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Hershey Felder brings to life composer Piotr Tchaikowsky

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — In The Great Tchaikowsky, Hershey Felder’s latest piece, which is breaking sales records at the Lyceum Theatre in downtown San Diego, Felder does Tikun Olam, working to repair the world, by sensitizing us to the suffering of the gay Russian composer and casting a light on the persecution of the […]

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Poets of three nations debut in JCC’s new season

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The ninth season of Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices will open with three featured poets, Samantha Lennon, Marc Rolnick and Ilana Brosh. Tuesday evening, January 17, 7  p.m., these three talented writers will inaugurate the 2017 season of this series in the Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family JCC. Samantha […]

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Songs of Israel, Diaspora featured at concert

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — MAGEVET, Yale University’s A Cappella Jewish Choir, gave a wonderful concert last Wednesday evening at the Lawrence Family JCC’s Garfield Theatre. Even though the shell was not utilized, the fourteen unamplified voices projected with poignant sweetness. Unaccompanied, they created beautiful harmonies and well-graded dynamics, singing an hour and a […]

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Hadassah honors local ‘Women of Excellence’

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — A video about the advanced research and clinical trials taking place at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem concluded Hadassah San Diego’s Women of Excellence Luncheon on December 4. The program featured talks by two remarkable local women: Executive Chef of Extraordinary Desserts, Karen Krasne, and retiring San Diego City […]

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Talented Mormon violinist thrills Jewish audience

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was the featured soloist at TICO’s opening programs, Thursday evening, November 17 and Saturday evening, November 19. The large audience in the Cohen Social Hall of Tifereth Israel Synagogue included many members of the Church of Latter Day Saints, of […]

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Recital by Matathias and Stanislavsky enthuses S.D. audience

By Eileen Wingard ENCINITAS, California — The Israeli duo, violinist Asi Matathias and pianist Victor Stanislavsky, shone in their recent recital at the Encinitas Library, under the auspices of Virtuosi USA, a concert series sponsored by the Friends of Musical Arts, under the direction of Michael Tseitlin. Matathias and Stanislavsky have performed in San Diego […]

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City Council to honor JCompany’s Joey Landwehr

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — Joey Landwher is a community treasure! On Tuesday, October 18, The San Diego City Council will be recognizing him by officially proclaiming Joey Landwehr Day to honor his dedication to the theatrical arts and to youth. This New York actor and director, who worked on and off Broadway, […]

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Grossmont presents Jewish concert at Temple Solel

By Eileen Wingard ENCINITAS, California — Mechiah: Jewish Classical Music to Soothe the Soul is the title of the concert which will be performed at Temple Solel between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, on Saturday evening, October 8, 7:00 p.m. The 70-piece Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and 40-member Master Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Randall Tweed, will be presenting […]

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Summerfest offered fine free music options

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — One of the cultural attractions provided by the La Jolla Music Society’s Summerfest is the plethora of free offerings, which are designed to engage the community. During the three weeks of the festival, there were five open rehearsals at Sherwood Hall; three encounters, at the Athenaeum Music and […]

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Hamelin’s tour de force at the La Jolla Music Society

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California –Marc-Andre Hamelin was one of the stars of the La Jolla Music Society’s 2016 Summerfest this past month. The entire concert on August 24 featured the Montreal native in multiple roles, as a piano virtuoso, a chamber musician and a composer. I was familiar with Hamelin’s name from the […]

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Concert evoked memories of my musical life

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — Sounds can evoke memories in the interconnected world of music.  Many recollections came to mind as I listened to the Summerfest concert Tuesday evening, August 23 in Sherwood Hall. This concert included a 7 p.m. Prelude, which featured the Beacon Street Trio performing the Brahms Piano Trio in B […]

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Maisky meets Bach’s cello challenge with aplomb

  By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — Mischa Maisky’s cello was crafted by Domenico Montagnana in Venice, in 1720, the same year that Bach composed his six solo cello suites in Anhalt-Coethen. During two consecutive evenings at Sherwood Hall, as part of Summerfest, sponsored by the La Jolla Music Society, Latvian-born cellist, Maisky, showcased […]

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Zesty concert showcases youthful energy and talent

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — San Diego County’s flagship Chamber Music Festival, the La Jolla Music Society’s Summerfest, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and what a celebration it is! There will be 65 musicians participating in 17 paid concerts in Sherwood Hall, and free events, such as five open rehearsals, three encounters […]

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TICO concludes 2016 concert season with a flair

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — A full house in the Cohen Social Hall of Tifereth Israel Synagogue greeted the matinee Pops Concert by the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra (TICO) on Sunday, July 17.  The program of short works featured several wonderful highlights. It began and ended with two sprightly Sousa marches, the unfamiliar Free Lance […]

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