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We are thrilled to share with your our 2019-20 concert season. Scroll down for more information and to register.
Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring renowned pedagogue, violinist Grigory Kalinovsky. Mr. Kalinovsky is Professor of Violin at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington; faculty member at the Pinchas Zukerman Young Artists Program in Canada and the Heifetz International Music Institute; and former faculty at Manhattan School of Music.
Grigory Kalinovsky has presented master classes at many major U.S. festivals and music schools, including New England Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Meadowmount, University of Maryland, San Francisco Conservatory, and Seattle Conservatory, and at numerous European and Asian institutions, such as the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Jerusalem Music Center, Buchmann-Mehta School of Music and Tel Aviv Conservatory in Israel, Lübeck Academy of Music in Germany, Beijing Central Conservatory in China, Seoul National University and Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, among others. His students have won top prizes at national and international competitions, including the Menuhin Young Artists Competition in England and Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in the USA, and have gone on to study at institutions such as Curtis, Juilliard, Yale, New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and Indiana University, among others.
Read about Mr. Kalinovksy here. Attendance to the class is open to all. For details regarding nomination for participating in the master class, click here. Nominations are due Dec 12
Auditions will be held Sun, Jan 12, beginning at 1 pm.
Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.
Celebrate the 250th Anniversary year of the great Ludwig van Beethoven with a pair of great trios for violin, cello and piano featuring Samuel Katz, violin; guest artist Barbara Mallow, cello; and Steven Masi, piano. Program to include the Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No 1, "The Ghost" and the Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 97, "The Archduke." Advance registration via this link for express entry at the concert. Seats held for express entry will be held until 15 minutes before the concert.
Violinist Samuel Katz has been praised by the New York Times for playing with "...lovely sound and lyricism.” Samuel has concertized extensively throughout Europe and U.S. and was featured as a soloist with the New York Youth Symphony on their 50th anniversary concert in Carnegie Hall, collaborating with Cho-Liang Lin and Michelle Kim.
Barbara Stein Mallow, cellist, is recognized as a distinguished soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, currently on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music at The New School and Kneisel Hall Summer Chamber Music School and Festival in Blue Hall, Maine
Acclaimed as an artist of unusual sensitivity and virtuosity, pianist Steven Masi has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In 2017, Masi released his recording of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven, on the Albany label and recently recorded late works of Brahms for solo piano. Read more about the artist here.
Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring Michel Moragues, Second Flute Solo, Orchestre National de France; Professor of Chamber Music, Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique, Paris; Professor of Flute, Conservatoire Regional, Paris. Part of the Neus Family Flute Master Class series. Attendance to the class is open to all. To nominate a student, click here. Read about Mr. Moragues here.
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.
Series made possible by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund. Currently enrolled music school students are entitled to a complimentary ticket. Please call or stop by the music office to receive a ticket.
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
Currently enrolled music school students are entitled to a complimentary ticket. Please call or stop by the music office to receive a ticket.
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.
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.
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.