Thurnauer School of Music

Concerts & Events

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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.

Upcoming Events

Concerts and Event Calendar

Sun, Jun 2, 5 pm
Beethoven, Schumann, and Chopin
Pianist Steven Masi
In memory of Joe Patrych (1955-2014)
Acclaimed as an artist of unusual sensitivity and virtuosity, pianist Steven Masi has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.  Read more at
Tickets: $10 public/$8 JCC members/Admission Free for current Thurnauer students

Sun, Jun 23, 3pm  
SHIRAH: JCC Community Chorus on the Palisades 
Annual Ruth and Bernie Weinflash z”l Memorial Concert 
Marsha Bryan Edelman, conductor
“Kol Isha“ (Voice of a Woman)
Celebrating Female Composers
Featuring music by Debbie Friedman, Nurit Hirsh, Shulamit Ran and: Special Guest Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller
$16 JCC Members/$20 Public
201.408.1466 | Taub Auditorium

Student Performances

Wed, May 29, 7 pm: Spring Orchestra Concert featuring the Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra, Diego Garcia, conductor, and the Thurnauer String Camerata led by Carey White  

Sun, Jun 2, 10:15 am: Cello Groups led by Sam Bae and Dr. Sarah Bish 

Sun, Jun 2, 12:30 pm: Composition Recital 

Sun, Jun 2, 2:30 pm: Percussion Recital featuring students of Jeff Kraus and Chris Nappi 

Sun, Jun 9, 10 am: Saxophone students of Zach Herchen 

Sun, Jun 9, 12:30 pm: Piano students of Steven Masi 

Sun, Jun 9, 2:30 pm: Cello students of Madeleine Golz 

Wed, Jun 18, 7 pm: Flute Picture Playdown featuring students of Noelle Perrin-Bryson 

Tue, Jun 18, 7 pm: Chorus Spring Concert featuring the Young People’s Chorus @ Thurnauer, Emma Brondolo, artistic director 

Sun, Jun 23, 5 pm: Guitar Groups and Graduation featuring students of Seth Himmelhoch, Jonathan Trotta, and Stuart Klinger 

Additional student recitals to be announced. 

Previous Concerts & Events

Dec 3, 10: Student Recital 

Dec 3: SHIRAH Choir Annual Chanukah Concert  

Dec 5: Album release party for Seth Himmelhoch’s “Clarity of Hindsight” 

Dec 10, 2:30; 4; 5:30: Student Recitals 

Dec 10: Jazz/Blues Workshop for Young Musicians 

Dec 13, 7pm: Young People’s Chorus Winter Concert

Dec 17, 10am: Saxophone Winter Concert

Dec 17, 3:30pm and 5pm: Cello Solos 

Dec 19, 7pm: Flutes in the Frost Dec 20: Guitar Groups and Graduation Recital

Jan 31: Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert 

Jan 28, 10am: Student Recital

Jan 28, 11:30am: Student Recital, Piano students of Steven Masi 

Jan 28, 2pm: Student Recital 

Jan 28, 4:30pm: Percussion Department Recital featuring students of Jeff Kraus and Chris Nappi 

Jan 31, 7 pm: Winter Orchestra Concert featuring the Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra, Diego Garcia, conductor, and the Thurnauer String Camerata led by Carey White 

Feb 4, 10:15am, 11:45am, 2:30pm, 4pm: Student Recitals  

Feb 13, 7pm: Flute Students of Noelle Perrin-Bryson

Feb 18, 10:15am, 11:45am, 2:30pm, 4pm: Student Recitals

Sun, Mar 3, 9:30 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm: Student Recitals  

Sun, Mar 10, 10 am: Student Recitals  

Tue, Mar 12, 4pm: Cello Master Class with Astrid Schween, cellist of the Juilliard Quartet, Faculty, The Juilliard School of Music 

Sun, Mar 17, 5pm: Dr. Paul and Aranka Kaplan Honors Recital

Tue, Mar 19, 6:30 pm: Guitar Solo and Graduations 

Wed, Apr 3 at 7:00 pm: Faculty Recital with Sam Bae, cello and Ji Na Kim, piano

Sun, Apr 14, 4:30pm: Thurnauer Chamber Music Series 

Tue, Apr 16, 6:45pm: Flute Workshop with Bart Feller

Thur, Apr 18, 4pm: Guitar Master Class with Berta Rojas

Sun, Apr 21, 10 am, 11:30 am, 4:30 pm: Student Recitals  

Wed, May 1, 7:30pm: Senior Graduation Recital featuring Aaron Kim, Saxophone student of Zach Herchen

Tue, May 2, 6:30pm: Senior Graduation Recital featuring Jascha Weiss, Violin student of Krzysztof Kuznik

Sun, May 5, 10 am, 11:00 am: Student Recital  

Sun, May 5, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm: Cello Solos featuring students of Sam Bae, Dr. Sarah Bish, and Madeleine Golz 

Sun, May 5, 4:30pm: Annual Lolita Mayadas Piano Honors Recital

Thur, May 9, 4pm  
Violin Master Class with Ayano Ninomiya

Wed, May 15, 6:30 pm 
25th annual Dr. Sandra O. Gold Founder’s Day Concert 

Sun, May 19, 9:30 am, 10:45 am:
Student Recitals  

Sun, May 19, 6pm:
Senior Graduation Recital featuring Jake Pleva, Saxophone student of Zach Herchen

Tue, May 21, 7 pm:
Flute Students of Noelle Perrin-Bryson  


Are there wheelchair accessible seats with spaces for aides?

Yes. There are dedicated wheelchair spots in the Eric Brown Theater. Please notify us in advance, if possible, so we may reserve the space for you if needed. The Taub Auditorium does not have fixed seating and is completely wheelchair accessible.  

Do Thurnauer students pay for tickets?

Most Thurnauer concerts are free, with the exception of performances by the Thurnauer Chamber Music Series, faculty recitals, the SHIRAH Choir, and the annual Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert. Currently enrolled Thurnauer students are always invited free-of-charge for the Thurnauer Chamber Music Series concerts and the faculty recitals. We just ask that families reserve those student tickets in advance in the school office.  

Can I bring a child to a concert?

We love having children attend concerts As a courtesy to others in attendance, if you have a child who may have challenges sitting quietly during a performance, please sit towards the rear of the theater, near an aisle, and quietly exit if necessary.  

May I drink, eat, or use my phone during a concert?

We want you and all of the audience members to be able to enjoy hearing wonderful music, without distractions – so we ask that guests do not bring food or drink into a concert and avoid using mobile phones for texting or scrolling during a performance. 

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