12th Annual Piano Sale

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


Labor Day Weekend
Friday, Sep 2 and Sunday, Sep 4, by appointment only
Monday, Sept 5, 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 2
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sep 4
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sep 5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

SHIRAH'S First Rehearsal - Open to All

Everyone is welcome to join SHIRAH, one of the largest independent Jewish adult choruses in the United States.  Come to the first rehearsal of the season on Tuesday, September 6 at 7:30pm and enjoy an evening of Jewish choral singing. No experience necessary. If you are unable to attend on September 6, you may join at a later date. For more information, email the SHIRAH manager at shirah@jccotp.org. For more information about SHIRAH, click here.


Tue, Sep 6
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Fall Auditions for Performing Ensembles

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



11 am-1 pm: String Camerata and Thurnauer Symphony Youth Orchestra
12:30-2 pm: TeenTown Jazz Big Band and small combos
2-4 pm: Chamber Music Ensembles
4:30-5:30 pm: Young People's Chorus @ Thurnauer

To schedule an audition, contact Robyn at rsearles@jccotp.org or 201.569.7900, ext. 375. Alternate dates or video auditions may be arranged for those unable to attend on September 11.  Read about Thurnauer's ensembles here.  For audition requirements for String Camerata, Thurnauer Symphony Youth Orchestra and Chamber Music, click here.


Sun, Sep 11
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    
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" (1:30-3:30pm).  Join our exciting sample early childhood class for children ages 3-6  (1-2 pm).  Part of the JCC's exciting afternoon of Open House activities that also includ a moon bounce, balloonologist, roaming entertainers, and more.

Sun, Sep 11
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Shirah Chanukah Concert

Celebrate Chanukah with music as conductor Marsha Bryan Edelman and founding director, Matthew Lazar, lead the Shirah Choir in celebratory songs from the Jewish choral tradition in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino.  Reception to follow, sponsored by the Weinflash Family.

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 11
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$16.00 Member
$20.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series: Postcard from the Old World

Join artistic director, violinist Sharon Roffman, and friends, for an evening of great music from central Europe, featuring works of Antonin Dvorak, Gideon Klein, Zoltan Kodaly, Hans Krasa, and Ernst von Dohnanyi. With guest artists, Dov Scheindlin, viola; Clancy Newman, cello; and Steven Beck, harmonium.

Violinist Sharon Roffman, prizewinner in the 2003 Naumburg Foundation International Competition, made her solo debut with the New Jersey Symphony in 1996. Since then, Ms. Roffman has forged a unique career distinguished by her versatility; she is equally sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and music educator.

Dov Scheindlin is a member and Artistic Director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and an Associate member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has been violist of the Arditti, Penderecki and Chester String Quartets.

Cellist Clancy Newman, first prize winner of the prestigious Walter W. Naumburg International Competition and recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. He is both, a performer and a composer.

American pianist Steven Beck continues to garner impressive acclaim for his performances and recordings worldwide. Praised by the New Yorker as “one of the city’s finest young pianists”, a recent New York concert by Mr. Beck was described as “exemplary” and “deeply satisfying” by Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times.


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


Sat, Jan 7
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Violin Master Class with Weigang Li

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring Weigang Li.

Weigang Li is a founding member and first violinist of the Shanghai Quartet since 1983. In its 31th season, the Shanghai Quartet has performed well over 2000 concerts in 30 countries; recorded 34 CD albums, including 7-discs cycle of complete Beethoven string quartets on Camerata label.

Weigang Li is a violin professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey and Bard College Conservatory of Music in New York. He also holds the title of guest concert-master of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and guest professor at Shanghai Conservatory and Central Conservatory in Beijing. Mr. Li plays on the 1600 Giovanni Paolo Maggini violin (ex-Burmester), which is on a generous loan from Mr. Rin Kei Mei.

Everyone is welcome to attend our master class!

Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.

To nominate a student for participation, click here. Auditions Sun, Apr 23. Nominations due Mar 23.


Thu, Feb 9
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Faculty “Musical Montage”

An annual celebratory concert showcasing Thurnauer's distinguished teacher-performers in duos and ensembles. Artists to be announced.

Sun, Feb 12
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Free Member
Free Public
Suggested Contribution: $10
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Steven Masi Performs Schubert

Enjoy an evening of glorious music as faculty member, pianist Steven Masi, continues his exploration of the works of the great Franz Schubert. Joining him will be guest artists, violinist Elisabeth Small and cellist Barbara Stein Mallow. Concert will be held in Eric Brown Theater.


Acclaimed as an artist of unusual sensitivity and virtuosity, pianist Steven Masi has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia.   As a recitalist and chamber musician he has appeared at the Casals Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Chattauqua Festival, Park City International Festival, Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, and Music Festival of the Hamptons. He has been guest soloist with The Atlanta Symphony, American Symphony, and New Symphony Orchestra of London.  In Germany he was an artist member of the Bonn Chamber Music Society and recorded extensively for the Southwest German Radio and Aulos Records.  He has toured the United States with the Bonn Woodwind Quintet, and as a member of the Odyssey Chamber Players and Leonore Trio.  His recordings have earned lavish praise in the press and have been heard on radio stations throughout the U.S. as well as Radio Filharmonia in Lima, Peru, Radio Cultura in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Suddeutsche and Westdeutsche Rundfunk in Germany.A graduate of the Juilliard School,  Mr. Masi lives in Leonia, New Jersey with his wife, clarinetist Diana Petrella and son Aidan.

