Steven Masi performs Schubert: Chamber Music

Faculty member, pianist Steven Masi is joined by faculty violinist, Nurit Pacht, and guest artist, cellist Barbara Stein Mallow, for a performance of chamber music by Franz Schubert.  Works to include the Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano and the Trio in B-Flat Major. Eric Brown Theater.

"Masi’s interpretive style is refreshingly single minded…” – Harris Goldsmith

“…an artist that combines an innate musical instinct with an intellectual discipline… in which both work together as a single, unified entity.  – Fanfare Magazine

Steven Masi Bio: Acclaimed as an artist of unusual sensitivity and virtuosity, pianist Steven Masi has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As a recitalist and chamber musician he has appeared at the Casals Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Chattauqua Festival, Park City International Festival, Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, and Music Festival of the Hamptons. He has been guest soloist with The Atlanta Symphony, American Symphony, and New Symphony Orchestra of London. In Germany he was an artist member of the Bonn Chamber Music Society and recorded extensively for the Southwest German Radio and Aulos Records. He has toured the United States with the Bonn Woodwind Quintet, and as a member of the Odyssey Chamber Players and Leonore Trio. His recordings have earned lavish praise in the press and have been heard on radio stations throughout the U.S. as well as Radio Filharmonia in Lima, Peru, Radio Cultura in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Suddeutsche and Westdeutsche Rundfunk in Germany. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Masi lives in Leonia, New Jersey with his wife, clarinetist Diana Petrella and son Aidan.


Sat, Jan 24
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$8.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Dr. Paul and Aranka Kaplan Honors Recital

An impressive and enjoyable concert showcasing Thurnauer's most advanced students, selected by audition.  Supported by the Paul and Aranka Kaplan Honors Recital Fund.

Sun, Mar 1
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Admisson Free
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

"Travel Through Time" with Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry: Concert for Ages 4-100+

Join Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry, the only living composer who still wears a powdered wig, as he travels through the story of music - from the baroque period to the present (and all the delightful "categories" in between).

Sun, Mar 8
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$8.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Guitar Master Class with Nicholas Goluses

Gain insight in the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching. Nicholas Goluses is an international soloist and professor of guitar and director of guitar programs at the Eastman School of Music. To learn more about him, click here. Attendance to the class is open to all. Part of the Beverly and Lewis Lauring Master Class series.

To participate in a Lauring Master Class, students must be nominated by their teachers. Lauring Master Classes are open to pre-college guitarists 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. Students chosen to perform must be NJ, NY or CT residents.

Nomination Form Please complete the online form and mail a $50 payment to: JCC Thurnauer School of Music | Taub Campus | 411 E. Clinton Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 | Attention: Lauring Master Class

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.)

NOMINATION DEADLINE: Mon, Jan 12
AUDITIONS: Sun, Feb 8, 2 pm
MASTER CLASS: Tue, Mar 10, 4-7 pm
Videotaped auditions will be accepted for students unable to perform live on Feb 8. Videos must be unedited and done on one, single-take and emailed (the video or a link to the video) to thurnauer@jccotp.org by Feb 4.


Tue, Mar 10
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
Suggested contribution: $10
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series season finale

The artists of the Thurnauer Chamber Music Series conclude their 22nd season with an exciting program exploring "Classical Categories." The program features works from four centuries including Marini: Sonata "Sopra fuggi dolente cor" for 2 violins and continuo; Haydn: Trio in G Major; Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major; Webern: 6 Bagatelles for String Quartet; and John Adams: Book of Alleged Dances for String Quartet and Tape. Reception to follow.  Sharon Roffman, violin and artistic director; Nurit Pacht, violin; Max Mandell, viola; Priscilla Lee, cello and Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano.

Sat, Mar 14
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$16.00 Member
$20.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Steven Masi Performs Schubert: Works for Solo Piano

Faculty member, pianist Steven Masi, continues his series of music by Franz Schubert with an afternoon of solo piano music. Works to include the Sonata in B-Flat Major and selected Impromptus. This concert will be held at the Puffin Cultural Forum, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck. To purchase tickets, call 201.836.3499.

Sun, Mar 22
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$10.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert

2015 Gift of Music Gala Benefit 25th Anniversary Concert
Featuring Vadim Gluzman | World-renowned Israeli violinist
Honoring Lilo Thurnauer  | Gift of Music Visionary Award


For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact Alison Holzberg Kenny, Thurnauer development director, at 201.408.1462 or akenny@jccotp.org
Sponsored by Drs. Joan and Alan Handler


Sun, Mar 29
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ticket and sponsorship levels to be announced.
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Faculty Musical Montage

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

Sun, Apr 19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Cello Master Class with Steven Doane

Master Class with cellist Steven Doane. Gain insight in the music and the artistic process in this intimate public coaching. Steven Doane is an international soloist, chamber musician and professor of cello at the Eastman School of Music. Attendance open to all. Details to follow regarding nominating pre-college students. Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.

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 201.569.7900.

Violin Master Class with Almita Vamos

Gain insight in the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching. Almita Vamos is professor of violin at Northwestern University and the Music Institute of Chicago. She is also 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. Attendance open to all. Details to follow regarding nominating pre-college students. Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.

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 201.569.7900.

Shirah Choir: Annual Ruth z"l Weinflash Memorial Concert

An annual spring favorite, honoring the memory of Ruth z"l Weinflash. 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 z"l Weinflash 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.  Concert time to be confirmed.

Sun, Jun 14
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ticket costs to be announced.
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

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 201.569.7900.

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