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December 2, 2017

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 third year in a row, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will host a family-oriented concert at 3 p.m., just prior to the start of Livermore’s annual holiday parade. Details will be available later.

Musical Heroes

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

Beethoven: Egmont Overture

Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

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Join us as we explore themes of heroism, described in vivid symphonic detail. Inspired by the voice of his favorite writer, Goethe, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture describes the heroism of the brave Count Egmont as he struggles and dies trying to liberate his country. Prokofiev, in some of his most inventive music, brings an imaginary military leader to life. His Lieutenant Kijé Suite follows this mythical man from his noble birth to a grand wedding, a wild sleigh ride, and ultimately his death and burial. Finally, we conclude with the soaring second symphony of Sibelius, who became Finland’s musical hero with this stirring masterpiece that came to represent the Finnish struggle for independence from their Russian occupiers at the turn of the 20th century.

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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