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Rehearsals

Pops Concert
Theme: “Heroes and Villains at the POPS”
Oct. 17 rehearsal begins at 7:15 p.m. in the Cresta Blanca Room at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave. (map on Pops page); bring music stands.

Cuts in music:
Star Wars Suite
Play II and III only: Princess Leia’s Theme and and the Imperial March

Rocky
CUT from downbeat of m. 48 to second beat of m. 69 and
CUT from m. 80 to m. 147

Themes from 007
CUT from end of m. 48 to m. 82

“Jaws” theme from A Tribute to John Williams
BEGIN at m. 34
END at caesura following m. 47
NOTE: We will repeat m. 36 once, and repeat m. 37–48 once.

Beethoven Egmont Overture
(final allegro section only)

William Tell
BEGIN at allegro vivace, m. 226
CUT from one bar before L to one bar before M

Ride of the Valkyries
END at m. 75 with a fermata

December Concert
Rehearsals for “Musical Heroes” began on September 12

Rehearsal order for 10/3/17

Prokoviev story video
Listening guide for Lieutenant Kijé (found on YouTube by Audrey Horning)

Practice guide for strings, Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Bowings for strings

  1. Beethoven: probably ok as marked (but parts may not be marked consistently).
  2. Prokofiev: music was distributed on Sept. 12; no bowing changes yet.
  3. Sibelius:
    Lara Webber started with concertmaster Tina Anderson’s bowings for the LAS concert of December 2011. Lara’s changes are marked with an “X” in the margin and circled. But beware, the paper parts are not consistently bowed, so check everything. Master bowings:
    violin 1
    (3.5MB pdf), violin 2 (3.5MB pdf), viola (3.8MB pdf), cello (3.9MB pdf), bass (2.2MB pdf).

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, Spring 2018 (dates to be determined).

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)

map showing parking lot and music room at East Ave.

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 normally begin on the first Tuesday after January 1. 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)

map showing parking and entrances at Bankhead Theater

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