Concerts

 Concerts at Farmstead Arts 

Concerts at Farmstead Arts range from classical chamber music to folk and jazz. The setting is one of our beautiful galleries in the historic Farmhouse at Farmstead Arts which is transformed into an intimate concert hall.  Limited seating  allows the audience to hear and see the performers up close in a traditional “house concert” atmosphere.  A reception is held after each concert with refreshments and an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians. In the warmer months we also host concerts in the English Barn.

Upcoming Concerts:


Broadway: the Next Generation

Saturday, May 12, 2018
3:00 pm in the English Barn

 

 

Lucas Schultz, actor
Jimmy Horan, piano

Follow Lucas’ journey from Warren, NJ to Broadway as he shares his story through song.  Also an opportunity for aspiring young performers in the audience to participate in an audition technique workshop.

LUCAS SCHULTZ began performing at age 9 with his first performance as Oliver in Oliver Twist at Cranford Dramatic Club. His passion for dancing, singing, and acting soon had him working on his first professional show. He spent 4 years touring with various Broadway companies. Lucas loves collaborating with his vocal coach and mentor James Horan and performs in benefits and cabarets in New York. He is a Sophomore attending an acting program at Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School and at Watchung Hills Regional High School. Credits include: National Tours: Pippin (Theo), Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), Sound Of Music (swing) A Christmas Story (Swing). Regional: Goodspeed, Mame (Peter). Other: New York Musical Festival—Wikimusical, Oliver Twist (Oliver), A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim). Commercial and print: ESPN, Hess, Timberland, ToysRUs

A Plainfield resident, James (Jimmy) Horan has served as musical director, conductor, pianist, and arranger in New York (Meet Me in St. Louis, The Producers) and New Jersey theater venues (Paper Mill Playhouse) for over three decades. Jim recently arranged, musically directed, and accompanied “King (Carole) For A Day” in New York City, a benefit for Lifebeat, Inc. Jim has composed music and lyrics for three original theater pieces, most notably Chopin and Sand about the love affair between the great composer and the notorious writer. Jim has performed as a singer and accompanist at leading New York City venues such as Danny’s Skylight, Feinstein’s 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, Rose’s Turn, and The Stonewall. His vocal and instrumental arrangements have been featured on critically acclaimed solo artist recordings, choral gospel and pop concerts on both the East and West coast, and by the Washington DC gay men’s chorus.

Tickets: (Click here to purchase tickets)
$15 General Admission advance purchase
$20 General Admission at the door
$10 Students, seniors and Farmstead members, in advance or at the door


Young Artist Award Recital – Canceled

Michelle Sanchez

Michelle Sanchez performing at May 2017 Young Artist Concert at Farmstead Arts (Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano)

Sunday, May 20, 2018
2:00 pm

Showcasing New Jersey’s stellar young classical musicians chosen in the Farmstead Arts Young Artist Auditions, held March 11, 2018.

Free admission


Brian Dunne 5Singer/songwriter Brian Dunne
in the English Barn
Saturday, June 30, 2018
7:30 pm

Click Here to listen (Slow Train)

Click here to listen (Crazy Heart of Mine)

“His schooling is firmly grounded in Hank Williams, Neil Young, and Ryan Adams. And as you would expect from an artist whose sound takes in such references, his debut record Songs From The Hive is a record of folky Americana and heartbreaking country.” – Songwriting Magazine.

Brian Dunne 7

Raised in New York not far from Woodstock,  singer/songwriter Brian Dunne is quickly becoming a fixture on the Americana folk and country music scene, spinning soulful tunes in a sweet tenor voice.  Early influences include Bruce Springsteen, The Band, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.  He spent much of the past year touring in the company of luminaries Joan Osborne, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Brandi Carlile.

A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Dunne is now based in Brooklyn. In 2012, he released The Brooklyn Bridge EP. That was followed in 2015 by his album Songs From The Hive and his most recent cd, Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements, which was released in May 2017.

Tickets: (Click here to purchase  or cash only at the door)
$20 General Admission
$15 Farmstead Members, seniors and students


The Farmhouse and English Barn are wheelchair accessible.  Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services may make a request by sending an E-mail to admin@farmsteadarts.org in advance.

Funds for these events have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.