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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 6/24/19.

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, 2018–19 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


Sara Usher

   Concertmaster (Feb.)

Juliana Zolynas

   Assistant Concertmaster

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


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
Elizabeth Paik
Leslie Stevens
Beth Wilson
Jocelyn Zhu



Judy Beck


David Friburg


Lynda Alvarez
Ashley Bowers
Audrey Horning
Robin Newmark
Sheri Schultz
Dora Scott
Brandon Tran
Esteban Zapiain



Peter Bedrossian


Alan Copeland
Aidan Epstein
Kate Fisher
Nathan Hunsuck
Chris Jackson
Hildi Kang
Joanne Lenigan
Katrina Makarewicz
Paul Pappas
Sharon Schumacher
Joseph Swenson


String Bass

Markus Salasoo


Alan Frank
Navaz Jasavala
Aaron Plattner
James Schulz



Marianne Beeler


Nan Davies
Stacie Manuel
Beth Wilson



Nan Davies


Oboe / English Horn

Eva Langfeldt


Elizabeth Henderson

   Acting Principal

Jeanne Brown
Jeff Lenigan
Tim Meals

Clarinet / Bass Clarinet

Lesley Watson


Kathy Boster
Christy Diggins


Jack Stanley



Doug Stark


Katie Brunner



Christine-Ann Immesoete


James Hartman
Bryan Waugh
H. Robert Williams



Michael Portnoff


Steven Anderson
Bob Bryant
Mark Williams


Trombone /
Bass Trombone

Diane Schildbach


Tom Munns
Marcus Schildbach
Jeff Smurthwaite



Betsy Hausburg


Robert Huntington



April Nissen



April Nissen


Lee Carpenter
Tom Dreiman
Alice Durand
Todd Evans
Kelly Fasman
Bill Taylor
Walter Nissen



Constance Koo



Todd Evans



Matt Finders and Friends, jazz combo; Johnny Orenberg, song leader; Linda Tinney and Lara Webber, vocalists

Competition for Young Musicians Winners:
Alexander Canicosa-Miles, cello; Daniel Mah, piano

Evan Kahn, cello

Gwendolyn Mok, piano

Musicians, 2009–10 to 2017–18 Seasons
Musicians, 2017–18
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. Many donations to the Symphony’s music fund were made in his memory, and in 2017 the Kasameyer family donated a set of four beautiful professional hammered-copper timpani to the Symphony in memory of Paul.

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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