Sipping with the Symphony!
Twilight Wine Tasting
Thursday September 28, 2023, 5 to 7 p.m.
Page Mill Winery, 1960 South Livermore Ave., Livermore
Join us at this special fundraising event! Support our fabulous symphony as you enjoy musical entertainment, fine wines, delicious nibbles, and unique auction items. The wine-tasting fee is $15. Ten percent of all sales wil be donated to the LAS Guild.
Print out and distribute a flyer!
POPS, Celebrating our 60th Anniversary!
Saturday September 30, 2023 at 3 p.m.
See our Pops page, and print out and distribute a flyer!
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, 583 Bell Ave, 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 PJ Wells at email@example.com or phone her at 925.245.0625.
The Guild will present this season’s annual Pops concert in downtown Livermore on September 30, 2023. Music will be performed by our LAS orchestra and by the Element 116 youth jazz band. The concert will begin at 3 o’clock outdoors in front of the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, in Livermore. Check it out! 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. Sipping with the Symphony includes live background music in addition to food and wine. Join us at Page Mill Winery, 1960 South Livermore Avenue in Livermore, any time between 5 and 8 p.m. on Thursday September 28, 2023. (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.
Check for $10,000 presented by
Guild President Beth Wilson to
LAS Association President Tim Barry
at the concert on 5/20/23
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 next Sipping is on 9/28/23. The Guild even raised several hundred dollars through Patxi’s Pizza in Livermore in 2018.
PJ Wells, President
Linda Miller, Vice-President
Sally Swanson, Recording Secretary
Judy McMurry, Treasurer
Beth Wilson, Immediate Past President
2022–2023 Guild Members The 2023–2024 list will be posted in autumn 2023.
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.
Changes as of 9/13/23 (since print publication date of 10/19/22):
updated date of Sipping with the Symphony to 9/28/23; 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 and changed to preferred name of Penny Jones; added new member Shirley Koenig; corrected misspelling of Carole Lince; added preferred phone (cell, not land line) of Judy McMurry; added new member Maria Pomares; updated email of Sarah Wharton; changed to preferred phone (cell, not land line) of Pat Wheeler.