Monday, June 13, 2016


Founders Day 2014 (3)17th Annual Sandra O. Gold Founder’s Day Concert

WHEN: Thursday, June 16 at 6:30pm
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades’ Taub Auditorium, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
ADMISSION: Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.
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The JCC Thurnauer School of Music, New Jersey’s leading community music school, is pleased to announce its 17th annual Sandra O. Gold Founder’s Day Concert.

Performers will feature a variety of the school’s student ensembles, including the Young People’s Chorus @ Thurnauer, a piano quintet, violin and guitar ensembles, and more, performing a wide range of repertoire.

“We love to share the magical experience of beautiful music with our community,” said Music School founding director Dorothy Kaplan Roffman. “It is especially inspiring to children to see their peers perform and witness the joy and sense of accomplishment they have in creating music. We are so grateful to the Berrie family and to Sandra Gold for initiating this free annual concert and for having the idea of an outstanding community music school at the JCC, which is open to everyone, regardless of age or experience.”

The concert is supported by the Sandra O. Gold Music School Founder’s Fund, established by Russ and Angelica Berrie.

About the JCC Thurnauer School of Music

Designated a “Major Arts Institution” by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the JCC Thurnauer School of Music offers a rigorous and comprehensive program of private lessons for students of all ages on piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and voice; musicianship classes; and orchestral, choral, jazz, and chamber ensembles. Reaching over 5,000 individuals annually, the School also offers master classes with nationally and internationally renowned artists including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Bell and many more; concerts including the Thurnauer Chamber Music Series, distinguished faculty members and guest artists; student performances throughout the tri-state area; and highly regarded partnerships with public and private schools in the community. Thurnauer students have performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and many other major venues. Alumni have gone on to study at the most prestigious music conservatories and universities.