Classical Insights: Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Presents Debussy's La Mer
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The last date listed for Classical Insights: Debussy's "La Mer" was Sunday January 13, 2013 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:00pm).
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Totally awesome experience. Highly recommended for novices. Diemecke delivered the lecture by personifying Debussy (complete with fake french accent). He did a wonderful job, telling audiences the background of the piece and explained step by step how Debussy composed the piece.
I googled La Mer and watched part of it on YouTube before the event. Afte that, I dreaded going to this event, but had to drag myself for the sake of my son (music class assignment). I came out totally satisfied and glad I had to accompany my son to this event. Diemecke's "lecture" helped me enjoy the orchestra's performance as Debussy had meant it to be. Brilliant!
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For future Classical Insights concert information, check out the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra’s official website.
*Classical Insights: Impressionism
*Debussy – _La Mer
The concerts are casual, shorter and with no intermission.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
Established in 1935, The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra (LBSO) today draws loyal audiences from the greater Long Beach region to its six Classics in the Terrace Theater, four Symphony POPS! concerts in the Long Beach Arena, and its new Holiday Celebration concert. It also serves over 50,000 students per school year through its education programs.