Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert

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 34 years of magnificent music education at the Thurnauer School of Music. This year's concert features mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O'Connell, winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, honors Tracey Blumberg, and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Music Discovery Partnership with the Englewood Public School District and the centennial of legendary composer, conductor, educator and humanitarian, Leonard Bernstein. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Nina Bachrach at 201-408-1406. 

The concert will be held at the Bergen County Academy Auditorium in Hackensack.  General admission tickets are $50, Premier tickets are $90, and VIP tickets are $250.  Student tickets are $25.  For more information, and to order tickets, click here.

Sponsored by Drs. Joan and Alan Handler.


Sun, Feb 11
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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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 12:00 pm. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Sun, Jan 28
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    
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Flute Solos featuring students of Noelle Perrin

Taub Auditorium. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Mon, Jan 29
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    
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Cello Groups Concert

Admission Free.

Mon, Feb 12
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    
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Student Recitals

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

Sun, Feb 18
9:30 AM - 1:30 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 include faculty members violinist Nurit Pacht, cellist Sarah Bish, pianist Marko Stuparevic, trombonist Terry Greene, double-bassist Rebekah Griffin Greene, and oboist Samei Lim.
With guest artists Rami Vamos, guitar and Abe Barzelay, harmonica
Music by Mendelssohn, Bloch, Sarasate, Rami Vamos & Nurit Pacht and others.

Sun, Feb 25
5:00 PM - 6:30 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 4
9:30 AM - 1:00 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.


Sun, Mar 11
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Flute Master Class with Demarre McGill

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring Demarre McGill, principal flutist of the Seattle Symphony and former principal flutist of the Dallas Symphony. Attendance to the class is open to all. To nominate a student, click here. This is the Inaugural Neus Family Flute Master Class. 


About Demarre McGill


Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, flutist Demarre McGill is acclaimed for his “richly saturated tone, spirited technique and expressive warmth” and has quickly become one of the most sought-after flutists of his generation. He enjoys an active career as a leading soloist, recitalist, artistic director and chamber musician.McGill has appeared as soloist with the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and Buffalo Philharmonic, among others. An active chamber musician, McGill appears regularly throughout the United States and abroad. He is a founding member of The Myriad Trio and has participated in many national and international chamber music festivals, including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Marlboro Music, La Jolla Music Festival, and Music from Angel Fire, to name a few. International festivals include the Stellenbosch Chamber Music Festival in South Africa, St. Bart’s Music Festival in the Caribbean, and the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival in South Korea. He has been a member of the Ritz Chamber Players and Chamber Music Society Two, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s program for emerging young artists. In addition to his performance schedule, McGill is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Art of Élan, a chamber music organization in San Diego that aims to expose new audiences to classical music. To read more about Mr. McGill, click here.


Wed, Mar 14
3:30 PM - 6:30 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 and 10:45 am. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Sun, Mar 18
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Guest Artist Recital: Pianist Henry Sung-Ho Yang

Pianist Henry Sung-Ho Yang performs J.S. Bach's English Suite Number 3 and works by Frederic Chopin, including Marzukas, the Barcarolle and the Ballade in F Minor.

About Henry Sung-Ho Yang
Henry Sung-Ho Yang has appeared in concert halls around the world, including solo recitals in Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. He won second prize in the International Competition of Piano Performance Florestano Rossomandi and was awarded semifinalista medalla at the Maria Canals International Music Competition. In June of 2014, The Segye Times sponsored his solo recital appearance in Kumho Arts Hall, Seoul. Mr. Yang has performed as a concerto soloist with the University of Wisconsin, Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra as a laureate in the Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Piano Competition. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the New Jersey City University and is on the piano accompanist staff of the JCC Thurnauer School of Music. Mr. Yang graduated with a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music studying under Wha Kyung Byun. He received Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance (minoring in music theory) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, advised by Christopher Taylor.

Sun, Apr 15
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Guitar Master Class with Colin Davin

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring Colin Davin, faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music and winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. Attendance to the class is open to all. Part of the Beverly and Lewis Lauring Guitar Master Class series. To nominate a student, click here.


About Colin Davin

Hailed as “the real thing, a player with a virtuoso’s technique, a deeply expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination” (American Record Guide) and for his “precision, musical intelligence and passion” (Cleveland Classical), guitarist Colin Davin has emerged as one of today’s most dynamic young artists.  Davin appeared as a featured musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman alongside soprano Jessye Norman. He has performed at venues across the world, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (on historic instruments from the museum's collection), New York Philharmonic Ensembles, the ELLNORA Festival at the University of Illinois, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, the Paris Conservatoire, and venues throughout the United States. His collaborators include GRAMMY Award winning sopranos Estelí Gomez and Dawn Upshaw, Dallas Symphony principal harpist Emily Levin, conductor and pianist Philippe Entremont, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw. From 2012-2015, he taught and performed at the Aspen Music Festival as the teaching assistant to Sharon Isbin, and has four times been invited as a guest teacher at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, Afghanistan.

To read more about Mr. Davin, click here


Mon, Apr 16
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.

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series: Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!

Leonard Bernstein was born on August 25, 1918.  To celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday, we present this all Bernstein program of chamber music including a piano trio written in 1937 while he was a student at Harvard University, Meditation from Mass written at the request of Jackie Kennedy for the inauguration of the Kennedy Center, several songs including one written for children called “I Hate Music” and, of course, an arrangement for violin and piano of the iconic music from West Side Story. 


Courtenay Budd, soprano

Sharon Roffman, violin
Clancy Newman, cello
Thomas Sauer, piano


Soprano Courtenay Budd, a first prize winner of the Young Concert Artists auditions and a Metropolitan Opera National Finalist, has performed throughout the United States in operas, with orchestras, as a recitalist and as a chamber musician in repertoire ranging from Bach and Handel to contemporary music such as works by composer David Del Tredici. The New York Times praised her "gleaming sound" and "impressive stamina."


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.  Pianist TBA.

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.


Pianist Thomas Sauer is a member of the Mannes Piano Trio and a frequent collaborator with instrumentalists such as Midori, Misha Amory, the Brentano Quartet and Colin Carr.


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.

Sun, Apr 22
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
$16.00 Member
$20.00 Public
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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 5
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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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. Featuring soloist Alexander Klapowitz, winner of the 2017 Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, performing the first movement of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Wed, Jun 6
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
Admission Free.
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19th 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 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.


Thu, Jun 14
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.

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

Join us for a delightful evening of song celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel.

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 17
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$16.00 Member
$20.00 Public
$10 for Children 12 and under. Sponsor level tickets available.
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