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Museum of Early Trades & Crafts to Host Afternoon of Music

On Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will host an afternoon delightful music featuring singer and pianist Deborah Fennelly and pianist David Mauillo.

Deborah Fennelly has had operatic adventures with Eve Queler’s Opera Orchestra of New York, New Jersey’s State Opera , New Yorks’ New Rochelle Opera, and Mannes College of Music, and Connecticut’s Manchester Gilbert and Sullivan Company,  Hartt Opera Theater and Hartt Summer Theater, performing  in The Marriage of Figaro, ( Susanna, Cherubino), Albert Herring, (Nancy) Die Fledermaus, Dido and Aeneaus, Don Giovanni, (Zerlina) Falstaff,  Nabucco, the Magic Flute, Othello, La Donna Del Lago, Anna Bolena, L’Amore di Tre Re, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Macbeth, Carmen, Andre Chenier, Cavelleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, and Hansel and Gretel,( Sand Man, Dew Fairy)  Most memorable moments in musical theater and operetta include Emily Benson (Of Thee I Sing) Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Rose  Alvarez ( Bye Bye Birdie)  Gladys ( Pajama Game) Peep-Bo (The Mikado), (Mary Bailey) It’s a Wonderful Life.

Deborah has also sung numerous concerts with Bravo Alliance of Performing Artists, Coro Lirico and other metropolitan area performing groups.  She is a private voice teacher and has recorded  audio books, narration, videos, internet and other voice over projects as a professional voice over artist, Other notable roles include senior attorney at The Community Health Law Project and member of the board of directors of New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and New Jersey Aids Services.

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David Maiullo, Chairman of the Board and Musical Director of the Bravo Alliance of Performing Artists, has been described by Opera News Magazine as "a pianist of sentiment, discretion and style." Maiullo is an avid accompanist/coach in the New York City Metropolitan area. His performances of over 2,500 recitals and programs have led him to the stages of Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Merkin Concert Halls in the US as well as venues in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, England, and Japan.

Together they will fill the air with some of their songs from 18th Century.  

$10 Admission for non-members & $5 Admission for Members (includes admission to the Museum). 

Space is limited.  Pre-registration is highly recommended, call 973-377-2982 x14. 

Regular Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, students & children (ages 6 and older), and free for members and children under 6. Family maximum admission $13. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Summer hours: July and August, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed Sunday and Monday.  

Housed in a 1900 Richardsonian-Romanesque Revival building listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Museum explores 18th- and 19th-century American history, with a focus on New Jersey.  Drawing on its collection of over 8,000 hand tools and their products, METC uses material culture to interpret the lives and technologies of people who lived and worked before the rise of large-scale industrialization in this country.  The Museum offers visitors of all ages a broad range of changing exhibits, and related programs that address many facets of early American history, craftsmanship, and the diversity of trades performed by men and women.

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received a General Operating Support Grant from the Borough of Madison, Charles Read Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street in the heart of downtown Madison, just two blocks from the Madison train station.  For information, please call 973-377-2982 x10 or visit our website at

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