December 16, 1988
A retrospective of the Yiddish art songs of Lazar Weiner (1897-1982), and three chamber pieces by Weiner's son, composer Yehudi Wyner, make up the latest program by the Jewish Music Foundation, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in Gindi Auditorium, 15600 Mulholland Drive. Pianist Wyner will assist singers Jennifer Trost and Anne Marie Ketchum; among the other participants will be violinist Mark Kashper.
February 5, 1989 |
In classical music, diverse organizations support the ethnic communities' desire to participate in mainstream concert activity. A number of these groups seem to spring up every season, and then produce one or fewer public events each year. As a result, they have little visibility and no discernible continuity. But there are ongoing ethnic musical organizations with individual histories and a record of contributions to our musical life.
April 20, 2003 |
"Der Golem," the 1920 classic of the German silent cinema, has been accompanied by several different musical scores in the past 80-plus years. Perhaps none is more appropriate for this tale of oppressed Jews in 16th century Prague than the music that will be performed with the film Monday night at the Skirball Cultural Center.
April 26, 1987 |
Tonight at the Gindi Auditorium in Bel-Air, members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will participate in "A Holocaust Memorial Concert" in observance of Yom Hashoah, a day set aside to recall that horrible chapter in Jewish history. Later this week, the Philharmonic flies to West Berlin to participate in the Berlin Festival marking the 750th birthday of that German city. The two events have much in common.
January 17, 1988 |
This week, the Los Angeles Master Chorale moves from small to large. Friday and Saturday, a 16-voice contingent sang an unaccompanied French program, as part of the Nakamichi series. Next Saturday, the full 143 voices of the Chorale sing "Great Sounds of the Chorus" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. "It's a program of big pieces," says John Currie, Master Chorale music director. "It's not full of lollipops. Come and hear choral music that has size.
February 18, 1990 |
Five years ago, Southern California opera lovers looked at a bare landscape--occasionally dotted with a production here or there. But now from Los Angeles to San Diego there is a choice of fare--be it the big-budget, high-profile, internationally cast attractions of Music Center Opera or the various other offerings from enterprises south of Grand Avenue. No one argues that opera hereabouts, or the population, is proliferating.