Question: What do Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Joseph Eichler have in common?
Answer: The Lucas Valley in Marin County, home to 1200+ Eichler homes and the Lucas Valley Chamber Orchestra.
The beautiful Lucas Valley in Marin County has a lot going for it; a bucolic setting, two well-preserved Eichler neighborhoods, and the Lucas Valley Chamber Orchestra (LVCO). While Upper Lucas Valley and Marinwood are well known Eichler communities, the LVCO has been a bit of a well kept secret – but the word is getting out.
The Lucas Valley Chamber Orchestra began in 2011 when a group of Lucas Valley residents invited a few friends and fellow musicians to get together and make music. Today it is a proudly self-directed group of 34 Bay Area musicians ranging from professional musicians to dedicated amateurs. The collaborative aspect is part of what makes the LVCO unique; it is one of only a small handful of community orchestras perform without a conductor.
The Lucas Valley Chamber Orchestra made its public debut in 2012 at the Lucas Valley Community Center and has been performing ever since. Its next performance will be a benefit concert this Sunday at the Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged to support the Christ Presbyterian Camp Scholarships and Marin’s “Enriching Lives through Music” (ELM) program.
There aren’t many Eichler enclaves that can claim a chamber orchestra! Come listen to what Lucas Valley has to offer.
- What: Lucas Valley Chamber Orchestra benefit concert performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 1 in C Major, Opus 15 and Franz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony (Symphony #8 in B minor)
- Where: Christ Presbyterian Church, 620 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael
- When: Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 4 pm
For more information contact Frank Lahorgue