Supporting music education for all!
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 7-9 pm
Featuring Vadim Gluzman | World-renowned Israeli violinist
Honoring Lilo Thurnauer | Gift of Music Visionary Award
Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N Van Brunt Street, Englewood NJ
VIP Pre-Concert Reception 6 pm
Concert 7 pm
VIP Post-Concert Meet-the-Artist Reception

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The Gift of Music Benefit raises critical scholarship funds for children who wish to study music but whose families lack the financial resources. Since its inception, Thurnauer has awarded more than $2.5 million in need-based scholarships. Please help us continue to give the Gift of Music!

Featuring Vadim Gluzman, World-Renowned Israeli Violinist with pianist Angela Yoffe performing works of Bach, Brahms, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco. There will also be a special appearance by Thurnauer’s outstanding violin groups and the award-winning Young People’s Chorus @ Thurnauer.
Vadim Gluzman’s extraordinary artistry brings back to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. Mr. Gluzman appears regularly with the world’s most famous orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the London, Berlin, and Israel Philharmonics.
“…acknowledged as one of today’s top violinists.” Washington Post

Honoring Lilo thurnauer, Gift of Music Visionary Award.
Lilo Thurnauer, a longtime community leader, is a guiding presence in the Music School. Her consistent and ongoing support reflects her devotion to the Thurnauer legacy and includes the establishment of a scholarship endowment in memory of her husband, William Thurnauer z”l. Lilo’s warmth and graciousness maintain the vital connection between the Music School and the Thurnauer name.

For more information, contact Alison Holzberg Kenny, Thurnauer development director, at 201.408.1462 or akenny@jccotp.org

Sponsored by Drs. Joan and Alan Handler


Teen Town Jazz Winter Concert

Enjoy an afternoon of great jazz featuring the Teen Town Jazz Big Band and combos.  Led by faculty members Debbie Keefe, saxophone; Steve Johns, drums, Brian Glassman, bass; and Michael Cochrane, piano. Admission Free. Eric Brown Theater.

Sun, Jan 25
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Young People's Chorus at Thurnauer Winter Concert

Hear over 100 students from Thurnauer and our partnership with the Englewood Public School District. Led by Emma Brondolo, the award-winning Young People’s Chorus @ Thurnauer is an affiliate of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Students ages 6-18 perform classical masterworks, international folk tunes and musical theater favorites. Reception following the event.

 
Free, Taub Auditorium


Tue, Jan 27
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Winter Orchestra Concert

Hear Thurnauer's two fine orchestras: The String Camerata, led by Matthew Lucero, and the Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Diego Garcia, making his TSO debut. Works of Haydn, Smetena, Holst and more. Admission Free.

Wed, Feb 4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Admission Free
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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, click here.
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.

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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