We are thrilled to share with your our 2018-19 concert season. Scroll down for more information and to register. Click here for this season’s concert brochure.

Flute Master Class with Jasmine Choi

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring flutist Jasmine Choi, international soloist and clinician and principal flute, The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra.  Attendance to the class is open to all. Part of the Neus Family Flute Master Class series. To register to audition, click here.

To read more about Ms. Choi, click here.


Wed, Mar 27
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free Member
Free Public
Suggested Contribution: $10
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Student Recitals

Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Recitals at 9:30 am, 10:45 am, and 12 pm . Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Sun, Mar 31
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series: Celebrating Women Composers

The Thurnauer Chamber Music Series featuring artistic director, violinist Sharon Roffman  and friends closes its 26th season with a program featuring music by female composers including Lili Boulanger, Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Ruth Crawford Seeger. With guest artists, pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute and cellist Wendy Sutter.


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.  


Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute has been described as ‘an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight’ (The New York Times). 2006 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship recipient and 2009 Naumburg International Chamber Music Competition winner, Ieva has appeared in piano recitals and in chamber music concerts throught the United States and Europe. She regularly participates in international music festivals including: Marlboro, Ravinia, Bard, Caramoor, Chesapeake Chamber Music and Prussia Cove in England.


Cellist Wendy Sutter is a member of the New York Philharmonic and has appeared as soloist with the Dallas, Colorado, Tucson, Seattle, La Jolla, Shanghai, and North Netherlands symphony orchestras; Hong Kong, Brussels, and Hague Philharmonic orchestras; and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra and Youth Orchestra of the Americas. Ms. Sutter has also toured extensively throughout China and the United States with composer/conductor Tan Dun at the podium performing his works, including the Academy Award–winning Crouching Tiger Concerto, The Map Concerto, and as soloist in his Water Passion. As a solo recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. Sutter has performed in festivals worldwide including Marlboro, Aspen, Spoleto, and Ravinia; with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; and with the Seattle Chamber Music Society. Ms. Sutter was the on-stage soloist with Mikhail Baryshnikov performing A Suite of Dances, a ballet for cello and dancer choreographed for Baryshnikov by Jerome Robbins. Wendy Sutter’s 2008 recording of Philip Glass’s Songs and Poems for solo cello, which was written for her by the composer and has been performed more than 100 times worldwide, was voted best new CD of the year by National Public Radio listeners and was the second best–selling CD in the classical division on iTunes.

 
Series made possible by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund. Currently enrolled music school students are entitled to a complimentary ticket. Please call or stop by the music office to receive a ticket.


Sun, Mar 31
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$16.00 Member
$20.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Student Recitals

Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Recitals at 10 am and 11:30 am. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Sun, Apr 14
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Cello Groups Concert

Admission Free.

Mon, Apr 15
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Violin Master Class with Daniel Phillips

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring violinist Daniel Phillips, founding member of the Orion String Quartet, member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and faculty member, The Juilliard School of Music. To learn more about Mr. Phillips, click here


Attendance to the class is open to all. Auditions for participation will be held Sun, Mar 24.  Nominations are due Mar 4.  Details regarding student requirements and to nominate a student can be found by clicking here.


Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.

Thu, Apr 18
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
Suggested Contribution: $10
50MCVL00W9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Faculty Recital: Steven Masi and Friends "Celebrating Brahms"

Join Thurnauer faculty pianist, Steven Masi, in a special concert featuring great chamber music works by Johannes Brahms. Program to include Brahms' Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Sonatensatz for Violin and Piano and the Quintet for Piano and Strings. With guest artists Samuel Katz, violin; Laura Goldberg, violin; Francesca Silos, viola; Barbara Mallow, cello; and Diana Petrella, clarinet.  Advance registration via this link for express entry at the concert. Seats held for express entry will be held until 15 minutes before the concert.


