Saturday, April 21, 7:30pm, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church 49 Knox Drive, LafayettePacific Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Lawrence Kohl, presents “American Radio Hour” looking back to the music before television to a world premiere of a Jazz Violin Concerto. The program includes: for Scott Joplin’s delightful rag-time hit “The Entertainer”; George Gershwin’s sweet “Lullaby for Strings”; Charles Ives’ amusing “Three Short Pieces” Aaron Copland’s masterful “Appalachian Spring” and two-time Grammy winner Mads Tolling's “Yggdrasil” a concerto for Jazz Violin and Chamber Orchestra. Performances will be in the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette, on Saturday, April 21st at 7:30 pm; and in the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore on Sunday, April 22nd at 2 pm. Maestro Lawrence Kohl introduces each selection providing a connecting thread between music, composers, musicians and audience. Tickets are $10. - $59. Tickets for both venues are available at the door or in advance at PacificChamberOrchestra.org and additionally for Livermore in-person or by phone 925-373-6800 at the Bankhead box office.
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