Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Enrico Chapela
Long Beach Symphony Expands the meaning of “Classical” with Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Enrico Chapela
On Saturday, November 19, Long Beach Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Eckart Preu, is expanding the interpretation of “Classical Music” by delighting audiences with a span of three explosive composers, ranging from the years 1840 to present.
The evening starts with contemporary Mexican composer Enrico Chapela’s high-flying “Rotor,” which grasps the listener by both shoulders and never lets go. A virtuoso guitarist, Chapela introduces elements of rock, electronica, jazz, and even film scores as we cling to the edge of our seats during an exhilarating percussive journey.