1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Ph: 908-889-8800

Sparking the Mind Series - From Bach to Sinatra with Thomas Elefant

Date: November 12, 2019Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Location:  Show map JCC of Central NJ
1391 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07090
Contact: Alison RivlinPhone: 908-889-8800 x260Email: arivlin@jccnj.org

Introducing Sparking the Mind Series
Tuesdays at the J 

From Bach to Sinatra with Thomas Elefant

Music appreciation covering a wide variety of topics and musical genres.  
Price: $8/class, Subscription Price: $36, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Understanding Music
Tuesday, October 29 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Discussion and demonstration of musical elements including rhythm, meter, tone, color and orchestral instruments.  We will listen to Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra to bring it all together. 

Dance in Music - Part I
Tuesday, November 5 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Discover the strong influence of dance on music spanning the ages through jazz.  Gain an insight into the connection between the different meters and the human need to experience art through motion and music.

Dance in Music - Part II
Tuesday, November 12 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
We will continue our discussion on the strong influence of dance on music spanning the ages through jazz.

Music of Epic Classical Dramas - Part I
Tuesday, November 19 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Learn how music beautifully depicts specific characters and events in dramas by Shakespeare, Goethe and Ibsen.

Music of Epic Classical Dramas - Part II
Tuesday, November 26 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
We will continue our discussion on how music beautifully depicts specific characters and events.

Thomas Elefant, accomplished conductor, musician and university lecturer, founded the Handel Festival Orchestra in 2009.  He served as the musical director of the Intergenerational Symphony in Israel, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in Indiana and the Missoula Symphony Orchestra in Montana.  He holds a Masters in Conducting from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music Education from New York University. 

Series sponsored by the Elinor & Leonard Goldman Memorial Fund

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