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Thurnauer Chamber Music Series

Music of Immigrant Composers: Antonin Dvorak, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Kurt Weill, Irving Berlin
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Thurnauer Chamber Music Series

Music of Immigrant Composers: Antonin Dvorak, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Kurt Weill, Irving Berlin

Continuing Thurnauer’s “We Came to America” themed year, this concert features music by composers who immigrated to America, including Dvorak, Weill, Berlin, and Stravinsky. 

Sharon Roffman, Violin and Artistic Director 
Soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and music educator,  Sharon Roffman was concertmaster of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra from 2017-2023 and has performed as a guest concertmaster with major orchestras in England, Sweden, France, Scotland, Estonia, and has been a frequent guest member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. 

Alan Kay, Clarinet 
Principal clarinetist with Orpheus, the Riverside Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the American Symphony Orchestra. He has played as a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  Faculty, The Juilliard School of Music. 

Melissa Wimbish, Soprano  
Praised by The New York Times for her “stylish singing” and by The Boulder Daily Camera as “simply incredible … the highlight of the entire evening,” Melissa Wimbish is celebrated for her captivating stage work and technical prowess across genres. Her work is relentless in variety, spanning classical, contemporary, and popular styles.  Melissa enjoys a career of exciting variety on stage including opera, musical theater, rock opera, concert work, and oratorio. 

Orion Weiss, Piano 
One of the most sought-after soloists and chamber music collaborators of his generation, Orion Weiss is widely regarded as a “brilliant pianist” (The New York Times) with “powerful technique and exceptional insight” (The Washington Post), Orion Weiss has performed as soloist with the Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh and San Francisco Symphonies, among others. 

PROGRAM 
Sergiei Rachmaninoff Arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Antonin Dvorak: Four Romances 
Assorted songs by Kurt Weill and Irving Berlin 
Igor Stravinsky L’histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)

Tickets: $16 (JCC members) / $20 (Public)
Livestream: $10
Admission free (in advance) for current Thurnauer students
Free parking. Reception to follow.

Series made possible by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund. This program is also made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.