The JCC Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly will hold its 22nd annual Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert on Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m.

The school will honor Francisco J. Núñez, founding director of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, of which the Young People’s Chorus at Thurnauer is an affiliate. He recently received two accolades: a 2011 MacArthur Genius Fellowship Award and a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama.

The evening will also feature Bob McGrath from Sesame Street, as well as Colin (violin) and Eric (cello) Jacobsen, artistic directors of The Knights orchestra.

Call (201) 408-1462 or akenny@jccotp.org.