Start 2013 on the Right Note with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Balcony Club

Bringing back the classics with a performance on January 12th with special guest violinist Elmar Oliveira!

Long Beach, CA, January 06, 2013 --( The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra‘s (LBSO) Balcony Club kicks off the new year with first-class talent, elegant music, drink specials, and affordable pricing for all. Come sooth your busy days with a night out to the LBSO’s relaxing musical venture in the heart of downtown Long Beach. Located at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, the Terrace Theater’s magnificent balcony oversees an enticing stage of talent and musical vibrations.

The Balcony Club is a new take on the classics to inspire and attract a younger generation of music- goers. A sociable set up, bar, and drink specials is sure to create a casual and friendly environment that’s perfect for networking and socializing.

“Going to a Classics concert doesn’t have to be a formal or expensive affair,” said Rick Berry, LBSO Director of Marketing. “The Balcony Club is a great way for people to check out our orchestra without some of the barriers that people may have perceived in the past. The price is right and the atmosphere is casual and friendly. Plus, the music actually sounds best from the Balcony,” Berry added.

The classic program fused with new settings and elements gives the Balcony Club a vibrant feel and a new take on a classical night out.

The LBSO Balcony Club will continue on Saturday, January 12th, where music director Enrique Arturo Diemecke will conduct Rossini’s Barber of Seville: Overture, Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3 featuring Elmar Oliveira, and Debussy's Nocturnes and La Mer.

Tickets to the Balcony Club are $20 (or two tickets for $35), compared to tickets that are traditionally $65 to $89 per person. Balcony Club tickets for the season are available at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Box Office or by calling the LBSO Box Office at (562) 436-3203, x1. The Balcony Club space is also available to rent for corporate parties, birthdays or any other special events. For more information on availability and prices, please contact LBSO Group Sales Manager, René Franks, at (562) 436-3203 x234.

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About LBSO:
Established in 1935, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra began its 78th season in October 2012, led by Music Director Enrique Arturo Diemecke. Each year LBSO draws loyal audiences from the greater metro-coastal area to its six Classics concerts in the Terrace Theater, five Orchestra POPS! events in the Long Beach Arena and a holiday celebration concert in the Terrace Theater, plus intimate chamber music concerts at various locations in Long Beach. The Orchestra works with the Long Beach Unified School District to provide sequential, curriculum-based music education opportunities throughout the year. Through its comprehensive music education programs—including professional ensembles in elementary and middle schools and widely acclaimed Miller Foundation Symphony Concerts for Young People – the LBSO reaches more than 25,000 students a year.
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Balcony Club
Denise Heady
(562) 436-3203