Saturday, February 6, 2016


Thurnauer Youth Orchestra at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Presents


WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 7 pm
Taub Auditorium at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly

The Thurnauer Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Saint-Saens and Vivaldi at its annual Winter Concert, conducted by Diego Garcia. The concert will feature performances by winners of the JCC Thurnauer School of Music’s annual concerto competition, two young and exceptional string musicians.

Mia Kim BernardTenafly native Benjamin Lauring, 15 years old, will perform Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto in D Major on guitar and cellist Mia Kim Bernard, 11, of Hoboken, will perform a movement of Boccherini’s Cello Concerto in B Flat Major.

“We are very excited to showcase the wonderful musicianship of Mia and Benjamin and our splendid student ensembles,” said Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, director of the JCC Thurnauer School of Music. Admission to the concert is free, and all are welcome.

The concert also features the Thurnauer String Camerata, led by conductor Matthew Lucero, performing Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach and Themes from Symphony No. 104 First Movement, by Haydn, arranged by Woolstenhulme.

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music is New Jersey’s leading community music school, serving nearly 500 students from infancy through adulthood. It has been named a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and offers a comprehensive program similar to the finest pre-college conservatories. Thurnauer ensembles hold many concerts throughout the year and have unique opportunities to perform with renowned guest artists. The Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra was led by New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert and 10 musicians from the orchestra in 2011 and the Thurnauer TeenTown Jazz Band performed alongside legendary jazz guitarist Larry Coryell at the Bergen Perform Arts Center in 2013. Enrollment in the school is open year-round. For more information about the upcoming orchestra concert or enrollment in music programs at Thurnauer, please visit