The Lachner Octet (Barbara Brown, flute;
Eva Langfeldt, oboe; Christy Diggins and
Cyndy Salmon, clarinet; Michael Garvey
and Katie Brunner, bassoon; and
Bob Satterford and Dave Lyons, horn)
played at the luncheon meeting on 5/15/19.
Melody Chen played part of a Bach sonata,
David Davisson played a variety of flute pieces,
Julio Friedmann played Brahms and Copland,
all at the Winter Meeting on 1/17/19.
The Guild is the highly dedicated support group and fund-raising branch of the symphony; it has been a (large, active!) auxiliary of the Symphony Association since 1963. Its purpose is to stimulate interest in the Livermore-Amador Symphony and to provide financial support. Membership is open to all who share this goal.
Nan Davies as host.
The Guild meets four times a year (and its board meets about ten times a year); each meeting includes music and food in addition to a short business meeting. The first meeting each season is a prelude party in September, usually with a program by Valley Dance Theatre; other meetings are usually in January, April, and May.
Linda Tinney, then Guild President (at left),
with Music Director Lara Webber
while showing a bit of San Francisco to
cello soloist Austin Huntington on 4/6/16.
Guild members crafted dreamcatchers
to use for Pops decorations in October 2015.
The Guild’s activities are varied; for example, the Guild handles the annual season-ticket campaign of the Symphony, presents pops concerts, publishes a newsletter, organizes estate sales, and provides refreshments at the Association’s annual general meeting. In September 2017, the Guild raised hundreds of dollars at a late afternoon / evening event at Page Mill Winery, “Sipping with the Symphony” — featuring music performed by chamber groups of LAS orchestra members; another Sipping event at Page Mill took place in May 2018, and a third is scheduled for September 26, 2019. The Guild also raised several hundred dollars through Patxi’s Pizza in Livermore, which donated 15% of the money spent at Patxi’s on food by LAS supporters on June 27, 2018.
Membership types: Active members ($20/year) participate in all Guild activities; Associate members ($35/year) participate in at least one activity;
and Friends ($50/year) are informed about Guild activities but not required to help.
To join the Guild, send your contact info (name / address / phone(s) / e-mail) and a check payable to LAS Guild to the Membership Chair, LAS Guild, PO Box 1049, Livermore CA 94551. Note any areas you’d be especially interested in helping with. Or print and fill out an application form and mail it in with your check.
Note: The application form is a pdf document; open it with Adobe Reader.
For more information, please e-mail Guild President Nancy McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her at 925.294.8657.
2018–2019 Guild Officers
Nancy McKenzie, President
Joan Green, Vice-President
Marcia Stimatz Elchesen, Recording Secretary
Joan Dickinson, Treasurer
Linda Tinney, Immediate Past President
2018–2019 Guild Members
Bob and Patty Canning
Jon Hart and Carol Wahrer
Mary Ann Johnston
Lou Anne Martin
Cherie Jo Patenaude
Naomi (Nickie) Thomas
Dr. Arthur and Helene Barnes
Changed since print publication date of 10/25/18: Joyce Brown added 2/13/19, Pat Burnett died (Dec. 2018), Evangeline Cadrecha added 3/18/19, honorary member Bev Eckley died (Feb. 2019), Sandra Hodzic added 1/10/19, new e-mail address for Mary Ann Johnston posted 1/26/19, Marion Jones added 1/10/19, e-mail address of Sandi Lenoski corrected 11/17/18, e-mail of Carole Murray deleted 12/20/18, new phone no. for Cherry Patterson posted 12/20/18, new e-mail address for Sonya Sheffield posted 3/20/19, PJ Wells added 1/10/19, Sarah Wharton added 1/15/19.