BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Faculty members Sean Hack, trumpet and Christine Ciuffreda, piano will perform Sunday, November 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Salon Series at the Performing Arts School located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The cabaret-style seating on stage with the performers in Wharton’s black box theatre serves as the setting for an intimate concert showcasing French works for trumpet and piano by Theo Charlier, Camille Saint-Seans, and Jean Francaix as well as Little Quintet by Hack featuring the Sean Hack Quintet: Sean Hack and Joe Soriano, trumpets; Sergio Gomez, French horn; Julie Krygsman, trombone; and Wes Krygsman, tuba. Wine and cheese will be served.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for seniors, and free for all Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts students. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 908-790-0700. For full concert details, visit


The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education to a wide range of students in a supportive and inclusive environment, where striving for personal excellence inspires and connects those we teach to the communities we serve.

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Wharton is New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts education center serving over 1,500 students through a range of classes and ensembles including the 15 ensembles of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, which serve 500 students in grades 3 – 12 by audition. Beginning with Out of the Box Music and Pathways classes for young children, Wharton offers private lessons, group classes, and ensembles for all ages and all abilities at the Performing Arts School. With the belief in the positive and unifying influence of music and the performing arts and that arts education should be accessible to all people regardless of their ability to pay, Wharton teaches all instruments and voice and has a robust musical theater program. Based in Paterson, New Jersey, the Paterson Music Project is an El Sistema-inspired program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts that uses music as a vehicle for social change by empowering and inspiring children through the community experience of ensemble learning and playing.

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts is located in Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Paterson, NJ and reaches students from 10 counties. All of Wharton’s extraordinary faculty members and conductors hold degrees in their teaching specialty and have been vetted and trained to enable our students to achieve their personal best.