News Archive


Hidden Gems: Meet Noreen Green of Los Angeles Jewish Symphony

September 20, 2021

Interview at Voyage LA

Meet Noreen Green

July 26, 2021

Interview at ShoutOut LA

L.A. Jewish Symphony offers program on cultural connections

July 15, 2021

Article at Beverly Hills Press

The Story of the Violins that Survived the Holocaust arrives on Streaming

April 8, 2021

Article by Elizabeth Escobar, El Universal
English Translation

Online Play Tells the Story of the Holocaust Violins

April 8, 2021

Article by Patricia Curiel, Milenio

A program from The Braid brings stories from survivors of the Holocaust

January 21, 2021

Article by Fuente Latina, Latino California
English Translation

Violins of Hope Debuts Virtual Musical and Theatrical Performances

January 11, 2021

Article by Erin Ben-Moche, Jewish Journal


Shabbat Service

July 03, 2020

Broadcast by Jewish Live Television

California Arts Council Awards Record $30 Million to California's Creative and Cultural Organizations

May 04, 2020

Article by Kimberly Brown,

A Group of Holocaust-era Violins is Helping to Spread Hope & a Powerful Message

March 11, 2020

Article by Anne M. Russell, Ventura Boulevard Magazine

Spotlight Series: Noreen Green

February 19, 2020

Short documentary by the Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Interview by Jeff Janeczko. Narrated by Grant Gottschall.


Latino and Jewish students connect through music

December 5, 2019

Article by Araceli Martínez Ortega, La Opinión
English Translation

L.A. Controller Galperin Named Honorary Chair of Violins of Hope Initiative

August 23, 2019

Article by Staff Writer, Beverly Hills Courier

Lucas Richman's Music Inspires the Audience to Repair the World

August 20, 2019

Article by Staff Writer, BMI

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony: "Friendship and Harmony"

August 16, 2019

Article by Pam Froman, Valley Scene Magazine

Channeling Leonard Bernstein: A Musical Response to Violence

August 14, 2019

Article by Evan Henerson, Jewish Journal

Korean-Jewish "Exchange Through Concert"

August 6, 2019

Article by Yoo Jeong-won, The Korea Times
English Translation

Lucas Richman Symphony's THIS WILL BE OUR REPLY to Make West Coast Premiere

July 28, 2019

Article by BWW News Desk, Broadway World

Movers and Shakers

April 16, 2019

Article by Ryan Torok, Jewish Journal

Of Special Interest

April, 2019

Article by Libby Slate, Performances Magazine

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Gala

March 29, 2019

Article by Steve Simmons, Beverly Hills Courier

SoCal classical music listings

March 29, 2019

Article by Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times

Violins of Hope, Bringing Holocaust-Rescued Instruments for Concerts, Education and Exhibit Next Year

March 8, 2019

Article by Steve Simmons, Beverly Hills Courier

The Soraya and LA Organizations Join Forces for VIOLINS OF HOPE in Spring 2020

February 25, 2019

Article by BWW News Desk, Broadway World

Violins of Hope, dedicated to instruments from the Holocaust, is coming to L.A.

February 25, 2019

Article by Makeda Easter, LA Times

LA Jewish Symphony Presents 25th Anniversary Gala & Concert

February 8, 2019

Article by BWW News Desk, Broadway World

L.A. Jewish Symphony Celebrates 25th Anniversary with "The Music of Eric Zeisl"

February 8, 2019

Article by Arts & Entertainment Desk, Beverly Hills Courier

LA Jewish Symphony Celebrates 25th Anniversary with New CD

February 5, 2019

Article by BWW News Desk, Broadway World

Not to be missed: Zeisl Jacob and Rachel, Variations on a Slovakian Folk Song

February, 2019

Review by Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine

In Conversation with Noreen Green on the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony and the Music of Eric Zeisl

February, 2019

Article by Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine

Shining a Light on a Little-Known Los Angeles Composer

January 24, 2019

Article by Gail Eichenthal, KUSC/Arts Alive Blog


LAJS Puente Musical

December 9, 2018

Video by Fuente Latina

Patchwork of Cultures - Sephardic-Latino Connection

December 4, 2018

Video by Amy Lieu, LAThisWeek

Univision, Evening Broadcast

November 27, 2018

Video by Stephanie Bardford, Univision 34 News

Univision, Afternoon Broadcast

November 27, 2018

Video by Stephanie Bradford, Univision 34 News

Movers & Shakers

February, 2018

Article by Ryan Torok, Jewish Journal


The MA 30 Professionals of the Year: Movers & Shapers

December, 2017

Article by Richard S. Ginell, Musical America Worldwide
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Women of Valor

July 24, 2017

Blog by James F. McGrath, Religion Prof

Save a Child's Heart with SYMPHONY OF THE HEART Benefit Concert

January 4, 2017

Article by BWW News Desk, Broadway World, Los Angeles


LAJS Gets a Nod in Forward’s Article about American Orchestras!

