Welcome to the 2015–2016 season from Music Director Lara Webber: “With everything from Prokofiev to Brahms, Bernstein to Barber, Tchaikovsky to Theofanidis, we are offering a varied and beautiful palette of sounds to our audiences this season. On the afternoon of our season opening concert, Dec. 5, 2015, in addition to our full evening performance, we will present a free family concert featuring Peter and the Wolf at 3:00, just before Livermore’s Holiday Parade. This performance is geared towards families and children, and aims to engage the imagination of our listeners as we approach the holiday season. We are also increasing our in-school outreach efforts significantly this fall: We will perform an entertaining, educational program centered around Peter and the Wolf in three Livermore elementary schools.”
See part of the 2015–2016 season brochure advertising the season. [2.1MB pdf, revised edition: single tickets are on sale as of 7/11/15.] Both season tickets and tickets to individual concerts are available.
Margaret Morrad, 1935–2015:Margaret Morrad-Burke passed away on June 4, 2015, at age 79. She played violin in the orchestra, had a great love of music, and was a sectionals host extraordinaire. A celebration of Margaret’s life included string quartet music featuring several LAS musicians.
String players needed: Our community-based orchestra has given much pleasure to audiences and players alike for many years. It has provided volunteer players of varying ages and abilities with the chance to learn new skills and to enjoy playing with a congenial group. We are always interested in finding new players, particularly those in the string section. Cellos and violas are in special demand! Join the orchestra.
Orchestra members: Next rehearsal: September 15. See details on the rehearsals page. Bowings info was e-mailed to orchestra members in early July along with info about picking up music.—If you need a re-send, contact Judy Eckart: email@example.com. (For some restricted info which was updated 5/18/15, click here.)