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Mezzo-Soprano Laurie Rubin to Sing at Valley Beth Shalom [VIDEO]

The singer will be performing works by Schubert, Fauré, and others, as well as her own piece about her rich life as a blind artist.

The Los Angeles Jewish Music Commission is presenting mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin in concert at on Saturday, to mark the launch of her new CD, Do You Dream in Color? which is being released late March.

The concert will include works by Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Joaquin Rodrigo, Ami Aloni, and will also feature a performance of the album’s title track, which was composed by Bruce Adolphe. The lyrics were written by Rubin herself, and are about her life as a blind artist who intuits colors without the use of her eyes. Rubin will be joined by pianist Marija Stroke and clarinetist Jennifer Taira.

Rubin will be returning to the synagogue at which she was a Bat Mitzvah.

Richard Braun, chairman of the Los Angeles Jewish Music Commission, told Encino Patch that he was delighted that Rubin was returing to sing at Valley Beth Shalom.

"I’ve known Laurie Rubin since she was a little child," said Braun. "She was a member of our congregation."

Braun added that, when Rubin began studying for her Bat Mitzvah at Valley Beth Shalom, "she had a braile Bible. She had to read from a Torah and there was not a Torah in braile. So she memorized it. The cantor helped her, and she did great!"

Do You Dream in Color?: Laurie Rubin at 's Lopaty Chapel, March 10 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, and can be purchased by calling 818-788-6000.

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