Thurnauer School of Music

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At Thurnauer, we offer a wealth of opportunities to connect with music through recitals, concerts, master classes and special performances, during the school year. Be inspired by the music of students and the artistry of renowned musicians.

Concerts and Event Calendar

Student Performances

January-March 2022

Sunday Recitals in the JCC’s Eric Brown Theater
Each free recital features a variety of instruments and ages.
Sun, Jan 22, 11 am
Sun, Feb 12: 10 am, 11:30 am
Sun, Feb 19, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm
Sun, Mar 19, 10 am, 11:30 am

Department and Studio Recitals and Honors Concerts
Violin Playdown: Sun, Jan 22 2:30 pm
Flute Students of Noelle Perrin-Bryson: Tue, Feb 14, 7:30 pm
Dr. Paul and Aranka Kaplan Honors Recital: Sun, Mar 19, 3:30 pm
Guitar Spring Concert: Tue, Mar 21, 6:30 pm

All concerts subject to change

Upcoming Events


Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert 

Sun, Jan 29, 4pm

Featuring cellist Astrid Schween 

Internationally acclaimed soloist and educator
Member, The Juilliard String Quartet
Faculty, The Juilliard School and the Perlman Music Program

Celebrating Madeleine Golz
Faculty, JCC Thurnauer School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music Precollege
Establishing the Madeleine Golz Cello Scholarship Fund

Performances by
Thurnauer ensembles and special guests

Concert Location:
Bergen County Academies Auditorium
200 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack

Details and Tickets

Sponsored by Drs. Joan and Alan Handler 

Violin Master Class featuring Mimi Zweig

Sun, Mar 12, 2pm 

Mimi Zweig is Professor of Violin at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington and Director of the Indiana University String Academy. Zweig has given master classes and pedagogy workshops in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and throughout Europe and has developed pre-college string programs across the United States since 1972. In 2019, Zweig was the recipient of the American String Teachers Association Artist Teacher Award.  

View nomination details and submit a nomination here.

Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series. 

Guitar Master Class featuring Ana Vidovic

Sun, Apr 2, 2pm

Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. She is known for her beautiful tone, precise technique, well-defined phrasing and thoughtful artistry and musicianship. Her international performance career includes frequent recitals, concerto engagements and festival appearances in most of Europe’s cultural destinations including Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, London, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Salzburg, Vienna, Warsaw and Zagreb.

Part of the Beverly and Lewis Lauring Guitar Master Class series

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series

Sun, Apr 16, 3pm 

Violinist Sharon Roffman, artistic director
Clancy Newman, cello
Orion Weiss, piano  

Franz Josef Haydn: Trio in A Major
Brahms: Trio in B Major
Dmitri Shostakovich: Trio in E Minor

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, piano, winds, harp, guitar, voice, 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.  Artistic Director, Sharon Roffman, is concertmaster of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and he 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,  and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, among others.

Series funded with the generous support of Eva Holzer, The Konikow Chamber Music Endowment Fund, and the Richard H. Holzer Foundation.

Cello Master Class featuring Julian Schwarz

Thur, May 11, 4pm 

Julian Schwarz is an international soloist and chamber musician and is on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival, Shenendoah University, and New York University.  Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series. He has performed with the Seattle Symphony and orchestras in Annapolis, Buffalo, Charlotte, Columbus, Louisville, Memphis, Puerto Rico, Richmond, and in Hong Kong and Mexico. 

View nomination details and submit a nomination here.

Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series. 

Past Events

Flute Workshop: Practice Strategies with Tara Helen O’Connor
Tue, Jan 17

Pianist Steven Masi and Friends: 70th Birthday Musical Celebration
Sun, Jan 15

SHIRAH Choir Annual Chanukah Concert
Sun, Dec 11, 4pm
Marsha Bryan Edelman, conductor
Jiyoung Kim, pianist

Past Student Recitals:
Sep 18: 2 pm
Oct 23: 11 am; 2:30 pm
Oct 30: 11 am; 2 pm
Nov 20: 11:30 am; 2:30 pm; 4 pm
Dec 18: 11 am, 2:30 pm; 4 pm
Sun, Jan 15, 9:30 am and 11 am

Department Recitals
Flutes in the Frost Winter Concert: Tue, Dec 13, 7 pm
Saxophone Winter Concert : Wed, Dec 14, 7:30 pm
Guitar Winter Concert : Tue, Dec 20, 6:30 pm
Voice Department Recital: Thur, Dec 22, 6 pm
Young People’s Chorus at Thurnauer Winter Concert: Wed, Jan 11, 7 pm

JCC-KCC Friendship Concert
Sun, Oct 30, 5pm
A concert collaboration between the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Thurnauer School of Music, The Korean Community Center, and the New York Young Arts Foundation.

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