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					                                                PHILHARMONIC COMMITTEES EDITION                                                        WINTER 2009




The Committees Appreciation Night
   The Philharmonic Society’s President and Artistic Director, Dean Corey, showed his
appreciation to The Committees’ volunteers and Committees President Gail Romansky at
the Philharmonia Brasilianos concert on October 11th, presenting her with a beautiful
bouquet of flowers. The Committees Appreciation Night concert was the first of the “3-fer”
concerts made available to Philharmonic Committees members.The other two concerts will
be the San Francisco Symphony on January 18 and the Dublin Philharmonic on March 17.


                                                                                                                       Dean Corey presented a beautiful bouquet of flowers
                                                                                                                                                         to Gail Romansky.




                                                                     We make a                          Difference
                                                                         in our Community

                                                                   Two new violins awarded
                                                                      Rose Fruehauf represented the Town & Country Committee of the Philharmonic
                                                                   Society at a meeting of the Tustin Unified School District Board on November 17,
                                                                   2008. She presented two new violins to TUSD to use for the musical education of
                                                                   elementary students who may not be able to acquire an instrument on their own.
                                                                   Thirty-three instruments have been provided by the Committee during the last
                                                                   decade. The gift of the instruments is provided by the Philharmonic Society’s Musical
                                                                   Reinvestment Program.
                                                                      The Town & Country Committee presented the Music Mobile program at ten
                                                                   schools in the Tustin area during the month of September. The Town & Country
 Beckman orchestra teacher Jim Kollias receives two violins from   Committee works closely with the TUSD music teaching staff, and takes pleasure in
     Town & Country's Rose Fruehauf, purchased with Musical        supporting the schools with music activities throughout the school year.
                                           Reinvestment funds.
Upcoming Events
Be sure and add the following events to
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                                                                                       The Huntington Harbour Committee groups
your spring calendar!
                                                                                  presented the Annual Cruise of Lights® this holiday
                                                                                  season and, in so doing, carried on the tradition of
SANTA ANA-TUSTIN COMMITTEE
                                                                                  delighting spectators and raising funds for the PSOC
Annual Author’s Luncheon
                                          since 1963! It certainly has come a long way since a coffee meeting on September
Monday, January 19, 2009
                                          24, 1963, when the work of the Orange County Philharmonic Society was
11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
                                          described to many of the early
Costa Mesa Country Club
                                          residents, and the HHPC was
1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa
                                          formed. From its modest
Tickets $45,
                                          beginnings as a small boat
Chairman Pat Huffnagle, (949) 515-0370
                                          parade           in        Huntington
                                          Harbour,          the       Cruise          of
CAPISTRANO and IRVINE COMMITTEES
                                          Lights® has grown into an
Romancing the Cello
                                          event witnessed by more
Lynn Harrell, cello
                                          than 20,000 spectators a year.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
                                             The Huntington Harbour
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
                                          Philharmonic Committee is                                Top left to right: Elise Masseling, Linda Cassidy, Barbara Snegg, Mary Ann
Claes Restaurant, Hotel Laguna            justifiably proud of the Cruise                        Brinket, Eva Kilgore, Christine Faubert. Center: Sheree Novak. Bottom left to
                                                                                                                     right: Nicolette Kubeck, Marlene Nielsen, Bobbie Compton
425 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach     of Lights®, made possible by
Tickets $75,                              the combined efforts of dedicated volunteer members and their equally
Chairman Barbara Kenton, (949) 361-1704   dedicated husbands.This enormous undertaking is planned throughout the year
                                          and volunteers serve countless hours and expend great effort in various
SADDLEBACK COMMITTEE                      capacities. It is fitting that this type of community cooperation makes it possible
Theater Party                             to support the musical and educational programs of the Philharmonic Society of
Wednesday, February 18, 2009              Orange County.
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Camino Real Playhouse                        This year’s Cruise of Lights® theme was Centennial Concerto, and kicked off
31776 El Camino Real                      the celebration of the City of Huntington Beach’s 100th Anniversary. The
San Juan Capistrano                       Huntington Harbour Committee was proud and honored that the city chose our
Tickets $35,                              fundraiser to initiate its celebration.
Chairman Carol Gross, (949) 454-8092


