Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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Dr. Marsha B. Edelman, JE Feature
The Philadelphia Orchestra has traveled the world, but this month, it is engaging in a unique set of intercultural journeys. Not coincidentally, that is the name of a nonprofit organization that's the brainchild of Ohad ("Udi") Bar-David, an Israeli-born cellist who joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1987. His organization is designed to "promote understanding among people of diverse cultures," and...
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Otherwise known as from Israel with music ...
By:
Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
When Chava Alberstein and David Broza share the stage of Verizon Hall on Thursday night, March 1, their partnership will be a first for the Philadelphia area, which has hosted both artists individually in the past. This special double feature will allow audiences to see how much the two have in common, as well as the unique talents that make...
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By:
Ryan Teitman
The students tuned violins, cellos and guitars. They assembled trombones and saxophones as they milled about the room. They plucked and tooted on their instruments, individually warming up for what awaited them that particular Sunday morning. But when teacher Rachel Lemisch entered the room, she gathered the disparate players together in a way that made clear that this was a...
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By:
M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Behind the heartbreaking headlines and gory photos from the Middle East, there are people who are just trying to get by. Cafe owners and bike messengers, mothers and fathers; people shopping for groceries. Yuri Lane feels them all. In a way, he embodies them all. But as exhausting as that may sound, the 35-year-old actor and musician says he feels...
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Scion of instrumental greats keys in on his own career
By:
Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
Jonathan Biss is looking forward to returning to Philadelphia, and a reunion with friends he made during his four years of undergraduate study here. Like many visitors to the region, he will stop at some of the city's best known cultural venues. Unlike most, though, his seat will be at center stage, as featured soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, from...
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