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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 and has adjudicated over 80 shows since 2000. 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. Joanna is a proud member of the Music Critics Association of North America.




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Posted: Sep. 29, 2021


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BWW Interview: Up Close and Personal with Maestro José Serebrier PhotoBWW Interview: Up Close and Personal with Maestro José Serebrier
Posted: Jun. 7, 2021


BWW Review: LOTS OF STRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH MEMBERS OF ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA  PhotoBWW Review: LOTS OF STRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH MEMBERS OF ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA at The Rooftop Parking Area At Morris Museum
Posted: Oct. 25, 2020


BWW Review: AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA with RACHELL ELLEN WONG at Damrosch Park At  PhotoBWW Review: AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA with RACHELL ELLEN WONG at Damrosch Park At Lincoln Center
Posted: Sep. 29, 2021


BWW Review: TIPPET RISE SPRING FESTIVAL at Streaming From Tippet Rise Art Center PhotoBWW Review: TIPPET RISE SPRING FESTIVAL at Streaming From Tippet Rise Art Center
Posted: Apr. 15, 2021


BWW Review: AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA with RACHELL ELLEN WONG at Damrosch Park At Lincoln Center
September 29, 2021

A wonderful way to start the season, 'Reunion' is a great name for this concert!

BWW Interview: Up Close and Personal with Maestro José Serebrier
June 7, 2021

He is unique. One of a kind. And a musician of the highest caliber who just happens to live on New York City’s Upper West Side.

BWW Review: TIPPET RISE SPRING FESTIVAL at Streaming From Tippet Rise Art Center
April 15, 2021

Commencing Friday, April 16 running through Sunday, April 18, Tippet Rise on Tour will premiere ten short films featuring eclectic musical performances, readings of poetry, and live discussions with some of the musicians.

BWW Review: LOTS OF STRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH MEMBERS OF ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA at The Rooftop Parking Area At Morris Museum
October 25, 2020

Under the benign gaze of Saturn, Jupiter, and a bright half -moon, a small ensemble of instrumentalists from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performed their final concert of three under the stars at the Morris Museum in Morristown NJ on Saturday, October 24.

BWW Review: ORPHEUS AT LOTS OF STRINGS at Morris Museum, Morristown NJ
October 12, 2020

2020 has not exactly been a stellar year for…very much at all. One casualty has been live classical music. While some people have barely noticed its absence, there are still many, many people who have, and much to their relief the long dry spell seems to be abating...

BWW Previews: RISING STAR MUSICAL THEATER HONORS FOR NJ HIGH SCHOOLS 2020! June 1 on Facebook at 7pm!
May 31, 2020

You rehearse, you run your lines, you run everyone around you ragged, you get fitted for a costume and then a?oeout of the hat it's that big first nighta??a??except it's not.

BWW Review: ASPECT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES PRESENTS A MAGICAL EVENING at Bohemian National Hall
March 15, 2020

With the world in growing turmoil, what we need is Music, Tales and Magic, which is just what the ASPECT Chamber Music presented on March 11, 2020.

BWW Review: 'FRENCH IMPRESSIONS' WITH THE CALIDORE STRING QUARTET and the ASPECT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES at Bohemian National Hall
February 28, 2020

The ASPECT Chamber Music Series presents concerts in an unusual format, one which transforms (according to their literature) “the traditional recital into an intimate, engaging and thought-provoking blend of performance, speech and image.” 

BWW Review: BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA IN A MAHLER GROOVE at David Geffen Hall At Lincoln Center
February 27, 2020

Mahler's audiences have ridden tsunamis of emotions and the musicians who play his music experience tsunamis of notes. This concert did not disappoint.

BWW Review: TŌN WITH TAN DUN! at Jazz At Lincoln Center
December 17, 2019

The Orchestra Now (TŌN) gave a stunning performance of works by Stravinsky, Debussy, Bartok, and Tan Dun on Sunday, December 15th 2019.

BWW Review: GUSTAVO DUDAMEL AND THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC PLAY BRUCKNER at Geffen Hall At Lincoln Center
November 27, 2019

No one knows what is going on underneath the modest exterior. Such was the case of Austrian-born Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). A man whose personal credo seems to have been 'say little but do much,' Bruckner managed to overcome a difficult early life with a huge amount of perseverance, not to mention musical talent. He became an expert organist and choral director, channeling his rich interior life, a life of passionate devotion to God (if not people), into his remarkable choral compositions and eleven symphonies. Like a number of other nineteenth century composers whose Muse did not come to them until middle age, Bruckner's compositional phase did not begin until he was nearly forty years old, and he did not find great appreciation outside musical circles until some twenty years later. He was fortunate to have experienced this approbation during his lifetime, however delayed.

BWW Review: SCHUBERT AT THE ITALIAN ACADEMY at Columbia University
October 28, 2019

An delightful evening of great music and learning was presented at the Italian Academy at Columbia University.

BWW Review: ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S at Carnegie Hall with Beatrice Rana, piano
October 21, 2019

A Baroque composer, albeit the most important of his time (or of all time, as many are of the opinion) on the same program as a Romantic composer, one of the plethora of musical innovators of the 19th century? How could such music possibly be of interest?

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.



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