Coming Soon! 2017 Fall Fundraiser

 

We are proud to announce that the 2017 Peninsula Committee LA Phil
Fall Fundraiser will take off soon!
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November 5, 2017
Admission sales begin September 25

California Science Center
Samuel Oschin Pavilion
featuring the Space Shuttle Endeavour
Gourmet Tastings* 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Concert 8:00 to 9:00 pm
Dessert and Coffee 9:00 to 10:00
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*Gourmet Tastings, included in ticket price, consist of a delicious array of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, fine wines, beer and soft drinks.

Benoit head shotPerforming under the wings of the Space Shuttle Endeavor will be Grammy-nominated pianist, composer and conductor, David Benoit conducting the Asia America Youth Symphony.  The performance will feature Benoit’s recently completed original composition, Journey of the Endeavour, which will accompany the NASA footage of the space shuttle’s journey to its permanent home in Los Angeles, and other musical selections.

 

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David Benoit conducting the Asia America Youth Symphony

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Admission sales on this website at all-inclusive prices will start on September 25th.

Early Bird Seating: $135 per person if purchased from September 25 – October 16

General Seating: $150 per person if purchased on or after October 17

Parking at the California Science Center is $15

We will have the names of you and your guests for check-in. No tickets will be issued. For more information about the event or purchasing seats, contact lutakeuchi@msn.com or jannf@aol.com

Sponsorships are available TODAY!
Email kgott10@gmail.com or phone 310-539-4741 to inquire

Cosmos Sponsors

Donate $2,000 or more and enjoy Reserved Seating for 4
and recognition in the program.

Galaxy Sponsors

Donate $1,000 and enjoy Reserved Seating for 2
and recognition in the program

Sponsors

Media Sponsor
Southbay Mag Logo JPEG

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All proceeds support the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its youth music education.  PCLAP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
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Stormstock: Oh Happy Day*

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Andy Hill & Renee Safier and the Hard Rain Band

During a time of social unrest, there was Woodstock 1969. Great minds of the music world met and shaped the future of American culture. This timeless music, 48 years later, still makes us cut loose and dance. July 15, 2017 was a gorgeous evening on the Peninsula—the perfect time and place to recreate that era with a picnic on the lawn and the music of Andy & Renee and the Hard Rain Band.

*Who sang Oh Happy Day at Woodstock?
**Who played The Star Spangled Banner?
Scroll to the bottom for the answer.

Thank you to Claudia and Tom Grzywacz for creating the vision for Stormstock as a way to bring music lovers together to share the fun, drink the elixir of youth, and benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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Claudia and Tom Grzywacz

Let the pictures tell the story.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors.

Platinum
Beth Burns, Zone 24 Landscaping, Inc.
The Geraghty Family
Claudia and Tom Grzywacz
Kinecta Federal Credit Union
Malaga Bank
Bill Whittlesey

Gold
Ginny Bleier
Marian Hall and David Jones
Elizabeth Storm McGovern
Debra Schinnerer, D&S Insurance Services

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Chip and Pat Zelt, Dave and Deb Schinnerer

Beth Burns

Beth Burns and Dominique Claussens

Malaga Bank

Friends from Malaga Bank—Randy Bowers, Sacha Ohara, Sylvia Alvarado, Maureen Bray

Marian and Dave

Marian Hall and David Jones

Thanks to our guests and volunteers.

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Jann Feldman

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Donna and Ray Day, with Denny Lawrence, Alli Tsukimura, and Meredith Carter

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Cheryl Graue, Marge Schmit (foreground), Ginny Bleier, Marian Duntley (left background)

Dottie Sheri

Dottie and Allen Lay, Sheri and Lynn Gill

Sharon Vivien Paula Di

Vivien Murtha, Sharon Guthrie, Paula DiFiore

David Kei

David and Kei Benoit

Young bartenders

Catie Aspel, Jarrett Geraghty, Kyleigh Geraghty—world’s best bartenders

Thanks to the unstoppable Stormstock Committee.
Claudia Grzywacz (Chair), Marian Hall (PCLAP President), Jane Beseda, Donna Day, Deborah Deutsch, Marian Duntley, Ginny Erxleben, Jann Feldman, Pam Geraghty, Cheryl Graue, Lisa Harquail-Sierveld, Debby McDonald, Lu Takeuchi, Pat Zelt

Above all, thanks to our audience!

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You!

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Unbridled Joy—Ginny Erxleben

*Q. Who sang Oh Happy Day at Woodstock?
A. Joan Baez
**Q. Who played The Star Spangled Banner?
A. Jimi Hendrix

Upcoming Event ⎢An Evening Featuring the Space Shuttle Endeavour with David Benoit

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November 5, 2017
At the California Science Center
Samuel Oschin Pavilion
featuring Space Shuttle Endeavour

with
DAVID BENOIT
and the Asia America Youth Symphony
performing Journey of the Endeavour

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We are honored to present jazz pianist, composer, and producer David Benoit conducting the Asia America Youth Symphony in a special performance of Journey of the Endeavour, a piece of music he was inspired to write by the Shuttle’s journey to its new home at the Samuel Oschin Pavilion.  The piece is synchronized with a thrilling video of the move, and was written especially for AAYS.

The evening’s entertainment will include a variety of other musical selections, and an up-close experience viewing the Endeavour and NASA space exhibits. The highly regarded Kensington Caterers will entice us with an array of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wines, beer, and soft drinks prior to the concert, with coffee and spectacular desserts to top off the evening.

