Thursday, February 23, 2012



TCMS color photoWHEN:  Saturday, March 3, 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’ Eric Brown Theater, (411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
TICKETS: $16 JCC members, $20 non-members
201.408.1465 or e-mail
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The performance will conclude the Thurnauer Chamber Music Society’s international exploration of music by a wide variety of composers, and will feature works of Claude Debussy and Olivier Messiaen (France); Chan Ka Nin (Canada); and Toru Takemitsu (Japan).

Featuring Sharon Roffman and Annaliesa Place, violins; Yari Bond, cello; Richard Goldsmith, clarinet; Jon Klibonoff, piano (guest artist: Nurit Pacht, violin)

  • Takemitsu Rocking Mirror Daybreak for two violins
  • Chan Ka Nin Among Friends for clarinet, cello, and piano
  • Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano
  • Messiaen four movements from Quartet from the End of Time

Please note this is a rescheduled date from the original date of February 25.

“We hope everyone will join us for the exciting conclusion of 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.”

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 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.

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.