COMING UP:

The Promise: A Zeisl Concert, August 26 
The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS) will present The Promise: A Zeisl Concert at the Gindi Auditorium at American Jewish University, presented in part by the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music. The LAJS will be joined by internationally acclaimed dance troupe BODYTRAFFIC and students and alumni of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in a tribute to the Austrian émigré composer Erich Zeisl, who escaped Nazi-dominated Europe for Los Angeles in 1938. Fred Melamed, the versatile stage, screen and television actor, will serve as celebrity narrator.

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TICKETS: Reserved seating is $25 (concert only) and $40 (preferred seating and post-concert reception). Discounts are available for groups of eight or more. Tickets available through AJU’s Whizin Center at (310) 440-1572 or online at aju.edu/whizin.


PAST EVENTS:

American Culture and the Jewish Experience in Music
A three-day program featuring a series of academic presentations and performances.

America provides Jews the freedom to continue time-honored musical traditions and opportunities developing new forms of expression. The issues that drive this conference and a connection across disciplines are: heritage, including nostalgia and faith, innovation, including technologies and marketing, and interactivity, across ethnic and racial lines.

The presentations will cover a wide spectrum of music creation, performance, and diffusion in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Several musical performances will focus on heritage and identity including a concert of music by UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music students recreating a 1945 recital on European-born Jewish composers that moved to Los Angeles (Toch, Schoenberg) and scenes from musicals by UCLA Theatre and Opera students. 

For more information about the Conference, please visit: http://www.cjs.ucla.edu/event/american-culture-and-the-jewish-experience-in-music/

David's Quilt Premiere
A performance of “David’s Quilt,” a new work by 16 Los Angeles-based composers, including a school of music faculty member and several graduate students in composition working together with the Max Helfman Institute, was presented at the Stephen S. Wise Temple on the evening of Sunday, November 5, 2017.

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