Heroes and Villains at the POPS
Friday October 20, 2017, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
This fundraiser concert is presented by the Livermore-Amador Symphony Guild. It will feature both the Symphony and the Element 116 jazz band. Beverages including wine and beer will be for sale. Costumes in keeping with the theme are appreciated! See the Pops page for more information. Buy tickets now: All seats are reserved, at $35 each — or save with a table of eight for $245. Call 925.447.6454 for reservations. Then write a check payable to LAS Guild with notation “POPS”; mail it (with your name, address, and phone number) to LAS POPS, P.O. Box 1049, Livermore CA 94551.
Student Awards: Applications for the LAS 2017–2018 awards to high school seniors are due by October 23. (Download the application as a Word document or as a pdf.) See the Awards page for details.
Excerpted from Music Director Lara Webber's letter of July 2017 to LAS orchestra, guild, and board members:
Next season we get to chew on some really wonderful, challenging music. Two exceptional soloists will join us: violinist Madeline Adkins, concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, and, from the Cypress String Quartet, cellist Jennifer Kloetzel.
The 2017 LAS Youth Orchestra,
led by Don Adkins (pictured) and Göran Berg.
In addition to our four major concerts, we will again present a free family concert on the afternoon of Livermore’s Holiday parade (and our season-opening evening concert).
Everyone from Superman to the Valkyries, Darth Vader to Jaws will make an appearance as we celebrate “Heroes and Villains” on our Pops program in late October. That will be a blast!
To our surprise and delight, the LAS has very recently been awarded two separate grants to continue our educational outreach efforts with performances in both Livermore and Pleasanton schools.
Once again, we have been invited to perform at LVPAC’s Brilliance at the Bankhead, this time with the Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls.
Music-making, this most human endeavor, creates connection, builds trust, and nurtures an intuitive sense of collective understanding between people. What could be more relevant to our time, and more rewarding?
Recent event: The Symphony Guild hosted a Twilight Tasting at Page Mill Winery on September 14, 2017, “Sipping with the Symphony”. The fundraiser featured music performed by chamber groups of LAS orchestra members.