LAJS Blog: Notable Notes

Highlighting Our Teaching Artists

Highlighting Our Teaching Artists

Students participating in “Patchwork” take part in a series of classroom workshops lead by our LAJS Teaching Artists. Each focuses on a different element associated with the music of Sephardic and Latin American cultures: folktales and folksongs, language, instrumental color, and orchestration.

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In the Media

‘Symphony of the Holocaust’ an emotional journey to joy

January 27, 2024

Article by Jenna Jordan, Spectrum News 1

Building Community, Connections, and Support, with Noreen Green and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony

December 28, 2023

Interview conducted by Jeremy CuebasPodium Time 

“Symphony of the Holocaust” Documentary Fulfills Final Wish with a Forgiveness Reminder

December 14, 2023

Article by Marylin Anderson, Splash Magazine

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The LAJS is proud to return to the stage that started it all for our 30th Anniversary Celebration at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Resnick Family Campus on April 14, 2024!Featuring performances by LAJS Founding Concertmaster Mark Kashper, Cantor Lisa Peicott, Cantor Ilan Davidson, and young artist Eden Kontesz, the concert returns the LAJS to the site of our 1994 debut concert.The program will feature a repertoire drawn from throughout the Symphony’s 30-year history, with pieces and composers that exemplify the breadth and importance of the LAJS’s mission, including Leonard Bernstein, Shony Alex Braun, Andrea Clearfield, Sharon Farber, Kurt Weill, and more! The concert begins at 7:00PM, with a dessert reception to follow at 8:30PM.Tickets are on sale now, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more about the concert - and how you can donate your sponsorship through Israel Bonds - at the link below! ... See MoreSee Less
Shake My Faith, featuring composer Karen Hart and the LAJS Community Chorale, won the American Prize in Virtual Performance."...put together with cleverly rendered visuals and great energy...excellent diction and material, Karen Hart's composition is first class. Absolutely riveting."-The American PrizeRead more in our blog post below! ... See MoreSee Less
On March 11, as part of the Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival, Symphony of the Holocaust will screen alongside the premiere of the chamber version of the titular piece, “Symphony of the Holocaust.” Erik Ghukasyan, the Armenian violinist featured in the documentary, will perform the violin solo.Click the link below to buy your tickets now! ... See MoreSee Less