Violins of Hope concerts: February 5, 6, and 7, 2023
(Sunday matinee at 3:00, Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7:30).
In collaboration with East Bay Holocaust Education Center.
Concert-Week Rehearsals and Performances
at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore (see maps at bottom of page.
Tuesday Jan. 31, 7:15–9:45 p.m., with soloists
Thursday Feb. 2, 7:15–9:45 p.m., full run in concert order with lighting and videos
Sunday Feb. 5, 1:00–2:00 p.m. unlikely but possible sound check rehearsal; please hold the time open just in case.
Calls to concerts: 30 min. prior to downbeat, so 2:30 p.m. Sun. Feb. 5, 7:00 p.m. Mon. Feb. 6 and Tues. Feb. 7.
Concert order for music only:
Avinu Malkeinu (Janowski, arr. Askin)
Overture on Hebrew Themes (Prokofiev)
Tzur Mishelo from Sephardic Suite (Richmann)
Three Pieces From Schindler’s List (Williams)
—Rembrances, Jewish Town, Theme
Baal Shem no. 3 Simchas Torah (Bloch)
Kol Nidre (Bruch)
Cuando El Rey Nimrod from Sephardic Suite (Richmann)
Misirlou Ancient Jewish Roots
Fiddler on the Roof Medley (Jerry Boch/Rapley)
LVPAC gala featuring Ben Folds was on September 10, 2022.
The Pops concert was October 15.
The family concert was on the afternoon of December 3.
Concert dates are December 3, 2022; Feb. 5/6/7 (Violins of Hope), April 1, and May 20, 2023.
School outreach concerts will be on February 23, 2023 at Lawrence and Smith Elementary Schools in Livermore.
See the season schedule. revised most recently on 10/16/22
The Livermore-Amador Symphony will always comply with current Alameda County Health mandates and recommendations plus any additonal rehearsal and performance venue health requirements.
See our Covid policy as of 8/8/22.
Please inform orchestra manager Bryan Waugh and your section leader any time you are ill and must miss rehearsal.
In light of the serious concerns regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19, we are especially conscious of the need to protect our community and understand if you must stay home due to illness or known exposure. Livermore Schools provided families with the following links to good guidelines to follow during this uncertain time.
California Public Health
Alameda County Health
CDC guidance on returning travelers
General Information and Maps
The music room at East Avenue Middle School is the usual rehearsal site, but there may be changes if, for example, school activities conflict with orchestra rehearsals.
The multi-purpose room at the east end of the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, is an alternate rehearsal site—bring a music stand. (Park on G, H, or 8th Streets.)
Dress rehearsals, concerts, and Tuesday rehearsals during concert week are at the Bankhead Theater of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.
Regular Tuesday evening rehearsals (7:15–9:45 p.m.) usually begin in late August, to prepare for a Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center gala in September. Rehearsals follow until early December for a pops concert, family concert, and formal concert. Rehearsals recommence in early January and continue for concerts in February and April until the final concert of the season in late May or early June, except there is no rehearsal in the week immediately following a concert.
There is a dress rehearsal on the Thursday evening prior to each major concert. The formal concerts are on Saturday evenings. Exception, February 2023: Instead of a Saturday concert, LAS will perform at Violins of Hope concerts at the Bankhead Theater presented by the East Bay Holocaust Education Center on Sunday afternoon Feb. 5, Monday evening Feb. 6, and Tuesday evening Feb. 7, 2023.
Bankhead Theater Maps
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore (stage entrance is on Railroad Avenue; so is the parking garage)
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