On a crisp, almost-winter day, 70 members and guests of the Glendale Committee for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra met for their annual Christmas Musicale and Luncheon at Pasadena’s Annandale Country Club in Pasadena on Thursday.
Entertainment by L.A. Phil members Barry Socher on violin accompanied by Jutta Thorne on piano was the committee’s Christmas gift for their 100% season-ticket participation this year. That means every member bought a season ticket or made an in-kind donation for the 2007 Philharmonic season.
Glendale residents and hardworking committee members present included the two first vice presidents Mary O’Connor and Trudy McGraw. President Stella Balesh resides in Los Angeles, and Treasurer Connie De Rosa is from Pasadena. Also present were News-Press history columnist and former committee past president Katherine Yamada, of Glendale, Fran Filson, Ruth Punt, Jeanne Katzman, Donna Franklin, Debbie Lowrey, Janet Hamilton and Darlene Hubanks.