About our in-school assemblies.
Each year a PCO quintet of Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet Violin and Cello offers educational assemblies for the elementary school. We often receive wonderful drawings and letters. Here is from a1st grader!
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SAVE THE DATES for PCO's concerts and events

  • Classics I – Sept. 14 Lafayette, Sept. 15, Livermore
  • Dream American emerging composers Oct. 27 Livermore 
  • Handel’s Messiah Nov. 30 Lafayette, Dec. 1 Livermore
  • Classics II April 26 Lafayette, April 27, 2025 Livermore
  • Tri-Valley Craft Cocktail Competition returns raising funds for music education, Livermore May 4
  • Pops! June 28 Lafayette, June 29 Livermore

Over 100k raised in two months!

Over 60 devotees contributed 70k to which the Community Health and Education Foundation (CHEF) added in 50% more to enable PCO to reach 105K!  

Thank you, devotees! Thank you, CHEF! 

Click to see all the donors

The incredible JUNE 29 & 30


Phantom star Franc D’Ambrosio 

“The Iron Man of the Mask”

was a hit! Audiences raved:

  • I absolutely LOVED the performance last night. We have seen Franc several times and have always loved his performances. He’s very special.
  • Excellent singers, great musicians, wonderful chorus.
  • Franc’s voice and stage presence were amazing.
  • Loved it all and delighted in the interplay and humor between Mr. D’Ambrosio and Maestro Kohl. 
  • Marvelous concert all the way around. Exceptional talent. I loved every minute of it….sorry it had to end. Helen H
  • That blast of nostalgia from extraordinary talent that had us smiling ear to ear. All of the musicians on the stage looked like normal people. But they weren’t. They were all magicians. An amazing afternoon!
  • We were very moved by Franc’s fabulous performance. Bravos to the orchestra and chorus!

The Music of the Night

An amazing May 4th!

PCO is delighted to extend our gratitude to everyone who came out and made the TVC3 fabulous! With the support of our sponsors and attendees, we sold the event out at 300 tickets and raised $25K to support classical music education and PCO performances.

See these wonderful review articles:

Livermore Independent May 16th edition

Pleasanton Weekly May 16th edition

GoTVC3 Photo Gallery for all the joy in the expressed in your own photos! 


Share these with your friends as we look forward to TVC3 II first Saturday of May 2025.

This year's official winners:

1st Place Mixologist of the year
 Tania Acosta • “The Riviera”  • Hops and Sessions 
2nd place
 Jeremy and Team • “Satellitium” • The Fat Pigeon
3rd place
  Skye McMullen • “Forbidden Fruit” • Nightcaps at Rosetta
 People’s Choice
  Brittany and Jonny Lang • “The Longshot” • Jonny on the Spot Mobile Bartending
Amateur of the Year
Jake Fahnhorst • “The Pancake Breakfast”
Best Table Decoration
Skye McMullen • Nightcaps at Rosetta

Congratulations to all of the bartenders for creating an astonishing selection of libations. Be sure to visit their establishments to try more signature cocktails and support local businesses!

Rhythm Coffee Company • Hop DeVine • The Last Word • Sons of Liberty Alehouse • Azotea – Cocina and Cocktail Club • Nightcaps at Rosetta • Jonny on the Spot Mobile Bartending • Sabio on Main • Sauced BBQ and Spirits • Fat Pigeon • Rebel Kitchen & Libations • Hops and Sessions • Demitri’s Taverna
And thanks of course our independent bartenders, Jake Fahnhorst & Ken Quimbly!

Support the People of Ukraine

On March 26th and 27th, 2022, the Pacific Chamber Orchestra (PCO) opened its Words! concerts with “Melody” by “Ukraine’s national treasure” pianist and conductor Myroslav Skoryk (1938 – 2020) If you would like to make a contribution to the Revived Soldiers of Ukraine, please go to www.rsukraine.org  

Backstage just before the Nov. 26 Bankhead Theater performance.

Ben Brady, Bass-baritone; Jon Lee Kennan, Tenor; Lawrence Kohl, Music Director; Leslie Katter, Soprano; Sara Couden, Contralto 

Your reviews

  • “Incredibly amazing” 
  • “Messiah is my favorite piece of music, and I was moved to tears several times.”
  • “Lifted me to a higher place for 2 plus hours!”

 “Thank you for the joy!”

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