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