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We are thrilled to share with your our 2019-20 concert season. Scroll down for more information and to register.
Enjoy highlights from the Jewish choral tradition with music in Hebrew, English and more. Led by Marsha Bryan Edelman, conductor. 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.
Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring renowned soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue, Philippe Muller. Mr. Muller was Professor of Cello at the Conservatoire de Paris for 35 years and currently teaches at Manhattan School of Music. Read about Mr. Muller here. Attendance to the class is open to all. Details regarding auditions for participation to follow. Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.
Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring Michel Moragues, Second Flute Solo, Orchestre National de France; Professor of Chamber Music, Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique, Paris; Professor of Flute, Conservatoire Regional, Paris. Part of the Neus Family Flute Master Class series. Attendance to the class is open to all. Details regarding auditions for participation to follow. Read about Mr. Moragues here.
Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring soloist and chamber musician, Berta Rojas. Ms. Rojas has been nominated 3 times for a Latin Grammy and has been praised as an"extraordinary guitarist" (Washington Post) and the "Ambassador of the classical guitar." (Classical Guitar Magazine.) Read about Ms. Rojas here. Part of the Beverly and Lewis Lauring Guitar Master Class series. Attendance to the class is open to all. Details regarding auditions for participation to follow.
Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring recitalist, chamber musician and pedagogue, Grigory Kalinovsky. Mr. Kalinovsky is professor of violin at the Jacobs School of Music faculty and also teaches at the Pinchas Zukerman Young Artists Program in Canada and the Heifetz International Music Institute. Previously a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music, he has taught at many summer music festivals, including the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, Soesterberg International Music Festival in Holland, Summit Music Festival in New York, “Il Violino Magico” in Italy, and Manhattan in the Mountains, where he is also one of the founding artistic directors. Read more about Mr. Kalinovsky here. Attendance to the class is open to all. For details regarding auditions for participation and to nominate a student for auditions, click here. Nominations are due Dec 12. Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.
Celebrate the 250th Anniversary year of the great Ludwig van Beethoven with an afternoon of duos and trios for violin, cello and piano featuring Samuel Katz, violin; guest artist Barbara Mallow, cello; and Steven Masi, piano. Program to include the Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69, the Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 96, and the Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 97, "The Archduke." 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.
Violinist Samuel Katz has been praised by the New York Times for playing with "...lovely sound and lyricism.” Samuel has concertized extensively throughout Europe and U.S. and was featured as a soloist with the New York Youth Symphony on their 50th anniversary concert in Carnegie Hall, collaborating with Cho-Liang Lin and Michelle Kim.
Barbara Stein Mallow, cellist, is recognized as a distinguished soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, currently on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music at The New School and Kneisel Hall Summer Chamber Music School and Festival in Blue Hall, Maine
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 and recently recorded late works of Brahms for solo piano. www.StevenMasi.com.
Grab your beret and croissant and join us for a light-hearted afternoon of music by French impressionist composers featuring the flute and harp, with French flutist Michel Moragues, co-solo flute of the Orchestre National de France. Music by Debussy, Saint-Saens and Ravel and additional guest artists Ayano Ninomiya ,violin; Christine Grossman, viola; Sumire Kudo, cello; Alex Fiterstein, clarinet; and Bridget Kibbey, harp.
Purchase tickets to both the April 2 and April 5 concerts and receive a 10% discount.
Series made possibly by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund
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.
Discovering Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata
with Thurnauer’s artist-in-residence, Rob Kapilow
Part of Thurnauer’s celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Year
Violinist and Artistic Director 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. In February 2018, Ms. Roffman was appointed concertmaster of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. www.SharonRoffman.com.
Pianist Thomas Sauer is highly sought after as soloist and chamber musician in a wide range of repertoire. With his long-time duo partner Colin Carr, Mr. Sauer has appeared in London, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, and and Princeton, among many other cities and has performed with members of the Juilliard String Quartet and given numerous concerts with the Brentano String Quartet. https://www.chambermusicsociety.org/about/artists/piano/thomas-sauer/
For over 20 years, Rob Kapilow has brought the joy and wonder of classical music – and unraveled some of its mysteries – to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an “aha” moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical sophistication, Kapilow’s work brings music into people’s lives: opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear. www.RobKapilow.com.
Join us for a delightful evening of song featuring the SHIRAH Choir, conducted by Marsha Edelman, performing music in Hebrew, English, and Yiddish. 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. 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.