Music, Arts & Theater
The Arts … Alive and Well in Lafayette
Theater, music, art and literary events……….all contribute to the vibrant cultural landscape that exists in Lafayette today.
Lafayette’s Town Hall Theatre
Established in 1944 as The Dramateurs and reorganized in 1992 as The Town Hall Theatre Company of Lafayette, it is the oldest continuously active live theater in Contra Costa County. Over the years the group has earned more than its share of “Shellie Awards”, the County’s equivalent of Oscars. Each season brings six new productions to the friendly and intimate environs of Town Hall.
Town Hall Education
Town Hall Education is dedicated to providing students of all ages with high quality, engaging, and fun theatrical experiences. We strive to make sure each child develops access to their own voice through theatrical expression. In our classes and in our building we have built a strong and welcoming community. We hope you can come experience that feeling and be a part of our community.
Gold Coast Chamber Players
Since its inception in 1987, the Gold Coast Chamber Players has become synonymous with the Bay Area’s best in classical music. Performers, drawn from such distinguished groups as the San Francisco Opera and Symphony orchestras, Los Angeles Philharmonic and some of Europe’s finest ensembles, create performances with diverse and dynamic programming. Since moving to the Community Room at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, they continue to present an eclectic musical feast.
Lafayette Generations in Jazz – Summer Jazz Workshop
This weeklong summer camp features “students and stars” from the local middle and high school music programs playing alongside some of the best jazz musicians in the country. Professionals who have appeared in past sold-out performances include Hall of Fame Jazz singer Countess Felder, Tower of Power’s Mic Gillete, Wayne Walker, Mary Fetig and John Santos.
Produced by the Generations in Jazz Foundation, the camp is one of many activities organized by this group. Others include the Honor Jazz Bands Concert, The Big Band of Rossmoor and Jazz Outreach, a program designed to aid underfunded schools with resources, information and opportunities in jazz music.
Pacific Chamber Orchestra
The Pacific Chamber Orchestra (PCO), now in it’s 29th season, is a regional professional ensemble dedicated to sustaining and extending the rich heritage of classical music for chamber orchestra through inspiring performances and engaging educational programs designed to enrich our local communities. Each year the Orchestra performs an entire series in Lafayette at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.