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Sunday, January 14, 2021: Violins of Hope

COVID-19 Update Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, our performance of Vioins of Hope has been postponed. We are heartbroken by the cancellations occuring the world over, and are grateful to say that the Soraya and our Violins of Hope, LA County partners have worked together to secure a new performance date. The tentative date is set…
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Sunday, April 19, 2020: Stories from the Violins of Hope

COVID-19 Update Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, our World Premiere of Stories from the Vioins of Hope has been postponed. We are maintaining close contact with all program partners, and are working towards confirming a new performance date in January of 2021. Please stay tuned for more updates! On Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM, members…
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Monday, December 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM: Education Outreach Concert

Click here to view the full flyer!   Monday, December 2, 11:00AM at Adat Ari El Synagogue AND Tuesday, December 3, 11:00AM at Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue   The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Conductor Dr. Noreen Green, soloist Cantor Marcelo Gindlin and over 1,100 4th and 5th graders from 15 different schools enjoyed culminating concerts after a…
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A PATCHWORK OF CULTURES – DECEMBER 2 & 3, 2019

Photos by Alexander Gitman [gallery ids="10231,10230,10232,10234,10235,10233"] Univision, the largest Spanish-speaking broadcasting company in North America, featured the LAJS education program "A Patchwork of Cultures" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a17ZZBRGHcA&t=11s Press Latino and Jewish students connect through music English Translation Article by Araceli Martínez Ortega, La Opinión December 5, 2019
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Saturday, August 17, 2019: Friendship & Harmony

On Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 8:00 PM the LAJS teamed-up with the stellar orchestra and choir from the Los Angeles Korean-American Musicians' Association to present Friendship & Harmony at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This performance was in celebration of our shared humanity and the strength of community.  The evening included the West Coast Premiere of…
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FRIENDSHIP & HARMONY – AUGUST 17, 2019

Photos by Alexander Gitman   [gallery ids="9961,9962,9963,9964,9965,9966"] Press Lucas Richman's Music Inspires the Audience to Repair the World Article by Staff Writer, BMI August 20, 2019   Los Angeles Jewish Symphony: "Friendship and Harmony" Article by Pam Froman, Valley Scene Magazine August 16, 2019   Channeling Leonard Bernstein: A Musical Response to Violence Article by Evan Henerson,…
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Sunday, April 07, 2019: 25TH Anniversary Gala

A resounding thank you to everyone who made this sell-out evening a success!!  From the pre-show event to the dessert reception, our 25th Anniversary was one to remember. Rewarded with multiple standing ovations, our performers and Guest Artists wowed the house, while Headliner Tovah Feldshuh kept everyone laughing. To our LAJS family and friends, thank…
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25TH ANNIVERSARY FOUNDERS GALA – APRIL 7, 2019

Photos by Curtis Dahl Photography The Concert [gallery ids="5649,5647,5665,5644,5648,5645"]     The Reception [gallery ids="5663,5662,5650,5661,5651,5660"]     This montage was played at the Gala! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqhhVLooPHg&t=9s Press Movers and Shakers Article by Ryan Torok, Jewish Journal April 16, 2019    Los Angeles Jewish Symphony to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Gala Article by Steve Simmons, Beverly Hills…
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SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 & 27, 2019: IRENA SENDLER

Noreen was thrilled to conduct an incredible Broadway cast in the first look at IRENA, a musical by Megan Cavallari and Kait Kerrigan, in a benefit for the LA Museum of the Holocaust at Temple Emanuel on January 26 & 27 of 2019.  Directed by Jonah Platt. This project was met with an enthusiastic audience and…
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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 enjoyed a culminating concert after a two-month education outreach program. This…
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A PATCHWORK OF CULTURES – NOVEMBER 27 & DECEMBER 3, 2018

Photos by Alexander Gitman [gallery ids="5369,5371,5368,5374,5378,5370"]   Fuente Latina, a nonprofit that educates and empowers Latino media to cover Israel and Jewish world issues accurately in an effort to break down stereotypes and fight anti Semitism, featured the LAJS education program "A Patchwork of Cultures" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3uNChypnyI&feature=youtu.be   LAThisWeek featured the LAJS education program "A Patchwork of…
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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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THE PROMISE: A ZEISL CONCERT, GINDI AUDITORIUM – AUGUST 26, 2018

