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  • ‘Anthracite Fields’: an oratorio in a miner key

    By Rick Schultz

    March 4, 2016 | 12:00 pm

    Composers seldom find themselves underground looking for inspiration, but for “Anthracite Fields,” an oratorio for chorus and sextet about miners around the turn of the 20th century, Julia Wolfe literally immersed herself in the feel and history of coal miners’ lives.

    “My...

  • ‘Voices of Light’ and Joan of Arc illuminate mystery of faith

    By Rick Schultz

    October 14, 2014 | 2:06 pm

    How did a nice Jewish boy from Short Hills, N.J., come to compose an oratorio to accompany Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent-film masterpiece “The Passion of Joan of Arc”? According to Richard Einhorn, his score “Voices of Light,” came into being by “sheer...

  • Symphony to Debut Fiery ‘Soul’ Music

    By David Finnigan

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Wayne Hinton is a Methodist, and he understands what Jewish audiences will feel when they hear a performance by the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony.

    "It's like when you hear a Frenchman conducting French music," said Hinton, the symphony's executive director. "It's akin to their...

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