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Fanwood Cultural Arts Performance Series
Old Carriage House The Performance Series takes place at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center also known as "The Old Carriage House". The Arts Center faces Watson Road; however, it is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall property and the actual address is 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023. Please go to our Directions page for in depth directions, maps and photos at: directions, and our Venue page to learn more about this beautiful historic building.


      Mayor Colleen Mahr and The Fanwood Arts Council Present      
Upcoming Performances

May 13, 2017 - Joe Traina with
The Ethan Wollman/Patrick Gannon qu​a​rtet

June 10, 2017 - Susan Graham and Carolle-Ann Mochernuk



May 13, 2017 - Joe Traina with The Ethan Wollman/Patrick Gannon qu​a​rtet

Joe Traina
Joe Traina

Joe Traina has been leader of the Joe Traina Quartet and Quintet since 1990. They have been performing extensively throughout the New York Tri-State area in such notable establishments as The Rainbow Room, The Supper Club, The National Arts Club, Tavern On The Green, Sardi's, Metronome, Il Cortile and The Savoy Grill. Mr. Traina and his group were the weekly attraction at world-famous Sardi's restaurant in New York's theatre district on Friday evenings for over two years in the Club Room. During that time, countless vocalists from Broadway shows, cabaret and the world of jazz appeared with the Quintet including Lillias White, Michele Pawk, Karen Ziemba, Arthur Rubin, Tim Di Pasqua, Marin Mazzie and Jo Sullivan Loesser.

Ethan Wollman

The Ethan Wollman/Patrick Gannon qu​a​rtet

The Ethan Wollman/Patrick Gannon qu​a​rtet is made up of Ethan Wollman on piano, Patrick Gannon on saxophones, Greg Pise on bass, and Peter Glynn on drums. Ethan is a junior at Scotch Plains ​Fanwood High School. He has been playing piano for 8 years and is a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Big Band as well as the Jazz House Dynasty band. He has been studying with Greg Natic for 2 years. Patrick also attends SPFHS as a junior and has been playing ​sax ​for 6 years. He is a member of the Jazz House Dynasty band based in Montclair where he also studies with Mike Lee. Greg Pise is currently attending Clifton Technical Institute as a Junior as well as the Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program at the NJPAC in Newark where he has been studying with Dave Baron for three years. He is a member of their top ensemble​,​ the "Brick City Jazz Orchestra" directed by Mark Gross. Peter Glynn is a sophomore at Columbia High School in Maplewood. He has been playing for nine years and is currently studying with Don Peretz. He is also a member of the ​Jazz ​House ​Dynasty band. This group has been playing together for almost a year. They are available for private and public events.

June 10, 2017 - Susan Graham and Carolle-Ann Mochernuk

Susan Graham


Susan Graham and Carolle-Ann Mochernuk

Susan Graham graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her teachers include Robert Willoughby, Timothy Day, and James Scott. Graham has been performing for the past 25 years, both as soloist, a member of the Monmouth Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Peter’s by-the-sea, and as a founding member of the early music group, Ensemble Leonarda. She maintains an active private teaching studio and frequently gives master classes for high school students.

Carolle-Ann Mochernuk, a native of Canada, is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. While there, she was a featured soloist on the CBC. She continued her studies in New York at the Juilliard School with Rosina Lhevinne and George Kochevitsky. She made her debut in New York at Town Hall, and concertized in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

In addition to frequent performances in New Jersey, New York at the Lincoln Center Library, on WNYC, Carnegie Recital Hall, and around the US, she taught at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey for several years as well as private teaching. She presently teaches at the French School of Music in Plainfield, NJ. Her solo CD's are "Russian Romantics" , and several four-hand piano recordings with her husband Paul Kueter, who she performed with for many years.


Intermission with South Martine Avenue Deli sandwiches and pizza
Refreshments

As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during the intermissions. We ussually make some home made cookies, have a variety of chips, and various other finger foods donated by our volunteers and regular attendees. (Please feel free to bring along something for our intermission food table!)

Ahhre Coffee Roastery Our newest sponsor is Ahrre's Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit! Ahrre's has graciously offered to donate both decaf and regular coffee, as well as train our vollunteers how to brew and dispense their carefully roasted coffee correctly! We will be brewing up Ahrre's delicious coffees and offering it to you in our brand new, commercial, insulated dispensers!





Snapple Snapple has generously donated beverages for our intermission. They have also donated a new tent to cover the food tables, and 2 great new coolers on wheels to keep the beverages that they are donating cold.


Nick's Pizza and Deli
Nicks Deli and Pizza will be adding some of their favorite appetizers and pizza samples to our intermission food table. They are famous for thier New York Style large slices and delicious garlic knots....




Great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard!
Suggested donation is $15, $10 for seniors and students.

This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.