Next concert, June 1: At “Classical Contrasts,” the exceptional soloist Gwendolyn Mok will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, perhaps his most intimate and poetic; it creates a unique dialogue between soloist and orchestra. The inventive, wacky, and wonderful music of Igor Stravinsky opens this evening of contrasting musical styles. Robert Schumann’s romantic Symphony No. 4 brings our season to a dramatic finish with a beautiful journey from darkness to light.
Business support for LAS: This is a new project to raise funds for the Symphony. Please see details on the Supporting Businesses page. The initial supporting business people are Patti Smylie of ReMax Accord and Dean Simpson at Planet Home Lending. If you would like to become one of the LAS supporting businesses, please contact Dean.
Schools concerts: LAS presented concerts in April at four local schools: Dougherty and Frederiksen Elementary Schools in Dublin and Hearst and Mohr Elementary Schools in Pleasanton. Click on the photo at right to see a 1-minute video of part of the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the opening of an assembly in Pleasanton. Learn more on our School Concerts page.
Recent concerts: Hear the prelude talk(83MB mp3) and read the concert program booklet (1.3MB pdf) for “Dramatic Dvořák,” our April 13 concert. Read the concert program booklet (807K pdf) from “Colorful Characters”, our concert on February 23, and hear the prelude talk(70MB mp3). “Joy, Pathos, and Passion” began our formal concert season on December 1, 2018; read the concert program booklet (896K pdf). Also on December 1, LAS performed at a family concert presented by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. “POPS: Bernstein on Broadway!” was the theme of the fundraiser Pops concert produced by the Symphony Guild on October 26. LAS accompanied B.J. Thomas at the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s Brilliance at the Bankhead gala on September 8.
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 4/16/19, click here.)