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Music & Song

Gain a deeper appreciation for classical music and attend a performance. Sing harmonies with the AJU Choir. Learn about the stories behind the great composers of American popular song. Join us to explore the joy of music and song and its lasting impact on our lives.

  • Zubin Mehta & the Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Zubin Mehta & the Los Angeles Philharmonic

    As Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta has conducted over three thousand concerts with this extraordinary ensemble, including tours spanning five continents. He will end his tenure with the IPO in October 2019, more than 50 years after his debut. Mehta was the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic for 13 years, the longest in the orchestra's history. Since 1985, he has been chief conductor of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence. Zubin Mehta is also a beloved former Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and he returns to Los Angeles for a classic combination of Mozart and Bruckner, featuring the latter's powerful but poignantly unfinished final symphony. Read More

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  • Listen, Laugh & Learn - January

    Listen, Laugh & Learn - January

    Here is a chance to listen to our rich Jewish heritage through Ellis' extensive collection of Israeli, Yiddish, Jewish comedy, folk and popular music cd's, cassettes and LP's -- not to mention his mp3's. His collection includes some of the greatest Cantors, comedians, shows, dance music; even songs recorded by non-Jewish artists. Ellis' knowledge of the recordings and stories about his life in Jewish music are comedy are the "glue" that makes this class a winner! Read More

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  • The Great American Songbook

    The Great American Songbook

    This very exciting class tells the stories behind the music of Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, Sondheim, and the many composers and lyricists who wrote the American songbook. Kari explains how the shows were written, the secrets behind the hits and the misses. A fun-filled informative class on theatre and music where the students are encouraged to ask questions and share their theatre experiences. Sometimes, with her pianist, and guest artists, the classroom is filled with the music of Broadway. Read More

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  • Dudamel & the LA Philharmonic

    Dudamel & the LA Philharmonic

    Join us for another classical music adventure in this two part class with KUSC producer and host Alan Chapman. Begin with a lecture to increase your appreciation of classical music on January 24 and prepare you for the concert experience. Then on January 25 attend a Los Angeles Philharmonic concert together in thrilling Orchestra View seats, immediately behind the orchestra and facing the extraordinary music director, Gustavo Dudamel -- almost like sitting within the orchestra itself. Concert Program - begins at 8pm Stravinsky Fireworks Joseph Pereria: Concerto for Timpani and two percussion (world premiere, LA Phil commission) Brahms: Symphony No 1 Read More

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  • Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic

    Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic

    This is a single lecture to increase your appreciation of classical music and prepare you for the concert experience, if you plan to attend. Chapman wil focus on the January 25 LA Phil concert program Stravinsky Fireworks Joseph Pereria: Concerto for Timpani and two percussion (world premiere, LA Phil commission) Brahms: Symphony No 1 Read More

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  • Listen, Laugh & Learn - February

    Listen, Laugh & Learn - February

    Here is a chance to listen to our rich Jewish heritage through Ellis' extensive collection of Israeli, Yiddish, Jewish comedy, folk and popular music cd's, cassettes and LP's -- not to mention his mp3's. His collection includes some of the greatest Cantors, comedians, shows, dance music; even songs recorded by non-Jewish artists. Ellis' knowledge of the recordings and stories about his life in Jewish music are comedy are the "glue" that makes this class a winner! Read More

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  • Listen, Laugh & Learn - March

    Listen, Laugh & Learn - March

    Here is a chance to listen to our rich Jewish heritage through Ellis' extensive collection of Israeli, Yiddish, Jewish comedy, folk and popular music cd's, cassettes and LP's -- not to mention his mp3's. His collection includes some of the greatest Cantors, comedians, shows, dance music; even songs recorded by non-Jewish artists. Ellis' knowledge of the recordings and stories about his life in Jewish music are comedy are the "glue" that makes this class a winner! Read More

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