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Welcome to the 2015–2016 season from Music Director Lara Webber: “With everything from Prokofiev to Brahms, Bernstein to Barber, Tchaikovsky to Theofanidis, we are offering a varied and beautiful palette of sounds to our audiences this season. LAS season brochure, insideOn the afternoon of our season opening concert, Dec. 5, 2015, in addition to our full evening performance, we will present a free family concert featuring Peter and the Wolf at 3:00, just before Livermore’s Holiday Parade. This performance is geared towards families and children, and aims to engage the imagination of our listeners as we approach the holiday season. We are also increasing our in-school outreach efforts significantly this fall: We will perform an entertaining, educational program centered around Peter and the Wolf in three Livermore elementary schools.”

See part of the 20152016 season brochure advertising the season. [2.1MB pdf, revised edition: single tickets are on sale as of 7/11/15.] Both season tickets and tickets to individual concerts are available.

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LAS Competition flyer
some of the LASYO players

Youth Orchestra concert
 

Youth Orchestra: LASYO is the Livermore-Amador Symphony Youth Orchestra. The 2015 concert was on August 8. See videos of the concert, and see the 2015 concert program.

Competition for Young Musicians: Due in late September: the application for 2015–2016 for the Competition for Young Musicians.

Margaret Morrad, 1935–2015: Margaret Morrad-Burke passed awayMargaret Morrad-Burke on June 4, 2015, at age 79. She played violin in the orchestra, had a great love of music, and was a sectionals host extraordinaire. A celebration of Margaret’s life included string quartet music featuring several LAS musicians.
 
Symphony Notes: Read the May 2015 edition of Symphony Notes (3.1MB pdf), the newsletter published by the Symphony Guild.

Guild meeting brownies

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have some brownies!
 
Junction Avenue School assembly performance

Music-filled assembly at
Junction Avenue School
 

Recent concerts:
Read the May concert program insert, including program notes (564K pdf). Listen to the Prelude talk given on May 16 by Lara Webber (55MB mp3 file).

Read the April concert program insert, including program notes (600K pdf). Listen to the Prelude talk given on April 11 by Lara Webber (55MB mp3 file). Annie Wu, our April soloist, accompanied by a string quartet of LAS players, also performed at several school assemblies. Read more.

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: Next rehearsal: September 15. See details on the rehearsals page. Bowings info was e-mailed to orchestra members in early July along with info about picking up music.—If you need a re-send, contact Judy Eckart: judy@justjudy.com. (For some restricted info which was updated 5/18/15, click here.)

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orchestra photo by Walter Davies, 12/6/14
Youth Orchestra photo by Alan Frank, 8/8/15
Guild host with brownies photo by Cyndy Salmon, 4/16/15
Junction Avenue School assembly photo by Beth Wilson, 3/19/15
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