The Masterworks Series at Long Bay Symphony features a wide range of selections from the standard and contemporary repertoire. Concerts include national and local artists and appeal to both seasoned ticket holders and new audiences alike.
Comprised of over 50 talented young musicians from the region, the students receive outstanding professional training and performance opportunities through weekly rehearsals and three concerts per year.
To open our 30th anniversary season, experience one of the most familiar and powerful vocal/orchestral masterpieces of all time. German composer and educator Carl Orff created a compelling musical setting of verses from the Carmina Burana, a collection of bawdy, irreverent Medieval-era texts discovered in a Bavarian monastery in 1803. In addition, the opening concert […]
Explore the rich musical heritage and distinctive character of Eastern European cultures that fought hard to establish their unique voices against the Western European mainstream of the late 1800s. Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski develops vibrant orchestral settings of native folk songs in Mala (“Little”) Suite, while George Enescu creates a tour-de-force of Romanian/Gypsy folk styles […]
The three titans of classical music – Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms – form the backbone of the great German musical tradition and indeed the basis for art music throughout the world. Revel in the Baroque fanfare and invention of the Overture to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, the energy and programmatic beauty of […]
Get inside the fine art of musical composition in this concert of popular symphonic masterpieces based on variations from a single melodic idea. From the tongue-in-cheek Variations on “America” by the great American iconoclast Charles Ives to Johannes Brahms’ artful and charming Variations on a Theme of Haydn and Edward Elgar’s famous Enigma Variations, you’ll […]