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Long Beach Symphony Association Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/21/2014: Long Beach Symphony Association

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: LONG BEACH SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION

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AKA  L.B.S.A.
Long Beach, CA
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Long Beach Symphony Association Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/21/2014: Long Beach Symphony Association

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: LONG BEACH SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION

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Also Known As: L.B.S.A.
Physical Address: Long Beach, CA 90802 
EIN: 95-6004958
Web URL: www.longbeachsymphony.org 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A69 Symphony Orchestras
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A68 Music
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A25 Arts Education/Schools
Year Founded: 1934 
Ruling Year: 1945 


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Mission Statement

The mission of the Long Beach Symphony Association is to enrich our community by providing high quality traditional and contemporary symphonic music and educational experiences.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2014
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2015

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Leadership

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Programs

Program: Long Beach Symphony Orchestra (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
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Population Served:
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Program Description:

LBSO serves a unique role in the Southern California music scene by performing and commissioning contemporary works by American composers and acting as a leader in music education. LBSO operates an 85 member professional orchestra, led by music director Enrique Arturo Diemecke, which annually presents six classical, four pop and two holiday concerts at the Terrace Theater and Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, CA. In addition, our music education programs annually reach 55,000 students in grades 2-8 of the Long Beach Unified School District.

Program Long-Term Success:

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra brings the high quality symphonic programming each season to a loyal and growing subscription audience, and is proud of its very successful and growing education and outreach programs, which last year served over 55,000 school children in Long Beach public schools.

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Budget:
$2,789,053
Category:
Musical Performances
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program Description:

Long Beach Symphony provides 11 professional symphonic concerts annually and over 150 free music education programs throughout Long Beach, CA.

Program Long-Term Success:

Featuring some of Southern California's finest professional musicians, Long Beach Symphony is a beloved cultural institution celebrating its 80th season. The Symphony performs six Classical concerts throughout the year at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theater as well as five POPS! musical dinner picnic events in the newly renovated Long Beach Arena. The Symphony also serves the surrounding community with 150 free music education programs reaching over 24,000 students. The Symphony provides access to symphonic music at schools, local libraries, hospitals, and community centers as well as school ensembles and youth concerts. In recent years, the Symphony has also offered a critically-acclaimed and free, community Chamber series, Sounds & Spaces.

Program Short-Term Success:

The 80th Anniversary Classical Series showcases some of the greatest works in Classical literature performed by world-class musicians and soloists.

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Program Success Examples:

Long Beach Symphony has benefited from a successful and storied past, including being the first major regional orchestra to appoint a woman as its Music Director in 1989 - JoAnn Faletta. The Symphony has also gained international stature with its most recent Maestro, Entire Arturo Diemecke, who brought original compositions, world premieres, and celebrated international soloists to the Symphony's repertoire.
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