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SDJW thanks June, early July contributors

SAN DIEGO (SDJW)—San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers whose bylines and photo credit lines appeared during the month of June and the first few days of July on its website.  They included: David Amos Stephen Hazan Arnoff Laurie Baron David Bedein Edwin Black Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Garry Fabian Donald […]

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Brahms, Prokoffiev focus of Korevaar concert

By David Amos SAN DIEGO — The 70 member Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra, now on its 42nd year, will be giving two concerts featuring two orchestral masterpieces. They will be presented on Sunday, June 7, 3:00 p.m., and Tuesday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, 6660 Cowles Mountain Boulevard, […]

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SDJW thanks its May contributors

SAN DIEGO (SDJW)—San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers and photographers whose bylines appeared during the month of May on its website. They were: David Amos Laurie Baron Caren Besner Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Garry Fabian Abraham Foxman Donald H. Harrison Natasha Josefowitz Rabbi Ben Kamin Tony Klug Steve Kramer Lloyd […]

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‘To Be Certain of the Dawn’ is a powerful concert

  By David Amos SAN DIEGO–It is not too frequent when I get to attend a concert which has such impact, both artistically and socially. This was the case on Saturday, April 25, when the combined forces of the San Diego State University Orchestra, Aztec Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, a children’s choir, the Mira Costa […]

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Pleasing silvery tone from violinist Uri Pianka

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO–TICO (Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra) once again delivered a pleasing concert January 27, featuring Uri Pianka as soloist. This fine violinist, retired concertmaster of both the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Houston Symphony Orchestra, continues to actively pursue his career as a soloist and chamber music player with recent recordings and performances […]

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A tourist’s lonely, emotional Auschwitz encounter

By David Amos SAN DIEGO–In the last few days, we have been informed by the media, magazines, newspapers, radio and television, of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz. CNN presented a fine documentary, and our local paper gave extensive coverage to individuals or couples who are still with us, who […]

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Some music notes from the TICO conductor

By David Amos SAN DIEGO — In my last column, I made reference to the passing of Peter Eros, the conductor of the San Diego Symphony during the 1970’s and first part of the 80’s. I attended the memorial service which was held in his home town of Seattle, and promised to let you know […]

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A music lover’s tour through NYC

By David Amos SAN DIEGO — What could be a greater pleasure than another visit to a favorite destination? It is to be there with someone who is there for the first time. This was the joyous occasion when we visited New York City together with our recently Bar-Mitzvah’d grandson, Zander. This gave us the […]

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Jazz, marches, dance music set for TICO concert

By David Amos SAN DIEGO–On this coming Sunday, July 27, at 3:00 p.m., the 70 piece Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra will present its closing concert of the season: The Annual Pops Concert. This has been a popular series for TICO, now completing its fortieth season. The concert, titled “Music from Near and Far” will have […]

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Jazz, Ragtime, belong now in the classical repertoire

By David Amos SAN DIEGO — It is unusual for an orchestra to program an all-Jazz concert that is not designated as “pops music”. But this will be the situation for the 75-piece Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra concerts of June 15, 3:00 p.m., and 17th, 7:30 p.m., both at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, Cohen Social Hall. […]

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A Jordanian guide’s dream of peace

By David Amos SAN DIEGO –Every trip to Israel is an adventure, a revelation. No two trips are the same, and our recent ten day visit was no exception. Yes, we had the usual encounters with family and Israeli musicians, but after not being in Israel for years, we were treated to the country’s phenomenal […]

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Violin concertos galore coming June 9, 11

By David Amos SAN DIEGO — If you like music for the classical violin, these concerts are certainly for you. The eminent violinist and recording artist Jacques Israelievitch will be the guest soloist of the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra in two programs which will have, yes, three major violin concerto masterpieces of the classic repertoire, […]

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Rating the nation’s top composers

By David Amos SAN DIEGO — About two weeks ago, the San Diego Union-Tribune weekly supplement called American Profile included an article by Audrey T. Hingley titled Great American Composers. The title obviously perked my interest, but I found it disturbing and misleading on different levels. Here are the ten composers who were listed as […]

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Genesis set to music will highlight TICO concert

By David Amos SAN DIEGO — The Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra will present one of its most eclectic programs ever on April 14 and 16. The traditional part of the concert is represented by two post-Romantic composers that are household names and their music reign as concert favorites. The Finnish composer Jean Sibelius wrote tone […]

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