Friday, August 16, 2019

Farmstead Arts 2019-2020 Season has music, theater, lectures, art exhibits and more!

WHERE: Farmstead Arts Center, located at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge

Farmstead Arts Center has announced a full schedule of family-friendly concerts, theater, lectures and more for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

Farmstead Arts 2019-2020 Season opens in September with a jazz concert covering the many faces of jazz (Ragtime, Dixieland, Blues, Charleston, Swing, Jazz on Broadway, Jazz in movies, and Rock-N-Roll) by BrassWorks Quintet. In October, just in time for Halloween, Anne and Ridley Enslow will appear in colonial costumes of the 1770s era and will give a history presentation, through music, entitled “George Washington and His Spies.” Palisades Virtuosi, New Jersey’s premier Chamber Music ensemble, will perform in November. Odarka Stockert will close out 2019 with a holiday concert on Celtic harp in December.

2020 performances include “The Journey with Romantic Cello” featuring internationally acclaimed Mira Kang on cello and Grammy-nominated Allison Brewster Franzetti on piano. The Enslows return in March with “Three Centuries of Music—istory of the Farmstead” a new concert sampling music from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The season concludes in April with Itay Goren, an internationally acclaimed pianist, celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary.

Two lectures “Benjamin Franklin” in November 2019 and “The Constitution” in April 2020 will be given by Nolan Asch, an avid student of history, a member of the Summit Old Guard and one of seven National Hamilton Advocates designated by The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society.

Farmstead Arts Center Membership benefits include reduced ticket prices for most special events, theater, and concert performances as well as member rates for art classes, workshops and more. To become a member, please visit www.farmsteadartscenter.org.

Farmstead Arts Center’s 2019-2020 Season Brochure is available to download at www.farmsteadartscenter.org. A summary of our upcoming art classes and workshops is also available for download.

Additional information on upcoming events can also be found on the website. To purchase tickets in advance for any event, please visit http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com

If you would like a season brochure mailed to you, please drop us a note at admin@farmsteadarts.org.

About Farmstead Arts Center

Located at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge NJ on the grounds of the historic Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, Farmstead Arts is a center for fine, performing and practical arts offering year-round programming of concerts, lectures, theater, art exhibitions and special events. Artists in residence offer all varieties of art classes and workshops. More information: www.farmsteadartscenter.org.

Trustees, staff, volunteers and members manage Farmstead Arts activities as well as help preserve the historic property that is listed on the National & NJ Registers of Historic Places. The Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead (dba as Farmstead Arts) is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Events are made possible, in part, by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.