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LONG BEACH OPERA

Long Beach Opera

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Founded in 1979, the Long Beach Opera is the oldest operatic producing company in the metropolitan Los Angeles/Orange County region. Following a period of early growth marked by the presentation of repertory staples, Long Beach Opera took a radical departure from the operatic mainstream. Under Milenski’s guidance, the company developed an alternative vision for opera – to present striking visual drama that would speak directly to contemporary audiences while maintaining the highest musical standard. That new era was launched by two important productions in 1983-84: Britten's Death in Venice and Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea starring Catherine Malfitano, a production the Los Angeles Times' chief music and dance critic Martin Bernheimer called LBO's "wild, wonderful Poppea." Both operas were staged by the maverick director Christopher Alden, whose career was given major impetus by his partnership with LBO. In 2004, Michael Milenski retired after 25 seasons at the helm of LBO and was succeeded by Austrian conductor Andreas Mitisek, who has continued LBO’s longstanding artistic philosophy of presenting an expanded vision of opera.

3029 E South St,
Long Beach, CA 90805

Contact Name: Nick Svorinich
Contact Title: Marketing & Communications Director
Phone: (562) 470-7464

Website: www.longbeachopera.org
Email: nicks@longbeachopera.org

LONG BEACH PLAYHOUSE

Long Beach Playhouse

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Over eighty continuous years of quality live theatrical entertainment have established the Long Beach Playhouse as an icon in the City of Long Beach. Located at 5021 East Anaheim Street (across from Recreation Park), Long Beach's flagship arts organization cuts across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries. The Playhouse produces 13 shows annually on the Mainstage or upstairs in the Studio Theater, while offering classes for all ages, a professionally curated art gallery, new play readings, and collaborative co-productions with other Long Beach Arts Organizations.

5021 East Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA 90804

Contact Name: Madison Mooney
Contact Title: Executive Director
Phone: (562) 494-1014
Fax: (562) 961-8616

Website: www.lbplayhouse.org
Email: boxoffice@lbplayhouse.org

  • LONG BEACH SYMPHONY

    Long Beach Symphony

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    Established in 1935, The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra (LBSO) today draws loyal audiences from the greater Long Beach region to its six Classics concerts in the Terrace Theater, five Orchestra POPS! concerts in the Long Beach Arena, and its traditional holiday celebration concert. It also serves over 25,000 students per school year through its education programs. The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra boasts Southern California’s A-list musicians and world-famous soloists performing under the direction of internationally-renowned conductor and Music Director Enrique Arturo Diemecke. Performing in an expansive world-class venue surrounded by a variety of excellent restaurants, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra provides a sophisticated, engaging and uplifting musical experience in a welcoming and casual atmosphere. A night at the LBSO is a glorious evening near the water in revitalized downtown Long Beach. All Classics concerts include Pre-Concert Lobby Music showcasing young local virtuosos, Pre-Concert Talks with entertaining musicologists who will explore the evening’s music with you, and available food and full bar service with optional pre-ordering of your drinks for a stress-free intermission. You won’t want to miss any of these fantastic events! Reserve your best seats TODAY! Orchestra POPS! concerts are Southern California's biggest indoor musical picnic! You may dine with friends on tables of 10 on the Arena floor, or take in the action from stadium-style seats in the loge or balcony. Doors open at 6:30pm for picnicking. Concerts begin at 8pm.

    249 E. Ocean Blvd., Ste. 200
    Long Beach, CA 90802

    Contact Name: Robb Belmontez
    Contact Title: Marketing and Systems Manager
    Phone: (562) 436-3203
    Fax: (562) 491-3599

    Website: www.LongBeachSymphony.org
    Email: info@longbeachsymphony.org

  • MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART

    Museum Of Latin American Art

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    The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) was founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California and serves the greater Los Angeles area. It is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art. Since its inception, MOLAA has doubled its size, recently adding a 15,000 sq. ft. sculpture garden, and expanded its permanent collection, ranging from works by Tamayo and Matta to Cruz Diez and Bedia. With its physical expansion complete, MOLAA’s focus is on strengthening its position as a multidisciplinary institution providing a cross-cultural dialogue with artists to connect to both the scholarly community and the general public.

