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Family Concerts

child meets cello with LAS player Joanne Lenigan trumpet trio child meets violin with LAS player Amanda Bewley
child meets trumpet child meets violin with LAS player Susan Ivie
In the Bankhead Theater lobby after the 2017 family concert
at the instrument petting zoo staffed by LAS orchestra members and assistants from local schools.

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 free family-oriented concert — a sellout — was on December 2, 2017. The Symphony played holiday favorites and seasonal music. Valley Dance Theatre performed selections from their production of The Nutcracker, accompanied by LAS. Following the performance, an instrument petting zoo was staffed by Symphony musicians, assisted by high-school music students.

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 photos by Andrew Edwards of LVPAC, 12/2/17
horns / wolves photo by Jacqueline McBride, 11/5/15