Barbara Stein Mallow, cellist, is recognized as a distinguished chamber musician, recitalist and soloist. From her early years she has been an accomplished pianist and was twice winner of the New York Philharmonic Young Composers Award. Her composition studies were with Bohuslav Martinu, Quincy Porter and Nadia Boulanger. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees at the Yale School of Music where she studied with Luigi Silva, and continued her cello studies with Bernard Greenhouse and Zara Nelsova. She was a founding member of the Carnegie String Quartet in residence at Brooklyn College, and the Chamber Arts Trio with her twin sister, violinist Carol Stein Amado and pianist Albert Lotto.  A respected teacher of cello and chamber music, she has been a professor at Bennington College and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, and for many years she has been on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music. She established the cello and chamber music program at the Perlman Music Program. and is on the faculty of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival in Blue Hill, Maine. She is the daughter of renowned violist Lillian Fuchs and niece of violinist Joseph Fuchs.



Violinist Elisabeth Small is Assistant Professor of Music at Belmont University School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee, where she serves as Coordinator of Strings and Artistic Director of the Belmont Camerata chamber music series and String Crossings Camp. Her varied career includes engagements as soloist with orchestra including the National, Atlanta and Nashville Symphony Orchestras, chamber music and recital broadcasts on regional television and on public radio stations in the U.S. and Canada, and service as the Associate Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Small's 2015 solo/piano-trio tour of eight cities in China included performances and master classes at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the Tianjin Conservatory, Nanjing Culture and Arts Center, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory of Music, and Shenzen Concert Hall. Elisabeth can be heard on the Premiere Records label. She has led master classes and clinics at national conferences and as far afield as the Dresden Hochschule in Germany. As an active member of the Nashville recording industry, Elisabeth has sweetened tracks for many Pop luminaries. Her former students hold positions in higher and lower education appointments, as well as professional symphonic positions. They continue to be heard on stages throughout the world with renowned Pop acts, such as the The Steel Drivers, including former student Tammy Rogers King, fiddle & vocals, who were awarded the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.  Small received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, under the mentorship of Dorothy DeLay.


Sat, Mar 11
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Dr. Paul and Aranka Kaplan Honors Recital

This special annual concert features of our most advanced and accomplished students and is named in memory of Dr. Paul and Aranka Kaplan, parents of Thurnauer's founding director, Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, and .

Sun, Mar 19
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Piano Master Class with Alessio Bax

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring Alessio Bax.


Pianist Alessio Bax’s quintessential lyricism, insightful interpretations, and dazzling facility create “a ravishing listening experience,” with playing that “quivers with an almost hypnotic intensity” (Gramophone), leading to what Dallas Morning News calls “an out-of-body experience.” First Prize winner at the Leeds and Hamamatsu International Piano Competitions and a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, he has appeared as soloist with more than 100 orchestras, including the London and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, Dallas and Houston Symphonies, NHK Symphony in Japan, St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, and the City of Birmingham Symphony with Sir Simon Rattle.


Mr. Bax tours the U.S., both with his frequent recital partner, violinist Joshua Bell, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), and has performed in many major festivals including the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Switzerland’s Verbier Festival, and Italy’s Incontri in Terra di Siena Festival, where he was recently appointed Artistic Director for a three-year term starting in 2017. He has also appeared multiple times at the Bard Music Festival in upstate New York, and has given recitals at New York’s Lincoln Center and other major music halls around the world, including those of Rome, Milan, Bilbao, Madrid, Paris, London, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Washington, DC. As a chamber musician, Bax has collaborated with Emanuel Ax, Sol Gabetta, Steven Isserlis, Nicholas Phan, Paul Watkins, and Jörg Widmann, among many others.


Everyone is welcome to attend our master class!


Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.


To nominate a student for participation, click here. Auditions Mar 5, 12pm. Nominations due Feb 6.


Mon, Apr 3
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
Admission Free. Suggested Contribution: $10.
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Guitar Master Class with Sharon Isbin

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring Sharon Isbin.

Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time”. She is the winner of Guitar Player magazine’s “Best Classical Guitarist” award, and the Munich, Toronto and Madrid international competitions. She has appeared as soloist with over 170 orchestras and has given sold-out performances in the world’s finest halls. She was featured as soloist on the GRAMMY nominated soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning The Departed. On September 11, 2002, Ms. Isbin performed at Ground Zero for the internationally televised memorial.

The entire community is welcome to attend our master class and we hope to see you there!

Part of the Beverly and Lewis Lauring Guitar Master Class series.

Participation open to pre-college students from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. To nominate a student, click here. Auditions: Mar 26. Nominations due: Feb 26.


Wed, Apr 26
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Family Concert: An Afternoon at the (Wordless) Opera!

A Family Concert for ages 4-125

An interactive and creative romp through music, acting and storytelling.  With violin, double bass and two improvisational actors, you, the audience, will create a story to accompany the Duo for Double Bass and Violin by Giovanni Bottesini. 

 
With Sharon Roffman, violin and Nathan Farrington, double bass


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


Sun, Apr 30
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$10.00 Member
$12.00 Public
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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

Join us for a delightful evening of song! Founded in 1995, 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. Marsha Bryan Edelman, conductor. Matthew Lazar , founding director. Beth Robin, pianist.

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.

Sun, Jun 11
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$16.00 Member
$20.00 Public
Sponsor level tickets available.
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

18th 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 15
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.



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