Beverly Hills International Music Festival 2013

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Friday, August 2, 2013 - 8:00pm - Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 8:00pm
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Once again, the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles is proud to be sponsors of the Beverly Hills International Music Festival, which will take place at Temple Emanuei of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA  90211, from August 2 to August 11, 2013. 

The amazing Festival Program is attached.  To purchase tickets and to see details of the individual programs, go to

I have attended many of the concertsoveer the years and have always the programs to be extremely interesting and beautifully performed.  I encourage you to come to as many of them as you can.

An especially talented group of students wil be attending the festival this year, including a large contingent from Japan. Be cause of this, there will be an additional student's concert on Saturday afternoon, August 10th at 1:00 PM.  This concert will be free.

The special Young Artists Recital on Saturday, August 10th is under our patronage, and Jewish Music Commission members may receive free tickets to this performance.  For all the others, Jewish Music Commission members can obtain tickets at half-price.  To order your tickets, call (310) 779-7622 or (323) 463-7224 and be sure to state that you are Jewish Music Commission members for your special pricing.

See you there!

The concert on Saturday Evening, August 10, 2013, under the auspices of the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles, was performed by students participating in the Festival.  To see the deails of the proogram, please open the PDF for this concert.

Suffice it to say, the level of performance was almost beyond belief!  I spoke to the young artist, Kanau Ariga, from Seetagaya, Japan, who played the first movement of the Mendelsson Violin Concerto and who appeared to be about 17 years old.  I told him that not only did he play beautifully but his performance was excellent as well - he really gave the audience something to enjoy.

Azusa Takahashi is from Mihama, Japan, and appeared also to be about 16 or 17 years old.  She played Fantasia chromatica of J.S. Bach, arranged for solo viola by Zoltan Kodaly.  She mastered this tremendously demanding work in a performance that can be matched by few violists of any age.

These are only twoi of the phenomenal performances offered in tonight's outstanding concert.