Joanna Barouch

Joanna Barouch A New Jersey native and East Brunswick resident, Joanna holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Crane School of Music, SUNY College at Potsdam, and a Master of Music degree from Ithaca College. She is a retired vocal, general, and instrumental music teacher, having taught grades K-12 in New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. Along with her work on the East Brunswick Arts Commission, Joanna is an energetic member of the New York Philharmonic Volunteer Council. Joanna has taught in the Osher Life Long Learning Institute at Rutgers University. She is an Evaluator of high school musicals for the Paper Mill Playhouse’s Rising Star Award educational program.
In the past, she was a founding member of the Teacher Liaison Committee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and was Education Coordinator of the Binghamton Symphony. An active musician, Joanna has performed as a chamber musician, solo pianist, and accompanist throughout the New York metropolitan area and upstate New York, Europe, and Israel. Joanna has served as the Musical Director for the Montclair Operetta Club, All Children’s Theater in Livingston, and Stormy Night Productions at Playhouse 22, as well as many high school and professional musical productions. She is currently working as a freelance pianist , adult music educator, and synagogue/church accompanist.



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BWW Review: PORGY AND BESS at The Metropolitan Opera
September 26, 2019

Opening Night at the Metropolitan Opera! The very words tingle with palpable electricity and anticipation. Whether you attend in person, or go to the Times Square simulcast, or whether you listen on the radio or on the Met website, you are participating in one of the most thrilling events of the New York City musical year.

BWW Review: CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS SUMMER EVENINGS at Alice Tully Hall
July 24, 2019

The fifth season of Summer Evenings during the 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival presented 3 delightful concerts, featuring soloists Anthony McGill, clarinet, and Sharon Isbin, guitar.

BWW Review: CHELSEA MUSIC FESTIVAL HONORS CLARA SCHUMANN at St.Paul's German Lutheran Church
June 10, 2019

Who was Clara Schumann, and why is the Chelsea Music Festival celebrating her this year?

BWW Review: ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WITH MAHAN ESFAHANI, HARPSICHORD at 92nd St. Y
May 13, 2019

Members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performed at the 92nd Street Y with virtuoso harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani in a concert which included works by Martinu and de Falla.

BWW Review: BENJAMIN HOCHMAN WITH NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ENSEMBLE at Merkin Hall
February 27, 2019

After suffering a hand injury several years ago and a subsequent three year break from concertizing, Israeli-born pianist Benjamin Hochman made his successful re-entry onto the New York musical scene on February 17, 2019

BWW Review: Yuja Wang And Leonidas Kavakos At Carnegie Hall
February 7, 2019

????Mr. Kavakos and Ms.Wang are frequent collaborators in concert and on recordings. There is such a rapport between them that an easy flow of ideas and emotions inform all of their performances.

BWW Review: NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC PREMIERES 'FIRE IN MY MOUTH' at David Geffen Hall At Lincoln Center
February 1, 2019

The American-born, Pulitzer Prize winning composer Julia Wolfe, has written a tour-de-force oratorio about the devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911, utilizing a huge cast of singers and instrumentalists. Fire in My Mouth(a quote drawn from an interview with fervent labor activist Clara Lemlich) is an absorbing, emotionally charged, and draining performance.

BWW Review: IOLANTA/BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE at The Metropolitan Opera
January 28, 2019

​​​​ Opera stories thrive on the tension of good versus evil, of light versus darkness, and although the outcomes are not always happy, there's always an interesting tale to be told.

BWW Review: ORPHEUS AND ISSERLIS; PERFECT TOGETHER at 92nd Street Y
December 12, 2018

On Sunday, December 9, cellist Steven Isserlis brought his ebullient style to the 92nd Street Y in a concert with members of the string section of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

BWW Review: BEETHOVEN INTIMATE LETTERS at Italian Academy At Columbia University
November 4, 2018

ASPECT Foundation for Music and Arts has other ideas about concert presentation. Using a combination of well-chosen visuals, fascinating descriptions of composers' lives and musical motivations, together with stunningly played music, the standard concert format is nowhere in evidence. The audience is engaged. It learns. It's a brilliant concept.

BWW Review: NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC PLAYS RUSSIAN CLASSICS at David Geffen Hall At Lincoln Center
October 30, 2018

On Friday October 26, 2018 the mostly sold-out crowd of avid listeners heard the music of a slate of 19th and early 20th century Russian composers, conducted by the Russian-born conductor Tugan Sokhiev in his New York Philharmonic debut series.

BWW Review: EMERSON STRING QUARTET AND SHAI WOSNER at Alice Tully Hall At Lincoln Center
October 26, 2018

The Emerson String Quartet's concert on Sunday, October 21, 2018 was a rich and satisfying chamber music feast.

BWW Review: ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WITH NOBU TSUJII at Carnegie Hall
September 24, 2018

Anyone who has ever taken piano lessons, whether as a child or as an adult, will vouch for the fact that it is not an easy instrument to learn. Reading music simultaneously on two separate lines, instantly coordinating what the eye sees with what the hands play can take years to perfect. Now, imagine what this experience must be like for a person who has been blind since birth, for him or her to sit down at the piano, and play a concerto by Chopin. Nobuyuki Tsujii (or Nobu, as he prefers to be known), is that person. His performance with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on September 20, 2018 at Carnegie Hall was nothing short of extraordinary.

BWW Review: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN at 59E59
September 7, 2018

A beautiful room decorated to the nines for Christmas, candles all aglow, with a Steinway concert grand at center stage is your first glimpse into the life of America's most prolific and famous songwriter.

BWW Review: THE EMERSON QUARTET BECOMES A QUINTET FOR A NIGHT at Alice Tully Hall At Lincoln Center
August 3, 2018

As has become the norm with the Mostly Mozart Festival in recent years, the Monday, July 30th Emerson String Quartet concert at Alice Tully Hall included some unusual programming choices. Aided and abetted by guest violist Ms. Nokuthula Ngwenyama, the quartet became a quintet and presented a fascinating program of less familiar works by some very familiar composers to the sold-out house.

BWW Review: REGINA at Opera Theater Of St. Louis
June 4, 2018

For certain xenophobic East Coast opera lovers, the words 'St.Louis' and 'Opera' could seem like an oxymoron. However, this would be an invalid assumption.

BWW Review: THE EMERSON STRING QUARTET WITH EVGENY KISSIN at Carnegie Hall
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On Friday, April 27th 2018, the Emerson String Quartet collaborated with celebrated Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin. The concert, presented at Carnegie Hall, featured Mr.Kissin in each work on the program.

BWW Review: B MINOR MASS BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH at Church Of The Holy Trinity
April 20, 2018

A work rarely heard in its entirety, the complete Mass in B Minor by J.S. Bach was performed at the Church of the Holy Trinity, the 'Bach' church on the Upper West Side.

BWW Review: 'AMADEUS' LIVE WITH THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC at David Geffen Hall At Lincoln Center
April 15, 2018

'Amadeus' Live score performed by the musicians of the New York Philharmonic

BWW Review: ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA at Carnegie Hall
March 26, 2018

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and violinist Lisa Batiasvhili presented a concert of Schubert and Prokofiev riches on March 24,2018.



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