October 29, 2016

Article by Benjamin Ivory, Forward

“Let’s Play LA!” Showcases the Music of BMI Composer Inon Zur

September 8, 2016

Article by Staff Writer, BMI


Hershey Felder at the Ford and Geffen Playhouse

October 25, 2014

Reviewed by Audrey Linden, Hollywood Theater Examiner

A Party Concert: LA Jewish Symphony Celebrates 20 Years!

October 2014

Reviewed by Rabbi Baruch Cohon, Jewish News

After 20 years, the L.A. Jewish Symphony still reflects the Jewish experience

September 3, 2014

Article by Tom Tugend, Jewish Journal

L.A. Jewish Symphony Presents Hershey Felder in Concert

September 7, 2014

Reviewed by Carol Kaufman Segal,


Los Angeles Jewish Symphony thrills audience in summer concert

August 30, 2013

Article by Jes, Herald de Paris

Theodore Bikel and Tevye, the perfect match

August 24, 2013

Article by Mike Boehm, LA Times


Wandering But Not Adrift

November, 2012

Article by Evan Henderson, Tribe Magazine

Madame Maestro

July 2012

Article by Rose Eichenbaum, Ventura Blvd Magazine

A Toast to Los Angeles Jewish Symphony: L'Chaim

August 22, 2012

Article by Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times

A Conversation With Dr. Noreen Green of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony

August 5, 2012

Article by Paul Muller, Sequenza 21

From L.A. to Casablanca and Back Again

March 29, 2012

Article by Jonathan Maseng, Jewish Journal

Monday Music: LA Jewish Symphony at 18

April 02, 2012

Article by Ed Rampell, Forward

LA Jewish Symphony Celebrates 18 Years

March 30, 2012

Article by Staff Writer, Beverly Hills Courier


Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Presents "Exaltation - Biblical Stories Through Music"

September 1, 2011

Reviewed by B.Quintanilla, SoCal Review

EXALTATION -- Concert Review

August 14, 2011

Reviewed by Baruch Cohon, Jewish News


L.A. Jewish Symphony Program Explains the Sephardic-Latino Connection

November 18, 2010

Article by Corinne DeVries, EncinoPatch

Sharing Cultures Through Music

November 30, 2010

Article by Roberto Loiderman, The Jewish Journal

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Salutes the Silver Screen

September, 2010

Article by Leslie Lashinsky, Overture: The Official Publication of Professional Musicians, Local 47

Helping Hands: Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Still Going Strong After 16 Years

August 3, 2010

Article by Kristen Modesti, Los Angeles Daily News

Jewish Musical Traditions on Display at ULV

March 5, 2010

Article by Kristen Campbell, News Editor

Cantata's West Coast Premiere At UCLA To Benefit Israel Cancer Research Fund

February 5, 2010

Article by Staff Writer, The Beverly Hills Courier



August 10, 2009

Reviewed by Lola Grunwald, Grunwald International Press, Uruguay

Kindred Spirits 2009:The Harmony and Rhythm of Tikkun Olam

June 7, 2009

Reviewed by Rabbi Baruch Cohon, Jewish News

'Ernest Bloch and Eric Zeisl: Fifty Years Later' Honors L.A.'s Jewish Artists

May 17, 2009

Christina House, The Los Angeles Times

Transfigured Night

January 28, 2009

Reviewed by Debra Levine, Freelance Dance Critic LA TIMES


The Circuit - Israel Bonds Aloha

August 19, 2004

Article by Gaby Wenig, Jewish Journal


To Life, L'Chayim

February 27, 2003

Article by Ellen Jaffe-Gill, Jewish Journal


A Symphonic Fusion of Israeli Sounds


Article by Don Heckman, Special to the Times LA Times


All in the Family

March 02, 2001

Article by Josef Woodard, Special to the Times LA Times


Symphony Explores Holocaust Themes

April 07, 1998

Article by Josef Woodard, LA Times


Exaltation! Biblical Stories through Music – Audience Quotes:

“It was quite simply the best concert ever! {Exaltation! Biblical Stories through Music} I have known the symphony a long time and this was spectacular in a long list of spectacular concerts.”

“I so admired all that you accomplished with it–the theme, finding the unusual works for the first part of the concert to carry out the theme, that incredible young genius violinist {Stephen Waarts} who played a difficult work from memory!”

“Byram’s {Amick Byram} finale, “You’ll Never Be the Same” was outstanding, and the encore “Masada” was electrifying.”