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.
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!
The 2017 LAS Youth Orchestra,
led by Don Adkins (pictured) and Göran Berg.
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?
Student Awards: The application for the LAS 2017–2018 awards to high school seniors is available now (as a Word document or as a pdf). See the Awards page for details.
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.