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.

Student Performances

September-December 2022

Sunday Recitals in the JCC’s Eric Brown Theater
Each free recital features a variety of instruments and ages.
Sep 18: 2 pm
Oct 23: 11 am; 2:30 pm
Oct 30: 11 am; 2:30 pm
Nov 20: 11:30 am; 2:30 pm; 4 pm
Dec 18: 11 am, 2:30 pm; 4 pm

Department Recitals
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

All concerts subject to change

Upcoming Events

SHIRAH Choir Annual Chanukah Concert

Sun, Dec 11, 4pm

Marsha Bryan Edelman, conductor
Jiyoung Kim, pianist

Supported by the Ethel and Irving Plutzer Fund for the Shirah Choir, the Bernie and Ruth Weinflash Shirah Fund in Tribute to Matthew Lazar, and the Rhoda Toonkel Fund for the Shirah Choir

Pianist Steven Masi: 70th Birthday Musical Celebration

Sun, Jan 15, 3pm, Ticket details to follow 

Acclaimed as an artist of unusual sensitivity and virtuosity, Thurnauer faculty member pianist Steven Masi has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and India. His recent performances and recordings of the complete Beethoven sonatas have been praised in the press. Fanfare Magazine has written, “It is not exaggerating to suggest that Masi belongs with the elite in the late sonatas, providing as satisfying an experience as the likes of Solomon, Kempff, and Pollini.” 


Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert 

Sun, Jan 29 

Details to be announced 

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.  

Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series. 

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series

Sun, Apr 16, 3pm 

Violinist Sharon Roffman, 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, 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. 

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. 

Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series. 

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