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LAS and Judy Collins will perform at the Bankhead 10th-season gala fundraiser on September 10! Buy tickets to support the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.

Judy Collins and LAS at Bankhead fundraiser Sept 10

2016–2017 season announced: From Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in December 2016 to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade in May 2017, next season will be exciting!

season preview flyer for 2016-17
See the preview flyer, and see part of the 2016–2017 season brochure (1.2MB pdf).

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Guild presentation at LAS AGM

Linda Tinney (Guild Pres.)
(left) presented a big check
from the Guild to
Denise Leddon
(LAS Assn. Pres.)
for the Symphony
on 4/19/16.
Estate sales management
is a major source
of Guild funds.
Join the Guild to help!
 

Competition for Young Musicians: The 2016–2017 Competition for Young Musicians will be held on October 9, 2016; applications are due by September 18.

Student Awards: At the December 3 evening concert, four seniors will be recognized for their contributions to school and community musical activities during high school. Details are on the Awards page. The application deadline is October 24.

Estate sales managed by the Guild: Symphony Guild volunteers run estate sales professionally, with the Guild’s share of the proceeds donated to LAS. Find out more: If it’s time for an estate sale, contact the LAS Guild!

LAS at a Livermore school assembly

Peter and the Wolf
played by LAS musicians,
conducted by Lara Webber,
narrated by Livermore
Mayor John Marchand,
at a November
school assembly.
 

LAS on YouTube: LAS now has a YouTube channel, thanks to Kathy Boster. The video posted currently was filmed and produced by Jacqueline McBride; it features Music Director Lara Webber speaking about LAS performances at several Livermore elementary school assemblies last November.

School outreach: We increased our in-school outreach efforts significantly this fall: On November 5 we performed an entertaining, educational program centered around Peter and the Wolf in three Livermore elementary schools. See “Livermore-Amador Symphony Shares the Joy of Music,” an article by Patricia Boyle published in the 11/12/15 edition of the Independent, and see “Livermore elementary kids treated to orchestral delight,” an article by Beth Jensen published in the 2015 Thanksgiving Day edition of the Contra Costa Times.

child meets violin at zoo

At the “instrument petting zoo”
with LAS violinist Susan Ivie
after the family concert.
 

Recent concerts: The Livermore-Amador Symphony Youth Orchestra presented its 2016 performance on August 6; see the 2016 LASYO concert program. Hear the May concert prelude talk by Lara Webber with soprano soloist Heidi Moss (50.2MB mp3). Read the program from the May 21 concert. Hear the prelude talk by Lara Webber with cello soloist Austin Huntington (62.4MB mp3), and read the program from the April 9 concert.

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. Join the orchestra.
 
Orchestra members: Next rehearsal is on August 30. Music for the September gala and for the December concert is available now. See details on the rehearsals page. (For some restricted info which was updated 5/23/16, click here.)

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orchestra photo by Clark Streeter, 4/9/16
season preview video and narration by Kathy Boster, 7/1/16
check presentation photo by Joan Dickinson, 4/19/16
school assembly photo by Jacqueline McBride, 11/5/15
instrument zoo photo by Andrew Edwards of 4wrd Photography, 12/5/15
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