✯✯Details of the event will be available at a later date✯✯

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Find David’s tour dates and samples of his new album The Music of Montalvo here

Learn more about the Asia America Youth Symphony here

We appreciate the support of these extraordinary musicians whose performance benefits the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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David Benoit conducting the Asia America Youth Symphony

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The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic is a
501(c)(3) corporation #23-7169837

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2017 Grand Salon Tour

“To Market, To Market We Must Go…” visited highlights of downtown Los Angeles on June 20, including a tour of the historic Bradbury Building.

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From left back:  Mardi Tobias, Linda Rowan, Jan Brandmeyer, Paula Del Vicario, Dave Hart, Cassie Westhead, Alanna Kennedy.
 
From left front:  Lorna Interian, Carol Hart, Barbara Hart, Sallie Krause, Terrie Somers, Diana Honeycutt.

Stormstock 🎸 A Woodstock Revival

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Ticket sales for this event are now closed.
Sorry we missed you!

Individual Ticket holders should bring your own beach chair
We welcome guests 21 years of age and older
Please check in at the entrance to obtain your wristband for admittance
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Featuring
Andy Hill and Renée Safier
and the Hard Rain Band
voted “Best of the Beach” in Easy Reader poll!
Andy Hill & Renee Safier have carved out a unique musical niche for themselves in the LA music scene (and beyond). Their performances – more than 200 a year – are as much social gathering as musical event. Andy & Renee, as a duo, and along with their band Hard Rain, have taken their unique sound to venues large and small all over the world. Their 15 CDs have won them countless awards, including “Best of the Beach” for several years running. The group just celebrated their 27th year hosting their own Bob Dylan music festival, “Dylanfest”, a concert attended by 100’s of fans and featuring over 70 of L.A.’s top musicians. The 8 hour event is held in May at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Get performance and booking info at www.andyandrenee.com.
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Hosted by
Claudia and Tom Grzywacz
to benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic
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Sponsorships Available!  More Sponsors To Be Announced
Platinum Sponsors
The Geraghty Family
Claudia and Tom Grzywacz
Kinecta Federal Credit Union
Malaga Bank
Bill Whittlesey

Gold Sponsors
Ginny Bleier
Beth Burns, Zone 24 Landscaping, Inc.
Marian Hall and David Jones
Elizabeth Storm McGovern
Debra Schinnerer, D&S Insurance Services
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Food and Beverage Partners
Critics Choice Catering
Absolution Brewing Company
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The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic
is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation — ID #23-7169837

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2017 Grand Salon

Grand Salon 2017

Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic

is proud to present an evening of
world class music, fine wine and gourmet tastings

at the seaside estate of
Carolyn and Julian Elliott

Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 5 to 8 o’clock in the evening

Tickets $175 – by invitation only
Contact us at pclaphil@gmail.com

Cocktail attire

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Contribute

Become a Benefactor for a contribution of $1000 or more
and receive two  tickets with reserved seating and recognition in the program.

To make a donation in any amount contact us at 310-378-2914 or pclaphil@gmail.com

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN #23-7169837

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Featured Artists

Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Hooten

THOMAS HOOTEN is Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hooten served as Principal Trumpet in the Atlanta Symphony from 2006-2012, where he was awarded the first ever Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair, a merit-based award for “excellence in musical artistry, leadership, collegiality and community engagement.” Hooten began his career in 2000 with a trumpet/cornet position in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C. He went on to join the Indianapolis Symphony as Assistant Principal Trumpet for two years, and subsequently won the Principal Trumpet auditions for both the Houston and Atlanta Symphonies. He released Trumpet Call, his first solo album, in 2011. In 2012, Jennifer Marotta and Hooten co-edited the latest release of the Completely Conservatory Method for Trumpet by J. B Arban, which is one of the most widely used trumpet methods in modern history.

Mark Robson (accompanist), with degrees from the University of Southern California and Oberlin College, has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a pianist with “one of the great techniques,” “an inquiring mind” and performer capable of evoking an “exquisite engulfing pastel haze,” and he continues to impress with his multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Mr. Robson is equally comfortable in styles ranging from early music played on the harpsichord and organ to the great Romantic repertoire and beyond to contemporary piano works. As a collaborative artist he commands the respect of his peers in both the recital and chamber settings. He presents an annual recital for Piano Spheres, and as an organist he has appeared at Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. He also serves as a rehearsal pianist for the Los Angeles Opera, and occasionally helps out at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Among his formidable musical projects has been the performance in eight concerts of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. As a composer, Robson has had works programmed on concerts in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Barcelona, and Paris.

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Gourmet Tastings Provided By

Baran’s 2239
502 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Bettolino’s Kitchen
211 Palos Verdes Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Bristol Farms
837 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Chez Melange
1611 Catalina Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Giorgio’s
777 Deep Valley Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Hey 19
4525 Calle Mayor
Torrance. CA 90505

Ortega 120
1814 So. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Palos Verdes Golf Club
3301 Via Campesina
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Rock and Brews
6300 Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Sweets by Torrance Bakery

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Sincere Appreciation to Our Supporters

Invitations generously underwritten by

Amuse

550 Deep Valley Drive # 261B
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
310.377.7838
amusemusic.com

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Donna Day is a Video Star!

Donna Day thumbnailAt age 12, Donna Day fell in love with Beethoven at summer camp, and classical music became a source of joy and inspiration throughout her life.  Listen in as Donna shares her dream to leave a legacy so the experience she had as a youngster is available — forever, for everyone.

Click here to view Donna’s two minute video on the LA Phil’s website.

This video beautifully answers the question “Why We Give.”  Donna and Alanna Kennedy are PCLAP’s Legacy Liaison Co-Chairs.  They can help answer questions about the LA Phil’s Planned Giving program, and put you in touch with staff members who will suggest flexible options for your own estate planning.

To see answers to frequently asked questions about Legacy Giving, click here:
Gift Planning FAQs