Pacific Chamber Orchestra, now in its 34th season, is a regional professional ensemble dedicated to sustaining and extending the rich heritage of classical music for a chamber orchestra of 8 to 42 musicians through inspiring performances and engaging educational programs. The musicians of PCO, under the direction of founding Music Director Lawrence Kohl, have performed in the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, Ballet, Theater Orchestras, and at Skywalker Sound Studios, in addition to being accomplished recording artists, touring internationally in chamber music groups and making guest appearances as concert soloists. PCO performs four sets of themed concerts each season, programs which are presented at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on Sundays at 3:00 pm and at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Orinda on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm. The Pacific Chamber Orchestra welcomes Tri-Valley audiences to experience an exquisite concert experience due to the artistry of the conductor and musicians, the impressive repertoire and versatility of the chamber orchestra, performed in intimate and conveniently located venues.
The Pacific Chamber Orchestra is offering all Hacienda tenants and residents an opportunity to enjoy a superb Tri-Valley musical experience. Hacienda affiliates will receive a special discount of $10 off individual adult ticket purchases for all performances throughout the season. Details are available at: www.hacienda.org/form/details/Pacific%20Chamber%20Orchestra. PCO's new season runs from September 18, 2022 through May 21, 2023. Here is what patrons can enjoy:
On September 18th PCO opens its season with Courageous - Music from the heart of Europe! The program Courageous presents music from the heart of Europe that will immerse listeners in the sheer beauty, courage and folk wisdom of Dvorak's Serenade for Strings (Czech and Slovak Republics), Kolessa's In the Mountains (Ukraine), Kilar's Theme from the movie "The Pianist” (Poland), and much more.
Glorious, an uplifting performance of Handel’s beloved Messiah, greets the holiday season in November with an additional Pleasanton concert to be held on Friday, November 25th (venue details TBA). This program features soloists Laura Farmer, Soprano, Jon Lee Kennan, Tenor, Renee Rapier, Mezzo, John Eichelberger, Bass, and the Pacific Chamber Orchestra Community Chorus, consisting of volunteer singers from the Lamorinda and Tri-Valley communities and led by Chorus Master Dwight Stone.
In March, the program Passionate steeps audiences in the passion of Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, along with other enchanting works by Telemann, Corelli, and Vivaldi in a thrilling Baroque/Nuevo Tango program not to be missed.
In May, PCO closes the season with Refreshing, a program featuring beautiful works by English composers to revitalize the soul, such Handel's famous Water Music, Haydn's London Symphony, and more.
In order to qualify for the Pacific Chamber Orchestra Special Offer, applicants need to be either an employee within Hacienda or a resident within one of the following Hacienda residential communities: Andares, Anton Hacienda, Avana Stoneridge, Avila, The Galloway, Park Hacienda, Siena, Valencia or Verona. Additional information is also available on our web site once you are logged into your Hacienda account at www.hacienda.org. If you have not already done so, creating an account is easily accomplished by following the directions below. Once logged in, proceed to the Special Offers section off The Location menu and select Arts from the menu on the left. Registered users will be able to view details, as well as gain access to all of the other Special Offers provided to Hacienda affiliates.
We invite you to create your own Hacienda account to gain access to the many special features on our site. Simply go to www.hacienda.org and select Login/Create Account at the top of any page. You will find a link underneath the login information where you can create an account.
Additional information relating to the discount ticket program and ticketing is available. Please refer to the Pacific Chamber Orchestra contact below for details. For details on Hacienda's web site, Hacienda user accounts and Hacienda's Special Offers program, contact the Hacienda Owners Association.