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December 6, 2014
Musical Masterpieces

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Prelude talk from 7–7:30 p.m.
Concert begins at 8 p.m.

Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, California

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites
(selections from both suites)

Dvořák: Symphony No. 8

Read the concert program insert, including program notes (392K pdf).
Listen to the Prelude talk given on December 6 by Lara Webber (55.6MB mp3 file).

Lara Webber

The Livermore-Amador Symphony and new music director Lara Webber begin their musical adventures together by celebrating some of the best-loved symphonic works of all time. Johannes Brahms salutes academic life with what he called “a very boisterous potpourri of student songs” (mostly popular drinking songs). To his delight, when Brahms conducted the premiere the students gleefully sang along. Edvard Grieg’s incidental music to Ibsen’s masterpiece, Peer Gynt, paints vivid musical pictures of the Norwegian sunrise and captures the raw emotion of lost love, and we barely escape the clutches of the troll king! Antonin Dvořák’s sunniest symphony brings our adventure to a joyful conclusion.

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