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  • Haifa Symphony: Welcome to America, finally

    By Rick Schultz

    March 5, 2014 | 2:09 pm

    For Polish conductor Boguslaw Dawidow, long tours with symphony orchestras have become a way of life. In 2011, as music director of the Opole Philharmonic of Poland, he took the orchestra on its first transcontinental United States tour, which included 48 concerts in 19 states....

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend- an exclusive interview with Tomer Adaddi

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 18, 2013 | 1:28 pm

    Tomer Adaddi is an Israeli award-winning composer, pianist and musical producer, who has worked and collaborated with international musicians such as Andrea Bocelli, Mercedes Sossa, Il Volo, the Tenors, Michael Buble' and others.


    He was born in 1983 in Raanana, Israel, and...

  • A WONDERFUL MUSE/IQUE CONCERT!

    By Joy Bennett

    August 19, 2013 | 2:34 am

    MUSE/IQUE Concert, Pasadena, August 17, 2013 photo by Joy Bennett

    Last Saturday night I had the pleasure of attending the MUSE/IQUE Concert called "Lose Your Senses with Ellis Hall" conducted by MUSE/IQUE Artistic Director Rachael Worby.  The concert was held at Caltech's...

  • Matt Haimovitz: Global yet grounded

    By Rick Schultz

    March 20, 2013 | 7:05 am

    Speaking by phone from Montreal, Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz revealed that he’s a great admirer of the American singer Nina Simone. Looking at his life and career, one can easily see why. Like Simone, Haimovitz is admired for his solid classical grounding, eclecticism,...

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  • On Israel Philharmonic’s whirlwind U.S. tour, a N.Y. debut for Israeli’s symphony

    October 23, 2012 | 1:15 pm

    Few can chronicle the changes in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra better than Gabriel Vole, a veteran double bass player.

    Vole represents the third generation of his family to perform with the orchestra. His maternal grandfather, the Polish-born violinist Jacob Surowicz, was a...

  • FREE SUMMER FUN

    By Annie Korzen

    June 29, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    HITTING THE STACKS
    Libraries are the biggest cultural bargain around.  Not only do they offer books, magazines, CDs, videos, and internet access, but they have lectures, exhibits, classes, and special events for kids.
    I take advantage of the system right in my home office. Let’s...

  • Set a place for Shatner at the seder

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    William Shatner is God. And Pharaoh. And Moses, too.

    Just in time for Passover, the Jewish Music Group (a division of Shout Factory) has released "Exodus: An Oratorio in Three Parts," performed by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. It is conducted by David Itkin, who created and...

  • Violin virtuosi make concert a family affair

    By George Robinson

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    It's not very often that a classical music recital has its roots in an airport, but in a manner of speaking, you might say that the concert that violin virtuosi Albert and Alexander Markov are giving at American Jewish University (AJU) on April 13 was born at LAX 15 years ago.

    That's...

  • Virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham brings passion and prowess to Hollywood Bowl

    By David Mermelstein

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Classical virtuosos, like golden-age movie stars, are often thought to lead charmed lives in which the sundry benefits of celebrity accrue without cost. Lives of endless glamour are a fantasy, of course, yet the suggestion persists, in part because of musicians like Gil Shaham, the...
  • Balancing music and yoga

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With his arms outstretched above his head, his left fist clenched and his right hand delicately pinching the baton, Brad Keimach conducts Brahms Symphony No. 1 with the fervent grandeur expected of a symphonic masterpiece.

    Watching Keimach, 53, one might wonder whether it is the...
  • Dual concerts embrace the best of ‘banished music’

    By Tom Tugend

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Almost seven decades after the Nazis murdered and banished many of Europe's most renowned composers, a group of German artists will honor the musicians' work and lives at two local concerts.

    The first performance will be on Sunday evening, April 15, at the Museum of Tolerance, and...
  • Milken music archive is a treasure trove

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Can you tell the story of a people by its music?

    Last November, the classical music label Naxos released the 50th CD of its American Classics series, music from the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music, so the time has come to give the archive its props (just imagine Randy...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, January 15

    The Moshav Band be jammin' locally tonight, thanks to the Happy Minyan and the Breslov Shul. Straight outta Israel, the group will perform a mix of their classics and new songs inspired by Rabbi Shlomo Carlbach. Kabbalah-inspired musician LevYatan opens the...

  • Conversations at the Keyboard

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Not long before Leonard Bernstein died, in 1988, the ebullient conductor and composer approached pianist Jeffrey Siegel backstage at Lincoln Center. His business was urgent. He wanted to discuss Siegel's "keyboard conversations," concerts with commentary pioneered by Siegel and based...