Join the Guild!
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 Livermore-Amador Symphony Guild or L.A.S.G. to the Treasurer, LAS Guild, 3550 Pacific Ave, Apt. 1407, Livermore CA 94550. 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 email Guild President Beth Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her at 925.447.7270.
The Guild presented an outdoor Pops concert in downtown Livermore on October 15, 2022. Music was provided by our LAS orchestra and by the Element 116 jazz band. See the Pops page for more!
Sipping with the Symphony
This annual fundraiser at Page Mill Winery in Livermore is organized by the Guild and supported by the winery. It was held most recently from late afternoon to early evening on September 22, 2022, and always includes live background music in addition to food and wine. The photos are from 9/23/21 and 9/22/22.
Wine to sip and good food to eat, too.
LAS violin player Lana Hodzic (2nd from left)
and friends. 2021
A relaxing table scene during
Sipping with the Symphony. 2022
Linda Tinney, past Guild president,
and Carole Lince, event volunteer. 2021
Musicians Tim Barry (guitar/mandolin/voice)
and Brad Herbert (electric bass). 2022
Beth Wilson (flute) and Kate Fisher (cello),
one of two musical duos in 2021.
Spring Meeting 4/21/22
Guild President Beth Wilson hosted the Spring Meeting at her home. Guild officers for the 2022–2023 season were elected during the business meeting. Three young soloists from the annual LAS competition provided the musical program: Sora Corro, piano; Wilson Liu, piano; and Haoran Lee, cello. Beth described these students as “phenomenal.”
Guild members and friends at the Spring Meeting 2022
Sora Corro, Wilson Liu, and Haoran Lee.
In Memory of Nan Davies, 1937–2022
Nan Wood Davies joined the Symphony in 1964 and continued to play the flute with us for over 50 years. She and her husband, Walter Davies, were active members of the Tri-Valley arts community. Nan gave private flute lessons to many students in the Livermore area and played with Bay Flute Club, the Ohlone Wind Symphony, and her flute quartet, Silverwinds, as well as LAS.
Nan was a scientist and moved to the Bay Area to work at Lawrence Livermore Lab. She met Walter there, and they married on Dec. 28, 1963. After bearing and raising their two children, she re-entered the workforce, eventually working for Wind River Systems of Alameda and retiring in 2012.
Nan had a lifelong passion for cooking and baking, sewing, reading, and travel. She was an extremely active member of the Symphony Guild. She hosted meetings and events at her home, and there were always delicious treats at any function Nan was involved in. Gracious, warm, welcoming, and cheerful, Nan was a vital part of our community and will be sorely missed.
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.
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.
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. The Guild organizes “Sipping with the Symphony,” annual late afternoon / evening events at Page Mill Winery featuring music performed by LAS-related chamber groups; the most recent Sipping was on 9/22/22. The Guild even raised several hundred dollars through Patxi’s Pizza in Livermore in 2018.
Beth Wilson, President
Nancy McKenzie, Vice-President
Sally Swanson, Recording Secretary
Joan Dickinson, Treasurer
Kathy Streeter, Immediate Past President
2022–2023 Guild Members
Mary Ann Johnston
Lou Anne Martin
Cherie Jo Patenaude
Donald and Judy Person
Mary Anne Rozsa
Kathlene V. Tabet
Dr. Arthur Barnes
2022–2023 Guild Directory
The most recent Guild directory (calendar, committees, addresses, etc.) is password-protected.
Changed as of 5/19/23 (since print publication date of 10/19/22):
updated phone and email of Evan Branning; updated street address and phone of Janie Eddleman; noted that Joan Green died on March 10, 2023; updated email of Marion Jones; added new member Shirley Koenig; corrected misspelling of Carole Lince; added new member Maria Pomares; updated email of Sarah Wharton.