Photos by Alexander Gitman [gallery ids="5235,5240,5236,5237,5238,5239"]   LAJS performs “Jacob and Rachel” ballet by Eric Zeisl featuring BODYTRAFFIC performers Natalie Leibert, dancing Rachel; Lorrin Brubaker, dancing Jacob; Jessica Liu, dancing Leah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbylqEFgTac   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0Ir_8c4JZA   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfhSW8NqNj0  
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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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BERNSTEIN AT 100/ISRAEL AT 70 AT THE GINDI AUDITORIUM – APRIL 29, 2018

Photos by Alexander Gitman [gallery ids="4795,4798,4796,4793,4799,4781"]   LAJS performs “Meditation #1” from MASS by Leonard Bernstein featuring Garik Terzian, Cello https://youtu.be/Ix6g30jocuQ   LAJS and AJU Choir perform Shir Ha-Emek by Marc Lavry, lyrics by Raphael Eliaz https://youtu.be/8mTcAfH0VQM   LAJS performs Silhouette by Leonard Bernstein, featuring Rachel Freed, Soprano https://youtu.be/DWoLd_lauZ4   LAJS performs Shir Ha-Emek by Marc…
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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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A NIGHT OF MIRACLES: A COMMUNITY CONCERT, WILSHIRE BOULEVARD TEMPLE – DECEMBER 3, 2017

Photos by Alexander Gitman [gallery ids="4487,4453,4452,4489,4454,4492"]   LAJS performs There's Something About Those Candles by Sandy Sherman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ioCrptrY4   LAJS Performs Light a Candle by Tsvika Pika and Yoav Ginai, featuring Cantor Lisa Peicott https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwBE3mqunr4   LAJS performs Hanerot/Al Hanisim arranged by Gershon Kingsley, featuring Cantor Seth Ettinger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwtYSNehu6Y   LAJS performs Ocho Kandelikas by Flory…
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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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LAJS CHAMBER PLAYERS, BOSTON COURT (PASADENA) – OCTOBER 29, 2017

Photos by Stephen Burr, SeeHearStudios.com [gallery ids="4422,4426,4425,4416,4418,4424"]   LAJS Chamber Players perform “Prologue” from Jewish Dances by Yefim Adler, featuring Mark Kashper, violin, ; Barry Gold, cello; and Wendy Prober, piano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlZ2AjO4RzY   LAJS Chamber Players perform “Dance by Candlelight” from Jewish Dances by Yefim Adler, featuring Mark Kashper, violin, ; Barry Gold, cello; and…
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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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JOURNEYS: FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, GINDI AUDITORIUM – APRIL 30, 2017

Photos by Alexander Gitman [gallery ids="4187,4184,4185,4182,4181,4189"]     LAJS performs “Autumn” from William Hilsley’s cantata Seasons, featuring soloists Hila Plitmann and Ron Li-Paz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRb2X-j9jeQ   LAJS performs "Miriam" from Andrea Clearfield’s oratorio Women of Valor, featuring Hila Plitmann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XlVpEEPsXk&t=1s   LAJS performs “Song of the Well” and “Song of the Pioneers” from Israeli Melodies by Julius Chajes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPEdNjggwY8  …
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SAVE A CHILD’S HEART – SYMPHONY OF THE HEART, VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER – JANUARY 29, 2017

[gallery ids="3926,3967,3965,3966,3968,3969"]     Emily Bear's Les Voyages - Valley Performing Arts Center, January 2017 [embed]https://youtu.be/TGPegTrCnZY[/embed]   Emily Bear's The Bravest Journey - Valley Performing Arts Center, January 2017 [embed]https://youtu.be/P9tOnMfMFtw[/embed]   Emily Bear's Bumble Bear Boogie - Valley Performing Arts Center, January 2017 [embed]https://youtu.be/D-RKfmVEB_g[/embed]   Melissa Manchester Performs with the LAJS - Valley Performing Arts…
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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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LET’S PLAY LA!, FORD THEATRES – AUGUST 21, 2016

Photos by Guy Madmoni [gallery ids="3792,3787,3789,3791,3811,3813"]     LET'S PLAY LA! Promotional Video - Ford 2016 https://youtu.be/GF77B0AEl3c   Video Game Music Promotional Video - Ford 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLm8fIYgR0M   LAJS performs “Celebration” from Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra by Elmer Bernstein, featuring soloist Max Brenner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWn9eXHVQp0   LAJS performs Welcome to Rapture (from Bioshock 2) by Garry Schyman…
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WOMEN OF VALOR RECORDING PROJECT – APRIL, 2016

