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  • After 20 years, L.A. Jewish Symphony still reflects the Jewish experience

    By Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    When Noreen Green founded the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS) in 1994, she had to wrestle with a couple of questions.

    First, what defines a Jewish orchestra and differentiates it from other orchestras? And will a woman conductor, that rarest of species, succeed in molding a...

  • Vienna Philharmonic acknowledges honoring Nazi war criminal

    March 11, 2013 | 6:37 am

    The famed Vienna Philharmonic has acknowledged that many of its musicians were Nazi party members during Hitler's rule and that its director may have delivered a prestigious orchestra award to a Nazi war criminal two decades after the end of World War Two.

    The orchestra, which...

  • Jewish Free Loan Association: Small-business help

    December 20, 2012 | 3:57 pm

    Dan Savell and his wife, Abby, knew exactly what they needed to take their percussion rental business to the next level. 

    After opening their store in 2005, the Santa Clarita couple received countless client requests for a specialized gong set typically used by orchestras. The...

  • ‘Woven Words’ Celebrates Lutoslawski

    November 21, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    Music historians will remember Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994) as one of the greatest symphonists of the 20th century. The Los Angeles Philharmonic remembers him as a partner, an artistic collaborator and a regular part of the orchestra’s programming.  

    More than that, though,...

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  • August 3-10, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    August 1, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    SAT | AUG 4

    “THE MUSIC OF JEWISH COMPOSERS”
    The ninth annual Beverly Hills International Music Festival features the world premiere of composer Assaf Rinde’s “Meditation on a Sephardic Theme,” performed by guitarist Edward Trybek. Mezzo-soprano Iris Malkin and pianist Jean-David...

  • Palestine National Orchestra debuts

    January 3, 2011 | 10:11 am

    The Palestine National Orchestra performed for the first time in the Palestinian Authority and in Israel.

    The orchestra made its debut in Ramallah, and then performed in eastern Jerusalem over the weekend and in Haifa on Sunday night.

    “Today an orchestra, tomorrow a state,” Suhail...

  • Music Banned by Nazis Finds New Life With L.A. Chamber Orchestra

    By Rick Schultz

    March 16, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    If you ask 35-year-old violinist Daniel Hope about his Jewish heritage, make sure you have time. It’s a complicated question.

    “On my mother’s side was an incredibly Orthodox Jewish family that goes back to the first rabbi of Potsdam,” he said during a recent late-night cell...

  • Arts in L.A. Calendar June—August

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    June 12, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    JUNE

    Thu., June 12
    "The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company." The ragtag band of tech-geeks who created such enormously successful hits as "Toy Story," "Finding Nemo" and "Ratatouille" are dissected and discussed in David A. Price's book about the high-minded company and its...
  • The (almost) hardest-working man in classical music

    By David Mermelstein

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With such legendary workaholic conductors as James Levine and Valery Gergiev going strong, Jeffrey Kahane can't quite be termed the hardest-working man in classical music. But as he begins his 11th season as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) and his third as...
  • Four Ways to Hear the Days of Awe

    By George Robinson

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Days of Awe evoke many feelings, but my first thoughts invariably turn to the special music of these days. From the solemn, almost brooding melody of Kol Nidre to the lilting "High Holiday" tune that unifies the music of both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, there is much in which...

  • Spectator - A Night of Atypical Tunes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "I like representing the underdog," said Noreen Green, founder of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony.

    Which is why her Aug. 21 concert feting 350 years of American Jewish life will not spotlight famous composers such as George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland.

    "People can...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Think haunted houses are scary? Bill Maher, Andy Richter and Sarah Silverman put the real fear of God in you tonight. "Hell Houses" have been around since the Rev. Jerry Falwell reportedly created one in the late '70s, offering a scary eight-room journey into hell as a...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    So you got a screenplay in your back pocket? Welcome to Hollywood. Now all you have to do is get it made. Enter the Writers Guild Foundation. Today, It offers an all-day masters seminar in "Writing the Original Screenplay." You'll hear leading screenwriters and execs...

  • And There Was Music

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At Sinai Akiba Academy recently, Bryna Vener vigorously conducted close to 100 first- through-eighth-graders in a passionate rendition of "Hava Nagila" as students danced in their seats. If the atmosphere was celebratory, it was because the assembly was a dress rehearsal for the...

  • The Musical Sound of ‘Lights’

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Not all Chanukah music is kiddie music -- even when it's played by kids. On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Skirball Cultural Center will host the West Coast premiere of Russell Steinberg's suite, "Lights On!" Steinberg will conduct the Stephen Wise Youth Orchestra, a group of 70 youngsters ages...

  • A Song in His Heart

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Singer-pianist-archivist Michael Feinstein's new album, his first with a symphony orchestra, is all standards and all Jewish.

    "Using all Jewish composers didn't take effort," Feinstein said, describing his latest CD, "Michael Feinstein With the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra"...

  • Ending on a Musical Note

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) holds its summer concert on Aug. 18, it will be a bittersweet occasion for cellist David Low. The BBI artistic director has overseen the summer concerts for 12 years, and is now leaving to spend more time with his wife and children, and to pursue...

  • Holocaust Reflections

    By Rabbi Baruch Cohon

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS) needs a concert hall. It has an outstanding conductor in Dr. Noreen Green, talented and accomplished musicians, and a loyal following. I've heard LAJS perform with increasing brilliance at venues, including the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza,...

  • Zubin Mehta and His World Class Orchestra

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The Israel Philharmonic has always been an orchestra of immigrants.

    Founded in 1936 as the Palestine Symphony, by the Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, the orchestra was specifically created to help Jewish musicians escape the Nazis. Many of the founding members, among the most...

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