The Peninsula Committee’s annual fall fundraiser, Fanfare to Fall, will be held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The performers will be Robert Thies, piano, Jeralyn Glass, soprano and Andrew Moses, clarinet. Tickets are $80 each. Please click on link below to see the flyer for details and to order tickets.
About the performers:
Robert Thies (pronounced “Theece”) is an artist renowned for his consummate musicianship and poetic temperament. He first captured worldwide attention in 1995 when he won the Gold Medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. With this victory, Thies became the only American pianist to win a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn’s triumph in Moscow in 1958.Thies enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and recording artist. He has already performed 40 different concerti with orchestras all over the world, including Russia’s Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, New Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia, and the Mexico City Philharmonic.Thies is highly sought after as a recital partner and collaborator in both instrumental and vocal chamber music. He frequently shares the stage with members of the LA Philharmonic and the LA Chamber Orchestra. When not onstage, he is in high demand for special recording projects and also appears on the soundtracks of many film scores. He founded the Thies Consort, an ensemble that presents unique programs based on a style, composer, or other concept.
Also a dedicated teacher, Thies maintains a small private studio and serves on the faculty of the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles.
Jeralyn Glass, (formerly known as Jeralyn Talia Refeld) is an internationally celebrated artist on the opera and concert stages of the world. She is known as a “Mozart singer of the first order” for her performances as Pamina, Ilia, Susanna, Zerlina, Despina, and Blondchen in many of the world’s leading opera houses. Admired for her “radiant lyric expression,” “brilliant coloratura,” and “clear, sparkling soprano,” Ms. Glass was a member of the Dortmund Opera Ensemble for 3 seasons, singing Gilda, Ännchen, Micaela, Gretel, Woglinde, Princess Eudora, Marzelline. She has sung in the opera houses of Bonn, Leipzig, Munich, Nice, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Marseille, Tours, Lille, Maastricht, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Zurich, Malaga, Venice, San Diego, Michigan, Los Angeles, Chautauqua, Pittsburgh and at the Aspen Music Festival, among others.She was educated at USC, UCLA and on a scholarship at the Juilliard School, New York. She studied voice with Annette Smith, Nina Hinson, Martial Singher, Ellen Faull and Josef Metternich and coached jazz with Phil Moore. She studied opera in Italy with Renata Tebaldi and Carlo Bergonzi, acting with William Esper, and at The Actors Institute, New York. This native Californian has won the Young California Artist Award, the California Mozart Competition, as well as honors in the San Francisco Opera Awards, New York NATS First Prize, and the Liederkranz Competition in New York. She was semi-finalist in the Mirjam Helin International Vocal Competition in Helsinki, Finland.
Jeralyn is known as an innovative artist and teacher. She is passionate about guiding young people on a fulfilling path in the performing arts. She is founder and artistic director of the kids4kids World Foundation, http://www.kids4kidsworld.org, a charitable organization which develops young talents, coupling artistic development with teamwork and social responsibility.
Jeralyn is currently transitioning from living and working in Europe, back home to the United States.
Fifteen year old clarinetist Andrew Moses (Los Angeles) divides his time between clarinet and musical composition. As a clarinetist, he has appeared on From the Top on NPR, is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, has performed as a concerto soloist with several Los Angeles orchestras, and on the Southern California recital circuit he has performed over 20 recitals in the past two seasons. Andrew was winner of the 2014 Young Musicians Foundation National Debut Concerto Competition, the Torrance Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, the Beverly Hills Auditions, and the Glendale Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition; and he received top prizes in the Midland National Young Artist Competition and the International Clarinet Association High School Competition. He is a Junior of iPalpiti Artists International, appeared twice at the renowned Yellow Barn Young Artist Program, was clarinetist with the Colburn School Honors Woodwind Quintet, and has been Assistant Conductor of the Glendale Youth Orchestra. As a composer, Andrew was awarded a fellowship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of their Composer Fellowship Program. The LAPhil premiered a short symphonic work of his at Walt Disney Concert Hall earlier this year.