The JCC presents live performing arts through rich and diverse programming each year. Patron of the Arts subscribers experience the Thurnauer School of Music’s professional performances with nationally and internationally renowned artists, the Thurnauer Chamber Music Series and the Gift of Music Gala benefit Concert. Musical luminaries have included Joshua Bell, Wynton Marsalis, Paquito D’Rivera and many others.

As part of your subscription, you are entitled to concierge service for Patron of the Arts programs. To register for a program, please contact Nina Bachrach at 201.408.1406 or

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series: Season Opening Concert

The Thurnauer Chamber Music Series featuring artistic director, violinist Sharon Roffman opens its 26th season with a program "A Musical Celebration of Black History Month."

Violinist Sharon Roffman, prizewinner in the 2003 Naumburg Foundation International Competition, made her solo debut with the New Jersey Symphony in 1996. Since then, Ms. Roffman has forged a unique career distinguished by her versatility; she is equally sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and music educator.

Series made possible by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund. Currently enrolled music school students are entitled to a complimentary ticket. Please call or stop by the music office to receive a ticket.

Sat, Jan 26
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert

The Gala celebrates the school’s remarkable achievements, while raising critical scholarship funds for children in our community who wish to study music, but whose families lack the financial resources. Join us as we celebrate 35 years of magnificent music education at the Thurnauer School of Music. This year's concert features cellist Julian Schwarz, pianist Marika Bournaki and celebrated conductor, Gerard Schwarz, and will honor Karen Reisner and Craig Barnett. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Nina Bachrach at 201-408-1406.

The concert will be held at the Bergen County Academy Auditorium in Hackensack. General admission tickets are $50, Premier tickets are $90, and VIP tickets are $250. Student tickets are $25. More information and details regarding order tickets to follow.

Sponsored by Drs. Joan and Alan Handler.

Sun, Feb 10
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM