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December 7, 2019

Evening Concert plus an Afternoon Family Concert

Michael Wayne Rice

Michael Wayne Rice will narrate
Carnival of the Animals
at both concerts on Dec. 7.

Annual Family Concert

Concert begins at 3 p.m.
—holiday parade day—

Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, California

For the fifth year in a row, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will host a family-oriented concert at 3 p.m., prior to the start of Livermore’s annual holiday parade. The Symphony will offer Carnival of the Animals narrated by Michael Wayne Rice, a selection of holiday favorites, and seasonal music. Following the concert, an instrument petting zoo staffed by Symphony musicians will provide a priceless opportunity to interact with the musicians and their instruments.

Winter Dreams

Doors open at 8 p.m.
(No prelude talk)
Concert begins at 8:15 p.m.
—holiday parade day—

Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, California

Mozart: Three German Dances,
including “The Sleigh Ride”

Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
Michael Wayne Rice, narrator

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1,
“Winter Dreams”

The charming dance music of Mozart, with the jingle of sleigh bells, sets a delightful scene to open our 57th season. Next, we turn to Saint-Saëns’ wintery image by composita through Pixabaybeloved Carnival of the Animals. Rich with lyricism and invention, this “Grand Zoological Fantasy” is much more than animal imitation. Its humor is surprisingly human, particularly when paired with the famously clever wit of poet Ogden Nash. Finally, we dive into Tchaikovsky’s groundbreaking first symphony, full of endless melodic inspiration; it evokes the beauty and isolation of a wintry landscape. Read the concert program booklet, including program notes (1.4MB pdf).

Note that the evening concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. (15 minutes later than usual, and no Prelude talk this time; doors open at 8 p.m.).

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photo image: composita, through Pixabay

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