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Welcome, Roster, Policies, and Handbook

Please see a welcome and thanks letter from Lara Webber (posted 7/24/17).

Note that roster information is to be used for LAS business only, unless explicit permission has been obtained from individuals for additional use (and, yes, this applies even to benign music-related uses). The roster is password-protected and available in two formats: roster as an Excel document or the same roster as a pdf file. Based on musicians info as of November 2, 2016.

New musicians who have joined the orchestra, please fill out the New Musician Registration Form (password protected) and return it to the orchestra personnel manager, Bryan Waugh.

The current Orchestra Player Policy (202K pdf) was approved in August 2016, the second edition of a Musicians Handbook (102K pdf) was published in July 2016, and the Paid Musicians Policy (208K pdf) was revised in September 2015.
Musicians, 2016–17 Season

Corrections? Please contact LAS Orchestra Personnel Manager Bryan Waugh at

Conductor & Music Director
Lara Webber

Music Director Emeritus
Arthur P. Barnes



First Violin

Kristina Anderson


Josepha Fath

   Substitute CM (Outreach)

Juliana Zolynas

   Assistant Concertmaster

Norman Back

Feliza Bourguet

JoAnn Cox

Judy Eckart

Susan Ivie

Jackie Maruskin

Jutta Massoud

Doug Morrison

Marianne Walck

Anthony Westrope


Second Violin

Ursula Goldstein


Anne Anaya

Gale Anderson

Stephanie Black

Mary Burchett

Lisa Burkhart

Jeana Ernst

Jeannie Guzis

Stacy Hughes

Denise Leddon

Jacquline McBride

Nissa Nack

Leslie Stevens

Debbie Weir

Beth Wilson



Judy Beck


David Friburg


Lynda Alvarez

Amanda Bewley

Karen Connolly

Audrey Horning

Dora Scott



Peter Bedrossian


Alan Copeland

   Acting Principal

Naomi Adams

Nita Cooley

Kate Fisher

Muriel Haupt

Chris Jackson

Hildi Kang

Joanne Lenigan

Paul Pappas

Wendy Reynolds

Sharon Schumacher

Joseph Swenson


String Bass

Nick James


Alan Frank

Patricia Lay

Markus Salasoo



Marianne Beeler


Nan Davies

Stacie Manuel

Beth Wilson



Nan Davies

Stacie Manuel



Eva Langfeldt


Elizabeth Henderson

   Substitute Principal

Jeanne Brown

Jeff Lenigan


English Horn

Jeanne Brown

Emilie Patton


Clarinet / Bass Clarinet

Lesley Watson


Kathy Boster

Danielle Napoleon

Phil Pollard

Cyndy Salmon


Bassoon /

Doug Stark


Lisa Canter

   Acting Principal

Jim Bernhardt

Lisa Canter

Chris Werner



Christine-Ann Immesoete


Jim Hartman

Bryan Waugh

Robert Williams


Trumpet / Cornet

Michael Portnoff


Steven Anderson

Bob Bryant

Mark Williams


Trombone /
Bass Trombone

Diane Schildbach


Thomas Munns

Marcus Schildbach

Jeff Smurthwaite



Betsy Hausburg



April Nissen


April Nissen


Sam Brown

Lee Carpenter

Tom Dreiman

Joel “Del” Eckels

Todd Evans

Robert Hamaker

Divesh Karamchandani

Jarret Lafleur

John Lonergan

Walter Nissen

Diane Schildbach

Marcus Schildbach

Bill Taylor

Beth Wilson



Carla Gee

Constance Koo

Anna Lorenz


Keyboard / Organ

Todd Evans

Ernest Knell



Paul Pappas


Guest Conductor and Soloists

Element 116, jazz band led by Matt Finders (Pops)

Matilda Hofman, guest conductor (April concert)

Scott Kenison, Linda Tinney, Lara Webber, vocal trio (Pops)

Frank Wiens, piano (May concert)

Competition for Young Musicians Winners:
Sehyun (Eunice) Lee, piano
Felix Yu-Shuan Shen, violin

Musicians, 2009–10 to 2015–16 Seasons
Musicians, 2015–16
Musicians, 2014–15
Musicians, 2013–14
Musicians, 2012–13
Musicians, 2011–12
Musicians, 2010–11
Musicians, 2009–10

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Margaret Morrad-Burke
Margaret Morrad, 1935–2015: Margaret Helen Morrad-Burke passed away on June 4, 2015, at the age of 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.

