Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, California
For the fourth year in a row, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will host a family-oriented concert at 3 p.m., prior to the start of Livermore’s annual holiday parade. The Symphony will offer a selection of holiday favorites and seasonal music. Valley Dance Theatre, accompanied by LAS, also will perform.
Following the concert, an instrument petting zoo staffed by Symphony musicians will offer a priceless opportunity to interact with the musicians and their instruments.
Join us as we open our concert season with music full of love in all its many moods. We begin with Leonard Bernstein’s joyful Candide Overture, brimming with bright,
energetic exuberance. The music of French composer Gabriel Fauré captures the tragic love story of Pelléas and Mélisande. Finally, Johannes Brahms’ sunny second symphony surrounds us with music full of passionate expression and unrestrained joy.
Note that the evening concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. (15 minutes later than usual, and no Prelude talk this time; doors open at 8 p.m.).