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Hosted by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest. Honoring Joseph Polisi, President Emeritus and Chief China Officer of the Juilliard School and Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, Thurnauer's founding director, in celebration of her 80th birthday.
The Gift of Music Benefit Gala Concert raises scholarship funds to support children who wish to study music, but whose families lack the financial resources. We are so grateful that Joseph Polisi, a world-renowned educator, and artists from our past galas—Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Sharon Isbin, Colin Davin and Francisco Núñez— joined us on May 2 at this year’s virtual Gift of Music event to support this endeavor. Please join us for this inspiring event as our students and guest artists celebrate the importance of music in our lives with performances and words.
The event is viewable for available for streaming until June 2.
The Gift of Music was established by Drs. Joan and Alan Handler.
For tickets and information on sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
For more information, contact Alison Kenny at 201.408.1405.
At Thurnauer, master classes feature pre-college students ranging from young beginners to advanced high school students, showcasing the possibility of achieving excellence at all levels. Since 1996, Thurnauer has offered more than 80 master classes featuring artists including Itzhak Perlman, Richard Goode, Steven Isserlis, Pinchas Zukerman, Sharon Isbin, Arnold Steinhardt, Pamela Frank, Cho-Liang Lin, Rufus Reid, and many others.
Cellist Astrid Schween has gained a rich following and enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber artist and teacher. Since joining the Juilliard String Quartet in 2016, she has appeared at many of the world’s great concert halls including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Vienna Musikverein, Berlin Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall, Tokyo’s Yamaha Hall, at Lincoln Center, The 92nd Street Y, Ravinia, Tanglewood, the Kennedy Center, and in Hong Kong, Singapore, Greece, China, Spain, Holland, Denmark, Norway and throughout Canada and the US. Read more about Ms. Schween here.
Click here to register to receive a Zoom link for this livestreamed class.
For information on nominating a student and auditioning, click here.
Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.