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LVPAC Gala with the Indigo Girls
Rehearsals on Tuesdays August 29 and September 5, 2017, from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday September 9 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. to prepare for the LVPAC Gala Brilliance at the Bankhead concert on Saturday September 9 with LAS accompanying the Indigo Girls. Concert call time is 7:45 p.m.; concert begins at 8:15; there will be a 35-minute intermission and raffle; concert ends at 10:45. These rehearsals and the concert will be at the Bankhead Theater.

To help prepare, see a playlist and videos (restricted-access page, posted 6/12, revised and in concert order 7/24/17; concert-order playlist from Walt Nissen 8/15/17).

All sections except violins: music is available from orchestra librarian Audrey Horning. Violins: some music is available; check with your section leader. Pick up the music at Audrey’s office in Livermore. But call before you go, to make sure that someone is there: 925.243.1040. Address is 1983 2nd Street, Suite B; the entrance is on 3rd Street.

Pops Concert
No music yet for “Heroes and Villains at the POPS.”

December Concert
Rehearsals will begin on September 12.

Beethoven and Sibelius music is ready for pick-up at Audrey Horning’s office, 1983 2nd Street, Suite B — the entrance is on 3rd Street. Call before you go, to make sure that someone is there: 925.243.1040. The Prokofiev music, a rental, probably will be available at the rehearsal on Sept. 12.

Bowings for strings:

  1. Beethoven: probably ok as marked (but parts may not be marked consistently).
  2. Prokofiev: wait till music arrives this fall.
  3. Sibelius: Master bowings are available now. Mark parts prior to first rehearsal.
    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 to be handed out 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, rehearsals begin August 29 for Brilliance at the Bankhead, Saturday September 9, with LAS accompanying the Indigo Girls.

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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