February Concert — 2/24/18 First rehearsal on Tuesday 1/9/18 at 7:15 p.m. at East Avenue Wild Water and Wonder at 8 p.m. on 2/24/18 — call time is 7:30 p.m.
Outreach Concerts — 4/19/18 and 5/3/18 Pleasanton Schools: Thursday April 19 Livermore Schools: Thursday May 3 Both days will require a school-day-long commitment. Rehearsal for both events will be Tuesday April 17, for a portion of that rehearsal evening. Michael Wayne Rice will be our narrator once again. We will be reaching upwards of 1800–2000 kids with these concerts!
2017–2018 Season Overview LVPAC Gala:Brilliance at the Bankhead, Saturday September 9, 2017, with LAS accompanying the Indigo Girls. (Rehearsals began August 29.) Pops concert, Heroes and Villains at the POPS: Friday October 20, 2017, at 8 p.m. Family concert Saturday December 2, 2017, at 3 p.m., before Livermore’s Holiday Parade. Youth outreach concerts at several Livermore and Pleasanton elementary schools, Thursday April 19 and Thursday May 3, 2018. Formal concerts: Saturdays December 2, 2017, at 8:15 p.m.; February 24, April 12, and June 2, 2018, at 8 p.m.; dress rehearsals Thursdays — Nov. 30, Feb. 22, April 12, May 31, at 7:15 p.m.
General Information and Maps
East Avenue Middle School, 3951 East Avenue, Livermore CA (parking lot is in front of the school)
The music room at East Avenue is the usual rehearsal site, but there may be changes if, for example, school activities conflict with orchestra rehearsals. Tuesday rehearsals during concert week, dress rehearsals, and concerts are at the Bankhead Theater of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.
First rehearsals of 2016–17 and 2017–18: late August, to prepare for special September performances with Judy Collins and the Indigo Girls, respectively. Each concert season, regular Tuesday evening rehearsals (7:15–9:30) start in September with preparations for a pops concert, family concert, and formal concert and continue until early December, usually with no break in sequence. Then there are no rehearsals until the new year, when rehearsals begin in early January. The Tuesday rehearsals continue with few breaks until the final concert of the season, in May or June. After that final concert the orchestra goes on break until late summer.
There is a dress rehearsal on the Thursday evening prior to each major concert. The formal concerts are on Saturday evenings.
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore (stage entrance is on Railroad Avenue; so is the parking garage)