May 26, 2019
Klezmer virtuoso clarinetist Alexander Gourevitch is joined by Latin, Flamenco and Romany guitarist Sasha Kolpakov. Both hail from third generation musical families, one klezmer and one gypsy. With Natalya Vostriakova on violin, Pavlo Getman on piano and Carlos Maria on drums, this is a thrilling performance of joyous klezmer gems. This free of charge Festival kick-off will revive your musical heart and soul.
May 26, 2019
King Solomon’s timeless mystical love song is brought to life with 22 dancers and rousing jazz and klezmer music in a stunning world premiere! San Diego Ballet is famous for their elegant sensuality and theatricality. This new piece features original music by jazz legend Charles McPherson and Middle Eastern music by Yale Strom. Song of Songs celebrates a poem beloved by people from al[...]
June 5, 2019
Celebrate the upcoming Festival of First Fruits with a picnic dinner and sunset concert by Soulfarm overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Featuring Grammy Award-winner, lead guitarist C Lanzbom, and guitarist and singer extraordinaire, Noah Solomon. Their world-beat original and popular Jewish songs are full of Mediterranean flavor with captivating guitar leads, dance rhythms and strong percussion breaks. Doors open at [...]
June 11, 2019
From Israel, in this community unity concert, this young operatic pop-trio performs a mix of Broadway hits, classical arias and inspirational Hebrew favorites. An exciting pop-trio that bridges generations the world over. "Am yisrael Chai!"
June 13, 2019
10th anniversary celebration honors seven women who have made incredible contributions to our San Diego community. With song, images and a dramatic reading, the Festival asks from the illustrious proverb, “A woman of valor, who shall find?”
June 19, 2019
Join acclaimed playwright/performer Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash for a special sneak preview staged reading of his latest play. It is 1992, Asimov is ill and must archive his voluminous writings before it’s too late. He gets an unexpected visit from a beautiful, brilliant and well-wired student on assignment to preserve his legacy and perhaps save humanity as well! This science fictio[...]
June 23, 2019
This year’s honorees: Theresa Dupuis, Barbara Fischbein, Superintendent Cindy Marten, Allison Price, Cheryl Rattner Price, Jacqui Silver and Manya Wallenfells. The 10th anniversary celebration honors seven women who have made indelible contributions to our San Diego community. With moving songs, stories and images we ask, "A woman of valor, who shall find?
July 11, 2019
How accordion was featured in the music of Jews and Roma. All-star band featuring Fred Benedetti on guitar, Gunnar Briggs on bass, vocalist Elizabeth Schwartz and special guest accordionist Peter Stan. From classical to folk, to masterful improvisations by Peter Stan. Musical gems and stories of two wandering people with a world premier accordion composition by musician and historian Yale Strom.