Next Concert May 16: Join us for Beethoven and the Red Violin. Celebrated violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn joins us in our season finale to perform Beethoven’s extraordinary violin concerto. Pitcairn plays the legendary 1720 “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius (said to have inspired the Academy Award-winning film The Red Violin). Our evening also includes Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and Symphony No. 3—soulful, deeply expressive, and full of melodic charm—by Alexander Borodin, one of the most influential Russian composers of his time.
Special events May 7 and 15: Save the evenings of Thursday May 7—for a screening of The Red Violin followed by a dessert buffet—and Friday May 15—for a musical soirée with soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn. Read more on the May concert page. For tickets (film, $10; film + dessert buffet, $50; soirée, $85), call (925) 447-6454.
April concert follow-up: Read the concert program insert, including program notes (600K pdf). Listen to the Prelude talk given on April 11 by Lara Webber (55MB mp3 file). Annie Wu, our April soloist, accompanied by a string quartet of LAS players, also performed at several school assemblies. Read more.
Fiddle Club: Fiddle Club is a three-year-old program of the Livermore-Amador Symphony Association aimed at introducing 5th graders to playing the violin. Sessions this year are at Jackson Avenue Elementary School in Livermore and Kolb Elementary School in Dublin. Read about it on the Youth page.
Competition winners: Congratulations to Vincent Liu (left) and Misha Galant (right), winners of the 2014–2015 Competition for Young Musicians. Liu and Galant, both pianists, performed with the Symphony on February 21.
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: See details on the rehearsals page. (For some restricted info which was updated 4/15/15, click here.)