The Grand Salon

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The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic

is proud to present an evening of
world class music, fine wine, and gourmet tastings

at the seaside estate of
Carolyn and Julian Elliott
Palos Verdes Estates

Sunday, May 31, 2015
5 to 8 o’clock in the evening

Tickets $175 – by invitation only
Contact us at 310-544-1885

Cocktail attire



Become a Benefactor for a contribution of $1000 or more
and receive two  tickets with reserved seating
and recognition in the program.

To make a donation in any amount
contact us at 310-544-1885

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
EIN #23-7169837

String Trio

Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic 

Ben Ullery PhotoBEN ULLERY is Assistant Principal Viola of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a position he has held since 2012.  Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he spent three seasons as a member of the Minnesota Orchestra.  He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, where he received numerous honors upon graduation.  He later attended New England Conservatory and the Colburn School in Los Angeles.  Ullery is a founding member of the San Julian String Quartet, an ensemble that has played recitals throughout Los Angeles, including the LA Phil’s chamber series in Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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is a virtuoso cellist who has been hailed by The New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note.”  He has distinguished himself as one of the finest and most versatile instrumentalists of his generation, performing to critical acclaim as soloist, recitalist, orchestral principal, recording artist, and chamber musician.  In 2012, he was invited to join the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal Cello.  As a composer, deMaine has written several works for the cello, including a set of twelve Etudes-Caprices.  He performs on an immaculately preserved Venetian cello made in 1748 by Domenico Busan.

Jin-Shan Dai photoJIN-SHAN DAI is a dynamic violinist who has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.  He joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2010.  He was a member of the Toronto Symphony from 2004 to 2010, and made his debut as a soloist with that orchestra in 2008.  A native of China, Dai studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing before moving to the U.S. at the age of 17.  At home in Los Angeles, Dai frequently appears in the Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Society and Green Umbrella new music series.


Silent Auction

Gifts at our silent auction include these exciting items:

● An evening of music with David Benoit performing in a private home, including a gourmet dinner with Michael Shafer of the Depot Restaurant
● 2 Irish Getaways – One week stay in a charming cottage.  Begorra! (2 different items)
● Sunset cruise on a private yacht around LA Harbor
● Ride on the Goodyear Blimp for 2
● Hollywood Bowl backstage tour with lunch at the Cottage
● Outing to Union Station with lunch at Philippe’s
● Tour of the Weisman Art Collection with lunch at The Polo Lounge
● and many more…

Programs supported by the proceeds from the Auction include:

● Instrumental Music Classes for grades 4 through 12
● Music in the Garden, a concert held at the South Coast Botanic Garden where young South Bay musicians perform for a public audience
● Norris Theatre Concert, a performance of live music for PVPUSD 5th graders
Toyota Symphonies for Youth, a concert series that includes bus transportation to Walt Disney Concert Hall to hear performances by the LA Philharmonic
● Music Mobile, a hands-on introduction to the instruments of a symphony orchestra for 3rd graders in 23 Peninsula and South Bay schools


Young Musicians

Palos Verdes High School String Trio
Eileen Kim, violin
Kaori Shimizu, violin
Jamie Chung, cello

AMUSE Saxophone Trio
Benny Golbin, alto and soprano saxophones
James Sonoda, alto saxophone
Naoki Kita, tenor saxophone


Gourmet Tastings Provided by

Bristol Farms
837 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates 90274

Chez Melange
1611 Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach 90277

El Pollo Inka
550 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estates 90274

777 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estates 90274

Hey 19
4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance 90505

Lou’s on the Hill
24590 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance 90505

Ortega 120
1814 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach 90277

Rock & Brews
6300 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach 90277

Yellow Vase
Golden Cove, Malaga Cove, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates


Sincere Appreciation to Our Supporters

The Palos Verdes Music Center

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Reminder — Music Discovery is April 26


Music Discovery will be on April 26th at 4:00 p.m. at Amuse Music Center, featuring the world famous mandolinist, Evan Marshall. 

Please reserve your place by April 17th. Guests are welcome. Seating is limited.

Vino, Antipasto e Dolce will follow the performance

 For reservations send your check for $30.00 per person payable to PCLAP, to:

Lois Moore
6810 Locklenna Ln.
RPV, CA 90275

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Music in the Garden Another Success

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The rain stopped and sunshine arrived on Sunday, March 1, just in time for the annual Music in the Garden, which showcased almost 300 local student musicians.  The groups ranged in size from 3 to 120 and represented Miraleste Intermediate School, Narbonne High School, Peninsula High School, Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rolling Hills Prep & Renaissance Schools and Torrance South High School.

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New this year was the Nupur Dance Academy who presented classical Indian dances.   Face painting and Music Mobile demonstrations rounded out the offerings.

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Special thanks goes to the hard working committee and group of volunteers who made the day a huge success.



Music in the Garden by Meredith Grenier

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


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News from Clarinetist Andrew Moses

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Andrew Moses


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.

Musically yours,
– Andrew

Upcoming Performances


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

iPalpiti Musicales
at the home of Susan & Charles Avery Fisher
Fifth  Avenue at 87th, New York
Find out more…

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

Featuring a new symphonic composition by Andrew Moses...and pieces by other members of the LAPhil Composer Fellowship Program
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…
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Music in the Garden is Coming March 1!

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

Music in the Garden flyer 2015

Ridgecrest Intermediate School Advanced Orchestra and Band.