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Two teen performers leave TICO audience breathless

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO– Two gifted teenagers shone as soloists in The Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra’s concerts January 31 at the First United Methodist Church of Chula Vista and February 2 at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. Violinist Ilana Hirshfeld, 15,  and Violist Jonathan Sussman, 18, combined their talents in a memorable rendition of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Their ensemble […]

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SDJW thanks 43 whose works appeared in January

SAN DIEGO (SDJW) — San Diego Jewish World expresses its appreciation to the 43 writers and photographers whose works appeared during January 2016.  These individuals included: David Amos Eitan Arom Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Amber Bartlett Ronnie Blair Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Judy Friedel Michael Freund Donald H. Harrison Natasha […]

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Perlman and Ax played like musical siblings

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — As Itzhak Perlman entered the stage, seated on a motorized scooter, steering with one hand and holding his violin and bow with the other, I recalled the cherub-faced 12-year-old Israeli prodigy when he first appeared in the USA on the Ed Sullivan show. I have followed his career ever […]

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Variety at intimate gathering of poets

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The gathering for Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices, last Tuesday evening, was intimate, but the quality of the readings was high. Simon Menkes, a new transplant to North County, read from his poetry. Later, during open mic, he read a page from his novel. Below is an example of his […]

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Zina Schiff to tell of recording score of ‘The Fixer’

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Violinist Zina Schiff will be at Tifereth Israel Synagogue this Sunday afternoon, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m., to introduce the MGM Academy Award-nominated movie The Fixer. Schiff’s solo violin playing is heard throughout the movie score, which was composed by Maurice Jarre. Jarre is famous for scores to such […]

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‘Jewish Poets – Jewish Voices’ begins 8th season

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The opening program of the eighth season of Jewish Poets- Jewish Voices will be held on Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Teen Lounge at the Lawrence Family JCC.   Three poets will be showcased, Nancy Sandweiss, Simon Menkes, and the late Tony Kunewalder. Nancy Sandweiss’s […]

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SDJW thanks its December 2015 writers

San Diego Jewish World thanks and acknowledges the wonderful contributions of the following writers whose works appeared on our pages in December, 2015: Stephen Baird Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Michal Beruven Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Richard L. Cravatts Jonathan Greenblatt Toby Klein Greenwald Ryan M. Greiss Donald H. Harrison Natasha Josefowitz Rabbi Ben Kamin Morton […]

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Okay, I’m a bubbe and I kvell

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Okay, so I am joining the ranks of bragging grandparents. But, when I tell you about what my 16-year old granddaughter, Adira Rosen, has just accomplished, you will surely understand my bragging rights.  She has launched a theater company at her school and has just produced, marketed, and directed the first […]

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2 Jewish composers showcased at La Jolla concert

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California –Works by two Jewish composers were programmed for the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus’ concerts on December 5 and 6.  Ori Talmon’s Nefakh (Volume), underwritten by the Thomas Nee Commissioning Fund, received its world premiere, and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3 concluded the program. The opening work was The […]

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San Diego Men’s Choir scores a hit with ‘Kochi’

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Recently, I encountered four members of the San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir, David G’mach, Steven Markowitz, Albert Shafer and David Zilberberg. They were all beaming with pride because of the many plaudits received by the choir’s second CD, “Kochi.” SoundProfileMagazine gave it a rave review. Wouter Kellerman offered high praise […]

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SDJW thanks its November writers

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Jewish World thanks and would like to acknowledge those writers whose works appeared on this news publication during the month of November.  They were: David Amos Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Jeremy Ben-Ami Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Dane Chapin Tamara Isaacs Ciocci Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Steve Diamond Joe […]

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TICO features clarinet, dancers in novel concert

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Conductor David Amos, fresh from his recent recording sessions with the London Philharmonic, opened the Nov. 17th TICO concert with a rollicking rendition of Kabalevsky’s Colas Breugnon Overture. This was followed by TICO’s principal clarinet, Joseph Stein, taking center stage, performing the Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra by Bernhard Crusell, […]

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Salk’s mixture of music and science stimulates

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO–Violinist Asi Matathias and Pianist Victor Stanislavsky have become regular visitors to San Diego. This time, they performed as the second offering in the Salk Science and Music Series. A unique series, inaugurated in 2013, it takes place in the Salk Institute’s excellent concert hall. These evenings are unusual because they […]

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Israel Phil. Orchestra provided lifetime of memories

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — As a teenager, growing up in Los Angeles, I was an active member of the Labor Zionist Youth Movement, Habonim. I was also a serious student of the violin. My dream was to unite those two passions by making aliya to the Jewish State and playing in the Israel […]

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