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  • Klezmer, classical royalty at the Bowl

    By Rick Schultz

    August 14, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    “Energy is eternal delight,” the poet William Blake said, and klezmer music proves his point. For centuries throughout Jewish Eastern Europe, rhythmically high-strung klezmer bands, which often featured a virtuoso violinist and clarinetist trading licks, were a provocation to...

  • Lessons in Vilnius

    August 7, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    Robin Solomon stood in the Ponary Forest in Lithuania, surrounded by fellow educators who wore white and sang Yiddish songs, accompanied by a violinist.

    It was a captivating and stunning experience this summer, a stark contrast to the fact that Nazis viciously executed tens of...

  • ‘Hebrew Melodies’ all in the Shaham family

    By Rick Schultz

    February 20, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Gil Shaham does his most eloquent speaking with his violin, but as a recent interview by phone from his home in New York revealed, he’s not a bad singer either. 

    Over the course of an hour, Shaham rendered in a soft baritone voice memorable snippets from Prokofiev’s Violin...

  • Amy Chua a.k.a The Tiger Mother Got It Right!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 3, 2011 | 11:28 am

    When I first heard about Amy Chua, the self-professed Chinese Tiger Mother, I didn’t understand what all the hype, the drama and the hatred was about.  After reading more about her and her parenting memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, I couldn’t help but like her even more!

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  • Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchok Meir Helfgot to play Saban Theatre

    By Tom Tugend

    March 21, 2011 | 6:14 pm

    Arranging a concert program is like planning a dinner, says Itzhak Perlman, calling from New York. First comes an appetizer, then the main course, and finally something to clear the palate.

    By that yardstick, the violin virtuoso is preparing a menu for his March 30 appearance in Los...

  • Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchok Meir Helfgot: The Soul of Jewish Music [VIDEO EXCLUSIVE]

    March 17, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    A just-released video captures a bit of music history.  It’s a rehearsal, but no ordinary rehearsal.   

    Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchok Meir Helfgot are practicing for an upcoming concert in which the virtuoso violinist and the world-famous cantor will join forces with acclaimed...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari Obama video —‘Stand With Me’

    October 15, 2008 | 12:08 am

    From the YouTube page:

    Miri Ben-Ari, a Grammy Award-Winning violinist, originally from Israel, dedicates her rendition of the National Anthem titled Stand With Me, a music video in support of the Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Barack Obama.

    Supported by Hip Hop mogul...

  • Classical Musicians’ Volume Decreases

    By Beverly Gray

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The conductor raises his baton. On cue, 73 young musicians launch into a heartfelt rendition of "Sabbath Fantasies," a piece that weaves together snatches of Jewish liturgy and folk tunes.

    This is the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (LAYO), a 6-year-old ensemble sponsored by Stephen S....

  • Eulogies

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Marshall Sosson, Violinist and Studio Concertmaster, Dies at 91



    Marshall Sosson, concertmaster at many Hollywood studios, died on April 29, 2002, at the age of 91.

    Music was his fountain of youth. A passionate and tender nature sang through his violin. Active professionally for...

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