Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert



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


Click here for sponsorship opportunities, journal ad submission or to purchase tickets


Click here to sign up for photography day for Thurnauer families


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


Sun, Mar 29
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

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.

The students selected to perform in this year's Kaplan Honor Recital are 

Emma Barnett, violin
Ian and Mia Maloney and Bernard, cello duo
Isabella Bonapace, piano
Anthony Gurunian, piano
Anthony Gurunian and Julianna Bartels, piano duo
Daniella Renteria, violin
Anthony Jeong, clarinet
Alexander Klapowitz, piano
Benjamin Mays, guitar
Jack McCoy, clarinet
Michelle Phillippi flute
Charis Yoon, piano
Abigail Yoon, violin; Bona Yoo, cello and Charis Yoon, piano


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

Admisson Free
50SRPA00W5
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

"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
50CMTT00W5
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

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.

Students selected to participate in the Master Class:
Ansel Bobrow
Daniel Choe 
Luke Davis
Kirin DasGupta Mueller
Sunaya DasGupta Mueller
Shiloh Gronsky
Benjamin Lauring
Daniel Zanuttini-Frank

Students selected as Honorable Mention:
Xander Barron
Jonathan Maeng




Tue, Mar 10
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
Suggested contribution: $10
50BLNG00W5
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

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
50CMCC00W5
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Steven Masi Performs Schubert: Works for Solo Piano

Faculty member, pianist Steven Masi, launches his series of music by Franz Schubert, with an afternoon of chamber music with guests artists, faculty member, violinist Nurit Pacht, and cellist and pianist, Barbara Stein Mallow. Works to include Schubert's Fantasie for Piano, 4-Hands, Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major; and the Trio in B-Flat for Violin, Cello and Piano. 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
50FRII00W5
    
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
Free Member
Free Nonmember
50FRMM00S5
    
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.)

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
50SJSV00W5
    
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.)

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
50SJAV00W5
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

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.
50SHSC00W5
    
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.
50SRSG00W5
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Printer Friendly