    628 Alamitos Avenue
    Long Beach, CA 90802

    Contact Name: Evan Chapman
    Contact Title: Marketing Manager
    Phone: (562) 437-1689
    Fax: (562) 216-4190

    Website: www.molaa.org
    Email: echapman@molaa.org

  • Musica Angelica

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    Musica Angelica is led by Music Director Martin Haselböck, the internationally renowned organist, conductor, and composer. For over twenty three years, Musica Angelica has been bringing the thrill of musical discovery to Southern California audiences. Whether uncovering forgotten gems or giving new life to cherished masterworks, our musicians our musicians delight in delivering uplifting performances, imparting an infectious enthusiasm, and yes, they play those wonderful period instruments. Musica Angelica’s players stand at the forefront of HIP (Historically Informed Performance), using instruments that closely match the repertoire we perform; gut strings and lighter baroque bows, woodwinds with few keys, brass with no valves, harpsichords and lutes, all join to provide the rich tapestry of seventeenth and eighteenth century sounds that makes the repertoire come alive and the emotions of the past touch us directly. It is not only the instruments, of course, but the commitment and dedication by our musicians to historical scholarship that, together with sparkling virtuosity, set this group apart.

    65 Pine Ave., #12
    Long Beach, CA 90802

    Contact Name: Maria Taber
    Phone: (562) 276-0865

    Website: www.musicaangelica.org

    MUSICAL THEATRE WEST

    Musical Theatre West

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    Beginning as the Whittier Civic Light Opera in 1952, Musical Theatre West has grown into Southern California's Premiere Musical Theatre Company. During the past 58 years, we've presented not only established and well known musicals, but a World Premieres (Hurry! Hurry! Hollywood! written by Star Search winner Sam Harris and Summer of Love by award-winning writer/director, Roger Bean), a Los Angeles/Orange County premiere (a new version of Phantom by Kopit and Yeston), and the West Coast premieres of Cole Porter's The New Yorkers; Eleanor: An American Love Story and a new version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Many of the performers who received their training with us have gone on to professional careers on Broadway (such as Susan Egan, the star of Beauty and the Beast). Giving these young people the chance to work with professional directors, alongside seasoned performers, is an important aspect of what Musical Theatre West is all about.

    4350 East 7th Street
    Long Beach, CA 90804

    Contact Name: Paul Garman
    Contact Title: Executive Director/Producer
    Phone: (562) 856-1999
    Fax: (562) 856-1997

    Website: www.musical.org
    Email: info@musical.org

  • RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS HISTORIC RANCH and GARDENS

    Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch And Gardens

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    Rancho Los Alamitos is a place for all time: listed on the National Register of Historic Places twice—as the sacred Gabrielino, or Tongva village of Povuu’ngna and also for its adobe core ranch house c.1800, four acres of lush historic gardens, and the restored barns area that recalls the great ranching heritage of Southern California from the early-mid 20th century. In June 2012, RLA opened a new Rancho Center including a permanent exhibition, theatre and related program facilities that connect 21st century audiences with the powerful story of California, its landscape and its inhabitants throughout time. Meticulous restoration of the barns area brings back the historical character, sights and sounds of the original working ranch, its historic barns, working blacksmith shop, feed shed and corrals. It is also the new home of the Ranch animals— the ducks, chickens, rabbits, and the all-time favorite draft horses. Rancho Los Alamitos is open to the public free of charge, Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. with school tours and cultural workshops scheduled for weekday mornings. The site is owned by the City of Long Beach. It is operated through the leadership and vision of Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation as a public/private cooperative venture under the auspices of the Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Visit the website at www.rancholosalamitos.org or call (562) 431-3541 for details of special events and additional information about the Rancho.

