Music in the Garden is March 6, 2016

The Peninsula Committee’s Music in the Garden is only two short months away. Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 6, 12:00-4:00 PM. Once again the South Bay 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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Another Grand Salon Tour

Another Grand Salon tour took place on Tuesday, October 20.  The destination was the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art followed by lunch at Polo Lounge.  The lucky participants are pictured below:

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Colin and Lesley Hull, Ann Ehrenclou, Joanne Austin, Sue Frew, Alanna Kennedy,
Joyce Robertson,  Marci Gleason and Diana Honeycutt

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Another Grand Salon Tour

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Diana Honeycutt, Sharon Butler, Nancy Grant, Pat Webb, Marty Gamble and Carol Hart were the lucky recipients of a docent-led tour of the Huntington Gardens and tea in the Garden Tea Room.  The auction item was donated by Verna Balch, Carla Farrell, Sally Gref, Carol Hart, and Darlene Vlasek.  It was a terrific day!
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Union Station Tour


Eighteen lucky people were treated recently to a conservancy docent-led tour of the historic Union Station and lunch at Traxx.  Hosted by Sharon Guthrie, Joyce Roberson, Marion Paulson and Barbara Hart, the tour was one of the many exciting auction offerings from the Grand Salon.


Fanfare for Fall is Coming on November 1

Fanfare for Fall is Coming!

Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic is proud to announce that its primary fundraiser, Fanfare for Fall, will be held this year on November 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Rolling Hills Estates.  Fanfare for Fall is the modern day version of Music Fair which was held for many years at Chadwick School and Palos Verdes High School featuring performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Fanfare for Fall is intended to entertain our guests with lively, upbeat, happy and exciting music that will lift their spirits, bring smiles to their faces and convince them that spending the evening of Nov. 1 at the Palos Verdes Golf Club is the most enjoyable, satisfying, best thing to do for their own entertainment and for the purpose of supporting the LA Phil and school music programs.

The following world-class musicians will be featured:

Andrew Moses, Clarinetist

Andrew Moses

Sixteen year-old composer and clarinetist Andrew Moses is an emerging soloist who has been captivating audiences with his expressive artistry and “clear and beautiful tone1.”  Hailed “an artist to watch2“, he has appeared on From the Top on NPR and is a recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. As a composer, Andrew was awarded a Composer Fellowship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the 2013-2015 seasons.  The LAPhil premiered two short symphonic works of his at Walt Disney Concert Hall in the past two seasons, and he was commissioned to write a string quartet for the LAPhil’s 2018-19 Centennial Season, which will be performed by the Calder Quartet.   Go to for more information on this exciting young artist.


Keith Harrison, Pianist

Keith HarrisonKeith Harrison is a brilliantly talented composer, pianist, singer, songwriter, producer, director, writer, actor, and media engineer.  As composer and producer, Keith has contributed music to nationally broadcast events including the Daytime Emmy Awards and Radio Disney Music Awards. He has also scored advertising campaigns for brands like McDonald’s, Allstate, and Big Lots. He has been a member of the music production team of American Idol, since 2012.

Keith is the house pianist for NBC Universal’s widely syndicated hour-long entertainment news show Access Hollywood Live, providing world-class accompaniment to established and rising singing stars.  Go to for more information.

Marc Bolin Brass Ensemble

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Marc has performed with some of the world’s finest organizations such as the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, Carla Bley, Johnny Rivera, Herman Olivera, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E, Black Eyed Peas and the Ink Spots. He recently participated in a State Tour of China playing traditional Jazz, performed with the Ambassadors of New Orleans’ Jazz at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Israel, has performed in two of Philip Glass’ Operas Akhenaton and La Belle et la Bete and has even played on the Mississippi Riverboats.  In 2007 Marc was commissioned to realize Duke Ellington’s incomplete opera Queenie Pie for the Oakland Opera Theater.  Go to for more information.

Merima Ključo, Concert Accordionist

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Merima Ključo is a Bosnian-born, Los Angeles-based concert accordionist. Her repertoire draws from classical, avant-garde and experimental music as well as Balkan, Sephardic and Klezmer traditions.

