At Senior Helpers, Moraga, we have found this article Can music help people with Alzheimer's? and agree completely. We encourage our caregivers to find out what kind of music our clients enjoy. Listening to music together helps everyone feel better!

So we’ve put together a short list of some local musical offerings that might be enjoyable for you!

  • Electric jazz concert: Charged Particles from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 in the Lafayette Library Community Hall. Charged Particles crosses stylistic boundaries and blends multiple traditions to create vital new sounds in the electric jazz arena. The trio’s repertoire blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk and more. Free.
  • Diablo Wind Symphony Concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at Campolindo High School, 300 Moraga Road, Moraga. The Diablo Wind Symphony includes numerous SMC wind and percussion players. Under the artistic direction of SMC faculty member John Maltester, they play a spirited range of music from marches to masterworks. Free.
  • The Moraga Library is pleased to present classical guitarist, Peter Fletcher, in concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. This evening concert is part of a nationwide tour to promote Fletcher’s new CD “Christmas Music for Guitar.” Fletcher will perform selections from this new CD as well as music by Villa Lobos, Grieg, Albeniz, Bach and Walton. For more info, visit or call (925) 376-6852.
  • Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra will be performing Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 2 p.m. at Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA.  Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra is an outstanding community ensemble that includes Saint Mary's students. Tickets can be purchased online: Lesher Center
  • Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble looks to the heavens with “Celestial Bodies: The Beauty of Distant Things,” the 14th in its annual “Voices in Peace” concert series at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at St. Perpetua Catholic Parish, 3445 Hamlin Rd., Lafayette. The Oakland-based chamber group performs a radiant selection of music that invokes the sun, moon, and stars, and that voices the longing, love, and other complex emotions they inspire.
  • Pacific Chamber Symphony begins the new Lamorinda Season at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 in the Community Hall. Tickets: $10-35. Children with paying adult are free. Tickets are available or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
  • Walnut Creek Concert Band presents its annual holiday concert at Lesher Under the direction of Harvey Benstein, the Walnut Creek Concert Band will present its annual holiday concert on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts. Tickets are available through the Lesher Center Ticket Office (1601 Civic Drive), by calling 943-7469 or by ordering online at Ticket prices are $17 for adults and $14 for seniors.  

Additionally, the following musical events are schedule at Rossmoor:

  • Jim Curry and his band will perform the music of John Denver on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Tahoe Room at the Event Center, Rossmoor Community. Concert tickets are $20 in advance and will be sold in the Recreation Department.
  • The music of the Beatles will be played by the Sun Kings tribute band on Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Tahoe Room at the Event Center. Tickets for this show are $10 in advance at the Recreation Department at Gateway or $15 at the door.
  • Valley Chorale presents concert Saturday In a return performance, the Valley Chorale will present a free concert in the Diablo Room at Hillside on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m. This free concert is sponsored by the Recreation Department and is open to all residents and their guests.  

For information, contact George at 783- 9000.

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