Welcome New Members

2019-01-10 11.58.45We are delighted to welcome our new members for 2019.  Provisional co-chairs Marian Hall and Phyllis Sherwood introduced Lorene Testa, Robin Stirling and Sara Neuman at our January Installation luncheon at the beautiful Palos Verdes Golf Club.

Music in the Garden is March 3!

The Peninsula Committee’s Music in the Garden is less than one month away.  Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 3, 2019, 12:00-5:00 PM.  

The event showcases young musicians of the Peninsula and South Bay, featuring Casimir Middle School Torrance Wind Symphony & Choir, Miraleste Intermediate School Concert Band, Palos Verdes High School String Quartet, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Concert Band and Choir, Ridgecrest Intermediate School Advanced Band and South High Torrance Jazz Ensemble.

Once again the event is held during the South Coast Botanic Garden’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival, so come enjoy the music and Garden offerings.  Purchase your tickets now!

WHEN: March 3, 2019

TIME: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

 All PRE-SALE Ticket Sales benefit youth music education


Family Pack – $25 (available as Pre-Sale Only), includes 1 or 2 adults and children (max: 5 people total)

Individual Pre-Sale tickets – $15 for adults, $5 for children (18 and under)

Admission to this event includes admission and all activities in the Garden.


Music Mobile, Face Painting and More Fun — Food for Purchase beginning at 12:00pm


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SOLD OUT!!! our 2018 Fall Fundraiser – MYSTIQUE – November 4, 6PM – 9PM

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You are invited to MYSTIQUE, an exciting evening of music, art, wine and food. Held on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA, the evening will feature the exhilarating group, “Café Musique”, and enable guests to enjoy the museum exhibits.

Café Musique ignites their audiences with a kaleidoscope of musical genres creating a unique blend that includes gypsy, swing, tango, folk and their self-defined genre, “wild classical.” From the central coast of California, the six members eat, sleep and breathe music and come from widely varying backgrounds. Having performed around the world on the stages of world-class music festivals, Café Musique has made thousands of fans of their powerful, emotive and beautiful sound.

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Guests will also have the opportunity to explore the engaging modern and contemporary Latin American art exhibits during the first hour of the event. It is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino Art.



6:00 pm     Exhibits, Gourmet Tastings  &  Wines, Desserts  &  Coffee

7:15 pm     Concert



Thank you for your support.  We hope to welcome you to another event next year.



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All proceeds support the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its youth music education. For additional information contact Lu Takeuchi at lutakeuchi@msn.com or  Jann Feldman at jannf@aol.com.


Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) | 628 Alamitos Avenue | Long Beach, CA 90802

Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic (PCLAP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in its 66th year working to support the Los Angeles Philharmonic, music appreciation and youth music education.

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Save the Date for our 2018 Fall Fundraiser, “MYSTIQUE” – Sunday, November 4th, 6pm to 9pm

Taking place at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, it will be an extraordinary night of music, fine wine, gourmet tastings and desserts from TGIS and, of course, fabulous friends with whom to share the experience.

As always, music is at the heart of our events and this Fall Fundraiser will be no exception. “Café Musique” – featuring Brynn Albanese and Duane Inglish – are known to ignite their audiences with their unique musical blend, ranging from tango to wild classical pieces.

Put the date on your calendar! Tickets are $135 and will go on sale in mid-September.

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Stormstock II: A Woodstock Revival

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Saturday, July 14th, 2018 – 6pm to 11pm

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The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic is delighted to announce Stormstock II – a musical tribute to Woodstock – to be held at a private home in Rolling Hills as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Featuring the ever-popular Andy & Renee with Hard Rain, please join us for a magical evening under the stars, combining fabulous food, wine, beer, and dessert with a great concert. Wear your tie-dyed T-shirts or hippie chic attire, come with a group of friends, and take your picture at the selfie-station!