Ključo has been a guest soloist with a number of symphonic orchestras, including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Holland Symphonia, and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. As soloist she has participated in the St Magnus Festival, the City of London Festival, the Gaudeamus Festival and the Gubaidulina Festival among others.

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

PCLAP Gratitude Dinners

Thanks for the memories, Lou!

Thanks for the memories, Lou!

We held the first of our Gratitude dinners to thank the Grand Salon restaurants for helping us out.  There were 45 members and guests at Lou’s on the Hill, where we enjoyed an evening filled with friends, food and Lou’s fabulous singing.

Please mark your calendars for our next PCLAP Gratitude Dinner:
Monday, July 27, 2015
Please RSVP with your reservation and CHOICE OF ENTREE to  no later than July 21st
Joe & Phyllis Sherwood, Michele & Paula Del Vicario

Joe & Phyllis Sherwood, Michele & Paula Del Vicario

Dana Takeuchi, Dave Jones, Marian Hall, Lu Takeuchi

Dana Takeuchi, Dave Jones, Marian Hall, Lu Takeuchi

Jim Duntley, co-hostesses Marian Duntley and Nancy Siskowic, Ed  DeRenzis, and guests Carolyn & Roger Ayers

Jim Duntley, co-hostesses Marian Duntley and Nancy Siskowic, Ed DeRenzis, and guests Carolyn & Roger Ayers

Carrie & Stanley Stock

Carrie & Stanley Stock

Patt & Bill Parker

Patt & Bill Parker

Karen Gottlieb & guest

Karen Gottlieb & guest



Linda & Will Gassett, Marilyn Hoffman, Sharon & Bud Guthrie

Linda & Will Gassett, Marilyn Hoffman, Sharon & Bud Guthrie

Van and Diana Honeycutt, Dale Hoffman and Linda Gassett

Van and Diana Honeycutt, Dale Hoffman and Linda Gassett

Bill & Phyllis Glantz

Bill & Phyllis Glantz

Joe & Janet Ceske, Alicia & John Maniatakis

Joe & Janet Ceske, Alicia & John Maniatakis

Reminder — Music Discovery is April 26


Music Discovery will be on April 26th at 4:00 p.m. at Amuse Music Center, featuring the world famous mandolinist, Evan Marshall. 

Please reserve your place by April 17th. Guests are welcome. Seating is limited.

Vino, Antipasto e Dolce will follow the performance

 For reservations send your check for $30.00 per person payable to PCLAP, to:

Lois Moore
6810 Locklenna Ln.
RPV, CA 90275

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Music in the Garden Another Success

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The rain stopped and sunshine arrived on Sunday, March 1, just in time for the annual Music in the Garden, which showcased almost 300 local student musicians.  The groups ranged in size from 3 to 120 and represented Miraleste Intermediate School, Narbonne High School, Peninsula High School, Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rolling Hills Prep & Renaissance Schools and Torrance South High School.

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New this year was the Nupur Dance Academy who presented classical Indian dances.   Face painting and Music Mobile demonstrations rounded out the offerings.

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Special thanks goes to the hard working committee and group of volunteers who made the day a huge success.



Music in the Garden by Meredith Grenier

Thanks to our good friend Meredith Grenier for her article in the February 1, 2015 Daily Breeze

Music in the Garden

For those who remember with nostalgia the Peninsula Music Fairs produced by members of the Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra from 1972 to 2008, the committee is presenting a comparatively mini, but nonetheless inspirational, day of music showcasing South Bay intermediate and high school musicians from the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Torrance. The event, from noon to 4 p.m. March 1 at the South Coast Botanic Garden, will feature music, singing and face painting in the Children’s Garden, plus ongoing ensembles in the Frances Young Hall Auditorium.

Guests also can purchase food and enjoy the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which coincides with the music event at the SCBG. In addition, the popular Music Mobile van will be on display featuring hands-on demonstrations of orchestra instruments, and painters, strolling musicians and a food truck will add to the festivities.

Admission may be purchased at the door or ticket packages are available in advance as follows: Family pack for $25 includes one or two adults and children (up to 5 people total), individual adult for $9, or individual youth (18 and under) for $5. Send checks, made out to PCLAP, to P.O. Box 2122, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274. For more information, visit


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