2017 Grand Salon

Grand Salon 2017

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

Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 5 to 8 o’clock in the evening

Tickets $175 – by invitation only
Contact us at pclaphil@gmail.com

Cocktail attire

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Contribute

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 310-378-2914 or pclaphil@gmail.com

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

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Featured Artists

Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Hooten

THOMAS HOOTEN is Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hooten served as Principal Trumpet in the Atlanta Symphony from 2006-2012, where he was awarded the first ever Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair, a merit-based award for “excellence in musical artistry, leadership, collegiality and community engagement.” Hooten began his career in 2000 with a trumpet/cornet position in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C. He went on to join the Indianapolis Symphony as Assistant Principal Trumpet for two years, and subsequently won the Principal Trumpet auditions for both the Houston and Atlanta Symphonies. He released Trumpet Call, his first solo album, in 2011. In 2012, Jennifer Marotta and Hooten co-edited the latest release of the Completely Conservatory Method for Trumpet by J. B Arban, which is one of the most widely used trumpet methods in modern history.

Mark Robson (accompanist), with degrees from the University of Southern California and Oberlin College, has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a pianist with “one of the great techniques,” “an inquiring mind” and performer capable of evoking an “exquisite engulfing pastel haze,” and he continues to impress with his multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Mr. Robson is equally comfortable in styles ranging from early music played on the harpsichord and organ to the great Romantic repertoire and beyond to contemporary piano works. As a collaborative artist he commands the respect of his peers in both the recital and chamber settings. He presents an annual recital for Piano Spheres, and as an organist he has appeared at Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. He also serves as a rehearsal pianist for the Los Angeles Opera, and occasionally helps out at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Among his formidable musical projects has been the performance in eight concerts of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. As a composer, Robson has had works programmed on concerts in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Barcelona, and Paris.

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Gourmet Tastings Provided By

Baran’s 2239
502 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Bettolino’s Kitchen
211 Palos Verdes Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Bristol Farms
837 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Chez Melange
1611 Catalina Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Giorgio’s
777 Deep Valley Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Hey 19
4525 Calle Mayor
Torrance. CA 90505

Ortega 120
1814 So. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Palos Verdes Golf Club
3301 Via Campesina
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Rock and Brews
6300 Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Sweets by Torrance Bakery

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Sincere Appreciation to Our Supporters

Invitations generously underwritten by

Amuse

550 Deep Valley Drive # 261B
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
310.377.7838
amusemusic.com

LAPhil

 

 

Donna Day is a Video Star!

Donna Day thumbnailAt age 12, Donna Day fell in love with Beethoven at summer camp, and classical music became a source of joy and inspiration throughout her life.  Listen in as Donna shares her dream to leave a legacy so the experience she had as a youngster is available — forever, for everyone.

Click here to view Donna’s two minute video on the LA Phil’s website.

This video beautifully answers the question “Why We Give.”  Donna and Alanna Kennedy are PCLAP’s Legacy Liaison Co-Chairs.  They can help answer questions about the LA Phil’s Planned Giving program, and put you in touch with staff members who will suggest flexible options for your own estate planning.

To see answers to frequently asked questions about Legacy Giving, click here:
Gift Planning FAQs

Amazing Asian Fusion

Greeting the year of the Rooster just in time for the start of Chinese New Year on January 28th, this lively group of PCLAP members, spouses and friends enjoyed a tour of the world famous Chen Art Gallery.  The gallery houses many priceless Chinese artworks from antiquity and modern times, as well as European art and Faberge eggs.  After the tour, the group had lunch at nearby Japanese restaurant, Nozomi, completing the Amazing Asian Fusion package that was sold at last year’s Auction.  The tour and lunch was hosted by Marian Duntley, Karen Gottlieb and Jane Beseda.  Great way to start the year!

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Attendees, left to right:  Marian Duntley, Janet Ceske, Jane Beseda, Donna Day, Diana Honeycutt, Sara Jane Bettge, Darlene Vlasek, Karen Gottlieb, Jim Vlasek, Marian Hall, Karen Tozer, Peggy (Tricia’s Mom), Linda Bhatia, Tricia Paulsen

 

Welcome the 2017 Team

by Jane Beseda

On January 12, we met at the beautiful Palos Verdes Golf Club for our annual Installation Luncheon to kick off a dynamic year of fellowship, fundraising, and fun.

Meet the Officers of the 2017 Board!

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2017 Officers: (front l-r) Cheryl Graue, Paula Del Vicario, Marian Hall, Kathy Keller; (back l-r) Jann Feldman, Lu Takeuchi, Debby McDonald, Karen Gottlieb, Linda Whitson, Ann Marinovich, Val Noguchi; Judy Sannes and Ellen Perkins (not pictured). Photo: Denise Clement

Marian Hall – President
Cheryl Graue – Vice President Programs
Debby McDonald & Judy Sannes – Vice Presidents Hospitality
Karen Gottlieb – Vice President Donations
Jann Feldman & Lu Takeuchi – Vice Presidents Fall Fundraiser
Paula Del Vicario & Ellen Perkins – Vice Presidents Grand Salon
Ann Marinovich – Recording Secretary
Val Noguchi – Corresponding Secretary
Linda Whitson – Chief Financial Officer
Kathy Keller – Treasurer Fundraising Events

As Paula Del Vicario passed the torch to incoming President Marian Hall, we remembered the many successes of Paula’s leadership at the helm of the Peninsula Committee.  Thank you Paula for two-in-a-row outstanding years.

