Wednesday, January 6, 2016

PIANIST STEVEN MASI & FRIENDS TO PERFORM @ KAPLEN JCC IN TENAFLY

Steven Masi photo by Matt Dine 2Pianist Steven Masi and Friends: Chamber Music by Franz Schubert

WHEN: Saturday, Jan 16, 7 PM
WHERE:
Eric Brown Theater of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
TICKETS:  $10 for the public; $8 for JCC members.
To purchase, visit jccotp.org/Thurnauer or call 201-408-1465. Reception to follow the concert.

Renowned pianist Steven Masi (above) will present an Evening of Chamber Music, featuring musical selections of Franz Schubert. Works will include favorites such as the Trout Quintet for piano and strings, Shepherd on the Rock for soprano, clarinet and piano, and the Arpeggione Sonata. Masi will be joined by guest artists: Soprano Pamela Jones, Clarinetist Diana Petrella, Violinist Sharon Roffman, Violist Debra Shufelt-Dine, Cellist Barbara Mallow, and Bassist Kingsley Wood. Photo by Matt Dine.

Steven Masi’s recordings of the complete piano sonatas by Beethoven have been compared with those of world-greats such as Solomon, Kempff, and Pollini. Violinist Sharon Roffman is a prizewinner of the Naumburg Foundation International Competition. Kingsley Wood is a double-bassist with the Metropolitan Opera Company. Soprano Pamela Jones performed in “Porgy and Bess” throughout Europe; and cellist Barbara Mallow is on the faculty at the Mannes College of Music.

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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. For more information, please visit www.jccotp.org.