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Programs and Classes

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10th Annual Jewish Film Festival
Click here for details on Spring 2015 films

Insight into Music with Conductor and Educator Thomas Elefant
Enhance your listening experience with a deeper and greater understanding of all forms of music.   Using a wide range of musical styles, Elefant will help us gain a thorough understanding of music by examining and discussing various aspects in music.

Concert at St. Peter’s Church on 54th & Lexington
Tuesday, June 2 • 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Share another special evening enjoying Thomas Elefant conducting the Handel Festival Orchestra and featuring piccolo soloist Mindy Kaufman from the NY Philharmonic. Transportation on a chartered bus is included. Participants can have a light dinner at the JCC café (buy your own) before the bus departs. Price includes a small donation to the orchestra; additional donations at the performance are welcome. Reservations are needed by Tuesday, May 26. 
This concert is not included in the series price.
Price: $45, Member Price: $40

The Basics
Tuesday, June 9 ∙ 7:30 p.m.
Obtain a solid understanding of music's main elements and learn how to identify the key element when listening to music of different genres.  

The Great Handel
Tuesday, June 16 ∙ 7:30 p.m.
Ludwig von Beethoven said, "To him I bend the knee.  For Handel is the greatest, ablest composer that ever lived."  Discover what made Handel such a unique composer and why the Hallelujah chorus remains one of the most thrilling moments in music.

The Colossal Beethoven Part II
Tuesday, June 23 ∙ 7:30 p.m.
Beethoven's monumental influence on music was felt well beyond his lifetime.  We will examine his most famous, Symphony no. 5, the earth-shattering Eroica Symphony no. 3 as well as his intimate musical compositions for piano.

Classical or Jazz?
Tuesday, June 30 ∙ 7:30 p.m.
Could there possibly be a connection between an arrangement of Quincy Jones and a work of Beethoven?  We will examine how jazz influenced classical works of music, and we will hear examples of classical concepts appearing in jazz.  Once you realize the similarities between them, you might listen to Frank Sinatra differently.

Two concerts at St. Peter's Church are priced separately (see above).

Price: $24/session 
Member/Adult 65+ Price: $20/session

Series Savings
Price: $86 for 4 sessions
Member/Adult 65+ Price: $70 for 4 sessions

For more information on the University Lecture Series including Music Appreciation, contact Barbara Weisbart, Adult Enrichment Director, at 908-889-8800 x207 or bweisbart@jccnj.org.

JCC Book Group
Open to everyone.  Book group meetings are once a month on Mondays and book selection is rotated among all the members.
Upcoming meetings:
Monday, November 17 • 7:30 p.m. - The Lie



Upcoming Events and Dates

May 11 - June 22, 2015
June 1 - 24, 2015
June 2, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
June 7, 2015 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
June 7, 2015 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 8, 2015 | 7:00 pm


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