Ticket information

  • Individual – $90 per person (bring your own beach chair/blanket)
  • Individual VIP – $150 per person (you will receive table seating)
  • Gold – $600 (you will receive 2 tickets for VIP reserved table seating)
  • Platinum – $1200 (you will receive 4 tickets for VIP reserved table seating)

We welcome guests 21 years of age and older.
Please check in at the entrance to obtain your wristband for admittance.





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Andy Hill and Renée Safier  with Hard Rain have been voted “Best of the Beach” by Easy Reader, and have a lively local following.  Their performances – more than 200 a year – are as much social gatherings as musical events. Andy & Renee, as a duo, and along with their band, Hard Rain, have taken their unique sound to venues all over the world.

They have won numerous awards with their 15 CDs, including “Best of the Beach” for several years running. On May 6th, the group hosted their 28th annual “DylanFest”, a Bob Dylan inspired music festival attended by hundreds of fans and featuring over 50 of L.A.’s top musicians. For more information, visit www.andyandrenee.com.


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Stormstock II is hosted by
Tom and Claudia Grzywacz
to benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Sponsorships Available!  Please join us as a Platinum or Gold Sponsor for special VIP Reserved Seating, and recognition at the event and on our website.

Checks may be sent to:  Stormstock II c/o PCLAP, P. O. Box 2122, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.  Please include the names of all guests with your order. The event address will be provided with your ticket confirmation.

Thank you! Your generosity supports our work for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and fostering music education and appreciation in our local communities.

The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic
is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation — ID #23-7169837


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The Grand Salon – an enchanting evening featuring LA Phil violinist, Kristine Whitson

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We are proud to present our annual ‘jewel in the crown’ – the Grand Salon – to be held Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM

This elegant event will be held at a spectacular oceanfront estate on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Fine wines and delectable food tastings from selected South Bay gourmet restaurants will be offered prior to a world-class musical performance.


Our annual Grand Salon is celebrated not only for superior music, wine, food, and conviviality, but also as an opportunity to bid on unique Silent Auction prizes. All proceeds benefit youth music education programs in the South Bay.

This year’s activities and prizes range from:

  • exotic member-catered meals will transport you from the best of southern California cuisine – with chimes! –  to the regions of Italy, or on safari in Africa
  • enlightening outings include the Irvine Museum collection of California Impressionists, a tour of Homeboy Industries, or a world-premiere King Tut exhibition at the California Science Center
  • join a party with a difference, whether Paint and Pinot, Birding and Photography, or the ever-popular Oktoberfest
  • get away on a break to Cathedral City, the Central Coast, Paso Robles – both with wine tastings! – or perhaps you fancy the west coast of Ireland
  • entertainment packages include Hello Dolly!, Tennessee Williams, and tickets to the Ahmanson, Glendale Center Theater or the Hollywood Bowl
  • and the list continues with golfing packages, spa packages, unique take-home pieces including freshwater pearls, a Philippi bowl, an Artiphon instrument (look it up!) and iconic Hollywood Bowl posters

In addition, we will be holding a LIVE AUCTION immediately prior to the musical performance, for two nights in a two-bedroom Oceanside Casita at Terranea.


Kristine Whitson, violinist, began violin and piano lessons at age four. She studied at the Menuhin Academy in Switzerland, Indiana University, Kneisel Hall in Maine, and at Music Academy of the West. Kristine has a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance from the New England Conservatory. She joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic is November 1990, and has also performed in its Green Umbrella and Chamber Music Series.

Kristine will be supported by Dale Hikawa Silverman, violist, and Junko Ueno Garrett, pianist.

Dale graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1973 with a degree in violin performance. After two years with the St. Louis Symphony, she joined the Los Angeles Philharmoic. Despite her love of violin, she soon decided to switch to viola and became associate principal.

Junko trained in piano at Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo and later studied at Rice University. During the 2017-2018 season, she will perform in Hong Kong and numerous Los Angeles area venues, including with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Series.


Reservations are limited and tickets are selling fast! Please purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are $175 per person. Our Benefactor level $1000 contribution includes two reserved seats and acknowledgment in the program.

For further information, please call 310-375-3895 or email pclaphil@gmail.com.

The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation — ID #23-7169837