Announcing Music Fair II Musicians – Sponsorships Available

Music Fair II is packed with exciting performers for the Chadwick event on October 7, and the South Coast Botanic Garden event on October 21!  To see a full write-up of the musicians and drawing prizes, click here.

Sponsorships of musicians and key venue items are available!

Gold Level $1,000 – 2 tickets to Chadwick and South Coast Botanic Garden, 1 parking pass to Chadwick, prominent display of your name during your musician’s performance, front row seating at Laverty Auditorium.

Silver Level $500 – Two tickets to Chadwick, 1 parking pass to Chadwick, prominent display of your name during your musician’s performance, front row seating at Laverty Auditorium

Patron Level $250 – One ticket to Chadwick, prominent display of your name during your musician’s performance

Contributor Level $100 – Prominent display of your name during your musician’s performance.

For sponsorships, please contact Carol Hart.

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Mike Lang at the May 17 Salon

“We are in the presence of genius.  If Bach were alive today, he would be Mike Lang,” said Ann Ehrenclou, referring to both men’s skills as great improvisors.

Mike spent several decades as one of the premiere musical talents in Los Angeles.  He is both a freelance jazz musician and sought-after studio artist, with a career spanning records, motion pictures and television.  A three-time winner of the MVP Grammy Award and recipient of numerous gold records, Mike is conversant with every possible music idiom and form, including jazz, classical, pop and R&B.

He will be appearing at the Catalina Jazz Club at 6725 W. Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, on Tuesday June 26 at 8:00 pm.  For more on his amazing accomplishments, click here

Many thanks to Kei Benoit for arranging outstanding musical programs this year, to Carole La Caze for sharing her stunning home, to Denise Clement for these top-notch photos.

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Grand Salon Info + Auction Restaurant Donors

Grand Salon Information:

To see full information on the Grand Salon, including artist bios, photos, and donors, click on the words “Grand Salon” at the very top of this page, right corner.  Friends can go directly to the Grand Salon page using this link

Auction Restaurant Donors:

We would like to thank the following generous donors for the selection of restaurant certificates offered in our recent “buy now” email.

22nd Street Landing
141A West 22nd Street
San Pedro

Akasha – donated by Joyce Block-Miller
Zagat rating – Excellent
9543 Culver Blvd.
Culver City

Cafe Misto
34588 Hawthorne Blvd.

Hennessey’s Tavern
1712 South Catalina Ave
Redondo Beach

Kings Seafood
Multiple locations

Neil’s Pasta & Seafood Grill
383 West 5th Street
San Pedro

Parker’s Lighthouse or Queensview Steak House
Shoreline Village
Long Beach

Riviera Mexican Grill
1615 South Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach

Ruby’s Diner
550 Deep Valley Drive
Rolling Hills Estates

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March Salon with Boglarka Kiss and Robert Edward Thies

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Boglarka Kiss on flute and Robert Edward Thies on piano performed works by Schumann, J.S. Bach, Szervanszky, and Poulenc.  Kiss, a native Hungarian, strives to introduce American works not widely known in Europe, and is regularly featured on Hungarian National Radio.  She is on the faculty of Pasadena City College and is a professor of flute and artist-in-residence at Blue Lake Fine Art Camp in Michigan.

Robert, a native son from Palos Verdes, won the Gold Medal in 1995 at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, and became the only American to win a Russian competition since Van Cliburn’s famed triumph in Moscow in 1958.  Thies is a dedicated chamber musician, performs with orchestras worldwide, and works in Los Angeles with top film composers.  Following the performance, Robert and Boglarka charmed us with stories of their romance and musical collaboration as husband and wife.

Thank you to Jacquie Glass for sharing her stunning home, to Hazel Lord and Marge Schmit for hospitality, and to Britton Weber and our 2012 Provisional class of Wanda Dalcin, Britt Huff, Pilar Simmons, and Patricia Zelt for a warm welcome.

The Magic of Music at Silver Spur

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Veteran Music Mobile docents Barbara Hart, Yvonne Tanelian, and Marian Duntley held the third graders at Silver Spur Elementary spellbound at the Demonstration session on February 15. New and returning docents were able to freshen their presentation skills, and get hands-on practice in the initial setup and stowing the van after the session. We have a busy season ahead with presentations every school-day through March 16.

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Music Mobile Orientation at AMUSE

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Chairs Deb Taylor and Karen Gottlieb, and Advisors Yvonne Tanelian and Marian Duntley, kicked off our 2012 Music Mobile season at AMUSE with a refresher course on “The Magic of Music.” Our curriculum holds a timeless fascination for third graders, many of whom are introduced to the concept of a symphony orchestra for the first time. And look at the men who turned out to volunteer! (L to R) Jim Beseda, Jim Duntley, Jim O’Donnell, Paul Maynard, and Dale Hoffman. Enjoy the slideshow.

The New Music Fair arrives October 14th!

2011 Music Promenade-Chadwick School

On October 14,  the new 2012 Music Fair will arrive at a venue on the Peninsula.  Situated in beautiful and historic Palos Verdes, the event will feature youth and professional musicians.  Follow our website for more information in the coming months.

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