Thanks to our good friend Meredith Grenier for her article in the February 1, 2015 Daily Breeze
Music in the Garden
For those who remember with nostalgia the Peninsula Music Fairs produced by members of the Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra from 1972 to 2008, the committee is presenting a comparatively mini, but nonetheless inspirational, day of music showcasing South Bay intermediate and high school musicians from the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Torrance. The event, from noon to 4 p.m. March 1 at the South Coast Botanic Garden, will feature music, singing and face painting in the Children’s Garden, plus ongoing ensembles in the Frances Young Hall Auditorium.
Guests also can purchase food and enjoy the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which coincides with the music event at the SCBG. In addition, the popular Music Mobile van will be on display featuring hands-on demonstrations of orchestra instruments, and painters, strolling musicians and a food truck will add to the festivities.
Admission may be purchased at the door or ticket packages are available in advance as follows: Family pack for $25 includes one or two adults and children (up to 5 people total), individual adult for $9, or individual youth (18 and under) for $5. Send checks, made out to PCLAP, to P.O. Box 2122, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274. For more information, visit www.pclaphil.org/.
Happy New Year!
These upcoming months look to be so exciting! My 2015 performance season begins this Sunday afternoon as I join with other local performers for the annual Loyola Marymount University Concert of Music for Children. This is always an inspiring time to present some favorite childhood fairy tales and fables by the LMU department of Music, the Sinatra Opera Workshop, and the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company.
Then next week I’ll be giving a solo recital in New York City. I’m honored to have been invited to perform at the home of Susan and Charles Avery Fisher in Manhattan as part of the iPalpiti Musicales Recital Series.
Coming in February will be a solo recital in West Los Angeles as part of the Gateway Performance Series. The diverse program will include pieces ranging from Bach to a premiere by Los Angeles Composer Adam Borecki.
On a more personal note, then in March I’m humbled to be traveling to Asia on a trip with my father and a small team to serve needs in India, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Recital information below.
Sunday, January 25, 2015, 1:00 & 3:00pm (two performances)
Loyola Marymount University
presents: Concerts of Music For Children
Murphy Recital Hall, Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California
Free and open to the community.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:30pm
Presents: Andrew Moses, clarinet with Dr. Tania Fleischer, piano
West Los Angeles, California
(more information coming soon…)
Thursday and Friday, April 23 & 24, 2015
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Symphonies for Schools Concert
Performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Thursday, April 23, 10:00am – Middle School Concert
Friday, April 24, 10:00am – High School Concert
Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2015
Including the quintet, Distemper and Chalk on Canvas, by Andrew Moses
First Lutheran Church, Venice, CA
Details to come…
Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic is proud to announce that its community outreach program, Music in the Garden, will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at South Coast Botanic Garden from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Featuring student musicians from the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the South Bay, the program is designed to create public audiences for young musicians and to showcase the music programs of area schools. Coinciding with the Cherry Blossom Festival that weekend at the Garden, Music in the Garden is reminiscent of the old Music Fair which was put on by the Committee from 1972 to 2008. The popular Music Mobile van will be on display and will feature hands-on demonstrations of orchestra instruments. Face painters, strolling musicians and a food truck will add to the festivities.
The schools that will be participating this year are:
Narbonne High School, Lomita
Palos Verdes High School
Palos Verdes Intermediate School
Peninsula High School
Ridgecrest Intermediate School
Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools
South High School, Torrance
Proceeds from Music in the Garden will benefit youth music education. Our continuing successful youth and community outreach programs include:
- Music Mobile-Hands-on introduction to the music instruments of a symphony orchestra for 3rd graders in 23 Peninsula and South Bay schools
- Norris Theatre-Yearly performances of live music for all PVPUSD 5th grade students
- Instrumental Music Programs – for grades 4 through 12
- Toyota Symphonies for Youth – bus transportation and concerts at Disney Hall
- Concert Coaches – bus transportation to Disney Hall for Friday matinee performances
- Music in the Garden – young musicians perform at South Coast Botanic Garden
PCLAP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Information on the program and how to purchase tickets are posted on the attached flyer or at www.pclaphil.org.
Music in the Garden flyer 2015
Photos courtesy of Sally Varricchione
On November 13 Peninsula Committee members were treated to a fantastic evening Salon at the home of Carol and Jan Janura. The featured artists were Joanne Pearce Martin and Gavin Martin, duo-pianists, who performed a number of piano selections written for “four hands.”
Thanks for the wonderful evening go to Claudie Grzywacz, Wanda Dalcin, 2014 Provisional members, Marilyn Hoffman, Marge Schmit, Carrie Stock and Darlene Vlasek, VP of Programs.
Winter may not be over yet, but the Peninsula Committee’s Music in the Garden is only a few short months away. Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 1, 12:00-4:00 PM. Once again the South Bay Botanic Garden will be the venue for a wonderful afternoon of entertainment provided by young musicians from the Peninsula and South Bay schools. This will be held during the Garden’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival so come listen to the music and enjoy the beauty of the Cherry Trees!
Details will be forthcoming.
Photos by Sally Varricchione
Fanfare co-chairs Janet Ceske and Phyllis Sherwood, with Marian Duntley, Mardi Tobias and Sally Varricchione, created an enjoyable evening of food, friends and fantastic music!
The Welcome Committee, Pat Hill, Lesley Hull, C.J Wilson and Lois Moore, greeted guests.
Terri Somers and Ellen Moses welcome guest Bettie Lou Shaw, daughter Rebecca Doub and grandson Freddie.
Ruth Ann Hoods and Jan Brandmeyer are all smiles.
Marian Duntley and Rolf & Judy Sannes visit with guests, Karsten & Bertha Lemke
Karen Tozer and guest, Jacquie Smith, with Marian Hall and her husband Dave Jones
Judy & Rolf Sannes enjoy the company of Donna Day
Affiliates staff Josef Feneck, Melanie Sanguinet and Sharleen Eusebio came all the way from downtown.
The Del Vicarios seated with their guests, Christel and Dan Bochard.
Jeff Graue generously donated his exceptional technical sound expertise to make a successful event.
David & Barbara Hart enjoy the reception.
Donna Broderick, Bud & Sharon Guthrie with guests, Andy & Nancy Mactavish, and Ibby Dawson.