Saturday March 9, 2013 / 8:00pmLong Beach Symphony Classics: Beethoven and Stravinsky
Orchestra - Level 3
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
How was your experience?
The performance was very enjoyable, and the setting gave ample opportunity to be memorable. Tempo of the first movement in the violin concerto was a bit slow and felt like the production lacked the musculature of a great performance (and the umph you expect of Beethoven). However, it seemed to suit the style of the violinist, who sounded extraordinary in this rendering. The rite of spring, however brilliantly performed, seemed to have a cartoon of a conductor who was trying to steal the show.