This concert marked the debut of the AJU Choir, founded and conducted by Dr. Noreen Green with members of the LAJS.
David Low received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard school. He was principal cellist of the Juilliard Orchestra and the New World Symphony. He was appointed the Brandeis-Bardin Institute’s Artistic Director in 1989, where he performed chamber music recitals and directed some forty concerts and musical experiences each year. Mr. Low produced the BBI Klezmer Ensemble’s debut CD. In 1994 he entered the field of music contracting for motion picture scores. Mr. Low actively performs in the film and television recording industry.
Violinist Mitchell Newman is a native of Los Angeles and joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1987. After studies with Philharmonic violist David Stockhammer, he attended the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with David Cerone, Yumi Ninomya and Aaron Rosand.
Newman is a regular participant in the LA Phil’s Chamber Music Society and Green Umbrella series and has had the opportunity to play the Mendelssohn Octet with Joshua Bell, and Thomas Ades’ Piano Quintet with the composer playing piano. Newman can be heard on Grammy-winning Southwest Chamber Music’s recording of the First and Third String Quartets of Carlos Chávez. He has also recorded the music of Eric Zeisl for Harmonia Mundi, and Stories from My Favorite Planet by Los Angeles composer Russell Steinberg. Newman also gives performances at the Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival in the San Francisco area.
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