LIDO ISLE COMMITTEE
Luncheon, speaker and
fashion show
Thursday, February 19, 2009
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lido Isle Clubhouse
701 Via Lido, Newport Beach
Tickets $50,
Chairman Anita Dabney, (949) 644-4756
                                          The 2008 Grand Marshal, John Ochs, Islander President, Joyce Zimmerman, Parade Captain, Brian Griley and his wife, former HHPC
                                           Chair, Rocio, proudly surround the banner bearing the slogan and theme for this year's Cruise of Lights®, Centennial Concerto. The
                                                                                                    theme celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the city of Huntington Beach.
                                                                                                                        CAMEO COMMITTEE
                                                                                                                        Hay Fever, A Comedy
                                                                                                                        by Noel Coward
                                                                                                                        A Private Theater Performance
                                                                                                                        Saturday, February 21, 2009
Local Volunteers Keep Music Playing With                                                                                7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

“Musical Me”                                                                                                            Newport Theatre Arts Center

   The          Las           Canciones                                                                                 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach

Philharmonic Committee has                                                                                              Wine and appetizers, tickets $75

donated Musical Me programs                                                                                             Chairman B.J. Lang, (949) 640-2857

to all of the fourth grades in the
Placentia-Yorba Linda School                                                                                            FULLERTON COMMITTEE

District through a generous gift                                                                                        Theater and Dinner Party
of $5,000 from member Dixie                                                                                             Sunday, March 8, 2009

Shaw.The“Musical Me”program                                                                                             2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

is now in all 21 elementary                                                                                             Fullerton College Theater/Café Hidalgo
                                                            Dixie Shaw and Loretta Benson present Musical Me Programs
schools and the district has                                                                                            305 North Harbor Boulevard
implemented the program as fourth grade curriculum. “Dixie Shaw is an                                                   Tickets $75
inspiration to everyone who meets her,” explained Loretta Benson, fellow Las                                            Chairman Terry Brick, (714) 529-4673
Canciones member.“She is a retired teacher and full-time volunteer. She doesn’t
just advocate things the community needs, but puts her money where she feels it                                         COTO DE CAZA COMMITTEE
can be the most effective in benefiting children.”                                                                      St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Auction
                                                                                                                        Saturday, March 14, 2009

Presenting.... Austin!                                                                                                  ALTA BAHIA AND UPPER BAY COMMITTEES
                                                      Austin Chen, an outstanding pianist and a
                                                                                                                        Prelude to Spring
                                                   new member of the Orange County Youth
                                                                                                                        Luncheon and Fashion Show
                                                   Symphony Orchestra, presented a program
                                                                                                                        Friday, March 20, 2009
                                                   by Mozart, Chopin and Liszt for Saddleback
                                                                                                                        11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
                                                   Valley Committee at its October meeting. He
                                                                                                                        Balboa Bay Club and Resort
                                                   received a standing ovation after performing
         Daniel Wachs, Austin Chen, Milton Stern
                                                                                                                        1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach
                                                   Ballade in G minor by Chopin. Austin, 14,
                                                                                                                        Tickets $95,
                                                   performed at the winners’concert in Carnegie
                                                                                                                        Chairman Theresa Jennings, (949) 675-2769
                                                   Hall at the age of 11 when he won the
                                                   Bradshaw and Buono International Piano
                                                                                                                        TOWN & COUNTRY COMMITTEE
                                                   Competition. He has won other national and
                                                                                                                        A Private Performance
                                                   international competitions, including the
                                                                                                                        “Ruthless, a Musical”
                             Austin at the piano   Mozart Festival and the LA Liszt International
                                                                                                                        Saturday, June 27, 2009
Piano Competition. Austin’s piano instructor, Dr. Milton Stern, CSULA, has been
                                                                                                                        7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
working with Austin for the last couple of years and talked about how he
instructs such outstanding talent. We were also honored to have Daniel Wachs,                                           Newport Theatre Arts Center

the new Music Director of OCYSO, introduce Austin and give a preview of the                                             2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach

upcoming season for the OCYSO. If your Committee is interested in having an                                             Tickets $65,

