Lawrence Granger was originally scheduled to play as cello
soloist with the Silicon Valley Symphony for this concert. Larry, cellist in the San Francisco Symphony for 30 years, donated his time as Principal Cello at many rehearsals,
inspiring the section and raising the spirit of the entire orchestra. He also gave numerous musical and personnel recommendations that have contributed significantly to
increased quality performance. Sadly Mr. Granger passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2009. He was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the week, underwent surgery that was
seemingly successful, but succumbed to heart failure two days later. The entire
musical community has lost a great man and he will be missed by all. We dedicate this concert to the memory of Lawrence Granger.