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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM: EDUCATION OUTREACH CONCERT

Click HERE to view the full flyer Tuesday, November 27, 11:00AM at Valley Beth Shalom Day School AND Monday, December 3, 11:00AM at Adat Ari El Day School The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Conductor Dr. Noreen Green, soloist Cantor Marcelo Gindlin and over 1,100 excited 4th and 5th graders prepare to enjoy a culminating concert after a two-month education outreach…
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SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 & 27, 2019: IRENA SENDLER

Noreen is thrilled to conduct members of the LAJS, the AJU Choir and an international cast in the WORLD PREMIERE of Irena Sendler, a musical by Megan Cavallari and Mark St. Germain, in a benefit for the LA Museum of the Holocaust at Temple Emanuel on January 26 & 27 of 2019. This project is…
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Sunday, April 07, 2019: 25TH Anniversary Gala

The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony celebrates 25 years! Join us for our anniversary gala and concert honoring our founders: Dr. Richard Merkin, Founder; Dr. Ian Drew, Founding President; Dr. Noreen Green, Founding Artistic Director; and Mark Kashper, Founding Concertmaster. [gallery columns="4" ids="5265,5261,5263,5262"]   *** In celebration of this milestone, LAJS is releasing a second professional…
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THE PROMISE: A ZEISL CONCERT, Gindi Auditorium, August 26, 2018

Dance: Kollide by Kyle Abraham / Dancers in the image: Tina Finkelman Berkett & Guzmán Rosado / Photo credit: Tomasz Rossa The LAJS is excited to announce a long-term project celebrating the work of prolific composer Eric Zeisl! Eric Zeisl's remarkable ballet Jacob and Rachel is our next professional recording project. The Symphony breathes new life into this beloved…
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BERNSTEIN AT 100/ISRAEL AT 70 at the Gindi Auditorium, April 29, 2018

On April 29, 2018, the LAJS performed Bernstein at 100/Israel at 70 to a SOLD OUT audience in the Gindi Auditorium of the American Jewish University.  This concert celebrated Bernstein's centenary and Israel's 70th birthday, bridged by a world premiere of a newly commissioned work by composer Maria Newman. As part of our continuing partnership, the AJU…
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PESACH EXTRAVAGANZA, Boca Raton, FL, FEBRUARY 21, 2018

  Pesach music is the most beautiful Jewish music of all the holidays.  Four exceptional cantors, along with Varda Spielman and the B'nai Torah Congregational Choir performed with a symphony orchestra for an unprecedented, joyous rendition of your favorite Pesach songs.  We were happy to collaborate once again with celebrated composer Raymond Goldstein, whose "Pesach Cantata"…
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A NIGHT OF MIRACLES: A COMMUNITY CONCERT, WILSHIRE BOULEVARD TEMPLE, DECEMBER 3, 2017

On Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 pm Wilshire Boulevard Temple presented A NIGHT OF MIRACLES: A Community Concert performed by the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony with readings by actors Phillip Casnoff and Roxanne Hart. The evening also included a performance of the internationally acclaimed Judah and His Maccabees: A Hanukkah Gospel Story which featured composer Karen Hart.…
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LAJS Chamber Players, Boston Court (Pasadena), October 29, 2017

On Sunday, October 29, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Chamber Players presented Klassics to Klezmer at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. From the streets of the shtetl to the concert stage, Klassics to Klezmer showcased the full range of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony’s mission. The sold-out audience was deeply moved…
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Journeys: From Darkness to Light, Gindi Auditorium, April 30, 2017

On April 30th, 2017, the LAJS presented Journeys: From Darkness to Light. The sold-out Gindi Auditorium responded with two standing ovations! Every work on the program reflected the theme: movement from the nadir of adversity into a joyful place of freedom and light. The concert date was especially appropriate, falling between Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and Yom…
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Education Outreach Concert, Valley Beth Shalom, December 5, 2016

A Patchwork of Cultures: Exploring the Sephardic-Latino Connection Over 900 youth from Los Angeles County public schools and private day schools came together at Valley Beth Shalom for a rousing culminating concert to the in-school workshops that introduced them to the symphony orchestra and the music of Sephardic and Latino cultures. Sofia Cohen soloed in…
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Let’s Play LA!, FORD Theatres, August 21, 2016

The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS) presented a playful evening of captivating orchestral music by Los Angeles Jewish composers from the film and video game industries. Under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Noreen Green, the 60-piece orchestra premiered a viola concerto by video game composer Garry Schyman (Bioshock), featuring violist Matthew Cohen; premiered a concert…
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CELEBRATE FREEDOM: THE MEANING OF PASSOVER, GINDI AUDITORIUM, APRIL 10, 2016

The LAJS and the AJU Choir, under the direction of Dr. Noreen Green, joined forces with Dr. Dee and her gospel group, the BYTHAX Singers, and guest soloists, in an exhilarating concert celebrating music from the shared journey toward freedom of Jews and African-Americans. Raymond Goldstein’s The Pesach Cantata and Grammy Award-winning composer Lucas Richman’s gospel cantata In the…
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Annual Year-end Celebration for Donors $250 and above, December 17, 2015

The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony held its annual year-end party at the home of board member Wendy Prober-Cohen.  This year’s event marked the LAJS’s 21st year—we’ve come of age!  Those who attended enjoyed an evening of music and wine flights. Thanks to the expertise of Keith Miller of d-cantor enterprises, inc., each wine was selected carefully…
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Education Outreach Concert, Valley Beth Shalom, November 17, 2015

"A Patchwork of Cultures: Exploring the Sephardic-Latino Connection". A record number of students enjoyed the culminating concert to the LAJS’ annual Education Outreach Program, where they sang, clapped and danced along with the music they studied in the classroom, now played by the full orchestra! The choir from De Toledo High School made its debut…
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Daniel Pearl World Music Days, Sinai Temple, October 25, 2015

"A Concert for World Peace” featured a very moving performance of Aminadav Aloni’s “Koholeth” to honor the memory of journalist Daniel Pearl.  LAJS concertmaster Mark Kashper performed selections by Gershwin and Julius Burger, celebrating Daniel's love of the violin and jazz.
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CHAILIGHTS, ford amphitheatre, august 26, 2012

Celebrating 18 years of performing orchestral works of distinction that illuminate the Jewish experience, Chailights appropriately featured orchestra section leaders Mark Kashper, Zinovy Goro and Barry Gold as soloists.
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