Rehearsals for the April concert began on February 21
with Matilda Hofman, guest conductor
(Lara Webber is guest conductor for the April concert of Diablo Symphony Orchestra.)
LASA AGM on April 18
The Symphony Association’s annual general meeting, including refreshments, will be from 7 to 7:20 p.m. on April 18, followed by rehearsal from 7:30 to 9:45.
Outreach Concerts on April 20
Three concerts featuring “Peter and the Wolf” are planned for Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Pleasanton at Valley View Elementary (2 morning concerts) and Vintage Hills Elementary (an afternoon concert). See details (as of 12/19/16). If you would like to participate and are able to make the commitment, please inform Bryan Waugh, orchestra personnel manager: email@example.com.
2016–2017 Season Overview
First rehearsals: August 30 and September 6, 2016, 7:15 p.m, to prepare for LVPAC Gala afternoon rehearsal plus evening concert on September 10.
Pops concert, POPS Groovin’ in the ’60s: October 21, 2016, at 8 p.m. Family concert Dec. 3, 2016, at 3 p.m., before Livermore’s Holiday Parade. In-school concerts at three Pleasanton elementary schools (not full orchestra): April 20, 2017. Formal concerts: December 3, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.; February 18, April 8, and May 20, 2017, at 8 p.m. Concert-week rehearsals at the Bankhead: Tuesdays — Nov. 29, Feb. 14, April 4, May 16 at 7:15 p.m.; dress rehearsals Thursdays — Dec. 1, Feb. 16, April 6, May 18, at 7:15 p.m.
Next season, 2017–2018: Pops concert: October 20, 2017.
Family concert: to be announced.
Formal concerts: December 2, 2017; February 24, April 14, and June 2, 2018.
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.
Each concert season, regular Tuesday evening rehearsals (7:15–9:30) start in September with preparations for a pops concert plus a 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 fall. Exception: First rehearsal of 2016–17 was on August 30, 2016, to prepare for a special performance with Judy Collins.
There is a dress rehearsal on the Thursday evening prior to each major concert; dress rehearsals and concerts, plus most Tuesday rehearsals during concert weeks, are at the Bankhead Theater of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore (stage entrance is on Railroad Avenue; so is the parking garage)