and Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Convention Center on the 1992-93 Long Beach Opera season. A new production of Bizet's "Carmen," sung in English, opens the season Nov. 1 in Center Theater, staged by Brian Kulick and designed by Mark Wendland, who collaborated on the company's 1991 production of "Pelleas and Melisande."
April 30, 1986
The U.S. premiere of Karol Szy manowski's "Krol Roger" (King Roger) will be the centerpiece of the ninth season of Long Beach Opera, Michael Milenski, general director of the organization, announced. In 1986-87, the Long Beach group will present three operas--all sung in English--at Long Beach Convention Center. Two productions will be given in 800-seat Center Theater, the other in 3,000-seat Terrace Theater. Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann" will open the season, in Center Theater, Oct.
August 16, 1999
The 1999-2000 season of the Long Beach Symphony, its 65th, will offer a seven-concert Classics series, a four-event Pops series and introduce Holiday Concerts, also in the Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Music Director JoAnn Falletta will conduct six of the seven Classics programs, beginning Oct. 16, when Andre-Michel Schub plays Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 on a program also listing John Luther Adams' "The Time of Drumming" and Brahms' First Symphony.
November 27, 2003 |
Smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz brings his annual Smooth Jazz Christmas show through Southern California this week with stops in Long Beach and Santa Barbara. Joining Koz for this year's cool yule tour are singer Bobby Caldwell, guitarist Marc Antoine, trumpeter Chris Botti and keyboardist-composer Brian Culbertson. If you can't make this week's shows, Koz and company also will perform Dec. 21 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. * Long Beach Terrace Theater 300 E. Ocean Blvd.