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December 3, 2016

Evening Concert plus an Afternoon Family Concert

Annual Family Concert

Concert begins at 3 p.m.
—holiday parade day—

Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, California

For the second year in a row, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will host a free family-oriented concert at 3 p.m., just prior to the start of Livermore’s annual holiday parade. The Symphony and Cantabella Children’s Chorus will offer a selection of holiday favorites and seasonal music, and Valley Dance Theatre will perform selections from their production of The Nutcracker. Following the performance, an Instrument Petting Zoo will offer a priceless opportunity to interact with the musicians and their instruments. The concert is free, but tickets are required for admission.

A Heavenly Life

Doors open at 8 p.m.
(No prelude talk)
Concert begins at 8:15 p.m.
—holiday parade day—

Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, California

Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate

Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Emily Helenbrook, soprano soloist

Listen to Music Director Lara Webber’s three-minute
introduction to the Mahler symphony (6.5MB mp3).
Read the concert program booklet, including program notes (748K pdf).

Emily HelenbrookBegin your holiday season with the radiant, sunny optimism of musical giants Mozart and Mahler as we present two joyful works featuring the beautiful voice of a rising star, Emily Helenbrook. Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate urges us to raise our voices in joyful exuberance, and with the jingle of sleigh bells, Mahler’s glorious Symphony No. 4 invites us to leave our worldly cares behind and opens the gates of heaven.

ArtVoice raved about “the fresh young singer, Emily Helenbrook…the angelically voiced soprano….” after she performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic in 2015. A senior at the Eastman School of Music, Helenbrook won an Art Leadership Award in 2015 and the Annabel Muenter Vocal Prize in the 2016 Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition.

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.).

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