Next Concert February 21: Celebrate Young Love at our February concert. Experience Shakespeare’s tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers, perfectly captured in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. The program also includes works by Debussy, Prokofiev, Rossini, and Rachmaninoff, and it features the winners of our 2014–2015 Competition for Young Musicians. Join us!
Competition winners: Congratulations to Vincent Liu (left) and Misha Galant (right), winners of the 2014–2015 Competition for Young Musicians held in October. Liu and Galant, both pianists, will perform with the Symphony on February 21.
Barnes is a Tri-Valley Hero: Music director emeritus Art Barnes was named the 2014 Tri-Valley Hero in Arts and Culture by the East Bay Division of Embarcadero Media. The awards presentation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Pleasanton on October 20, 2014, had a nice touch: Barnes received his engraved trophy from the hand of Bob Williams, Barnes’ friend and longtime assistant conductor.
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.