Lara Webber and the orchestra Livermore-Amador Symphony logo Livermore-Amador Symphony flyer for the LAS April concert Matilda Hofman

Next concert: Join the symphony and guest conductor Matilda Hofman (photo at right) at Transfigurations on April 8. The evening will include the Rosamunde overture — quintessential Schubert that involves the transformation of a poor shepherdess into a queen — plus Strauss’s early tone poem Death and Transfiguration, Wagner’s ethereal prelude to Lohengrin, and Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful Swan Lake.

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Diablo concert posterWebber at Diablo: While Matilda Hofman has been serving as the guest conductor of LAS, Lara Webber is guest conductor for the Diablo Symphony Orchestra. Webber conducts Painting with Music at the Rossmoor Event Center in Walnut Creek on March 31 at 8 p.m. (tickets available at the door) and at the culminating performance at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. (buy tickets).

Fiddle Club: The Fiddle Club program for 2017 is underway: a group of 4th graders are starting to become violin players. Learn more on our Youth Outreach page.

Fiddle Club class 2017

Fiddle Club 2017.
LAS teacher Jutta Massoud uses an Elmo Projector
thanks to a grant from the Livermore Rotary Club.
 

Youth Orchestra: Sign up now for the Livermore-Amador Symphony Youth Orchestra. Registration forms for summer 2017 are due by May 15.
 
Talent exchange: Lara Webber and Matilda Hofman are switching orchestras until early April: while Hofman is guest conductor for the April concert of LAS, Webber will rehearse and conduct the April concert of the Diablo Symphony Orchestra.
 
Symphony Notes: Read the February 2017 edition of Symphony Notes (819KB pdf), the newsletter published by the Symphony Guild.
 
Recent concerts: See the February 18 concert program booklet, including program notes (943K pdf), and hear the prelude talk by Lara Webber (56.5MB mp3). Listen to Music Director Lara Webber’s three-minute introduction to Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 (6.5MB mp3) and read the program from the December 3 concert, A Heavenly Life. POPS Groovin’ in the ’60s was October 21. LAS accompanied Judy Collins during her concert at the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center gala on September 10; Collins said appreciatively, “I love the Livermore-Amador Symphony!”
 
Competition for Young Musicians winners: Congratulations to Sehyun (Eunice) Lee, piano, and Felix Yu-Shuan Shen, violin, the winners of the 2016–2017 Competition for Young Musicians, who performed with the Symphony on February 18.
 
Estate sales managed by the Guild: Symphony Guild volunteers run estate sales professionally, with the Guild’s share of the proceeds donated to LAS. Find out more: If it’s time for an estate sale, contact the LAS Guild!
 
Orchestra members: See details on the rehearsals page. (For some restricted info which was updated 2/20/17, click here.)

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orchestra photo by Clark Streeter, 4/9/16
Fiddle Club photo by Beth Wilson, 2/2/17
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