Ethan Allen Platt

The Livermore-Amador Symphony Guild is honoring Ethan Allen Platt, first president of the Livermore Symphony, with an “Imaginary Non-Concert” to raise funds to purchase sheet music to be stamped with his name. Platt died in May at the age of 102.

Platt had a master’s degree in nuclear engineering and worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 32 years, retiring in 1984. He also had a passion for classical music, helping organize the Livermore Symphony in 1963. He played clarinet with the symphony for 20 years, while also serving as its general manager. He also formed the Livermore Woodwind Quintet, which played throughout the 1960s and ‘70s.

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