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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 an evening of music for voice and piano featuring students of Emma Brondolo and Nadja Ramsay.
Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Recitals at 10 am, 11:30 am, and 1 pm. Admission Free. Reception to follow.
Thurnauer's Teen Town Jazz Big Band and Combos perform. Led by co-directors, Debbie Keefe Johns and Steve Johns, and Michael Cochrane. Admission Free. Reception to follow.
Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Recitals at 9:30 am and 11 am. Admission Free. Reception to follow.
The Thurnauer String Camerata, performs, led by conductor Terrance Thornhill
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 35 years of magnificent music education at the Thurnauer School of Music. This year's concert features guitarist Sharon Isbin, and will honor Bernie Koster and James C. Ackerman (Gift of Music Visionary Award) and Dianne Flagello (Distinguished Music Educator Award). For sponsorship opportunities, contact Nina Bachrach at 201.408.1406.
Sharon Isbin, multi Grammy Award-winning guitarist and winner of the Toronto, Munich ARD, and Madrid competitions, Germany’s Echo Klassik, Guitar Player’s Best Classical Guitarist, and Musical America’s 2020 Instrumentalist of the the Year awards, has been soloist with over 200 orchestras. She performed in Scorsese’s Oscar-winning The Departed, the White House by invitation of President Obama, and as the only classical artist in the 2010 Grammy Awards. The documentary Sharon Isbin: Troubadour, seen by millions on over 200 PBS stations and abroad, won the 2015 ASCAP TV Broadcast Award and is available on DVD/Blu-ray. Other recent highlights include a concerto by Chris Brubeck, collaborations with Sting and Amjad Ali Khan, and sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Her discography of 30 recordings includes Souvenirs of Spain & Italy with the Pacifica Quartet , Sharon Isbin: 5 Classic Albums, Bach Complete Lute Suites, and Alma Española (honored by a 2018 Grammy for Producer of the Year). Her Grammy-winning Journey to the New World spent 63 weeks on top Billboard charts, and her Latin Grammy-nominated disc with the New York Philharmonic is their only recording with guitar. She has premiered over 80 works written for her by some of the world’s finest composers, and directs guitar departments she created at Juilliard and the Aspen Music Festival. For more information about Ms. Isbin, click here.
In conjunction with our Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert featuring world renowned guitarist Sharon Isbin, the Thurnauer guitar families are working towards establishing the Seth Himmelhoch Scholarship for students in the classical guitar program at the Thurnauer School of Music. Click here to make a donation.
Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Recitals at 10 am and 11:30 am. Admission Free. Reception to follow.
Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring renowned pedagogue, violinist Grigory Kalinovsky. Mr. Kalinovsky is Professor of Violin at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington; faculty member at the Pinchas Zukerman Young Artists Program in Canada and the Heifetz International Music Institute; and former faculty at Manhattan School of Music.
Grigory Kalinovsky has presented master classes at many major U.S. festivals and music schools, including New England Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Meadowmount, University of Maryland, San Francisco Conservatory, and Seattle Conservatory, and at numerous European and Asian institutions, such as the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Jerusalem Music Center, Buchmann-Mehta School of Music and Tel Aviv Conservatory in Israel, Lübeck Academy of Music in Germany, Beijing Central Conservatory in China, Seoul National University and Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, among others. His students have won top prizes at national and international competitions, including the Menuhin Young Artists Competition in England and Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in the USA, and have gone on to study at institutions such as Curtis, Juilliard, Yale, New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and Indiana University, among others.
Read about Mr. Kalinovksy here. Attendance to the class is open to all. For details regarding nomination for participating in the master class, click here. Nominations are due Dec 12
Auditions will be held Sun, Jan 12, beginning at 1 pm.
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. Read more about the artist here.
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.
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. Read more about the artist here.
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. Read more about the artist here
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. Read more about the artist here.
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.
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
Currently enrolled music school students are entitled to a complimentary ticket. Please call or stop by the music office to receive a ticket.
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.
SHIRAH's annual Bernie and Ruth Weinflash z"l Memorial Concert. 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.