We host our annual Holiday Sing-Along following our rehearsal on Sunday, Nov. 26th. The community is invited to join us for this festive launch to the holiday season, from 4 to 5 pm, followed with cider and cookies. We’ll play medleys of Christmas carols, Hannukah tunes, including secular and popular Read more…
Someone once told me that you couldn’t get grant money just to have fun. I’ve had to move beyond describing TACO as “fun” and actually describe what we do that is musically, intellectually and emotionally important.
I know deeply there is enormous value in what we do by gathering to play music for the joy of making it together. I call that “fun!” I have struggled to (more…)
Another year ’round and it’s time again to welcome the holiday season!
TACO will host a free community holiday sing-along the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Bring your friends and family for some fun singing. We’ll provide lyrics to sing along with the orchestra. Together we’ll play Christmas music, a new Hannukah medley, tunes from John Lennon and George (more…)
A warm, sunny evening, children playing and people wandering the streets, bright umbrellas and colorful Adirondack chairs were the backdrop for the orchestra setting up on the green. August’s First Friday coincided with (more…)
The Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) will join other musicians filling the streets of Los Altos with live music on First Friday, August 5th. TACO brings their fun and light-hearted approach to the 3rd Street Green (between State Street and the North Parking Plaza). (more…)
The Los Altos Community Foundation celebrated their Honorary Founder John W. Gardner’s legacy at the 2016 Gardner Awards Dinner on April 7th. TACO was recognized (more…)
TACO Founder Cathy Humphers Smith will be honored at the Los Altos Community Foundation’s Gardner Volunteer Award Dinner on April 7th.
The Gardner Award is given to outstanding volunteers in our community who have exhibited civic entrepreneurship and service. Cathy will be honored for her 5+ years of leadership and dedication to TACO, and for all of the work she has done to make TACO such a huge success.
Join TACO members on April 7that 5:30 at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel (4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto). Tickets to the event can be purchased (more…)
Prima Vista is Italian for ‘first view’ and in music it is also called ‘sight-reading’. In TACO, we sight-read as an orchestra every time we get together, playing through a piece of music for the first time as a group. How do we do it and why is it important