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March 9, 2002 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Esther Hess has a story--a moment of ancestral significance at an old concentration camp in the former Czechoslovakia--that explains the power of the Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale, and why a group formed for a lone performance is now in its fourth year. It was 2000. Hess was touring with the chorale. The highlight of the trip was to be its performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Kaddish" with other choirs and orchestras at Nuremberg, Germany.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2002 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Esther Hess has a story--a moment of ancestral significance at an old concentration camp in the former Czechoslovakia--that explains the power of the Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale, and why a group formed for a lone performance is now in its fourth year. It was 2000. Hess was touring with the chorale. The highlight of the trip was to be its performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Kaddish" with other choirs and orchestras at Nuremberg, Germany.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2002
It is difficult to decide if Mark Swed's Perspective ("A Question for Passover," March 24) is a review of a concert featuring Ernst Toch's "Cantata of the Bitter Herbs" or an essay about all he might know about religious music, Middle East politics and synagogue artistic commissions. Swed started with the thesis that very little Passover music had been written, and wandered far and wide among the works honoring Christian themes by Bach, Handel, Golijov and Wagner. Setting aside Swed's woeful lack of knowledge about the purpose of a Seder (which means "Order")
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November 15, 2000 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There was a lot of history hovering over the Royce Hall stage Monday evening, and much hope as well. An international consortium of musical forces and the confluence of the 950th anniversary of the city of Nuremberg, the 62nd anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht terror and the 10th anniversary of the death of Leonard Bernstein have produced "Sounds of Healing," commemorative performances of Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony here and in Nuremberg later this month.
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March 25, 1999
A planned annual Southland residency for the much-loved Paul Taylor Dance Company kicks off this week with master classes, lecture-demonstrations and two different programs by Taylor 2, the professional, six-dancer adjunct to Taylor's main company. Watch for his "Airs," "Runes' and "Company B" on Friday, followed by "Images," "Polaris," "Profiles" and "Funny Papers" on Saturday--in versions adapted by Taylor himself for a chamber-size ensemble.
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May 19, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL and GENA PASILLAS
The second annual nondenominational "Walk for Kindness and Friendship" will take place Sunday at 7:30 a.m. in Huntington Beach beginning on the steps of City Hall and ending seven miles later at the Hebrew Academy. The free walk's purpose is "to promote and raise people's awareness to the values of kindness and friendship." Organizers have divided the course into four segments for those wanting shorter walks and will provide transportation back to City Hall.
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