Thirteenth Annual Beverly Hills International Music Festival

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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 8:00pm - Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

An amazing series of concerts by faculty and advanced students.

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RUTH - An Oratorio by Aminadav Aloni

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Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: 
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino, CA 91436

Valley Beth Shalom and the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles proudly present RUTH - a moving oratorio by Aminadav Aloni.

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The Music of Michael Antin

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino CA 91436

An evening of cabaret with Michael Antin and Friends - FREE!

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ARITMIA

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 2:30pm
Location: 
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino, CA 91436

The Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles and Valley Beth Shalom present ARITMIA, starring accordionist Merima Kljuço and guitarist MiroslavTadić.

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Martin Chalifour and Steven Vanhauwaert Return

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 2:30pm
Location: 
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino

Martin Chalifour and Steven Vanhauwaert return on SUPER SUNDAY for another exciting recital!

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Richard A. Braun, MD, and Elaine Gill Join NMS Advisory Board

Neighborhood Music School Advisory Board<

The New Jewish Community Children’s Choir Resumes

The Jewish Community Children's Choir is starting the Spring semester, with a new Westside location added!!

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Musings on Being a Helfman Fellow

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I grew up hearing stories about Max Helfman and enjoying his memorable melodies. My family still sings his candle blessing melody and beautiful Havdalah service. To be a part of a twenty-first century rededication to the creation of Jewish music, in Max Helfman’s memory, is a truly tremendous honor. more

Being a Composer by Chris Hardin

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Being a composer, or anything that requires creation for that matter, is a true test of one's ability to allow the outside world reach the inner most depths of your soul. In our case, being composers, we shut the world out for a period of time and reach inside to put on paper the notes that we feel best represents the mood, emotion or thought that we're after. 

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Myriad of Ways to Express and Be Thankful

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To me, working with the diverse and talented group of composers that comprise the Max Helfman Institute has been a blessing. I’ve found myself working and re-working a variety of musical solutions to the setting of a short text (Psalm 19:14).

In the process, I’m learning that there is a difference between writing a piece for an audience that comes to a concert to listen, and a composition meant for a congregation that will participate in a spiritual service. 

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VIKLARBO in Concert
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 2:30pm

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VIKLARBO Chamber Ensemble Sept.11th, 2:30 PM Valley Beth Shalom Janowski,,Aloni,Clarke,Turina,Bolcom,Newman. $10,$15.Call (818)-788-6000. — Sun, August 21, 2016
Aloni's RUTH Saturday June 11 at VBS. 10 AM. FREE - VBS and AJU Chorus, Soloists, Orchestra, Noreen Green conducts. https://t.co/1foctGnETU — Tue, May 17, 2016
@newjmusic: When's the last time you heard a great accordionist? Merima Kljuço stars in ARITMIA 4/3/16 VBS 2 PM. (818) 788-6000. — Sun, March 20, 2016
@newjmusiic:Vrtuoso accordionist Merima Kljuço, guitarist Miroslav Tadić VBS 4/3 2PM (818) 788-6000 for tickets. A rare treat! — Sun, March 20, 2016
A concert on Super Sunday? Martin Chalifour, Steven Vanhauwaert -Valley Beth Shalom, Sun. 2:30 PM, Feb. 7th VBS (818) 788-6000. — Thu, January 7, 2016
Martin Chalifour & Edward Vanhauwaert Recital Valley Beth Shalom March 15th 2:30 PM Tickets (818) 788-6000 — Thu, March 5, 2015
@newjmusic Martin Chalifour & Steven Vanhauwaert Recital 3/15/15 2:30 PM Valley Beth Shalom Tickets (818) 788-6000) Don't miss this! — Mon, February 23, 2015
@JewishmusicLA Laurie Rubin in recital 3/2/15 at Valley Beth Shalom - World Premiere Songs by Michael Isaacson (818) 788-6000 — Sun, February 22, 2015
@newjmusic Rabbi Schulweis z"l dies, concert cancelled. Mostly Kosher recorded this tribute:https://t.co/xZrZTePCW5 — Tue, December 23, 2014
@newjmusic MOSTLY KOSHER this Sunday Don't miss this terrific concert cheap tickets, call VBS 818-788-6000 http://t.co/NvJ6Z1AKzK — Wed, December 17, 2014

Aminadav Aloni z"l was one of the key inspirational forces which led to the establishment of the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles.

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