August 31, 2008
Labor Day Weekend Concert
Beatrice Long, Pianist
Suppe Light Cavalry Overture
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini for Piano and Orchestra, Op.43
Hayman “Pops” Hoe-Down
Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway Musicals "Oklahoma" - "The King and I" - "Sound of Music"
Benjamin Jamaican Rumba
Return to 2008-09 Season
Beatrice Long has gained a reputation as one of the leading performers of her generation. For more than two decades, her recitals and concerts have received international acclaim. Very much at home on the concert stage, Beatrice Long has performed as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonia Estato de Mexico, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Taipei Symphony, Laredo Philharmonic, New Amsterdam Symphony, Jura Symphony Orchestra in France, and the Academy of West Festival Orchestra among others. A top prize winner in several international competitions including Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition, World Piano Competition of Cincinnati and the Taipei International Piano Competition. Long's rare combination of dramatic virtuosity and eloquent musicianship has captivated audiences in Southeast Asia, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Central America and in the United States. She has appeared as recitalist in Ravinia and Fontainebleau Festivals and was invited to play in the Presidential Palace Concerts in Taiwan.
Beatrice and her sister Christian Long formed the Long Duo, and the pair has toured extensively after winning the First Prize in the Ellis Duo Piano Competition. They have performed in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center and Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall. Other major performances include Concert Halls in Dallas, Washington DC, Calgary Canada and in China. They performed Vaughan Williams Two-Piano Concerto with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra in a broadcast concert. They also appeared in the Asia Music & Arts “Outstanding Chinese Musicians Series’ in the National Concert Hall in Taiwan.
In addition to her concerts as soloist, Beatrice enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician and a recording artist. Her playing has been broadcast on National Public Radio, and Radio France among others. Her disc of the Scriabin Mazurkas on Naxos was praised in the American Record Guide as "impressive on many levels". As a chamber musician, Beatrice has worked closely with Ruggiero Ricci, Felix Galimir, and Misha Schneider. She enjoys collaborations with many well-known musicians of her generation. Ms. Long graduated with honors from the Curtis Institute and Peabody Conservatory, where she was under the tutelage of Leon Fleisher, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Enrique Graf and Fou T’song.