Fall Auditions for Performing Ensembles

Making music with others is one of the greatest joys of being a musician!  Audition on Septmeber 9 or 20 for one of Thurnauer's excellent ensembles and enjoy a year of music-making with friends.


Wed, Sept 9, 4:30-6:30 pm
Chamber Music Ensembles, coached by Alexander Rees

Sun, Sep 20, 4:30-6:30 pm
String Camerata, led by Matthew Lucero
Thurnauer Symphony Youth Orchestra, led by Diego Garcia

Sun, Sep 20, 2-4 pm
TeenTown Jazz Big Band and small combos, led by Debbie Keefe

Sun, Sep 20, 5-7 pm
Young People’s Chorus @ Thurnauer, led by Emma Brondolo

To schedule an audition, please contact Robyn at rsearles@jccotp.org or 201.569.7900, ext. 375


    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

11th Annual Piano Sale

More than 75 new and pre-owned pianos for sale at significantly reduced prices.

Labor Day Weekend
Friday, Sep 4, and Sunday, Sep 6, by appointment only
Monday, Sept 7, open to the public


At the beginning of each school year, the JCC Thurnauer School of Music receives new pianos from Forte Piano Music Co. of Paramus, NJ and their supplier, Kawai America, for our students and teachers to use throughout the year. In exchange, at the end of the school year these pianos and many others from Forte Piano's inventory are released for purchase to the public at significantly reduced prices at our annual sales event.

 

Available: Baby Grand | Grand | Concert Grand | Professional Upright | Studio | "Decorator" Vertical Player | Digital Kawai | Bosendorfer | Schimmel | Baldwin | Steinway | Knabe | Yamaha | Pearl River | Pramberger | Vogel | Roland | Piano Disc

 

All Kawai instruments carry a 10-year parts and labor transferable factory warranty.
All other brands carry their appropriate warranties.
On-site financing and delivery will be available.


For more info, call Vladimir Zaslavsky at 201.265.1212


Sep 4
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sep 6
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sep 7
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Open House/Instrumental Petting Zoo

Join us at our annual Open House and explore how Thurnauer can help your child discover the world of music! Meet our talented faculty and try an instrument including strings, percussion, winds and more at our famous, hands-on, instrumental "petting zoo" (2- 4 pm).  Join our exciting sample early childhood class for children ages 3-6 in the JCC's courtyard (1-2 pm).

Sun, Sep 20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Steven Masi Performs Schubert: Music for Solo Piano

Steven Masi continues his exploration of the lyrical music of the great Franz Schubert.  This opening concert of season two's 3-concert series features works for solo piano including 3 Klavierstucke, D.946 and the Sonata in B-Flat, Opus Posthumous.


Please note that this concert is co-presented by the Puffin Cultural Forum and will be held at the Puffin Cultural Forum: 20 Puffin Way in Teaneck. 

Sun, Nov 22
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$10.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
For tickets, call 201-836-3499
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Shirah Chanukah Concert

Celebrate Chanukah with music as founding director and conductor, Matthew Lazar,and associate conductor Marsha Bryan Edelman, lead the Shirah Choir in celebratory songs from the Jewish choral tradition in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino. 


Supported by founders Bernie z"l and Ruth z"l Weinflash and their SHIRAH Fund in Tribute to Matthew Lazar, the Ethel and Irving Plutzer Fund for the SHIRAH Choir, and the Rhoda Toonkel Fund for the SHIRAH Choir.


Sun, Dec 6
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$15.00 Member
$18.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series: Around the World in 80 Minutes

Join artistic director, violinist Sharon Roffman, and friends, for a world tour of music featuring folk songs and traditional melodies from France, Hungary, Tibet, and American Klezmer.  With guests artists, Thomas Sauer, piano and Alan Kay, clarinet


Darius Milhaud: Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 157b
Bela Bartok: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
Bright Sheng: Tibetan Dance for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Paul Schoenfield: Trio for Clarinet Violin and Piano 


Series made possibly by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund.


Sat, Dec 12
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$16.00 Member
$20.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Steven Masi Performs Schubert: Chamber Music

Enjoy an evening of glorious chamber music and song including “The Shepherd on the Rock,” the “Trout” Quintet for Piano and Strings, and the “Argegione” Sonata.


