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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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Bravos for Matathias and Stanislovsky

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — With rhythmic incisiveness, virtuosic flair and technique to burn, Asi Matathias, violin and Victor Stanislovsky, piano, performed a riveting violin-piano recital last Thursday evening at the Lyceum Theatre. The America-Israel Cultural Foundation co-sponsored the evening, part of the Lipinsky Jewish Arts Festival. All proceeds went to the America-Israel Cultural […]

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Three Yiddish divas enchant Lipinsky Festival

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By Eileen Wingard ENCINITAS, California — I arrived at the Encinitas Library just on time, but, from the difficulty I was having finding a parking space, I knew there would be a large crowd. Not only was the hall filled to capacity, with a number of people standing on the sides, but I found myself […]

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San Diego poets provide a variety of sentiment

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California –This season’s final evening of Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices, May 6th, in the Astor Judaica Library, JCC,  featured three outstanding poets from the San Diego County Jewish Community. Lee Ben-Yehuda read from her book, The Dreaming (2013). A former elementary teacher, she is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor and […]

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Jewish poetry: the legacy continues

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The season’s final Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices program will take place Tuesday evening, 7:00 p.m. , May 6, in the Astor Judaica Library, Lawrence Family JCC. The featured poets are all published writers. Lee Ben Yehuda has several books of poetry to her credit. Myla Lichtman Fields sings some […]

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Jewish music resurges in San Diego County

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO -A Shuffle Concert will take place this Saturday evening, April 26 at 8:00 p.m.  at the Encinitas Community Center, under the auspices of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. The following week, Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m., Achinoam Nini, known as Noa, will be singing at the Belly Up […]

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TICO presented music of Hungary; America next

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — The Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra, (TICO), now celebrating its 40th year, has begun this milestone season by programming two outstanding concerts. The first, in mid-November, The Glory of Hungarian Music, included Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, #5 and #6, Bartok’s Hungarian Sketches, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody #3, Berlioz’ Rakotzy March and Dohnanyi’s Variations […]

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Stream of Israeli musicians flows into San Diego

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO–During the past three weeks, four outstanding young Israel-born artists performed in La Jolla.  Three of the young men call themselves Israelis and had their early training in the music schools of Israel. The fourth, an Arab, born in Nazereth, calls himself Palestinian, and received his early training with private teachers […]

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Student poets to take JCC stage March 11

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California –The next Jewish Poets–Jewish Voices session will feature student poets on Tuesday evening, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family JCC.  This free evening program will include four students from the San Diego Jewish Academy, Sigal Kahn, Rachel Rosenfeld, Casey Kroll and […]

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Jewish poets to recite Feb 18 at LFJCC

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  SAN DIEGO –Three outstanding published poets will be reading and singing their works at the next “Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices” evening, Tuesday, February 18, at 7 p.m. at the Astor Judaica Library, Lawrence Family JCC. Thea Iberall, Penni Rubin and Rae Rose, featured poets,  have all had their works published in poetry publications and in […]

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Bialik’s poems subject of ‘Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices’

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 By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Hayyim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934), recognized as the father of modern Hebrew poetry, will be brought to life by local Jewish educator and scholar, Gabriella Hartstein Labson at 7 p.m.,  Tuesday evening, January 21,  in the Astor Judaica Library, Lawrence Family JCC at Executive Drive and Genesee in La Jolla. […]

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Chanukah Jam proves to be a sweet confection

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California –The Lawrence Family JCC Garfield Theatre was once again the venue for Jewish Music on Sunday, Nov. 24. Although not sponsored by the JCC (its music committee was disbanded in 2011), this wonderful afternoon of Jewish music in honor of Chanukah was spearheaded by Ruth Weber, director of the […]

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Emotional concert held in La Jolla for the IDF

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The “musical journey honoring the State of Israel” presented by the local chapter of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) provided our community with a most memorable evening of vocal Jewish music. Had we only been able to experience the golden sounds of IDF Chief Cantor […]

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An American manuscript enters Israel’s archives

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — On a shelf in the Music Library of the Levinsky Teachers College in Tel Aviv, sits my master’s thesis, “Music Education in Israel,” dated January, 1954. Curious to see my work in an Israeli library, my daughter, Tamara, and I went to Tel Aviv to visit the Levinsky College […]

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