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rainbow“Color and Romance” concert on February 20 at 8 p.m.: Just as painters use color, texture, light, and shadow, composer Christopher Theofanidis creates vivid musical imagery with lyrical LAS Feb concert flyermelodies and brilliant orchestration in his triumphant work “Rainbow Body.” The winners of our 2015–2016 Competition for Young Musicians are featured in this concert full of exciting contrasts: Buckle your seat belt for Saint-Saëns’ wild “Danse Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah. Hear Element 116, the jazz band led by Matt Finders, during intermission. And enjoy the warmth of Brahms’ ingenious Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn.

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photo of Jiho Choi photo of Tony Kim Competition for Young Musicians: Congratulations to Jiho Choi, cello (left), and Dong Hui (Tony) Kim, violin (right), winners of the 2015–2016 Competition for Young Musicians held on October 18. Choi and Kim will perform with the Symphony on February 20.

LAS at a Livermore school assembly

Peter and the Wolf
played by LAS musicians,
conducted by Lara Webber,
narrated by Livermore
Mayor John Marchand, at a
school assembly on 11/5/15.

Symphony Notes: Read the December 2015 edition of Symphony Notes (856KB pdf), the newsletter published by the Symphony Guild.

School outreach: We increased our in-school outreach efforts significantly this fall: On November 5 we performed an entertaining, educational program centered around Peter and the Wolf in three Livermore elementary schools. See “Livermore-Amador Symphony Shares the Joy of Music,” an article by Patricia Boyle published in the 11/12/15 edition of the Independent, and see “Livermore elementary kids treated to orchestral delight,” an article by Beth Jensen published in the 2015 Thanksgiving Day edition of the Contra Costa Times.

child meets violin at zoo

At the “instrument petting zoo”
with LAS violinist Susan Ivie
after the family concert.
making dreamcatchers for Pops

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Recent concerts:
See the program from the free family concert on the afternoon of December 5, 2015, and the program from our December 5 evening concert. The annual Pops concert was held on October 23.

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. Join the orchestra.
Orchestra members: See details on the rehearsals page. (For some restricted info which was updated 12/8/15, click here.)

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orchestra photo by Walter Davies, 12/6/14
school assembly photo by Jacqueline McBride, 11/5/15
instrument zoo photo by Andrew Edwards of 4wrd Photography, 12/5/15
Guild photo by Joan Dickinson, 10/2/15
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