Guests artists to include soprano Pamela Jones, clarinetist Diana Petrella, clarinet and double-bassist Kingsley Wood.  Eric Brown Theater.


Sat, Jan 16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$8.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Faculty “Musical Montage”

An annual celebratory concert showcasing Thurnauer's distinguished teacher-performers.

Sun, Feb 28
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
Suggested Contribution: $10
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Steven Masi Performs Schubert: Music for Violin and Piano

Season Two of Steven Masi performs Schubert concludes with works for violin and piano, with guest artist, Thurnauer faculty member, violinist Nurit Pacht.


Please note that this concert is co-presented by the Puffin Cultural Forum and will be held at the Puffin Cultural Forum: 20 Puffin Way in Teaneck.


Sun, Mar 6
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Free Member
$10.00 Nonmember
For tickets, call 201-836-3499
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Violin Master Class with David Chan

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring David Chan, concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and faculty member at The Juilliard School of Music. To learn more about Mr. Chan, click here. Attendance open to all. Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.



Auditions for participation to be held Feb 21, 2016.  Nominations due Jan 21.  To nominate a student, click here.

Mon, Mar 7
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
Suggested Contribution: $10
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Cello Master Class with Paul Watkins

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring Paul Watkins, cellist of the Emerson String Quartet. To learn more about Mr. Watkins,click here. Attendance to the class is open to all. Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.



Auditions for participation to be held March 6, 2016.  Nominations due Feb 6.  To nominate a student, click here.


Thu, Mar 31
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
Suggested Contribution: $10
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series: Music Tells a Story

Join us for classic children’s books narrated and performed with music.  For ages 4 to 125.


Ferdinand the Bull, for Narrator and Solo Violin by Alan Ridout
The Lonely Ski Trail for Narrator, Violin and Piano by Jean Sibelius (arranged by Sharon Roffman)
The Story of Babar for Narrator, Violin and Piano by Francis Poulenc (arranged by Sharon Roffman)


Sharon Roffman, violinist and artistic director, with guest artist, Melvin Chen, piano and narrator to-be-announced. 

Series made possibly by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund.


Sun, Apr 3
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$16.00 Member
$16.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Guitar Master Class with João Luiz

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring João Luiz, member of the Brasil Guitar Duo and faculty, SUNY at Purchase College of the State University of New York. To learn more about Mr. Luiz, click here. Attendance to the class is open to all. Part of the Beverly and Lewis Lauring Guitar Master Class series.


Auditions for participation to be held April 10, 2016.  Nominations due Mar 10.  To nominate a student, click here.


Mon, Apr 18
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
Suggested Contribution: $10
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Music Discovery Partnership Spring Concert

An annual celebratory concert featuring students from Thurnauer's long-term parternship with the Engelwood Public School District performing as soloists and in ensembles.

Wed, May 25
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Shirah Spring Concert: Annual Bernie and Ruth Weinflash z"l Memorial Concert

Matthew Lazar , founding director and conductor and Marsha Bryan Edelman, associate conductor. Beth Robin, pianist. Shirah performs secular and sacred songs from across the spectrum of the Jewish musical tradition. Shirah performs regularly at the JCC, has been featured in many concerts in the US and Israel, including Avery Fisher Hall, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Bergen Performing Arts Center, and annually at the North American Jewish Choral Festival. Supported by founders Bernie and Ruth Weinflash z"l and their SHIRAH Fund in Tribute to Matthew Lazar, the Ethel and Irving Plutzer Fund for the SHIRAH Choir, and the Rhoda Toonkel Fund for the SHIRAH Choir. For more information regarding sponsoring Shirah, contact Michael Reingold at 201-408-1461.


Sun, Jun 5
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$15.00 Member
$15.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

17th Annual Sandra O. Gold Founder’s Day Concert

An annual sold-out, celebratory event featuring our incomparable student ensembles and honoring Dr. Sandra O. Gold, who had the vision to create a community music school at the JCC. The concert will also include recognition of the school’s volunteers of the year and graduating seniors. Supported by the Sandra O. Gold Founder's Fund, established by Russ and Angelica Berrie.

Thu, Jun 16
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
Suggested Contribution: $10
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.



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