About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony is to perform orchestral works of well known, as well as not commonly recognized, Jewish composers; establish opportunities for the presentation of new compositions by Jewish artists; serve as a professional resource for aspiring Jewish and non-Jewish musicians; act as an educational medium for Jewish music and composers; and provide educational opportunities for diverse populations of school- age children.

Since 1994, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony has been dedicated to the performance of orchestral works of distinction that explore Jewish culture, heritage and experience. It also serves as an important resource for aspiring composers and musicians. As part of its mission, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony is committed to building "bridges of music and understanding" within the diverse multi-ethnic communities of our great city.

 

History

Since its debut performance, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, under the baton of Artistic Director Noreen Green, has won local, national and international acclaim for its inspired programming featuring commissioned new works and many world premieres. Its performances at numerous prestigious venues locally and overseas have played to the ovations of standing-room-only audiences.

In addition to its yearly concerts, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony develops and conducts educational outreach programming for approximately 1000 school children each season. The Symphony's commitment to our future generations reflects its belief in the life- affirming value and importance of music appreciation.

The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony fills a cultural niche that revitalizes the legacy of Jewish music and spans the broad range of Jewish heritage from the nadir of adversity to the triumph of accomplishment. In the words of the Los Angeles Times "...the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony seems committed to the axiom that diversity is a terrible thing to waste."