Mostly Kosher Releases Sneak Peek

Mostly Kosher, with alumni Leaav Sofer, Mike King, Will Brahm, Eric Hagstrom, Casey Solow, has released a sneak peak of their new album.

Mostly Kosher is a klezmer band based in Southern California, but has the feel of Lower Eastside New York 1930s “radio show” and Depression Era elation and angst. Directed by the multi-talented clarinetist, pianist and singer, Leeav Sofer, in cahoots with Janice “Rachele the Matchmaker” Mautner Markham on violin and shtick. Band members also include Casey Solow, Mike King, Will Brahm, Adam Levy, Eric Hagstrom and Michael Bolger. Mostly Kosher continues to perform throughout Southern California with plans to tour the East Coast and Europe in the not too distant future.

10 Alumni Work in After School Partnership

Last year the Orange County Symphony partnered with the Anaheim City School District in the “ACSD Orchestra Project“ to provide after-school music classes at 14 elementary schools in the district. This year the program has expanded to a total of 18 schools, each with separate woodwind, brass, and string classes. Ten alumni–Oscar Esteves, Francisco Diaz, Kimberly Fonseca, Ivan Esteves, Miguel Menchaca, Abraham Perez, Jonathan Perez, Richelle Teng, Carole Jacobs and Jorge Ruiz–have been accepted to teach in the program.

Several Alumni including Angela Wells (oboe), Sarah Widner (bassoon), Derek Venlet (horn), David Ickler (violin), and Adam Gerling (trumpet) are members of the Orange County Symphony.


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Beth Peregrine to Sing with The Golden Bridge

Senior Beth Peregrine has been invited to sing in a new 24-voiced professional choral ensemble is being created in Los Angeles for the English conductor Lady Suzi Eatwell (Digby), OBE. The project is called The Golden Bridge, and its purpose is to explore the relationship between the English and American choral traditions. The hope is that exchanges between England and California become the norm, particularly with the rich choral tradition present at Cambridge University – where Lady Eatwell is based.