Guest Artists Recital featuring cellist Scott Ballyntyne

Cellist Scott Ballantyne will be joined by pianist Hiroko Sasaki in a program of sonatas for cello and piano by Brahms, Debussy, and Kodaly.  Ballantyne's New York debut, before a sold-out house at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, was described by critic Robert Lenz as "one of the most impressive events I have seen in over 30 years of concert going." and France's Le Figaro described him as "... a consummate artist who brings a rare poetry to our concert season." Born in California in 1960, he joined the Utah Symphony at the age of 15, and often appeared with them as soloist. Leonard Rose heard him play a year later, and invited him to attend the Juilliard School of Music. Ballantyne joined the Juilliard faculty upon graduation, and his own students are now members the world's leading orchestras and chamber ensembles. Ballantyne enjoys a growing international reputation as soloist and recitalist, playing over 35 concerts last year with orchestra's in Europe, Asia and the U.S. is cello, originally made for Leonard Rose by David Wiebe, is considered one of the finest instruments made by this contemporary master.  Ballantyne was one of the teachers of long-time Thurnauer cello faculty member, Madeleine Golz.


Tue, Apr 14
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
Admission Free. Contributions gratefully accepted.
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Faculty Musical Montage

An annual celebratory concert showcasing Thurnauer's distinguished teacher-performers.

Sun, Apr 19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Free Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Cello Master Class with Steven Doane

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching. Steven Doane, professor of cello at the Eastman School of Music, is an internationally known soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, recording artist, and pedagogue. To learn more about him, click here. Attendance to the class is open to all.  Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.

To be eligible for participation in a Handler Master Class, students must be nominated by their teachers and live and study cello in New Jersey. Students who study in New York or Pennsylvania with a private teacher or in a pre-college conservatory program are not eligible.  Handler Master Classes are open to pre-college cellists of all ages and levels. The criteria for selecting participants include good preparation, serious dedication, and the ability to respond to suggestions in a class situation, whether the student is performing an advanced piece or something from the beginning repertoire.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Beginning Students: one memorized piece with which the student feels comfortable
Intermediate and Advanced Students: Two contrasting selections of the teacher’s choice. Repertoire must be memorized. (One movement of a concerto or a sonata would constitute a selection.)

To nominate a student, click here.

Nominations deadline and fee: Mon, Mar 16, $50
Auditions: Sun, Apr 12, starting at 1pm
Master Class: Mon, Apr 27, 4-7 pm, Free and open to the public (Suggested donation $10)


Mon, Apr 27
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Violin Master Class with Almita Vamos

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching. Almita Vamos, professor of violin at Northwestern University and the Music Institute of Chicago, is a  six-time recipient of the Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award and winner of the Distinguished Service Award bestowed by the American String Teachers Association. To learn more about her, click here. Attendance to the class is open to all.  Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.




To be eligible for participation in a Handler Master Class, students must be nominated by their teachers and live and study cello in New Jersey. Students who study in New York or Pennsylvania with a private teacher or in a pre-college conservatory program are not eligible. Handler Master Classes are open to pre-college cellists of all ages and levels. The criteria for selecting participants include good preparation, serious dedication, and the ability to respond to suggestions in a class situation, whether the student is performing an advanced piece or something from the beginning repertoire.



AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Beginning Students: one memorized piece with which the student feels comfortable
Intermediate and Advanced Students: Two contrasting selections of the teacher’s choice. Repertoire must be memorized. (One movement of a concerto or a sonata would constitute a selection.)


To nominate a student, click here.

Nominations deadline and fee: Mon, Apr 27, $50
Auditions: Sun, May 31, starting at 1pm
Master Class: Thur, Jun 11, 4-7 pm, Free and open to the public (Suggested donation $10)


Thu, Jun 11
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Shirah Choir: Bernie and Ruth Weinflash z"l Memorial Concert

This concert will honor the memory of Bernie and Ruth Weinflash z"l, the long-time, founding visionary supporters of the Shirah Choir. The Shirah Choir, led by founding director and conductor, Matthew Lazar and associate conductor Marsha Bryan Edelman, performs secular and sacred songs from the Jewish tradition.  Shirah performs regularly at the JCC, has been featured in many concerts in the US and Israel, including Avery Fisher Hall, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Bergen Performing Arts Center, and annually at the North American Jewish Choral Festival.  Supported by founders Bernie and Ruth Weinflash z"l and their SHIRAH Fund in Tribute to Matthew Lazar, the Ethel and Irving Plutzer Fund for the SHIRAH Choir, and the Rhoda Toonkel Fund for the SHIRAH CHoir. Tickets subsidized by the Weinflash family. Pre-concert reception for sponsors: $360.

Sun, Jun 14
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$8.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Sandra O. Gold Founder's Day Concert

An annual sold-out, celebratory event featuring our incomparable student ensembles and honoring Dr. Sandra O. Gold, who had the vision to create a community music school at the JCC . Supported by the Sandra O. Gold Founder's Fund, established by Russ and Angelica Berrie.

Thu, Jun 18
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Admission Free.
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

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