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Flexibility is key to Israeli Chamber Project

by Evan Henerson, Contributing Writer

November 28, 2012 | 4:07 pm

Pianist and ICP Executive Director Assaff Weisman. Photo by Richard Blinkoff

It takes more than a lineup substitution — even a major lineup substitution — to rattle the Israeli Chamber Project (ICP). The circumstances that will bring the company —  which offers a... read full article

  • Cellist Weilerstein brings worldly depth to SoCal stages

    By Rick Schultz

    November 21, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein grew up in a thriving Jewish community in Cleveland, where before she became a bat mitzvah, she had already made her debut at age 13 with the Cleveland Orchestra. 

    Now 30, Weilerstein is the first cellist in more than 30 years to be signed to an...

  • Israeli Philharmonic’s storied history

    October 24, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    The storied Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, founded as the Palestine Symphony Orchestra 12 years before the rebirth of the Jewish state, and its music-director-for-life Zubin Mehta, will join in concert on Oct. 30 at Disney Hall.

    The event marks the final stop in a five-day...

  • Wallflowers ‘Glad All Over’ to Be Back in L.A.

    by Michael Aushenker

    October 19, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    “Unless I’m crazy, we played this song the last time we were here,” singer/songwriter Jakob Dylan told a packed audience mid-show at the Henry Fonda Theatre.

    With that, Dylan’s freshly reunited band, the Wallflowers, plunged into the band’s biggest hit to date, the haunting,...

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  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers heat up the Holyland

    by Karen Springer and Oren Kessler

    October 4, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers made their first visit to Israel on Sept. 10, but the band member who stole the show wasn’t even onstage. Hillel Slovak – the group’s Israeli-American guitarist and co-founder – died tragically of a heroin overdose in 1988, but his presence was felt...

  • Benjamin Wallfisch has music in his genes

    By Rick Schultz

    September 10, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    Film composers who venture into the hallowed domain of the concert hall are sometimes greeted with raised eyebrows. Maybe that’s why film-music scholar Jon Burlingame called movie scores a “much-maligned stepchild of 20th-century composition.” Yet for English composer and conductor...

  • Matisyahu: You disappointed me

    by Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt

    June 22, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Dear Matisyahu,

    Tonight you performed at the Windstar World Casino in Oklahoma, seventy miles from my Dallas home.  The distance may seem far, but in Texas proportion it is right around the corner.  I did not attend your concert.  I could not. Frankly, I do not plan to see you...

  • He’s looked at clouds from both sides now…

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 7, 2012 | 5:13 pm

    I listen to music all day, in my car, in my office, at the gym, while walking the dog or taking a hike. Most of what I listen to I don’t have to pay for; some of it I do. There are so many ways to discover new music or find old favorites that I thought it might be useful to create...

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