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We are thrilled to share with your our 2019-20 concert season. Scroll down for more information and to register.
April 2: Discovering Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata
with Thurnauer’s artist-in-residence, Rob Kapilow
Part of Thurnauer’s celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Year
Violinist and Artistic Director Sharon Roffman, prizewinner in the 2003 Naumburg Foundation International Competition, made her solo debut with the New Jersey Symphony in 1996. Since then, Ms. Roffman has forged a unique career distinguished by her versatility; she is equally sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and music educator. In February 2018, Ms. Roffman was appointed concertmaster of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Read more about the artist here.
Pianist Thomas Sauer is highly sought after as soloist and chamber musician in a wide range of repertoire. With his long-time duo partner Colin Carr, Mr. Sauer has appeared in London, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, and and Princeton, among many other cities and has performed with members of the Juilliard String Quartet and given numerous concerts with the Brentano String Quartet. Read more about the artist here
For over 20 years, Rob Kapilow has brought the joy and wonder of classical music – and unraveled some of its mysteries – to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an “aha” moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical sophistication, Kapilow’s work brings music into people’s lives: opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear. Read more about the artist here.
April 5: An Afternoon in Paris
Grab your beret and croissant and join us for a light-hearted afternoon of music by French impressionist composers featuring the flute and harp, with French flutist Michel Moragues, co-solo flute of the Orchestre National de France. Music by Debussy, Saint-Saens and Ravel and additional guest artists Ayano Ninomiya ,violin; Christine Grossman, viola; Sumire Kudo, cello; Alex Fiterstein, clarinet; and Bridget Kibbey, harp.
Purchase tickets to both the April 2 and April 5 concerts and receive a 10% discount.
Series made possibly by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund
Celebrating Eleanor Roosevelt and 100 Years of Women's Voting Rights with a presentation and reading from Eleanor, by award-winning author Gray Jacobik and a performance by students of the JCC Thurnauer School of Music. A co-presentation of the JCC's Adult Department, the JCC Thurnauer School of Music, and CavanKerry Press. Purchase of a ticket includes a copy of the book (one book per family). Books will be available for purchase at the event at a 20% discount.
In Eleanor, Jacobik presents 58 poems in Roosevelt’s voice told against the backdrop of many of the major national and international events of the 20th century. Included are poems about Franklin, her children, her mother-in-law, and her most passionate and intimate friendships, others focus on Roosevelt’s evolving relationship to servants and issues of class and human rights, as well as her service to the world community. Jacobik’s monologues constitute a sustained imaginative work that embodies her emotional experience, moral conflicts, fears, losses, desires, and aspirations. Read more here.
This special concert celebrates Lolita Mayadas, pianist, educator, and visionary leader with performances by Lolita's former students, Thurnauer faculty, and esteemed guest artists and speakers. Admission free. Reservations strongly recommended.
I would like to make a donation to the Lolita Mayadas Piano Scholarship.
This master class will be held virtually, online. Stay tuned for details.
Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring soloist and chamber musician, Berta Rojas. Ms. Rojas has been nominated 3 times for a Latin Grammy and has been praised as an"extraordinary guitarist" (Washington Post) and the "Ambassador of the classical guitar." (Classical Guitar Magazine.) Read about Ms. Rojas here. Part of the Beverly and Lewis Lauring Guitar Master Class series. Click here to nominate a student.
SHIRAH's annual Bernie and Ruth Weinflash z"l Memorial Concert. Join us for a delightful evening of song featuring the SHIRAH Choir, conducted by Marsha Edelman, performing music in Hebrew, English, and Yiddish. Founded in 1995, Shirah performs secular and sacred songs from across the spectrum of the Jewish musical 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. Glenn Gordon, pianist. Supported by founders Bernie and Ruth Weinflash z"l 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.