As in recent years, the Long Beach Symphony's 60th season, at the Long Beach Convention Center, will offer standard programming and pops concerts. Music Director JoAnn Falletta has announced seven "classics" programs in the Terrace Theater and four pops events in Long Beach Arena, Sept. 17 through June 10, 1995.
Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, will be soloist in Brahms' Violin Concerto at the opening concert, Sept. 17, when Falletta also leads music by Berlioz and Copland. Violist Paul Neubauer will play the U.S. premiere of his new version of the Viola Concerto by Bela Bartok at the second concert, Oct. 22.
Holst's "The Planets" will conclude the Dec. 3 program, conducted by Falletta, at which pianist Andre-Michel Schub will be soloist in the Grieg Concerto.
Guest conductor Gerhardt Zimmerman will lead the orchestra in music by Howard Hanson and Dvorak, Feb. 3, when American pianist Mona Golabek revives the Piano Concerto written for her by William Kraft. Falletta returns for the March 25 concert, when Eduardus Halim is soloist in Chopin's E-minor Piano Concerto.
The April 22 program features the world premiere of Henry Mollicone's "Celestial Dance," Debussy's "Nocturnes" and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. On June 3, Falletta leads a Mozart/Mahler program, on which Cho-Liang Lin plays the A-major Violin Concerto, and the season concludes with Mahler's Fifth Symphony.
Pops concerts are scheduled Nov. 19, Feb. 25, April 29 and June 10, 1995, all in the Long Beach Arena. Information: (310) 436-3203.