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Family Concerts

child meets violin at zoo

At an Instrument Petting Zoo: a child,
a violin, and LAS violinist Susan Ivie.

In coordination with the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC), the Livermore-Amador Symphony Association presents a family concert at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater on an afternoon in early December.

The third annual family-oriented concert will begin at 3 p.m. on December 2, 2017. Details will be available later.

LVPAC hosted its second annual free family concert on December 3, 2016. Performers from Cantabella Children’s Chorus and Valley Dance Theatre were featured in addition to the Symphony. Following the performance, an Instrument Petting Zoo offered audience members a chance to interact with the musicians and their instruments.

Peter and the Wolf horns

In “Peter and the Wolf,” which
instruments represent the wolf?

Symphony Storytime and Surprises was the title of a family concert at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore sponsored by Shea Homes. Less than an hour long on the afternoon of December 5, 2015, and followed by an Instrument Petting Zoo, the program included Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz, “Peter and the Wolf” narrated by Livermore Mayor John Marchand, and more. The Cantabella Children’s Chorus joined the orchestra for this performance. Tickets were required, but the concert was free. Read the concert program booklet (968K pdf), including lyrics from the sing-a-long which ended the show.

instrument zoo photo by Andrew Edwards of 4wrd Photography, 12/5/15
horns / wolves photo by Jacqueline McBride, 11/5/15