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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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Accolades extend ‘Pianist’ at Lyceum

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — I was pleased to learn of the extension until October 12 of The Pianist of Willesden Lane at the Lyceum Theatre.  Pianist Mona Golabek, star of the one-woman show, has been a family friend since childhood.  Both she and my sister, violinist Zina Schiff, were prodigies of Los Angeles’ Young […]

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How music survived the Israel- Gaza war

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO–During the recent war with Gaza, many facets of the Israeli economy suffered. I had conflicting reports about whether concerts and theatre performances continued as scheduled and what effect the war had on the lives of some of my friends in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. I recently emailed the person I […]

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Some Jewish music may not be as old as you think

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — I was thrilled to read the Yom Limmud roster of speakers and see that the distinguished music professor of the Hebrew University, Edwin Seroussi, was going to give two lectures during the day of learning, Sunday, August 24 at the Lawrence Family JCC. Since hearing about his series […]

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TICO delights with jazz, Americana concerts

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO –“All That Jazz,” was the title of Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra’s (TICO’s) concert performed Sunday afternoon, June 15, and repeated Tuesday evening, June 17 at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. Although a classical concert, it was, indeed, filled with jazz. The program was dominated by the award-winning jazz pianist, and composer, David […]

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Set to music, Neruda’s ‘common things’ ode inspires

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California –The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus’ concluding concert of the season brought to a close the celebration of choral conductor, David Chase’s 40th year with the organization. As the final work on the program, he selected one of his favorites, composer Cary Ratcliff’s setting of five poems by the […]

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