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Next concerts, December 7:

1) Family concert at 3 p.m. This hour-long free family concert produced by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center features the Symphony with Valley Dance Theatre, followed by an instrument petting zoo. LAS will play Carnival of the Animals, narrated by Michael Wayne Rice; a selection of holiday favorites; and seasonal music. Michael Wayne Rice
See details on the LVPAC website— although the concert is free, tickets are required.

flyer for LAS December evening concert 2) Winter Dreams, at 8:15 p.m. is the Symphony’s first formal concert of the 2019–2020 season, with dances by Mozart; Saint-Saëns’ beloved Carnival of the Animals, a “Grand Zoological Fantasy” paired with the clever wit of poet Ogden Nash, narrated by Michael Wayne Rice; and Tchaikovsky’s first symphony, which evokes the beauty and isolation of a wintry landscape.

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Guild at Page Mill - Lara Webber and Kathy Streeter

What a great afternoon/evening!
Thank you, everyone who came to
“Sipping with the Symphony”
at Page Mill Winery
on September 26! This just shows
how much fun it is to be part of the
LAS Guild (the marvelous hosts)
and our orchestra family.
Come join us next time!
from Lara Webber, LAS conductor
and artistic director (at left),
with Kathy Streeter, Guild president


See photos on the Guild page.
 

Competition for Young Musicians winners: Congratulations to Igor Aprelev, clarinet, and Starla Breshears, cello, winners of the 2019–2020 Competition for Young Musicians. The students will perform as soloists with the Symphony at its concert on February 22, 2020.

Entire season, 2019–2020: Explore the season, which will include symphonies of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, an evening of “Angels and Demons” with guest conductor Jason Klein, a Prokofiev concerto with pianist Frederic Chiu, and much more! See our preview flyer, and see part of the 2019–2020 season brochure (1.7MB pdf). Season tickets are available by mail and at the Bankhead Theater box office. Single-concert tickets are available online, by mail, and at the box office. See details on our Tickets page.

Business support for LAS: This is a new project to raise funds for the Symphony. Please see details on the Supporting Businesses page. An initial supporting business person is Patti Smylie of logos of supporting businesses. If you would like to become one of the LAS supporting businesses, please contact Dean Simpson at dean@dean4loans.com or 925.200.3906

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!
 
Recent concerts: 1969 moon landingThe Symphony Guild presented the annual Pops concert on October 25: POPS Shoots for the Moon! celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landing and walk on the moon. On September 7, LAS again provided the orchestral accompaniment at the annual Brilliance at the Bankhead fundraising concert, this year featuring Matthew Morrison. Our “Classical Contrasts” concert was on June 1; listen to the prelude talk (76MB mp3) and read the concert program booklet (906K pdf).

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Donate: To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Symphony, click the “Donate” button and donate by credit or debit card, or mail a check payable to Livermore-Amador Symphony Association to P.O. Box 1049, Livermore CA 94551. Details are on the donations page. The Livermore-Amador Symphony Association is a 501(c)(3) organization. (Tax ID 23-7001614.)
 
Orchestra members: See details on the rehearsals page. (For some restricted info which was updated 6/3/19, click here.)

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orchestra photo by Clark Streeter, 4/9/16
Sipping with the Symphony flyer designed by Sonya Sheffield
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