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  • 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....

  • Documenting Identity

    By Annette Insdorf

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In 1990, Oren Rudavsky and Yale Strom co-directed "At the Crossroads: Jews in Eastern Europe Today," a wonderfully poignant and hopeful documentary about a rather complicated subject. It followed Strom, a klezmer musician, speaking Yiddish to elderly Jews in Hungary, Czechoslovakia...

  • Stalin’s Jewish State

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Yale Strom was growing up in a traditional, socialist-Zionist home in Detroit, he was riveted by his father's tales of a Jewish state founded 20 years before Israel in a Siberian swamp.

    Three decades later, he remembered the obscure Jewish geography lesson to make the...

  • Nostalgia Trip

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    December 21, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A roundup of recently released CDs featuring Yiddish tunes yields albums that evoke the past, some with original settings and contemporary arrangements of classic subject matter, others with sounds from an earlier day.



    In his new CD, "Garden of Yidn" (Naxos World), violinist and...

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