SAVE THE DATE — Music in the Garden

 

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.

Duo-Pianists Perform at November Salon

Salon SPECTACULAR!

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.

Encore for Fanfare for Fall

Photos by Sally Varricchione

Fanfare co-chairs Janet Ceske and Phyllis Sherwood with Marian Duntley, Mardi Tobias and 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 welcoming committee, Pat Hill, Lesley Hull, C.J. Wilson and Lois Moore, greeted guests.

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.

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.

Ruth Ann Hoods and Jan Brandmeyer are all smiles.

Marian Duntley and Rolf & Judy Sannes visit with guests, Karsten & Bertha Lemke

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

Karen Tozer and guest, Jacquie Smith, with Marian Hall and her husband Dave Jones

Judy & Rolf Sannes enjoy the company of Donna Day

Judy & Rolf Sannes enjoy the company of Donna Day

Affiliates staff Josef Feneck, Melanie Sanguinet and Sharleen Eusebio came all the way from downtown.

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.

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.

Jeff Graue generously donated his exceptional technical sound expertise to make a successful event.

David & Barbara Hart

David & Barbara Hart enjoy the reception.

Donna Broderick, Bud & Sharon Guthrie with Andy & Nancy Mactavish and Ibby Dawson.

Donna Broderick, Bud & Sharon Guthrie with guests, Andy & Nancy Mactavish, and Ibby Dawson.

An Evening of Fall Beauty

An Evening of Fall Beauty
A large crowd of Peninsula Committee members and guests enjoyed an evening of fellowship and music on Sunday.  A social hour with food and drink kicked off the event. Musical entertainment was provided by members of the Asia America Youth Symphony – the violin duo of Jackson Snead and Connie Millecan, and the Matthew Jamele Jazz Quartet, featuring Matthew on the drums, Sara Sithi-Amnuai, trumpet, Nick De La O, bass, and Noah Wolfe, guitar.

The concert featured 15-year old Andrew Moses playing the clarinet with Dr. Tania Fleischer’s piano accompaniment. Robert Theis provided some wonderful piano offerings, with a surprise flute performance by his wife, Boglarka Kiss. Jeralyn Glass, accompanied by Keith Harrison, concluded the concert.

The event was made possible through the generous donations by our sponsors:

Platinum
Kristin Sannes Lowery and Michael Lowery

Gold
Lisa and Lowell Hill

Silver
Sue and Allan Frew, Jacqueline Glass, Diana and Van Honeycutt, Val and Henry Noguchi, Lois Ryan

Patron
Cynthia Allan, Ann and Jim Carley, PCLAP Class of 2011, Sharon and Bud Guthrie,
Christin Marie Ofiesh, Trudy Park, Marlene and Stephen Young

Contributor
Sondra and Wilhelm Behrens, Ginny Bleier, Joyce Block-Miller, David Clark, Frank’s Plumbing,
Merna Halsted,  Marilyn and Dale Hoffman, Kathleen Keller, Lois and Jim Moore,
Mary Jane Schoenheider, Phyllis and Joe Sherwood

And none of this wonderful evening would have been possible without the dedication and hard work of the Fanfare for Fall committee:

Co-chairs: Janet Ceske and Phyllis Sherwood

Kei Benoit, Joan Connaghan, Marian Duntley, Shirley Farley, Sue Frew, Carol Hart, Pat Hill,
Cheryl Graue, Hazel Lord, Alicia Maniatakis, Bette Moen, Lois Moore, Val Noguchi,
Judy Sannes, Marlene Shlens

Special thanks to Sally Varricchione for the photo montage.

Young Musicians Named for Fanfare for Fall

The Peninsula Committee’s Fanfare for Fall program next Sunday, November 2, will present these accomplished young musicians –

  • The Violin Duo of Jackson Snead and Eileen Kim, co-concertmasters of the 2014 Asian America Youth Symphony
  • The Matthew Jamele Jazz Quartet, featuring Matthew Jamele, drums; Sara Sithi-Amnuai, trumpet; Nick De La O, bass; and Victor San Pedro, guitar.

Tickets are still available.

Fanfare to Fall Preview

If you’d like a sneak preview of one of the Fanfare to Fall festured performers, pianist Robert Thies will be performing Beethoven’s Trio in G major for flute, bassoon and piano at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Thursday, October 14 at 8:00 PM.

A renowned artist praised for his “thoughtful and intensely moving interpretations,” he enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.  He is sought after as a master class teacher, chamber music coach and lecturer and presently serves on the faculty of the Colburn School of Performing Arts.

Theis has also worked and recorded with many of the top studio musicians and film composers.  His playing can be heard most recently on the winning score of The Life of Pi,  Danny Elfman’s concert piece Serenada Schizophrana, and the North American tour of Star Wars in Concert.

If you can’t make it to Disney Hall, you will have a chance to enjoy Robert Theis’ performance at the Peninsula Committee’s Fanfare to Fall on Sunday, November 2 at 4:00 PM.  Tickets are still available.

PCLAP Tours FIDM

 

Ann Ehrenclou, Marian Hall, Lu Takeuchi, hostess Marian Duntley, FIDM speaker and guide Lanie Denslow, Karen Gottliev, hostess Judy Sannes, Nancy Ceja, Janet Thomas, hostess Karen Tozer, Liesl and Marge Schmit enjoy the FIDM exhibit.

Ann Ehrenclou, Marian Hall, Lu Takeuchi, hostess Marian Duntley, FIDM speaker and guide Lanie Denslow, Karen Gottlieb, hostess Judy Sannes, Nancy Ceja, Janet Thomas, hostess Karen Tozer, Marge’s grandaughter Liesl and Marge Schmit enjoy the FIDM exhibit.

 

Thanks to Marian Duntley, Judy Sannes and Karen Tozer, eight Peninsula Committee members won a tour of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) at this year’s Grand Salon.  The tour was held on Friday, September 5, followed by lunch at Panini Grill. 

The day started with an overview of the history of FIDM and its current curriculum offerings presented by Lanie Denslow, FIDM’s International Director.  The tour included of many of FIDM’s collections and facilities.  PCLAP members also were able to see the current Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design and shop at several of the FIDM stores. 

Sadly this was our last FIDM tour since Lanie will be leaving at the end of the year to pursue other interests.  The good news is that she will lead PCLAP members in a workshop on international protocol and customs on November 15.  Mark the date on your calendars — details will be provided later.