Livermore-Amador Symphony presenting ‘Brillance of Youth’ | News

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Dustin Breshears, 14, will perform Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor, 1st movement by Henri Vieuxtemps. He lives in San Pablo and is in ninth grade at the Oakland School for the Arts.

He started violin lessons at age 4 and began studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music at age 7. He has performed solo with four different orchestras since the age of 6 and has won numerous solo awards. Dustin comes from a family of musically talented siblings.

Violinist Valery Breshears. (Photo courtesy of LAS)

Valery Breshears, 12, Dustin’s sister, will perform “Zigeunerweisen” by Pablo de Sarasate. Valery is in seventh grade at the Oakland School for the Arts.

She started violin lessons at the age of 2 and at the age of 5 began studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has performed eight times as a soloist with six different orchestras since the age of 6 and has won numerous solo competitions.

The concert starts at 8:00 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Masks are required and guests 12 and older will be required to show proof of full vaccinations and photo ID upon entry.

For tickets, visit the Bankhead box office at 2400 First St., Livermore, www.livermorearts.org, or call 925-373-6800. Ticket holders should check www.livermoreamadorsymphony.org for updates as the concert schedule is subject to change due to the pandemic.

Editor’s note: Patricia J. Boyle, former president of the Tri-Valley branch of the California Writers Club, writes about the Livermore-Amador Symphony.

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