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Dive into the Great American Songbook this winter with What Makes It Great? host Rob Kapilow, the NPR & PBS music commentator, conductor, composer, author and pianist. He is also the artist-in-residence at the Thurnauer School of Music. The new series combines performances filmed in Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall exploring the music of Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim with online classes filmed at the Eric Brown Theater in the JCC focused on five giants of the Great American Songbook: George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and Leonard Bernstein. Created and taught by Kapilow, the performances feature Broadway stars Nikki Renée Daniels (Company, Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Les Miserables), Sally Wilfert (Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Kind David, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and Michael Winther (Flying Over Sunset, 33 Variations, The Crucible, Mamma Mia!).
A collaboration of the JCC Thurnauer School of Music and the Kaufman Music Center, the course draws on Kapilow’s critically acclaimed 2019 book Listening for America: Inside the Great American Songbook from Gershwin to Sondheim. Each class ends with a live Q&A with Kapilow.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Currently, student recitals are being held via Zoom featuring both live and prerecorded performances.
To access the events, click on the appropriate link below:
For Feb. 28 at 11:00 am, click here.
For Feb. 28 at 2:30 pm, click here.
For Mar. 14 at 11:00 am, click here.
For Mar. 14 at 2:30 pm, click here.
Love the tango? Join us for a concert featuring members of Con Vivo Music performing compositions by Argentinian composer, Astor Piazzolla, including Histoire du Tango and Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas.
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) was an Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music.
The Thurnauer Chamber Music Series is made possible by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund.
Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring violinist Soovin Kim, Professor of Violin at the New England Conservatory. Links to this livestream event to be sent to those who register in advance.
For information on nominations and auditions, please click here.
This special annual concert features of our most advanced and accomplished students and is named in memory of Dr. Paul and Aranka Kaplan, parents of Thurnauer's founding director, Dorothy Kaplan Roffman. Students selected to perform to be announced following auditions.
Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring William Kanengiser, member of the famed Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Details regarding nominations and auditions to follow. Links to this livestreamed event will be sent to those who register. Part of the Beverly and Lewis Lauring Guitar Master Class series.
The Gala celebrates the school’s remarkable achievements, while raising critical scholarship funds for children in our community who wish to study music, but whose families lack the financial resources. Join us as we celebrate 36 years of magnificent music education at the Thurnauer School of Music. Details for sponsorship opportunities and tickets options for this livestreamed gala to follow. For more information, contact Alison Kenny at 201.408.1405.