OCYSO member provide a program for your meeting or an update on the new                                                 Chairman Eleanor Beatty, (714) 283-0311

OCYSO season, contact Daniel Wachs at (714) 744-7927.
Tax Deductions
for Volunteers                                                  Romancing the Cello
                                                          Join us for a first-class experience of stellar music with LYNN HARRELL, as
   Any mileage accrued in the service of a             well as a delicious lunch at the Hotel Laguna’s award-winning Claes Restaurant
charitable organization can potentially count          on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
as a tax deduction. Unlike employees, who                 A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher,
cannot deduct the cost of commuting as                 LYNN HARRELL’s work in America, Europe and Asia has placed him in the
“business expenses,”volunteers can deduct              highest echelon of today’s performing artists. Mr. Harrell is the recipient of
14 cents per mile traveled from their home             numerous awards. He plays a 1673 Stradivarius and a 1720 Montagnana. This is
to their volunteer sites.                              a rare chance to hear a great artist“up close and personal.”
   Volunteers      have     two      options     in       Seating is limited. Reservations will be taken through Ruth Shloss at (949)
determining what amount of money they can              733-9388. Opportunity Tickets. Lunch and performance for $75.


                                                       Giigle for Success
get a tax deduction for:
   • Direct expenses, such as the cost
      of gas and oil
                                                          The Lido Isle Committee will host its annual benefit luncheon entitled“Giigle
   • The standard mileage rate,
                                                       for Success” on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at the Lido Isle Clubhouse in
      which is 14 cents a mile
                                                       Newport Beach. The Ways and Means Committee (Anita Dabney, Nan Galey,
   Volunteers can also deduct the full cost of
                                                       Pat Hopkins and Debbie Benedict) will be working hard to plan a delightful
tolls, parking fees, cab fares, bus fares, etc. that
                                                       afternoon featuring music, a fashion show by “Bo Dangles”and the highlight of
were accrued in charitable service.
                                                       the day will be Bonnie Brown, author of“Giigle.”The book tells the story of her
   In order to deduct expenses, it is crucial
                                                       financial success as the masseuse for the employees of Google.
that you maintain good records. The IRS
                                                          Save the date and bring your friends for a most enjoyable day.The ticket price
recommends that volunteers keep records of
                                                       is $50.00. For more information and reservations, please call Anita Dabney at
each trip.
                                                       (949) 644-4756.
   Most people find it a lot simpler to use the
standard mileage rate.
You can create a table                                 Accomplice
or spreadsheet with                                       The Saddleback Valley Committee presents a performance of the comedy
the following                                          thriller “Accomplice”on Wednesday, February 18, 2009. The evening begins with
information:                                           elegant desserts, coffee and champagne at 7:00 p.m. with opening curtain at 8:00
• Date                                                 p.m. Opportunity prizes will be offered.
• Purpose                                                 Come join the fun at the Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San
• Total Trip Mileage                                   Juan Capistrano. Tickets are $35. Contact Carol Gross for reservations at (949)
• Additional Costs (Keep Receipts for any              454-8092.
additional costs, such as tolls and parking)
   Keep a print copy of the spreadsheet in the
car to use as you accrue mileage to help with                                                        The Philharmonic Society’s
end of year tax information.                                                                        website is waiting for you to
   You may also deduct 50% of the cost of a                                                           explore the possibilities!
business lunch. Keep your receipts.You will be
surprised how much you can save each year.                                                          www.Philharmonic
                                                                                                      Society.org
Prelude to Spring
   Please plan to join us for a delightful luncheon and fashion show to be
presented jointly by Alta Bahia and Upper Bay Committees on March 20,
2009 at the Balboa Bay
Club and Resort in
Newport     Beach. The
event will begin at 11:00
                                                                                                             P C
                                                                                                             W
                                                                                                                      RESIDENT’S
                                                                                                                    e’ve all survived the
                                                                                                                    holidays and had
                                                                                                                                                    ORNER
                                                                                                             joyful times with friends
a.m. with a social hour
                                                                                                             and family. Now…the real
and silent auction. At
                                                                                                             work begins! The fall
noon, there will be a
                                                                                                             months were filled with
musical        program
                                                                                                             brainstorming      and      planning
followed by a delicious     Members of the Alta Bahia and Upper Bay Steering Committee from left to right:
                             Jane Grier, Sharon Silcock, Eleanor Anderson, Jean Ulander, Nancy Posch, Mary   meetings in anticipation of the awesome
lunch, opportunity prize                                           Chelius, Theresa Jennings & Carol Baugh
                                                                                                             goals we have for fundraising. This spring is
drawing, and a fashion
                                                                                                             for carrying out those plans and reaping the
show presented by the Collection Shop at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort.
                                                                                                             rewards. Bobbitt Williams, one of our “ace”
   Be sure to save the date! Tickets are $95. For further information call
                                                                                                             fundraisers, reminded me that the first three
Sharon Silcock (949) 722-6421
                                                                                                             letters of fundraising are FUN! That is an
                                                                                                             attitude worth noting, for while all of our
Authors Luncheon at                                                                                          events require a lot of work, they are also

