Many thanks to Meredith Grenier for the article “About Town: Peninsula Committee’s Grand Salon 2013 benefits the Los Angeles Philharmonic,” posted on dailybreeze.com on May 24. Meredith did a fine job with the basics of “Who, What, When, Where.” Then she makes the article come alive by recounting charming snippets of conversations overheard during the evening. Please enjoy the full text by clicking here.
A beautiful setting, warm hosts, enchanting music, delectable food, exhilarating auction bidding, and teamwork to make it all happen — those elements combined to make this another “grand” year for the Grand Salon and Auction.
❤ CAROLYN ❤
Nathan Cole, violin, Akiko Tarumoto, violin, and Micah Yui, piano, were featured performers for the evening. Nathan is First Associate Concertmaster with the LA Phil. He is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, and made his debut with the Louisville Orchestra at age ten. He is currently on the faculty at the Colburn School, with classes at the Colburn Conservatory and USC. He is an online teaching artist with ArtistWorks, so if you want to brush up on your violin skills, visit him at nathancoleviolin.com.
Akiko, a New York native and Nathan’s wife, studied at the preparatory division of the Juilliard School, received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard, and her Master of Music degree from Juilliard. She returned to the LA Phil this fall as a member of the second violin section. Micah is a piano instructor at the Colburn School.
Rising stars from PV High School and a flute trio welcomed the crowd and proved the value of our Youth Music fundraising.
Please patronize the food vendors who generously donated our menu items, and let them know how much we appreciate them. Click on the names to view their websites.
Thanks to all who donated parties, prizes and…money!
You are amazing!
Grand Salon Committee
Kei Benoit – Co-chair
Val Noguchi – Co-chair
Judy Sannes – Finance, Mailing List, Reservations
Denise Clement – Invitations Design
Lois Moore – Invitations Mailing
Denise Clement, Diana Honeycutt, Judy Sannes, Kei Benoit, Val Noguchi, Janet Ceske, and Phyllis Sherwood
Carolyn Elliott – Hostess
Shirley Farley and Alicia Maniatakis – Restaurants
Tricia Paulsen – Benefactors
Sharon Guthrie – Benefactors Co-chair
Deborah Deutsch and Alicia Maniatakis – Rental, Floor Design & Set-up
Sandra Clay – LA Phil Musicians
Jean Strickland – High School Musicians
Phyllis Sherwood and Janet Ceske – Publicity
Jane Beseda – Website
Val Noguchi – Programs
Diana Honeycutt – Paper Goods
Claudia Grzywacz, Wanda Dalcin, Pat Zelt – Bar/Inventory
Denise Clement – Photography
Dale Harbour-Day – President
Ann Ehrenclou – Immediate Past President / Advisor
Britt Huff – Chair
Marilyn Hoffman, Hazel Lord, Judy Sannes – Co-chairs
Joanne Austin, Denise Clement, Joan Connaghan,
Mary Curtin, Paula Del Vicario, Paula Di Fiore,
Cheryl Graue, Sharon Guthrie, Malinda Pretz,
Marge Schmit, Donna Scoular
A Night to Remember!
Long-time members, new members, and guests enjoyed the May Salon, graciously hosted by Denyse Miller in her stunning coastal home. This panoramic vista greeted us as we gathered on May 14 for a morning of music and fellowship.
Pianist Dmitry Rachmanov stirred us with a virtuoso performance, selecting compositions by Schubert, Liszt, Chopin, and his signature Russian composer, Alexander Scriabin.
Members and guests shared smiles and laughter on this bright spring morning.
Photographs by Denise Clement