[gallery ids="3667,3668,3672,3669,3676,3671"]     Women of Valor Campaign Video 2015 https://youtu.be/jXO-hR6rDQU   Our Women of Valor Story! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRPXUa54Z2s&t=6s   Women of Valor, Movement I-V Recitative & Rachel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHCFJt0s178   Women of Valor, Movement I-VII Jocheved https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uB1pEG07u8 Press Women of Valor Blog by James F. McGrath, Religion Prof July 24, 2017    
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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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CELEBRATE FREEDOM: THE MEANING OF PASSOVER, GINDI AUDITORIUM – APRIL 10, 2016

Photos by Guy Madmoni [gallery ids="3997,3579,3581,3584,3582,3586"]     Celebrate Freedom Rehearsal video – April 10, 2016 Putting it together, A work in progress! https://youtu.be/jVQtEEzG0-w   LAJS performs In the Day When I Cried Out by Lucas Richman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjRRmffvYuE   LAJS performs Amazing Grace by John Newton, Arranged by Diane White-Clayton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KonjMceSxZE   LAJS performs Go Down Moses arranged by Vitalie Mosiiciuc…
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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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LAJS PRESENTS HERSHEY FELDER AT THE FORD – SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

Photos by Guy Madmoni [gallery ids="3013,3014,2450,2451,2452,2453"]     Ford 2014 - Our 20th Anniversary - Excerpts! [embed]https://youtu.be/ivK5Vs-6MB4[/embed]   Ford 2014 - Hershey Felder Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gut9_7kdNow&feature=youtu.be   Ford 2014 - Audience Interviews    Press Hershey Felder at the Ford and Geffen Playhouse Reviewed by Audrey Linden, Hollywood Theater Examiner October 25, 2014   A Party Concert:…
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CULTURAL COLLABORATIONS – AUGUST 25, 2013

Photos by Guy Madmoni [gallery ids="2497,2501,3031,3032,3033,2498"]     "Cultural Collaborations" Promo 2013 http://www.youtube.com/embed/vLtF2TL9fSk   Press Los Angeles Jewish Symphony thrills audience in summer concert Article by Jes, Herald de Paris August 30, 2013   Theodore Bikel and Tevye, the perfect match Article by Mike Boehm, LA Times August 24, 2013  
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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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“CHAIlights” – Ford Ampitheatre, August 26, 2012

Photos by Guy Madmoni [gallery ids="2545,2550,2547,2546,2549,2551"]     L.A. Jewish Symphony at the Ford 2012 https://youtu.be/6xBiceSXaM8   Press Wandering But Not Adrift Article by Evan Henderson, Tribe Magazine November, 2012   Madame Maestro Article by Rose Eichenbaum, Ventura Blvd Magazine July 2012   A Toast to Los Angeles Jewish Symphony: L'Chaim Article by Mike Boehm, Los…
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KindredSPIRITS – Disney Hall Concert, June 23, 2012

Photos by Guy Madmoni [gallery ids="2562,2569,2563,2564,2566,2570"]     "Triumph of the Spirit" -- Walt Disney Hall, June 2012 http://www.youtube.com/embed/UkzS5yCd-SU   KindredSPIRITS 2012 video highlights! http://www.youtube.com/embed/EGDQZrB1_Ss
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Exaltation! Ford Amphitheatre – August 14, 2011

Photos by Guy Madmoni [gallery ids="2590,2594,2591,2592,2593,2595"]     EXALTATION! BIBLICAL STORIES THROUGH MUSIC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOjLIGsuVrY   Press Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Presents "Exaltation - Biblical Stories Through Music" Reviewed by B.Quintanilla, SoCal Review September 1, 2011 EXALTATION -- Concert Review Reviewed by Baruch Cohon, Jewish News August 14, 2011
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EDUCATION OUTREACH CONCERT, VALLEY BETH SHALOM, NOVEMBER 29, 2010

"A Patchwork of Cultures: Exploring the Sephardic-Latino Connection." The LAJS's annual education outreach concert, free to the public. Press L.A. Jewish Symphony Program Explains the Sephardic-Latino Connection  Article by Corinne DeVries, EncinoPatch November 18, 2010 Sharing Cultures Through Music  Article by Roberto Loiderman, The Jewish Journal November 30, 2010
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Cinema Judaica at the Ford Theatre 2010

[gallery ids="3099,2629,2630,2635,2637,2639"]       Press Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Salutes the Silver Screen  Article by Leslie Lashinsky, Overture: The Official Publication of Professional Musicians, Local 47 September, 2010
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