2014–2015 Season: Conductor Changes (Webber / Barnes / Williams)

At the start of the 2014–15 season, LAS had a new conductor and music director, Lara Webber. Art Barnes became music director emeritus. And there was no longer an assistant conductor, although there’s still a page about horn player and former assistant conductor Bob Williams!

photo of the late Paul Kasameyer

Paul Kasameyer

Paul Kasameyer, 1943–2014

The Symphony was saddened by the sudden passing of percussionist and keyboardist Paul Kasameyer, who died unexpectedly on March 22, 2014. As Kathy Boster noted on the LAS Facebook page, we miss his kind, gentle, generous, and selfless spirit. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that monetary donations be made in his memory to the Symphony’s music fund, or to a charity of your choice.

50th Season, Still Playin’

photos of Virginia McFann

Virgina McFann, in the 1960s and
at a Symphony Guild event in 2013

Virginia McFann, violin, had probably been to more LAS rehearsals
and played in more LAS concerts than anyone.

photos of David Walter

David Walter, in 2013 and in about 1968
(The man playing principal cello is Dave!)

David Walter, cello, played with LAS in its early years
and then sporadically; in late summer 2013 he moved
from his longtime Livermore home to a new home in Idaho,
but he played in the LAS December 2013 concert!

Three orchestra members from Season 1 of LAS also played in the symphony during Season 50 (2012–2013)!

These role-model players—Virginia McFann, JoAnn Cox, and David Walter—were presented with commemorative sweatshirts in appreciation of their status as “living history” members of the Livermore-Amador Symphony. The sweatshirts display the 50th-season logo plus
“SEASON 1—violin player” or
“SEASON 1—cello player” and
“SEASON 50—still playin’!”

photos of JoAnn Cox

JoAnn Cox, in 2013 and
as a young high-school math teacher in 1964

JoAnn Cox, violin, played in LAS for 47 of
its first 50 seasons; she missed 3 seasons
along the way while caring for family members.

2013 Asilomar Retreat

Even the weather was excellent at the 50th Season Celebration Retreat (April 19–21, 2013). See photos and read comments about the retreat.

photo of the late Al Oliver

Al Oliver

Al Oliver, 1920–2011

Al Oliver, a founding member of the symphony, died on June 24, 2011. A memorial was held on July 9; it included music performed by a string quartet and a cello duo comprised of LAS musicians. Read a biography posted by Al Oliver’s family.

photo of the late Marion Clark

Marion Clark

Marion Clark, 1916–2011

On January 2, 2011, beloved orchestra member and longtime community volunteer Marion Clark died. A memorial concert was performed in her honor on February 5. Learn more about both Marion and Arnold Clark.

photo of Hazelle Miloradovitch with certificate

Hazelle Miloradovitch
was honored
on 11/2/10.

photo of cake

Hazelle Miloradovitch Honored, 2010

photo of presentation to H Miloradovitch

Hazelle Miloradovitch was honored at the orchestra rehearsal on November 2, 2010. The festivities began with a few words from her good friend, Music Director and Conductor Art Barnes. Then Association President Ron White called Miloradovitch forward and gave her a certificate from the board of directors in honor of her “outstanding performance and dedication” and in recognition of her “high standards of excellence in symphonic leadership and string performance.” There were flowers, presented by Jean King, and cake. Known for being friendly yet forceful and for her fine violin and viola playing, Miloradovitch plays viola in the orchestra and during more than forty years in LAS has served as concertmaster and as viola section leader.

photo of some LAS viola players

Hazelle Miloradovitch with other members of the viola section rehearsing for the 2010 LAS Pops concert

photo of the late Arnold Clark

Arnold Clark

Arnold Clark, 1916–2009

On November 13, 2009, beloved orchestra member and longtime community volunteer Arnold Clark died. A memorial concert of “Memories and Music” was performed in his honor on January 23, 2010. Learn more about both Marion and Arnold Clark.

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