BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Farmstead Arts Center, located at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge, has announced a full schedule of family-friendly concerts, theater, lectures and more for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

Concerts will cover many genres from jazz to classical. The Lord Stirling Theater company returns for a fall performance of “Dracula”. Art exhibits, which include varied themes and a variety of mediums, are also planned.

Special events, such as a holiday shopping boutique and the return of the Potters Guild of New Jersey, are also scheduled. 

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Tje 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 already scheduled

2020 performances are scheduled to 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 – History 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.

Lectures coming up

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 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 a wide variety of art classes and workshops. More information is at 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.