Quick Overview of 2023–2024
LVPAC gala on September 9, 2023.
Pops concert on September 30.
LVPAC family concert on the afternoon of December 2.
Concert dates are December 2, 2023; Feb. 10, April 13, and June 1, 2024. See our preview flyer and buy 2023–2024 season tickets at reduced early-purchase prices!
(Single-concert tickets available starting September 10, 2023.)
Brilliance at the Bankhead
Gala with Jason Alexander
Sat. September 9, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. The Livermore Valley Performing Arts center presents a glamorous and playful evening of entertainment with Jason Alexander! The highlight of the evening will be a whimsical salute to Broadway musicals live on the Bankhead stage, accompanied by the Livermore-Amador Symphony. See livermorearts.org for information and tickets.
Pops 2022 photo: Lara Webber
September 30, 2023 at 3 p.m.
For the third year in a row, our annual Pops concert will be al fresco on the Shea Stage in the Bankhead Plaza on an autumn afternoon. Bring a picnic or snack and enjoy the music from our wonderful Livermore-Amador Symphony. No tickets, but donations will be accepted happily!
The Symphony Guild sponsors our outdoor Pops concert, with all
donations going to support the Symphony. So do join us on September 30 at 3 o’clock!
December 2, 2023 at 3 p.m.
In coordination with the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center and in partnership with Valley Dance Theatre, the Symphony Association presents an annual free family concert inside Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. Join us for a short, fun-filled celebration of the holiday season on Dec.2 at 3 p.m.! Winter Tales
December 2, 2023 at 8 p.m. (no preconcert talk)
Respighi: Trittico Botticelliano Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel Suites
Celebrate the season with magical music and fairy tales. Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel Suite takes us back to our childhood adventures, fears, and fantasies. Respighi’s shimmering Trittico Botticelliano brings a warm glow to the dark days of winter and features music familiar in Christmas carols. Get your holidays off to a festive start with the sounds of the symphony!
February 10, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. (Inside the Music, 7–7:15 p.m.)
Huang: Saibei Dance (from Saibei Suite No. 2) Moncayo: Huapango Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Plus solos by the winners of the 2023–2024 Competition for Young Musicians
Join us and welcome great young musical talent to the stage from our own community in performances featuring the winners of our annual Competition for Young Musicians. In addition, the orchestra celebrates Chinese New Year with the joyous “Saibei Dance” by An-lun Huang. Benjamin Britten’s fantastic “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” an audience favorite, is a set of thrilling variations full of energy and humor. The colorful sounds of Mexican composer José Moncayo’s “Huapango” infuse the evening with traditional Mexican folk dance. This concert is a community event you won’t want to miss.
Butterflies and Brahms
Sat. April 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. (Inside the Music, 7–7:15 p.m.)
Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps He Zhanhao and Chen Gang:
Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto Chase Spruill, soloist Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Springtime is for lovers and romantics. Open your heart to beautiful music inspired by a timeless Chinese folk tale as Bay Area violin soloist Chase Spruill joins LAS to perform the beloved Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto. We open the evening with D’un matin de printemps (“Of a Spring Morning”), brilliant music of Lili Boulanger. And the lush and passionate Symphony No. 4 by Johannes Brahms is not to be missed. Celebrate springtime with the Symphony
Sat. June 1, 2024 at 8 p.m. (Inside the Music, 7–7:15 p.m.)
Strauss, R.: Serenade in E-flat Laitmain: Becoming a Redwood Chad Somers, tenor Dvořák: Symphony No. 6
Our season finale features a new work by American composer Lori Laitman. Her beautiful piece Becoming a Redwood features tenor Chad Somers, singing the poetry of Dana Gioia. The marvelous woodwinds of LAS are front and center in Richard Strauss’ youthful Serenade in E-flat. After also hearing the tunes of Dvořák’s sunny and sumptuous Symphony No. 6, we’ll send you out singing.