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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 29, 2017.

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, 2017–18 Season

Corrections? Please contact LAS Orchestra Personnel Manager Bryan Waugh at bwaugh123@comcast.net.

Conductor & Music Director
Lara Webber

Music Director Emeritus
Arthur P. Barnes

Orchestra

 

First Violin

Kristina Anderson

   Concertmaster

Juliana Zolynas

   Assistant Concertmaster

Norman Back
Amanda Bewley
Feliza Bourguet
Judy Eckart
Lana Hodzic
Susan Ivie
Jackie Maruskin
Jutta Massoud
Doug Morrison
Nicholas Travia

 

Second Violin

Ursula Goldstein

   Principal

Anne Anaya
Gale Anderson
Stephanie Black
Mary Burchett
Lisa Burkhart
Jeana Ernst
Jeannie Guzis
Stacy Hughes
Denise Leddon
Jacquline McBride
Nissa Nack
Leslie Stevens
Beth Wilson

 

Viola

Judy Beck

   Co-Principal

David Friburg

   Co-Principal

Lynda Alvarez
Audrey Horning
Dora Scott
Brandon Tran

 

Cello

Peter Bedrossian

   Principal

Naomi Adams
Nita Cooley
Alan Copeland
Kate Fisher
Muriel Haupt
Chris Jackson
Hildi Kang
Joanne Lenigan
Sarah Morgan
Paul Pappas
Sharon Schumacher
Joseph Swenson

 

String Bass

Nick James

   Principal

Markus Salasoo

   Acting Principal

Alan Frank
Patricia Lay
Aaron Plattner

 

Flute

Marianne Beeler

   Principal

Nan Davies
Beth Wilson

 

Piccolo

Nan Davies

 

Oboe

Eva Langfeldt

   Principal

Jeanne Brown
Jeff Lenigan

 

Clarinet

Lesley Watson

   Principal

Kathy Boster

 

Saxophone

George Pascoe

 

Bassoon

Doug Stark

   Principal

Katie Brunner

 

Horn

Christine-Ann Immesoete

   Principal

Jim Hartman
Bryan Waugh
Robert Williams

 

Trumpet

Michael Portnoff

   Principal

Steven Anderson
Bob Bryant

 

Trombone /
Bass Trombone

Diane Schildbach

   Principal

Tom Munns
Marcus Schildbach

 

Tuba

Betsy Hausburg

 

Timpani

April Nissen

 

Percussion

April Nissen

   Principal

Tom Dreiman

 

Harp

Constance Koo

 

Celesta / Piano

Todd Evans

 

Soloists

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

Musicians, 2009–10 to 2016–17 Seasons
 
Musicians, 2016–17
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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