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A double premiere for Michael Roth

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Michael Roth is an accomplished composer, with over 250 scores for theater productions throughout North America to his credit. This outstanding local Jewish artist had two of his compositions featured as part of the 24th Lipinsky Jewish Arts Festival at the Lyceum Theatre. The works not only utilized Roth’s […]

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San Diego composer, pianist featured in TICO concert

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Youth Overture by Arkady Luxemburg opened the June 4 concert of the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra (TICO). Luxemburg, who died recently, was a Russian-Jewish immigrant, residing in San Diego for more than two decades and writing music in many genres. His brief, upbeat work displayed influences of Kabelevsky and […]

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Cantor Cabaret rich in song and variety

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — Cheri Weiss, Cantorial Soloist at Congregation Beth El,  organized a delightful evening, Cantor Caberet, featuring five cantors and Beth El’s twelve-voice choir, the Shirenu Chorus, which Weiss directs.  Presented May 25 in the Garfield Auditorium at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, the program included individual solos, the […]

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Poets, songwriter set for May 9 Jewish Poets session

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — Two seasoned published poets and a young prize-winning song writer will be the featured presenters at the final Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices evening of the 2017 season. This program will take place in the JCC’s Astor Judaica Library on Tuesday, May 9 at 7  p.m. Following the featured poets, there […]

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LFJCC’s Astor Library unveils music collection

LA JOLLA, California (Press Release) –The Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library, located at the Lawrence Family JCC,  has unveiled two new collections sure to delight music lovers across the spectrum including students, historians, teachers, and, of course, musicians.  The collections were a labor of love for library volunteers, Eileen Wingard and Ted Parker, who have been […]

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Jazz from Israel and elsewhere captivates

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO–Mesmerizing strums of the oud opened the first number, a Kurdish melody, in a program at SDSU’s Smith Recital Hall entitled: Desert Caravan: New Jazz from Israel and Beyond. This concert, arranged by SDSU Judaic Studies Scholar-In-Residence, Yale Strom, featured, in addition to his band, Hot Pstromi, the prize-winning Israeli musician, Amos […]

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TICO concert ‘most satisfying in recent memory’

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — The Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra’s recent concert, featuring Dvorak’s Symphony #8 in G Major, was one of their most satisfying performances in recent memory. Dvorak’s engaging melodies sang forth with warmth. The entire ensemble, under David Amos’ capable direction, seemed to feel and understand the music. With the woodwinds […]

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Danish musicians, Italian conductor, global appeal

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — The Italian, Grammy-Award Maestro, Fabio Luisi, newly appointed principal conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, led his forces in an engaging concert of works by Nielsen (1865-1931), Wagner (1772-1822) and Mahler (1869-1911). The program, at the Jacobs Music Center last Thursday evening, was sponsored by the La Jolla […]

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A perfect Verdi’s Requiem evokes memories of Eve

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — In the many performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem Mass which I have experienced as a performer or a listener, I have never heard this masterpiece with 250 voices in the choir. That was the size of the choral forces for the March 17, 18 and 19 performances in […]

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Officials urge Jews to be vigilant yet unafraid

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — Because of concerns due to the recent bomb threats at local Jewish institutions, the Anti-Defamation League organized a meeting at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center on Sunday evening, to address these issues. Tammy Gillies, Director of the San Diego ADL opened the program with a power point presentation, giving […]

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Works of Jewish poets of Spain’s Golden Age to be recited and sung

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The next Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices program, will feature the works of three of the leading Jewish poets from the Golden Age of Spain, Solomon Ibn Gabirol (1021-1058), Judah Halevi (1085 -1141) and Abraham Ibn Ezra (1092-1167). The free evening, under the auspices of the San Diego Center for Jewish […]

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Beethoven, Liszt were two TICO audience favorites

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — A large audience welcomed the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra (TICO), under the direction of David Amos, for the January 31 concert at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. The program featured two audience favorites, Beethoven’s Symphony #5 and the Liszt’s Piano Concerto #2, with Pianist Peter Vinograde. Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, with its […]

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Orchestra from Prague delights San Diegans

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO– The soft, rippling notes of the flute, entwined with the clarinet, sang forth with ease and authenticity as the PKF-Prague Philharmonia, under the direction of its French conductor, Emmanuel Villaume, began Smetena’s The Moldau at the La Jolla Music Society-sponsored concert January 25. Shimmering strings entered, overlaying the flow of notes […]

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Poems remember previous generations

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The ninth season of Jewish Poets–Jewish Voices, opened Tuesday, January 17, in the Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family JCC, with a stellar trio of local poets who came from three different regions of the world and shared poetry in Hebrew, English and Yiddish. Israeli poet, Ilana […]

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