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Tifereth Israel has a Bloch party

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — The pair of concerts which TICO played on March 22 and 26 were devoted entirely to the music of Ernest Bloch, the most famous composer of the 20th century to have used Jewish thematic material  as his inspiration. Bloch’s “Schelomo” for cello; the three movement “Baal Shem Suite” for violin; […]

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Massive choir and orchestra perform Berlioz

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — How fortunate we are to have conductors able to muster the necessary forces to present Berlioz’ Grande Messe des morts, his monumental Requiem Mass. Performances of this colossal work took place March 7 and 8 in Mandeville Hall, UCSD. The 70-voice San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus joined the 100 […]

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‘Defiant Requiem’ screening to be concert prelude

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — Maestro Murry Sidlin is the creator of The Defiant Requiem, a concert-drama depicting the musical life of Terezin and integrating the entire Requiem by Guiseppi Verdi within its narration. The innovative American conductor will be on hand to introduce the documentary film, The Defiant Requiem at its screening this […]

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The return to San Diego of Yoav Talmi

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO –Yoav Talmi, one of Israel’s foremost composers and conductors, will be speaking during services at Ohr Shalom Synagogue, 3rd and Laurel, in San Diego, next Friday evening, March 6, 7:30 p.m. His talk will be: “From the Diary of an International Israeli Conductor.” Talmi, former conductor of the San Diego […]

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Jerusalem Quartet perfect Schumann, Schubert works

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California  — There are rare occasions when a concert seems so perfect, so moving, so beautiful, that we cannot imagine hearing the works played any better. Such was the definitive, pinnacle performance of the Jerusalem Quartet at Sherwood Hall last Saturday night, Feb. 21,  presented by the La Jolla Music Society. […]

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Israeli cellist performs music from S. America, Asia

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — Cellist Maya Beiser was the star of the show in the La Jolla Symphony’s impressive concert February 7 at Mandeville Auditorium. The gifted Israeli instrumentalist, dressed in a short black dress with long sleeves and high black boots, her wavy black tresses framing her beautiful face, did not look […]

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Works of two Jewish poets of past to be read Feb. 17

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California –Two great Jewish poets of the past, Rachel Blawstein and Saul Tchernichovsky, will be featured at the Tuesday evening, “Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices” program February 17, 7 p.m. at the Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family JCC. Tchernichovsky’s life and poetry will be introduced by the eminent Judaic Scholar, Dr. […]

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Israeli cellist Maya Beiser performs Feb. 7 & 8 in La Jolla

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Dubbed by the New Yorker as a “Cello Godess,” credited by NPR with “a stunning command of her instrument,” and lauded by the New York Times for her “ferocious energy and talent,” Israeli cellist, Maya Beiser, will be the featured soloist in the La Jolla Symphony’s February 7, 7:30 […]

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Pleasing silvery tone from violinist Uri Pianka

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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 young poet finds her voice

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Editor’s Note: The following column was written in response to a poem included in a previous San Diego Jewish World story written by Eileen Wingard: Here’s a link to the poem that caught my eye. http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2015/01/14/opening-slate-jewish-poets-share-works/ By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — Eleña Horvitz went to San Diego State University (SDSU) and graduated in […]

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Opening slate of Jewish poets share their works

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The seventh season of “Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices” opened with three provocative poets. Michael Mark’s poems reflected his unique take on life and his sharp sense of humor. He is a published poet who has been nominated for the 2015 prestigious Pushcart Award. Here are two examples of his work: Dangers […]

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JCC to present poets Mark, Ponder and Horvitz

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California–The seventh season of “Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices” will open Tuesday evening, January 13, at 7 p.m., in the Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family JCC. Three local poets will be featured, Michael Mark, Lauren Ponder and Eleña Horvitz . Michael Mark, a native New Yorker, has had two published […]

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Miri Ben-Ari honored by AICF with Aviv award

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — In glitzy outfits with bling and cling, cascading auburn tresses framing her starlet face, the Israeli hip-hop violinist, Miri Ben-Ari, has climbed to a top spot in the world of pop music. Ben-Ari began classical violin lessons at the age of five, in Tel Aviv, winning scholarships from the […]

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TICO enchants with Schubert’s Symphony No. 9

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — The triumphal theme in the horns ushered in the opening concert of the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra’s 41st season.  Schubert’s Symphony #9, a gratifying work to perform and a pleasurable one for the audience to experience, came forth in all its beauty. The horns, led by Sandra Petersen, sounded […]

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