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Long Beach Symphony's Musically Speaking with Nan Schwartz and Conrad Pope

Mar 16, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Nan Schwartz
Nan Schwartz, Conrad Pope's wife, and five-time Grammy nominee and seven-time Emmy nominee, is considered a pioneer of women composers. Utilizing her lifelong devotion to music and her experience studying piano and singing professionally from an early age, Nan was able to forge a successful career that saw her compose, arrange, and orchestrate music for countless memorable films and television series, including “In the Heat of the Night,” “Argo,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part I,” “The Life of Pie,” “Julie and Julia,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” among many others.
Conrad Pope
Conrad Pope, Nan Schwartz's husband, has contributed to more than a hundred movies that range the cinematic spectrum. Pope’s passionate commitment to telling a film's story with persuasive and compelling music has made him one of the most "in demand" scoring professionals contributing to music in the movies “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull,” “Star Trek X”, as well as the “Star Wars” series, “Harry Potter” series, “The Matrix” films, and many more.
Eckart Preu
Maestro Eckart Preu began his tenure as Music Director of Long Beach Symphony in 2017 and has already made a strong impression on the city of Long Beach, surrounding regions, and with critics for his programming and dynamic stage presence. Critics, the orchestra, and audiences alike have celebrated his ability to combine well-loved masterworks with rare or newer works in programs offering dimension, sophistication, and spirit. Preu also currently serves as Music Director of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra (OH) and Portland Symphony Orchestra (ME). Previously, he held the positions of Music Director of the Spokane Symphony (2004–2019) and Stamford Symphony (2005–2017) among many others.