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Angels and Demons concert on February 22:
Jason Klein Competition winner Igor AprelevCompetition winner Starla BreshearsJoin us for this dramatic program led by guest conductor and Bay Area favorite, Jason Klein. Discover evocative music of Franz von Suppé, Edward Elgar, Joachim Raff, and César Franck, exploring themes of terror and delight! Celebrate inspiring young talent and meet the winners of our Competition for Young Musicians, Igor Aprelev (clarinet) and Starla Breshears (cello). As an extra treat, the student jazz band Element 116 with its director, Matt Finders, will perform in the lobby during intermission.

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Student award winners: Congratulations to Habin Kim, Daniel Mah, Morgan Rogge, and Sarah Yoon, high-school seniors who received awards at the Winter Dreams concert on December 7, 2019.

Sang-Wook Kang and the late Hildi Kang

Hildi and her husband, Sang-Wook Kang,
soon after they attended the celebration of
the 50th season of LAS at the
Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds
in April 2013.

Hildi Kang, 1934–2019: An author and scholar, Hildi Kang had a lifelong love and appreciation of music. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on October 9, 2019, at the age of 85. Growing up in Oakland, she played piano and directed a children’s choir. As an adult living in Buffalo, New York, she played guitar and sang in her church choir. As a Livermore resident starting in the mid-1970s, she promoted music at her church, organizing hymn-singing and chamber groups. At age 72, she began cello lessons. Hildi joined LAS at the beginning of the 2010–2011 concert season; she retired from the orchestra in June 2019. Her family asks that we “please consider making a donation in her name to the charity of your choice.”

Guild at Page Mill - Lara Webber and Kathy Streeter

What a great afternoon/evening!
Thank you, everyone who came to
“Sipping with the Symphony”
at Page Mill Winery
on September 26! This just shows
how much fun it is to be part of the
LAS Guild (the marvelous hosts)
and our orchestra family.
Come join us next time!
from Lara Webber, LAS conductor
and artistic director (at left),
with Kathy Streeter, Guild president

See photos on the Guild page.

Business support for LAS: This is a new project to raise funds for the Symphony. Please see details on the Supporting Businesses page. An initial supporting business person is Patti Smylie of logos of supporting businesses. If you would like to become one of the LAS supporting businesses, please contact Dean Simpson at or 925.200.3906

Estate sales managed by the Guild: Symphony Guild volunteers run estate sales professionally, with the Guild’s share of the proceeds donated to LAS. Find out more: If it’s time for an estate sale, contact the LAS Guild!
Recent concerts: 1969 moon landing Read the program booklet from the LAS Winter Dreams concert on the evening of December 7. That afternoon, the orchestra had performed at the annual family concert presented by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. The Symphony Guild presented the annual Pops concert on October 25: POPS Shoots for the Moon! celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landing and walk on the moon. On September 7, LAS again provided the orchestral accompaniment at the annual Brilliance at the Bankhead fundraising concert, this year featuring Matthew Morrison.

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Donate: To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Symphony, click the “Donate” button and donate by credit or debit card, or mail a check payable to Livermore-Amador Symphony Association to P.O. Box 1049, Livermore CA 94551. Details are on the donations page. The Livermore-Amador Symphony Association is a 501(c)(3) organization. (Tax ID 23-7001614.)
Orchestra members: See details on the rehearsals page. (For some restricted info which was updated 12/8/19, click here.)

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orchestra photo by Clark Streeter, 4/9/16
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