Wednesday, January 25, 2012


TCMS color photo


WHEN: Saturday, February 4, at 8 PM; the concert will be preceded by a friendly “meet-the-artists” conversation at 7 PM and followed by a reception.
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly/Eric Brown Theater.
TICKETS: $16 JCC members, $20 non-members
Tickets may be purchased by calling 201.408.1465 or e-mailing
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Thurnauer Chamber Music Society, the professional chamber music ensemble-in-residence at the JCC Thurnauer School of Music since 1992, will continue its 2011-2012 (19th) season with From the Heartland: Folk Music as an Inspiration.

The performance will continue the TCMS’ international exploration of a wide variety of composers and will transport the audience to Spain (music of Joaquin Turina); Hungary (Bartók); the former Czechoslovakia (Dvořák); and back to the United States (John Williams—famed composer of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, and many other classic film scores) .

  • Joaquin Turina Piano Trio in b minor, Op. 76
  • Bartók Contrasts for violin, clarinet, and piano
  • John Williams Air and Simple Gifts for violin, clarinet, cello, and piano
  • Dvořák Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 87

“We are excited to continue the 19th season of the Thurnauer Chamber Music Society, our wonderful ensemble-in-residence at the JCC Thurnauer School of Music,” said founding director Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, “We invite everyone to enjoy the music of these legendary composers played so expertly by these gifted musicians.”

About the Thurnauer Chamber Music Society
Since 1992, the artist-members of the Thurnauer Chamber Music Society (TCMS) have presented stimulating and provocative performances representing a wide range of eras, styles, and instrumentation. Each concert is preceded by an informal and entertaining discussion/demonstration of the evening’s program and is followed by a friendly “meet-the-artists” reception.

Members of the TCMS have performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Musicians from Marlboro; New York Philomusica; North-South Consonance; Dorian Quartet; and the American Chamber Players. They have performed, collectively, at the Aspen, Mostly Mozart, Marlboro, New England Bach, Norfolk, Caramoor, Spoleto, and San Juan Islands festivals. They have appeared as soloists and as members of orchestras throughout the world, and have recorded for the RCA, Columbia, Sony, Koch International, Elektra, and CRI labels.

The Thurnauer Chamber Music Society is supported by Eva Holzer and by the Gershen and Dr. Zalman “Tiny” Konikow Chamber Music Endowment Fund.

About the JCC Thurnauer School of Music
The JCC Thurnauer School of Music, New Jersey’s leading community music school, has been designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Open to everyone with a desire to learn music, it offers a comprehensive program of private lessons for students of all ages on every instrument and voice, plus musicianship classes and orchestral, choral, jazz, and chamber ensembles. Concert and master class artists have included Pinchas Zukerman, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Paquito D’Rivera, Mark O’Connor, Alan Gilbert and musicians from the New York Philharmonic, and many more. Recipient of a special award for “excellence and high standards” from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the JCC Thurnauer School of Music is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. It is part of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, a non-profit organization serving more than 20,000 people annually from Bergen County and beyond.