About Steven Masi

Acclaimed as an artist of unusual sensitivity and virtuosity, pianist Steven Masi has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia.  In 2017, Masi released his recording of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven, on the Albany label.  Writing in Fanfare Magazine, Colin Clarke wrote, "Masi hardly seems to feel technical hurdles. It is as if everything is in the service of Beethoven."  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.  A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Masi lives in Leonia, New Jersey with his wife, clarinetist Diana Petrella and son Aidan. Read more at www.StevenMasi.com.


Sun, Apr 28
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
Admission Free
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Student Recitals

Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Recitals at 9:30 am, 10:45 am, and 12 pm. The 12 pm recital will feature flute soloists. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Sun, May 5
9:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Thurnauer Students Concert at Tenafly Public Library

An annual tradition, the Tenafly Library Friends presents a recital featuring students from the JCC Thurnauer School of Music. Note: this concert will be held in the Edna Kawulitzki Gallery at the Tenafly Public Library, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ. Admission Free.

Sun, May 5
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Thurnauer Students Spring Concert at Tenafly Public Library

An annual tradition, the Tenafly Library Friends presents a recital featuring students from the JCC Thurnauer School of Music. Note: this concert will be held in the Edna Kawulitzki Gallery at the Tenafly Public Library, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ. Admission Free.

Sun, May 5
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Piano Master Class with Peter Frankl

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring Peter Frankl, international soloist and Professor Emeritus, The Yale School of Music. Attendance to the class is open to all.

Auditions for participation will be held Sun, Apr 7. Nominations are due Mar 21. To register to audition, click here

Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series. Read more about Mr. Frankl here.


Mon, May 6
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
Suggested Contribution: $10
50MCPF00W9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Guitar Spring Ensemble Concert

Thurnauer's Suzuki guitarists performing in ensembles led by Seth Himmelhoch and Jonathan Trotta. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Tue, May 14
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Violin Students of Dorothy Kaplan Roffman

Featuring violinists of Thurnauer's founding director, Dorothy Kaplan Roffman. Admission Free.

Sun, May 19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Spring Cello Solos Recital

Be inspired by Thurnauer's fine young cellists performing as soloists. Reception following the concert.  Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Mon, May 20
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Young People's Chorus @ Thurnauer Spring Concert

Enjoy an evening of choral music featuring the combined choruses of the award-winning Young People's Chorus @ Thurnauer, led by conductor and artistic director, Emma Brondolo.  The Young People's Chorus @ Thurnauer is an affiliate of the world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Repertoire ranges from classical and contemporary to jazz and pop. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Tue, Jun 4
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Flute Picture Playdown

An annual tradition! Thurnauer's flutists perform to a backdrop of rotating photographs of their year of learning, performing and having fun together. Taub Auditorium. Led by Noelle Perrin and Wendy Stern.

Wed, Jun 5
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Guitar Spring Ensemble Concert

Thurnauer's Suzuki guitarists performing in ensembles led by Seth Himmelhoch and Jonathan Trotta. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Thu, Jun 6
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Spring Orchestra Concert

Enjoy an evening of music for orchestra performed by Thurnauer's two student orchestras: the Thurnauer String Camerata, led by Matthew Lucero, and the Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra, led by Diego Garcia. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Wed, Jun 12
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Teen Town Jazz Spring Concert

Enjoy performances by Thurnauer's Teen Town Jazz Big Band and Combos, led by Debbie Keefe-Johns and Steven Johns. Reception to follow.

Sun, Jun 16
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    
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 celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the SHIRAH Choir!

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. Glenn Gordon, 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 16
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

20th 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 evening also includes recognition of the school’s volunteers and graduating seniors.

Supported by the Sandra O. Gold Founder's Fund, established by Russ and Angelica Berrie.


Mon, Jun 17
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
Suggested Contribution: $10
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Violin Family and Friends Spring Concert

Thurnauer student violinists of all ages performing with family and friends in a variety of instrumental combinations. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Wed, Jun 19
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Voice Department Spring Recital

Enjoy an evening of music for voice and piano featuring students of Emma Brondolo, Renata Kapilevich and Nadja Ramsay.

Thu, Jun 20
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.



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