The September Salon: A Sylvan Delight

Barbara.

Barbara.

Barbara Hart welcomed us to her hacienda for an end-of-summer garden Salon—a sylvan delight.  Barbara’s home brims with life-affirming treasures collected from around the world that mirror her beautiful spirit.  Thank you Barbara!

We reconnected with each other after the summer hiatus, and welcomed several guests who we hope may join us as new members next year.    We appreciate the vitality and growth that these wonderful women can bring.  We also distributed packets for the Fanfare for Fall gala on October 27 at PV Country Club.   Please sign up and spread the word among your friends and neighbors.

Andrew Moses, clarinet, and Yoshika Masuda, cello

Andrew Moses, clarinet, and Yoshika Masuda, cello

Fourteen year-old Andrew Moses, clarinet, and Yoshika Masuda, cello, performed selections by Beethoven, Bach, Jerome Rosen, Svante Henryson, and Andrew Moses (yes, his own composition!).  Thank you Darlene Vlasek and Tricia Paulsen, Programs, for this musical treat.

These young “artists to watch” impressed us with their skill, but also with their poise and relaxed relationship with the audience.  As the warm sun became hot and the sheet music wafted away on gentle breezes, they kept a playful composure, while Darlene deftly retrieved the flying pages.  You can watch sample performances, not from this Salon, by clicking here for Andrew and clicking here for Yoshika.

Now, sit back and enjoy these happy memories of the day.

Linda Gassett and Shirley Farley

Linda Gassett and Shirley Farley

Sybille Roessler, Pilar Hale, Leda Connor, Britt Huff, Kathy Keller

Sybille Roessler, Pilar Hale, Leda Connor, Britt Huff, Kathy Keller

Robbie Miles (guest), Cheryl Graue, Marilyn Hoffman, Linda Whitson (guest)

Robbie Miles (guest), Cheryl Graue, Marilyn Hoffman, Linda Whitson (guest)

(at table) Marian Ruth, Trudy Park, Sharon Butler, (on hearth) Linda Gassett and guest, Nancy Stefanides

(at table) Marian Ruth, Trudy Park, Sharon Butler, (on hearth) Linda Gassett and guest, Nancy Stefanides

Andrew Moses, clarinet, and Yoshika Masuda, cello.   It's getting very warm with these coats on.

Andrew Moses, clarinet, and Yoshika Masuda, cello. It’s getting very warm with these coats on.

Ahh.  A shady spot, and the coats are off for a final bow.

Ahh. A shady spot, and the coats are off for a final bow.

Mark your calendars!
Fanfare for Fall
October 27, 2013
PV Country Club
$75 per person
4:00 PM Light Refreshments and No Host Bar
5:00 PM Entertainment Begins

October

9 responses to “The September Salon: A Sylvan Delight

  1. Thanks, but again had trouble opening the pictures. Don’t remember what I was supposed to do. It worked after you told me. Your member with limited expertise. Sibylle. It was a very good Salon.

  2. Well done as usual, Jane. I’m not sure that we’ve ever exchanged words verbally, but as a techno-Geekette myself (to which our mutual friend and ex-Savannah-ite Marian can attest), I so admire the technical work you’ve done for our Committee. For those of us who can’t go a day without staring at a computer screen, you’ve definitely ‘upped our communication act.’ Thank you so much.
    Sally Varricchione, former ‘Hondarian’ (as opposed to Toyotarian)

    • Thank you so much Sally. It’s been a learning experience, and there’s plenty more ahead to tackle. We’re just ramping up a PCLAP Facebook site. We are a finalist in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good competition, and public voting for the winners is through Facebook. You can find us on Facebook under the name fully spelled out — Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic. Not too much on our Page yet, but you can Like us if you have a FB account. See you at one of the events!

      • Hi Again, Jane…
        I am not a fan of Facebook, and caution clients and family members about using it, and especially about maintaining their accounts. Social media is definitely a part of today’s communication world, but I have some difficulty reconciling the traditional ‘formality’ (for lack of a better word) and ‘class’ of our committee, the membership of which is largely comprised of long time residents of this community, with using sites such as Facebook and Twitter to draw attention to our projects. I’m sure you and the Board have fully discussed and analyzed this issue, and with your expertise and professional experience, Jane, I know that you’ll manage it responsibly. While I do have a FB account, I never post on it and screen the entries I see very carefully.
        Just curious…did ‘Downtown’ OK this project? I remember when I was heading up the Auction with Lorraine McWhinnie, and we were trying to use a different logo for the Salon invitation than the LA Phil’s design. You would have thought we were crossing all manner of lines of decorum and good taste.
        Sally Varricchione, Class of 1983 (I was a kid when I joined PCLAPO! :>)))

  3. Thank you for including my guest’s name, even though her picture wasn’t taken. She was a very enthusiastic attendee.

    Her name is Cheryl Litrenta and many members made her feel welcome. Again, my thanks….Phyllis

    • Thank you Phyllis. I’m going to do a second post with additional guest names, and a YouTube of Andrew playing Koryo at our Salon, which he just made available.