March Salon: Ceora Winds Delight

The Ceora Winds trio set the stage for a delightful year of music.  Individually, each has studied at the nation’s finest music conservatories and maintains a career as a sought-after orchestral, chamber, solo, and recording musician.  They performed the entire program from memory, allowing them to move to the music and have as little between themselves and the audience as possible.

Michelle Matsumune, flute, Heather Millette, clarinet, and Christin Webb, bassoon

Michelle Matsumune, flute, Heather Millette, clarinet, and Christin Webb, bassoon

Michelle Matsumune, flute, has released two CDs and performs as a singer for the choral group The Wagner Ensemble.  Heather Millette, clarinet, is on the faculty of the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and is a busy freelance musician in the LA area.  Christin Webb, bassoon, arranged the piece “Oblivion” by Piazzolla.  She teaches at Citrus College and was recently featured on Jenni Olson’s CD “The Dreams of Birds.”

The morning was a sensual delight with bright spring flowers…

Cheryl Graue with an armful of flowers by Lorraine McWhinnie

Cheryl Graue with an armful of flowers by Lorraine McWhinnie

savory food prepared and served with aplomb by caterer Janet Faria …

Sweet and savory bites prepared by Janet Faria

Sweet and savory bites prepared by Janet Faria

the smiles and new energy of our 2013-2014 Provisional class…

Joellen Alflen, serving,  and our Provisional class made the Salon a smooth success

Joellen Alflen, serving, and our Provisional class made the Salon a smooth success

the warmth of reconnecting with friends and sharing our love of music…

Paula Di Fiore and Rosina Baur

Paula Di Fiore and Rosina Baur

Carrie Stock’s stunning design sense expressed throughout her home, and Dale Harbour-Day’s high energy leadership.

Carrie Stock, who hosted us in her home, and Dale Harbour-Day, 2013-2014 President

Carrie Stock, who hosted us in her home, and Dale Harbour-Day, 2013-2014 President

Many thanks to Darlene Vlasek, Vice President-Programs, for introducing us to the talented Ceora Winds, and to all who contributed to making the day a joyous memory.

2 responses to “March Salon: Ceora Winds Delight

  1. Thank you SO MUCH (whoever you are!! :>))) for this lovely visual ‘concert’ which captures a stunning musical morning. What a wonderful way to remind all of us fortunate enough to have been a part of this salon how lucky we are to be able to enjoy great music in settings such as Carrie Stock’s beautiful home. And for those who weren’t able to be present, this recreates the morning. I applaud and appreciate this way in which the PCLAPO is reaching out to and staying in touch with members. Sally Varricchione

  2. Many thanks for sending all the wonderful information about the recent Salon…. having been there, you couldn’t have explained it any better. kudos….Phyllis Sherwood