Wine-tasting fundraiser on Sept. 26: The Symphony Guild is hosting a fundraiser at Page Mill Winery, 1960 S. Livermore Ave. in Livermore, from 4 to 8 p.m. on the last Thursday in September. Page Mill is donating the tasting fee and a percentage of wine sales to the Guild. See the flyer for details.
Pops concert on Oct. 25:Tickets go on sale Sept. 17 for the fund-raising concert presented annually by the Symphony Guild. POPS Shoots for the Moon! will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landing and walk on the moon. See the Pops page for details.
Student competition and awards applications: Applications are due by October 21 for awards that will be presented in December to several local high school seniors who have been active in music. (Applications were due by September 8 for the annual Competition for Young Musicians.)
New season, 2019–2020: Explore the season, which will include symphonies of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, an evening of “Angels and Demons” with guest conductor Jason Klein, a Prokofiev concerto with pianist Frederic Chiu, and much more! See our preview flyer, and see part of the 2019–2020 season brochure(1.7MB pdf).Season tickets are available by mail and at the Bankhead Theater box office. Single-concert tickets are available online, by mail, and at the box office. See details on our Tickets page.
Business support for LAS: This is a new project to raise funds for the Symphony. Please see details on the Supporting Businesses page. The initial supporting business people are Patti Smylie of and Dean Simpson. If you would like to become one of the LAS supporting businesses, please contact Dean.
Schools concerts: LAS presented concerts in April at four local schools: Dougherty and Frederiksen Elementary Schools in Dublin and Hearst and Mohr Elementary Schools in Pleasanton. Click on the photo at right to see a 1-minute video of part of the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the opening of an assembly in Pleasanton. Learn more on our School Concerts page.
Recent concerts: As usual, LAS provided the orchestral accompaniment at the annual Brilliance at the Bankhead fundraising concert, featuring Matthew Morrison on September 7 this year. Listen to the prelude talk(76MB mp3) and read the concert program booklet (906K pdf) from our “Classical Contrasts” concert of June 1. Hear the prelude talk(83MB mp3) and see the concert program booklet (1.3MB pdf) for “Dramatic Dvořák,” our April 13 concert.
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 6/3/19, click here.)