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NYPhil concert in S.D. features Beethoven, Sibelius

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — The New York Philharmonic, the legendary orchestra whose history includes maestros such as Demitri Metropolis, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez,  Zubin Mehta, Kurt Mazur and Lorin Maazel, presented a thrilling concert at the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center under the direction of its current conductor, Alan Gilbert. Gilbert is the son […]

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Networking, hard work emphasized at UM graduation

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — I traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan the end of last month, to be at my granddaughter, Hannah Gail Schiff’s graduation from the University of Michigan. I was pleased that she attended this institution that numbers many Jews among its faculty and student body. It also boasts one of the strongest […]

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Follingstad, TICO please with R’maninoff

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — David Amos and the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra (TICO) tackled a difficult program when they chose to play an All-Rachmaninoff concert. The post-Romantic music produced by the great Russian composer is complex and challenging.  Still, with an excellent piano soloist, SDSU’s piano faculty head, Karen Follingstad, extra coaching of […]

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SDJW thanks its March 2016 contributors

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Jewish World expresses its appreciation to the byliners and staff photographers whose works appeared in March 2016 editions. They included: David Amos Eitan Arom Judy Lash Balint Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Amber Bartlett Jeremy Ben-Ami Boaz Bismuth Ronnie Blair Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Jack Forman […]

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Travel and turpinoid subjects for poets

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Nelson Heller and Genine Rainbeau-Heart were the two featured poets at the Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices program Tuesday evening, March 22, at the Astor Judaica Library. With one of the original programmed poets absent due to illness, the open microphone segment was extended. The well-attended audience was rewarded with Rainbeau-Heart’s original […]

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Montreal Symphony program had French connections

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, under their California-bred conductor, Kent Nagano, performed a virtuoso program at the Irwin and Joan Jacobs Music Center last Wednesday evening. Because the printed programs of the sponsoring La Jolla Music Society did not include biographical notes on the performers, Kristin Lancino, the new President and […]

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Multi-media ‘Gotham’ well received in La Jolla

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — Fascinating black and white film footage of New York City accompanied Gotham, by Michael Gordon, the opening work on the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus’ March 12 concert in Mandeville Hall at UCSD. Gordon, a Miami-born Jewish-American composer, has often teamed up with film-maker Bill Morrison to create […]

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Garin, Heller, Rainbeau- Heart to recite their works

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — Three outstanding local poets will be featured on Tuesday evening, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the next Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices evening in the Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. Nina Garin is a San Diego native who serves as an arts journalist for the […]

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SDJW thanks its February 2016 contributors

SAN DIEGO — This publication would like to thank and express appreciation to the writers and photographers whose works appeared during February 2016 in San Diego Jewish World.  They include: Judy Lash Balint Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Boaz Bismuth Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravtts Jack Forman Donald H. Harrison […]

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Large cast to read, sing Goldberg, Shneour works

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California–The works of two great Jewish poets, Leah Goldberg (1911-1970) and Zalman Shneour (1887-1959) will be featured at the Tuesday, February 23, 7 p.m. program of Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices in the Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family JCC. All the poems will be read in their original language as […]

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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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