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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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Women of theater subject of fun evening

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — Eddie Shapiro grew up in Manhattan where his parents took him to Broadway musicals from the time he was five years old. While other boys were memorizing sports scores, he went to the library to devour playbills, learning the names of the writers, directors, producers and star performers […]

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Author tells Book Fair of the violins of the Holocaust

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By Eileen Wingard ENCINITAS, California — Amnon Weinstein, Tel Aviv’s  famous luthier, who learned his craft from his father, Moshe Weinstein, has been restoring violins used during the Holocaust. Seven such violins were exhibited at the University of North Carolina. The chair of the music department, Musicologist, Dr. James A. Grymes, fascinated by these restored instruments, […]

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Pearl memorial was a jewel of a concert

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Was it the Charger game or the community-wide Challah Bake that limited the attendance at the Daniel Pearl Memorial Program at Smith Recital Hall on the SDSU Campus? Whatever the reason, those absent, as evident from a sprinkling of empty seats, missed a remarkable evening, merging music, dance and […]

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Adira in title role prompts plenty of kvelling

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The J Company’s production of Peter Pan is playing for two more weekends at the David and Dorthea Garfield Theatre at the Lawrence Family JCC. As grandmother of Adira Rosen, in the title role, I, of course am interested in encouraging all to see this musical. But, rather […]

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IDF Chief Cantor to perform in San Diego Oct. 28

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Lt. Col. Shai Abramson, Chief Cantor of the Israel Defense Force, will once again be in San Diego to share his remarkable talent with our community. The concert will be presented by Friends of the Israel Defense Force on Tuesday evening, October 28, at 7 p.m., at the Balboa Theatre. […]

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Gabriella Labson celebrates dawn of her 2nd century

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  By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — The invitation from Gabriela Hartstein Auspitz Labson to a select circle of family and friends read: “You are invited to celebrate the sunrise of my second century.”   The celebration, a Seudah Shlishit (third meal of Shabbat), took place Saturday, October 11, 2014,  in a lovely room on the second […]

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Concert in memory of Daniel Pearl Oct. 23

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Twelve years after Wall Street Journal’s correspondent, Daniel Pearl, was brutally beheaded in Karachi, Pakistan by the Al-Qaeda-connected militant group, National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty, he continues to be memorialized world-wide. The Daniel Pearl Foundation, formed by Pearl’s family and friends, have promoted “Daniel Pearl World […]

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Jewish Men’s Choir, Kol Hakavod, performs Oct. 12

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — “Jewish Music Then and Now,” a program by the The San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir, Kol Hakavod, will feature favorite Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino songs. The concert , sponsored by the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth El, will take place this Sunday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. in the […]

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