Thursday, December 3, 2015



Around the World in 80 Minutes

WHEN: Sat, Dec 12, at 7 PM
Taub Campus, Kaplen JCC, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
TICKETS: $20 and $16 for JCC members. To purchase tickets, visit or call 201-408-1465. Reception to follow the concert.

Tom Sauer photo by Steven RiskindOn Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 PM, violinist Sharon Roffman, artistic director of the Thurnauer Chamber Music Series, along with renowned guest artists, clarinetist Alan Kay and pianist Thomas Sauer (left), will present Around the World in 80 Minutes, a world-tour concert featuring folk songs and traditional melodies from France, Hungary, Tibet, and American Klezmer. Featuring music by Milhaud, Bartok, Bright Sheng and Paul Schoenfield, the concert will be performed in the Eric Brown Theater of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Avenue.

The series has been made possibly by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund.

Alan Kay photo by Matt DineAbout the Thurnauer Chamber Music Series

Since 1992, the artist-members of the Thurnauer Chamber Music Society (TCMS), ensemble-in-residence at the JCC Thurnauer School of Music, have presented stimulating and provocative performances representing a wide range of eras, styles, and instrumentation. Artistic director and violinist Sharon Roffman is a prizewinner of the Naumburg Foundation International Competition and has forged a unique career distinguished by her versatility. She is equally sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and music educator. Clarinetist Alan Kay (left) is a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Lukes and the ensembles Windscape and Hexagon, among others. Pianist Thomas Sauer has performed with members of the Juilliard String Quartet and the Brentano String Quartet and at many of the leading festivals in the United States and abroad, including Marlboro, Caramoor, and Music@Menlo.

About the JCC Thurnauer School of Music

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music has been named a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Serving over 400 students from infancy through adulthood, it offers a comprehensive program similar to the finest pre-college conservatories. The Thurnauer experience includes instrumental lessons, ensembles, and classes, master classes with world-renowned artists; a chamber music series; faculty recitals; and frequent student performances. It is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and received an award for “excellence and high standards” from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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