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The more things change…
The Spirit Survives

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Classical Music On The Pier

KMZT MP3 Sound Bites:
01 P.J. Ochlan with Architect Renzo Zecchetto

02 P.J. Ochlan with Architect Renzo Zecchetto 2

03 P.J. Ochlan with Maestro Kent Nagano

04 P.J. Ochlan with PACMA Director Dale Franzen

05 P.J. Ochlan with PACMA Director Dale Franzen 2

06 P.J. Ochlan with PACMA Asst. Director Adam Philipson

07 P.J. Ochlan with Architect Renzo Zeccetto

08 P.J. Ochlan with Malibu Mayor Andy Stern 1

09 P.J. Ochlan with Malibu Mayor Andy Stern 2

Community Endorsements

Students and others who attend performances and exhibits at the Madison Campus Arts are invited to express themselves and have their writing be a permanent part of the Madison Campus Arts legacy through this website.

Everyone may contribute. We’ve provided a couple of sample letters from the many that we received from students at Opera Camp and at other events.

Guidelines for entries are provided on our feedback form. Please read the guidelines carefully. Your submission of an entry includes acceptance of these guidelines.

Below are excepts from emails sent to us by people who either participated in the Manzanar project or attended a concert.

Dear Madison Project:

I want to thank you, and the entire Manzanar Youth Choir staff, for the experience of being part of "Manzanar: An American Story." As a life time West Coast resident -- first in Washington, and for the last nearly 30 years in California, I never fully grasped the impact of the internment even though it impacted lives all around me. Our trip to Manzanar, the curiosity it sparked, Naomi's haunting refrain and the eloquent story told through the finished, staged work have all informed my, and my family's understanding of the fluctuating boundaries of freedom.

Thank you, again, for all your hard work in focusing and instructing the choir and integrating them into the final piece.

Warm regards,
Lynn Robb


Dear Madison Project,

I wanted to express to you how much my husband and I enjoyed the concert last night. It was powerful and moving. I also wanted to express our gratitude to you for inviting my son to be a part of this amazing experience. He learned much about many things. And, what an experience! Moreover, the whole process was made pleasant, fun and enjoyable for him thanks to the efforts of all of you at the Madison Project who were involved in the Youth Choir. I hope Jared has the chance to work with all of you again on some future project. Please keep him in mind.



Anthony and Adam,

Nathan and I want to thank you both for providing him with such a wonderful experience with the Manzanar Project. Everyone connected with the choir was absolutely a pleasure and joy to work with and I think he will remember the whole experience with great fondness the rest of his life. The performance last night was spectacular! We hope you were as pleased with the results as we were.

Take care and all the best,
Susan and Nathan Ben-Yehuda


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