Friends of the Idyllwild Library

The Friends of the Idyllwild Library, in association with The Record Collector, presents a concert of music for violin with and without piano accompaniment at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, following the Friends’ annual meeting.

Violinist Daniel Shindarov, the former concertmaster of the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre Orchestra in Moscow before emigrating to the United States in 1975, is the featured performer in a virtuoso program. His violin studies included sessions with P. Stoliarsky and David Oistrakh, as well as being awarded a master’s degree in violin from the Moscow Conservatory.

Since coming to America, Shindarov has been named concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and has performed as soloist with the Seattle Symphony and various chamber ensembles. His accompanist on this occasion is Alla Plotkin, an Idyllwild Arts faculty member for 14 years and currently on the IA faculty as a dance accompanist.

The afternoon program consists of Saint-Saens “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso,” Tartini’s “Sonata in G Minor (‘Devil’s Trill’)” and, shorter, but no less difficult works by Glazunov, Gluck, Paganini and Wieniawski, among others.

The concert venue (as well as the Friends’ meeting) is in the main room of St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church, 25525 Tahquitz Dr.

Admission is free, however, donations to the Friends are appreciated, and refreshments will be served …

Idyllwild Garden Club

David Brandtman, Master Gardeners of Riverside County chair, speaks to the Idyllwild Garden Club about Integrated Pest Management.

IPM focuses on long-term prevention of garden pests. Brandtman discusses how a combination of biological controls,
habitat manipulation, changes in gardening practices and planting resistant varieties results in a satisfying “green” garden.

Learn about pesticide toxicity and its environmental impact while understanding key information on the pesticide label. “Brandtman Gardens” will be featured on the 2014 Riverside Home Garden Tour. Brandtman’s lodging is provided courtesy of the Strawberry Creek Inn.

Location is the Idyllwild Community Church, 54400 N. Circle Dr. at the corner of Cedar Street. A potluck buffet is at noon and the presentation is around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.

No membership is needed to attend Idyllwild Garden Club meetings, but donations are appreciated.

We welcome new members to our lively, fun group. For more information, call Elizabeth Miller at 858-353-7337. The meeting room is off the rear parking lot.