Sunday, October 23, 2011


Steven Masi Performs Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas
WHEN: Sunday, October 30, 3 PM
  Eric Brown Theater, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly*
ADMISSION: $10 per person
To purchase tickets, please call 201.408.1465 or e-mail For more information, please visit

*Subsequent performances: Sunday, January 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM at Forte Piano (385 Route 17 South, Paramus) and Saturday, April 22, 2012 at 3 PM at the Puffin Foundation (20 Puffin Way, Teaneck).

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music, New Jersey’s leading community music school, named a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, is pleased to announce Steven Masi Performs Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas, a nine-part concert series presented over three seasons (three concerts per season) from 2011 to 2014. The series will be presented in collaboration with Forte Piano of Paramus and the Puffin Foundation.

Steven Masi has performed as a soloist with orchestras in both the United States and abroad, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, New Symphony of London, and the Southwest German Radio Orchestra. He was a first prize winner in the Atlanta Symphony Competition, and a prize winner in the WQXR and Busoni competitions. Concert tours have taken him throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Masi has been a guest artist at the Casals, Aspen, Park City (Utah), Central Vermont, and Chautauqua festivals; the Detroit Bach Festival; Bonn (Germany) Summer Festival; and the Music Festival of the Hamptons. A master’s a bachelor’s degree recipient from The Juilliard School, Masi is a former member of the Odyssey Chamber Players and Bonn Chamber Music Society, and has recorded for the Aulos, Southwest German Radio, West German Radio, and RAI (Italy) labels.

PROGRAM 1: Sunday, October 30, 2011, 3 PM.

  • Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28, “Pastoral”
  • Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, “Pathétique”
  • Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op.79
  • Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op.101

PROGRAM 2: Sunday, January 7, 2012, 7:30 PM at Forte Piano of Paramus, 385 Route 17 South, Paramus, N.J.

  • Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1
  • Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2
  • Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3

PROGRAM 3: Sunday, April 22, 2012, 3 PM at Puffin Foundation, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, N.J.

  • Sonata No. 24 in F Sharp Major, Op. 78
  • Sonata No. 11 in B Flat Major, Op. 22
  • Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
  • Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, “Waldstein”