Marian Hall recognized the rich legacy that spans our 65 years since we were founded in 1952.  Through the decades, we have been resilient and adapted to change, while keeping the best of what we do.  As we tackle the challenges of the next era, Marian invited us to be part of the team that sets the vision for our future.  Save the date for an All Member meeting on March 29 at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.  We need your ideas!

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Paula Del Vicario, Past President 2015-2016; Marian Hall, President 2017. Photo: Val Noguchi

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We congratulated the graduating class of 2016 as they completed their first year as new members.  Thanks for your great work on our Salons, Music Mobile, and many other projects last year.

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Jeanne Henry, Pam Irwin, Lorna Interian, 2016 Provisionals Chair Phyllis Sherwood, Barbara Addleman, Nancy Bell, Cassie Westhead. Not present: Lisa Harquail-Sierveld. Photo: Val Noguchi

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We greeted the incoming class of new members for 2017.  Welcome aboard!  You’re going to love it.

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Shirley Farley, 2017 Provisionals Co-chair, Anna Randall, Renata Harrison, Dianna Chooljian, Patricia Maurice, Nikki Marlette, Alicia Maniatakis, 2017 Provisionals Co-chair.  Photo:  Val Noguchi

 

2017 Music in the Garden

 

The Peninsula Committee’s Music in the Garden is only two short months away. Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 5, 2017, 12:00-4:00 PM. Once again the South Coast 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!

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Reflections on Fanfare for Fall’s “Beats, Bubbles and Bites” Concert

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PCLAP Members Denise Clement, Cheryl Graue, and Darlene Vlasek with with performers at Fanfare for Fall. Photo: Meredith Grenier

A hearty “thank you” to freelance writer Meredith Grenier for attending our Fanfare for Fall event held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club on November 6.  She has a knack for vividly capturing delightful tidbits from the performance along with quips from audience members, while emphasizing our fundraising goals of supporting the LA Philharmonic Orchestra and youth music programs in our community.  Enjoy the full text of Meredith’s article posted in the “Daily Breeze” on December 4, 2016.

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FANFARE FOR FALL 2016

Peninsula Committee’s Fanfare for Fall, “Beat, Bubbles and Bites” will be held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club on Sunday, November 6, 2016, from 4:00-7:00 PM.  Beverages and hearty hors d’oeuvres will be served prior to the concert.

The evening promises to provide exciting musical entertainment while supporting the LA Phil and school music programs.  The performance will feature violinist Etienne Gara with the Sunset Trio, piano duets by Drs. Kookhee Hong and Minji Noh, and baritone Partick Bell performing Opera-Kadabra.

 

slide-1etiennePraised for the warm tone and expressiveness of his playing, French born violinist Étienne Gara has performed extensively worldwide, appearing in such renowned venues as the SOKA Performing Art Center and the Sagerstrom Center for the Arts in the Greater Los Angeles Area, the Jordan Hall in Boston, the Marigny Theatre in Paris, the Wiener Saal and the Marmor Saal of the Mirabell Palace in Salzburg. Since making his orchestral solo debut in 2005 with the Savaria Symphony Orchestra in Hungary, he has continued his soloist career with orchestras in Europe and the United States.

He had the honor to be appointed concertmaster for the grand opening of the new Auditorium of the Mozarteum in Salzburg and since then, acts regularly as concertmaster for orchestras such as the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra and the Kontrapunktus Chamber Orchestra. He also appears as guest principal violin with many ensembles in halls including the Disney Concert Hall and the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

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Dr. Kookhee Hong is active as both a pianist and an educator. A prizewinner at esteemed competitions such as the Carlet International Competition, Maria Canals International Competition, Andorra International Competition and the Panama International Competition, she appeared as a soloist with the Tenerife Symphony, the Manhattan Symphony, the Carlet Sinfonia, the Gran Canaria Philharmonic, and the Panama National Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Hong received Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, under the direction of Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. Her book, The Piano Teaching Legacy of Solomon Mikowsky, is currently being published all over the globe in Chinese, English, Korean and Spanish.

 

slide3-nohDr. Minji Noh (Lee) began her piano career at age nine as a soloist with the Baroque Symphony in South Korea and subsequently appeared with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, State Academic Orchestra of Ukraine, and the Orange County Symphony. She is currently a faculty member at Chaffey College and Irvine Valley College. Additionally, she serves as the Orange County Director of Junior Chamber Music.

Dr. Noh received degrees in Piano Performance from Oberlin Conservatory, New England Conservatory and University of Southern California.

 

 

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Patrick Bell is an Opera singer and magician. In his rich baritone voice, Patrick sings the beautiful arias that you know and love. He performs stunning magic that illustrates the story of the character, affect of the music, and meaning of the text…

Patrick has earned both Bachelors of Music and Masters of Music degrees in Vocal Performance at UCLA. He has performed several seasons with the Los Angeles Opera Chorus, and beginning January 2017, he will be on tour throughout the USA and Europe.

 

 

Tickets are $80 each.  For ticket purchase information, please contact Jann Feldman at (310) 995-3070.