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!
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.
I’m really looking forward to our musical future together. 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?
orchestra photo by Clark Streeter, 4/9/16
youth orchestra photo © Alan Frank, 7/22/17
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