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Celebrating the Great American Songbook

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.

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7 times on Tuesday
Feb 16 - Apr 6
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Except: Mar 16

Two Concerts Plus Five Lectures
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Two Concerts Plus Five Lectures

7 times on Tuesday
Feb 16 - Apr 6
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Except: Mar 16


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5 times on Tuesday
Feb 23 - Mar 30
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Except: Mar 16

Five Lectures only
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Five Lectures only

5 times on Tuesday
Feb 23 - Mar 30
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Except: Mar 16


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For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Student Recitals

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.

Sun, Feb 28
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Sun, Feb 28
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


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Sun, Feb 28
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Sun, Feb 28
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


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Sun, Mar 14
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Sun, Mar 14
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


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Sun, Mar 14
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Sun, Mar 14
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


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Con Vivo Music celebrating Astor Piazzolla at 100!

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.

A link to this live streamed event will be sent to those who purchase tickets.


The Thurnauer Chamber Music Series is made possible by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund.

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In addition to $8 (member) and $10 (non-member) individual tickets, Family Viewing tickets are available for $15.

Sun, Mar 7
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Sun, Mar 7
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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Violin Master Class with Soovin Kim

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.

Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.

Wed, Mar 24
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Wed, Mar 24
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Dr. Paul and Aranka Kaplan Honors Recital

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.

Sun, Apr 18
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Sun, Apr 18
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


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Guitar Master Class With William Kanengiser

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.

Mon, Apr 26
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mon, Apr 26
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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For information, please call 201-408-1466.

Gift of Music Gala Benefit

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. 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Sponsored by Drs. Joan and Alan Handler.

 

Sun, May 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Sun, May 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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For information, please call 201.408.1466.