Costa Mesa Country Club                                                                                      opportunities for our Committee members to
                                                                                                             know each other better, to really develop into
   Save the date of January 19, 2009, to attend
                                                                                                             a team…and to have fun doing it! Truly, our
the Santa Ana-Tustin Committee’s Fourth
                                                                                                             FUNdraisers are the only part of our
Annual “Authors”Luncheon at the Costa Mesa Country Club. Two authors
                                                                                                             Philharmonic responsibilities that require our
will be featured at the luncheon: Judith Freeman, a novelist, essayist, critic
                                                                                                             members to work together within their
and short story writer and Denise Hamilton, critically acclaimed author of
                                                                                                             individual Committees to carry out their
the Eve Diamond mystery series.
                                                                                                             unique ideas and events. I am confident that I
   Lunch and a fashion show will precede the guest speakers. The authors
                                                                                                             can depend on every one of our Committees
will sign books following their presentation. Reserve your tickets early as
                                                                                                             to do their very best in this challenging year.
space is limited. Call Judy Lecocq at (949) 515-0370 or Pat Huffnagle at (714)
                                                                                                             Our ultimate goal never changes, that being
541-3728 for information and reservations.
                                                                                                             to support and facilitate our music education
                                                                                                             programs for the children of Orange County.
                   50th Anniversary                                                                          If we keep that in mind, how can we help but
                                                                                                             have FUN??
                   Celebration                                                                               – Gail Romansky, President
   Balboa Philharmonic Committee presents the 50th Anniversary of the
STARS! It will be held at a spectacular bay front home on Balboa Peninsula
Point. An evening of nostalgia, music, food and spirits with live and silent
auctions are only part of the evening’s celebration.
                                                                                                             Save the Date!
   Contact Balboa ways and means chairman Mary Lou Skowronski,
                                                                                                             Casino Night
MaryLou@AgentMaryLou.com, to share your Committee’s memories,                                                February 14, 2009
photos and 50-year members’names. This event will honor all Committees
and Committees members for 50 years of exemplary volunteer service
                                                                                            F        U         N         D


                       DEDICATED                         IN LOVING MEMORY OF                                             :
Donations to the Philharmonic Society’s Tribute Fund are lasting, caring and generous ways to honor an individual's accomplishments, mark special
occasions or memorialize a member, relative or friend. Funds are used as needed for youth programs and scholarships to assist highly qualified music
                                                            students with their studies.


      Dr. Fred Aengst                       Martha George                          David Snegg
                                                                                                                     IN HONOR OF                 :
 (husband of Janet Lee Aengst)               Mrs. Jack Caldwell               (husband of Barbra Snegg)
Mr. and Mrs. Milton “Stan”Grier                                               The Huntington Harbour
       Mrs. Horner Reed                                                       Philharmonic Committee
                                             Eileen Hibner                      Huntington Harbour
                                     Cameo Philharmonic Committee                  Islander Group                            Judith Creely’s
         Marcia Coy                                                             Huntington Harbour                      (Upper Bay Committee)
       Mr. Douglas Burch                      Gloria Laun                    Marina/Windjammer Group                           birthday.
   The Capistrano Committee              The Lido Isle Committee                                                          Ms. Martha Coyne




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