About The Thurnauer Chamber Music Series
Sharon Roffman, violinist and artistic director
Since 1992, the Thurnauer Chamber Music Series has presented chamber music concerts featuring top level artists performing varied programs, engaging audiences of all ages with the amazing world of chamber music. Concerts have included strings, winds, harp, piano, and more and have had themes including Music of Black Composers, Music of Women Composers, Music from France, Music from Israel, and Music written during the Holocaust. The concerts are held in the JCC’s intimate and acoustically sound Eric Brown Theater and are usually followed by a reception.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Duo in G Major for Violin and Viola (performed on cello)
George Romberg: Trois Themes de Mozart
Brandon Zhou: Three Blues Dance Miniatures
Reinhold Gliere: Huit Morceaux
Clancy Newman: Golden Blues
$20 public, $16 JCC members
Admission Free for currently enrolled Thurnauer students
Violinist Sharon Roffman, prizewinner in the 2003 Naumburg Foundation International Competition, made her solo debut with the New Jersey Symphony in 1996 and, since then, 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. She has performed all over the world as a guest concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony, the BBC Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, principal 2nd of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Estonian Festival Orchestra, and as a frequent guest member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Read more at sharonroffman.com.
Clancy Newman has performed as soloist throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. A recipient of an Avery Fisher career grant, he can often be heard on NPR’s “Performance Today” and has been featured on A&E and PBS. A sought-after chamber musician, he is a member of the Clarosa Piano Quartet, a former member of the Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio, and he has also toured as a member of “Musicians from Marlboro” and performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has won numerous competitions, including the Juilliard School Cello Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs competition, the Astral Artists National Auditions, and the prestigious Walter W. Naumburg International Competition. Read more at clancynewman.com.
Series made possibly by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund.
Live in the JCC’s Eric Brown Theater