Cinema Judaica: A Preview– The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony pays tribute as Dr. Noreen Green conducts

Join us on Sunday, August 8th, 7:30 pm, at Ford Amphitheater under the
stars as the Los Angles Jewish symphony pays tribute to music from the
silver screen. Music from Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Steven
Schwartz, Danny Pelfrey, Charles Fox, Yuval Ron and many other Jewish
composers will be featured. 

There are many memorable movies and much music, which resonate with Jewish heritage, include such favorites as Pelfrey’s Symphonic from Joseph: King of Dreams, Ron’s West Side Story, Fox’s Victory at Entebbe (performed by Israeli born pianist Andy Feldbau), Bernstein’s Ten Commandments, The Chosen, Schwartz’s The Prince of Egypt, Goldsmith’s Masada, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.  

Guest artists include Yuval Ron, Jamie Papish – percussionist, and Israeli born pianist Andy Feldbau, who is here courtesy of the American-Israel Culture Foundation.  Feldbau is currently pursing a Master’s degree at Juilliard, while Ron, who has worked internationally in film, television, dance and theatre has also performed for the Dalai Lama.  Ron also scored the live action short West Bank Story and has received the Los Angeles Treasures Award.  

Conductor Dr. Noreen Green, LAJS’s Founder and artistic director, is also a member of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino and an authority on Jewish music.  In October, 2005, Dr. Green received public recognition of her talents and contributions to the Jewish music scene when she was awarded the Jewish Cultural Star.  Prior to that Congressman Brad Sherman had also acknowledged the conductor.

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony - Dr. Noreen Green

A featured speaker for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Upbeat Live series, she also conducted at the opening ceremonies of the Maccabi Games in Philadelphia, at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv, the Johannesburg Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Symphony and the R’aanaa Symphonette.  

Under her baton, such Hollywood personalities as Billy Crystal, Tovah Feldshuh, Leonard Nimoy, Randy Newman, Theodore Bikel, Laraine Newman, Valerie Harper, Pat Boone, Lainie Kazan, Fyvush Finkel, Dave Koz, Marvin Hamlish and others have performed with the LAJS.  

Green, along with education director, Ilizabeth Gilbert, developed programs funded by the New and Innovate Grants division of the Jewish Community Foundation.  Several of these programs have gone on to receive funding from the Righteous Persons Foundation, the Maurice Amado Foundation, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, the Leonard and Susan Bay Nimoy Foundation and the Tel Aviv/Los Angeles Partnership.  

Working with conductor Murry Sidlin at the Aspen Music School, Green developed the concept for and founded the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony.  

The Ford Amphitheater is located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, Ca 90068 near the Hollywood Bowl and Universal.  A number of dining options are available for guests including box dinners, which may be ordered in advance.  The theatre is disabled accessible and portable wireless listening devices are available on request.  

On site parking is $5 but there is also a free shuttled to the Ford from the Universal City Metro Station at Lankershim Blvd.  

For more information go to or call 323 461 3673

Tickets range from $12 for full time students with ID to $25 and $36.   

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