Friday, October 26, 2018

THURNAUER FACULTY MEMBER PIANIST STEVEN MASI TO PERFORM CHAMBER MUSIC BY BRAHMS

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PIANIST STEVEN MASI: CHAMBER MUSIC BY BRAHMS

WHEN: Sun, October 28, 3 pm
WHERE:
Kaplen JCC, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
ADMISSION:  Free
For more information, visit jccotp.org/Thurnauer or call 201-408-1465.

Pianist Steven Masi will be joined by friends for a performance of chamber music by Johannes Brahms, including the Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Sonatensatz for Violin and Piano and the Quintet for Piano and Strings. Steven will be joined by violinists Laura Goldberg and Samuel Katz, violist Sarah Adams, cellist Barbara Stein Mallow, and clarinetist Diana Petrella. The concert, which will conclude with a reception, is free with suggested $10 donation.

Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, founding director of the Thurnauer School of Music said, “Steven has been a treasured faculty member at the Thurnauer School of Music for more than 20 years. We are delighted to present him and his wonderful musician friends in an afternoon of glorious music by Brahms.”

Masi 2015Acclaimed as an artist of unusual sensitivity and virtuosity, pianist Steven Masi has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia.  In 2017, Masi released his recording of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven, on the Albany label.  Writing in Fanfare Magazine, Colin Clarke wrote, "Masi hardly seems to feel technical hurdles. It is as if everything is in the service of Beethoven."  As a recitalist and chamber musician he has appeared at the Casals Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Chattauqua Festival, Park City International Festival, Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, and Music Festival of the Hamptons. He has been guest soloist with The Atlanta Symphony, American Symphony, and New Symphony Orchestra of London. In Germany he was an artist member of the Bonn Chamber Music Society and recorded extensively for the Southwest German Radio and Aulos Records. He has toured the United States with the Bonn Woodwind Quintet, and as a member of the Odyssey Chamber Players and Leonore Trio.  A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Masi lives in Leonia, New Jersey with his wife, clarinetist Diana Petrella and son Aidan. Read more at StevenMasi.com.

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; frequent student performances; and a 20+ year partnership with the Englewood Public School District. The school 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.