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Next Concert December 6: The Livermore-Amador Symphony and new music director Lara Webber begin their musical adventures together by celebrating some of the best-loved symphonic works of all time. The program includes works by Brahms, Grieg, and Dvořák. Join us for Musical Masterpieces.

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Symphony Notes: Read the December 2014 edition of Symphony Notes (626KB pdf), the newsletter published by the Symphony Guild.
 
photo of Misha Galant photo of Vincent LiuCompetition winners: Congratulations to Vincent Liu (left) and Misha Galant (right), winners of the 2014–2015 Competition for Young Musicians held on October 26. Liu and Galant, both pianists, will perform with the Symphony on February 21, 2015.

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.
 
Pops 2014 Recent concerts: The October 26 Pops concert was a star-spangled success. See videos of the August 9 concert of the Livermore-Amador Symphony Youth Orchestra May 2014 concert surprise on YouTube, and read the LASYO concert program. Enjoy photos from the May concert, featuring Art Barnes with the orchestra and the (surprise visit!) Stanford Band, read the “Five Dedicated Decades” May concert program insert, and listen to the prelude lecture (49MB mp3).
 
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. Nov. 25—rehearsal at Holy Cross Lutheran Church; bring music stands. Dec. 4—dress rehearsal at Bankhead starts at 7 p.m. All players should fill out a musician information form. (For some restricted info which was updated 5/23/14, click here.)


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