    6400 East Bixby Hill Road
    Long Beach, CA 90815

    Contact Name: Pamela Seager
    Contact Title: Executive Director- Emeritus
    Phone: (562) 431-3541
    Fax: (562) 430-9694

    Website: www.rancholosalamitos.org
    Email: info@rancholosalamitos.org

  • RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS HISTORIC RANCH and GARDENS

    Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch And Gardens

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    Rancho Los Alamitos is a place for all time: listed on the National Register of Historic Places twice—as the sacred Gabrielino, or Tongva village of Povuu’ngna and also for its adobe core ranch house c.1800, four acres of lush historic gardens, and the restored barns area that recalls the great ranching heritage of Southern California from the early-mid 20th century. In June 2012, RLA opened a new Rancho Center including a permanent exhibition, theatre and related program facilities that connect 21st century audiences with the powerful story of California, its landscape and its inhabitants throughout time. Meticulous restoration of the barns area brings back the historical character, sights and sounds of the original working ranch, its historic barns, working blacksmith shop, feed shed and corrals. It is also the new home of the Ranch animals— the ducks, chickens, rabbits, and the all-time favorite draft horses. Rancho Los Alamitos is open to the public free of charge, Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. with school tours and cultural workshops scheduled for weekday mornings. The site is owned by the City of Long Beach. It is operated through the leadership and vision of Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation as a public/private cooperative venture under the auspices of the Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Visit the website at www.rancholosalamitos.org or call (562) 431-3541 for details of special events and additional information about the Rancho.

    6400 East Bixby Hill Road
    Long Beach, CA 90815

    Contact Name: Pamela Seager
    Contact Title: Executive Director- Emeritus
    Phone: (562) 431-3541
    Fax: (562) 430-9694

    Website: www.rancholosalamitos.org
    Email: info@rancholosalamitos.org

  • RANCHO LOS CERRITOS HISTORIC SITE

    Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site

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    Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is a public museum open for tours, programs and events. Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to a modern, urban society. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860s-1880s. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. It is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. When is the museum open? Rancho Los Cerritos is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., except on major holidays.

    4600 Virginia Road
    Long Beach, CA 90807

    Contact Name: Alison Bruesehoff
    Contact Title: Historic Sites Officer/Executive Director
    Phone: (562) 206-2040
    Fax: (562) 206-2049

    Website: www.RanchoLosCerritos.org
    Email: alisonb@rancholoscerritos.org

  • RANCHO LOS CERRITOS HISTORIC SITE

    Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site

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    Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is a public museum open for tours, programs and events. Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to a modern, urban society. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860's-1880's.The site,a National, State & Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. It is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. When is the museum open? Rancho Los Cerritos is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., except on major holidays.

    4600 Virginia Road
    Long Beach, CA 90807

    Contact Name: Alison Bruesehoff
    Contact Title: Historic Sites Officer/Executive Director
    Phone: (562) 206-2040
    Fax: (562) 206-2049

    Website: www.RanchoLosCerritos.org
    Email: alisonb@rancholoscerritos.org

  • THE BANNING MUSEUM

    The Banning Museum

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    The Banning Museum was built in 1864. This home's construction symbolized Phineas Banning's confidence in the future of his community. The 23-room residence remains the finest example of domestic Greek Revival architecture in Southern California. The house interiors have been carefully restored to their Victorian beauty, and 18 rooms are open to the public. Rooms reflect decorative elements added during 60 years of family residence and demonstrate the eclectic nature of a home lived in by several generations. The house and surrounding 20 acres of parkland were acquired by the City of Los Angeles in 1927. The Residence is a City, State, and National Historic Landmark. The Department of Recreation and Parks manages the Residence, Stagecoach, Barn, and Gardens in cooperation with Friends of Banning Museum, a private non-profit corporation. Friends of Banning Museum develops the historical aspects of the Museum and raises funds for continuing restoration and educational programs at the Museum

    401 East M Street
    Wilmington, CA 90748

    Contact Name: Cherokee Welch
    Contact Title: Development Director
    Phone: (310) 548-7777
    Fax: (310) 548-2644

    Website: www.thebanningmuseum.org
    Email: brm_welch@hotmail.com

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