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Chanukah Jam proves to be a sweet confection

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California –The Lawrence Family JCC Garfield Theatre was once again the venue for Jewish Music on Sunday, Nov. 24. Although not sponsored by the JCC (its music committee was disbanded in 2011), this wonderful afternoon of Jewish music in honor of Chanukah was spearheaded by Ruth Weber, director of the […]

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Emotional concert held in La Jolla for the IDF

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The “musical journey honoring the State of Israel” presented by the local chapter of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) provided our community with a most memorable evening of vocal Jewish music. Had we only been able to experience the golden sounds of IDF Chief Cantor […]

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An American manuscript enters Israel’s archives

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — On a shelf in the Music Library of the Levinsky Teachers College in Tel Aviv, sits my master’s thesis, “Music Education in Israel,” dated January, 1954. Curious to see my work in an Israeli library, my daughter, Tamara, and I went to Tel Aviv to visit the Levinsky College […]

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Love story begins in Nazi Europe and ends in Hollywood

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SERENADE, A memoir of music and love from Vienna and Prague to Los Angeles, 1927 to World War II to 2012 by Carol Jean Delmar, Willow Lane Press, Beverly Hills, California By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — This is a beautifully written love story of Franziska Perger and Franz Jung against the backdrop of Europe […]

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Yoav Talmi awarded Prime Minister’s prize

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By Eileen Wingard In a special ceremony at the Henry Crown Hall of the Jerusalem Theatre in Jerusalem, Yoav Talmi, Music Director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, former conductor of the San Diego Symphony, and one of Israel’s most gifted composers, was awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Composers last week. This honor, whose […]

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TICO completes season, Hungarian-inspired music to start next

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra (TICO) culminated its 2013-14 season with a rousing All American Pops Spectacular. As the audience departed, following the sprightly rendition of “Stars and Stripes Forever,” they were smiling and uplifted. The musical feast of Americana included marches by Sousa, arrangements of folksongs, “Arkansas Traveler” and […]

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Symphony in Los Angeles highlights Jewish music

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By Eileen Wingard LOS ANGELES — Dr. Noreen Green, the founder and conductor of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, was a student of Murry Sidlin at the Aspen Festival during the summer of 1993. The brilliant conductor and pedagogue encouraged and inspired Green to follow her dream to create an orchestra specializing in music with […]

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Biss’s all-Beethoven program pleased La Jolla audience

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  By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California– Jonathan Biss, who had his debut recital during the 2000-2001 season at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, is the son of the celebrated Israeli violinist, Miriam Fried. His paternal grandmother was the famous cellist, Raya Garbousova, and his father, Paul Biss, is a well-known violist. It is […]

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Plenty of fine classical music at SummerFest 2013

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California –SummerFest 2013 began with a sunburst evening in Scripp’s Park at the La Jolla Cove. The program, a wonderful amalgam of old and new, consisted of works by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla, and Bolcom. This concert was just one of the many free features offered by the La Jolla Music […]

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Murry Sidlin honored for his ‘Defiant Requiem’

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Conductor Murry Sidlin is well-remembered by San Diegans for his creative programs with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. For many years, he was the conductor of the Classical Hits series. He also did a stint as conductor of the Summer Pops and, later, conducted the Light Bulb series. Most […]

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Opera company cruises through Bloch’s ‘MacBeth’

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By Eileen Wingard LONG BEACH, California — The Long Beach Opera Company’s staging of Ernest Bloch’s Macbeth was an unusual production, taking place in San Pedro’s World Cruise Center. With bleacher seating on two sides of a center aisle, there were no set changes, costumes were minimal, and the three acts were telescoped into 105 […]

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This violin concert was a musical marathon

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — The decorated French-born violinist, Jacques Israelievitch, who served as assistant concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony, then concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony followed by a two-decade stint as concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony, undertook a marathon performance challenge: playing three violin concerti in one evening! The three concerti, performed […]

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Avital’s mandolin featured in unique concert

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Last month, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) concluded its Chamber Music Series at the Scripps Research Institute Auditorium with a program featuring an unusual instrument for classical chamber music concerts, the mandolin. That plucked folk instrument, in the hands of the Israeli-born mandolin virtuoso, Avi Avital, combined with string […]

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Despite substitution, Klezmer Summit wows the audience

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Although there was a notable sigh of disappointment when it was announced that the scheduled soloist for the evening, 92-year-old jazz cellist Fred Katz, was ill and unable to perform, the audience was well-compensated with two outstanding substitutes, woodwind jazz artist Norbert Sachel, who flew in from New York […]

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