Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert

Featuring Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic; Demarre McGill, principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Company; and Michael McHale, international piano soloist.


The Gala celebrates the school’s remarkable achievements, while raising critical scholarship funds for children in our community who wish to study music, but whose families lack the financial resources. Join us as we celebrate 33 years of magnificent music education at the Thurnauer School of Music. This concert will be presented at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ.  Ticket prices to be announced. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Nina Bachrach at 201-408-1406.

Sponsored by Drs. Joan and Alan Handler.


Wed, May 10
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Flute Winter Holiday Concert

An annual tradition featuring Thurnauer's fine, young flutists. This year, the concert will also include Thurnauer faculty members, flutists Noelle Perrin and Wendy Stern,  and pianist Diana Mase, performaning "Eternal Spring, a Hudson River Idyll" by composer, Eric Ewazen

Mon, Dec 5
6:30 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.

Shirah Winter Concert: Music of Chanukah and Much More!

Enjoy highlights from the Jewish choral tradition with music in Hebrew, English and more. Led by Marsha Bryan Edelman, conductor and Matthew Lazar, founding director.  Reception to follow, generously underwritten 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 music from central Europe, featuring music by great Czech and Hungarian composers of the 19th and 20th centuries.  The concert features trios written in the Terezin concentration camp by Hans Krasa and Gideon Klein.  Though neither survived the camps, their music did. Also including works of Antonin Dvorak, Zoltan Kodaly, and Ernst von Dohnanyi. With guest artists, Dov Scheindlin, viola; and Clancy Newman, cello.


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.



Read more about music written in Terezin here.

Series made possibly 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.



 


Sat, Jan 7
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$16.00 Member
$20.00 Public
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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 its formation in 1983, the Shanghai Quartet has performed well over 2000 concerts in 30 countries and recorded 34 CD albums, including a 7-disc cycle of the complete Beethoven string quartets on the 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 titles of guest concert-master of the 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.

Handler Master Classes are open to pre-college musicians who are New Jersey residents who study privately at a school or studio in New Jersey. Students currently enrolled in the preparatory division of a New York or Pennsylvania conservatory are not eligible.  For information on nominating a student for participation, click here.


Thu, Feb 9
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
Suggested Contribution: $10
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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 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.


Sun, Mar 12
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
$8.00 Member
$10.00 Public
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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
Free Member
Free Public
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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. Handler Master Classes are open to pre-college musicians who are New Jersey residents who study privately at a school or studio in New Jersey. Students currently enrolled in the preparatory division of a New York or Pennsylvania conservatory are not eligible .


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
Free Member
Free Public
Suggested Contribution: $10
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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


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


Nathan Farrington graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and studied double bass with the Principal Bassist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Hal Robinson, as well as with famed soloist Edgar Meyer. Mr. Farrington has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival Conducting Orchestra, and the Minnesota Sinfonia. Nathan participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and appears regularly in the bass sections of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. He has also developed a relationship with Garrison Keillor and has appeared on MPR's "A Prairie Home Companion" numerous times.


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
Free Member
Free Public
Suggested Contribution: $10
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.



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