Flute and Guitar Concert at the Van Vleck House

Event Details
  Flute and Guitar Concert at the Van Vleck House
  May 12, 2013 3:30 PM
  May 12, 2013
  Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street  Montclair, NJ 07042
With its world-renownedhttp://alumniconnections.com/olc/filelib/MNT/email/Library/CART/Van%20Vleck%20concert%20032413.JPG wisteria in bloom, Van Vleck House & Gardens will host two musical events on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th.

As they are throughout the year, the Van Vleck gardens will be open to the public on Mother’s Day weekend.

 This performance will be followed by the seventh in a series of concerts welcoming faculty, student and visiting artists to the Van Vleck property.  It features Robert Cart, Director of the Cali School, and Darren O’Neill, Assistant Professor, joining in a program of pieces for flute and guitar.  This concert starts at 3:30 and will be performed rain or shine in the living room of the Van Vleck House.  Reserved seating is available by contacting 973-744-4752 or info@vanvleck.org.  Seating is limited, so reservations are required.  Previous concerts have over-subscribed. There is no admission charge, but contributions are welcome.

Attracting talented students, faculty and visiting artists from around the world, the Cali School has shared its music resources with a growing audience through this series.  The May 12 program features Dr. Cart, solo flutist and former principal flutist with the Georgetown Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C.  Professor O’Neill is Coordinator of Guitar Studies at the Cali School.

The Van Vleck Board of Management recently announced a Music Patron program which gives those who enjoy these concerts an opportunity to help assure their continuation.  Music Patrons are provided with preferred seating, advance notice of events and other benefits.  For information about the Music Patron program, contact Van Vleck by telephone or email.

For many years, Van Vleck House & Gardens has been a center of arts and music resources for the Montclair community. The Montclair Foundation (the owner of the Van Vleck property) has a long tradition supporting arts activities and organizations.

Van Vleck House & Gardens is owned by The Montclair Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization supporting non-profits in our community. The Foundation is dedicated to preserving the historic Van Vleck property for public enrichment, and horticultural education and research.  Continuing the Van Vleck family’s commitment to the community, the house serves as a center for non-profit events and is home to several New Jersey foundations.  The gardens are open to the public daily.  For more information about our education programs, volunteer opportunities, workshops and events, please visit our website at

For more information, contact Ellen LaBarbera, Communications Manager
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck St.
Montclair NJ 07042

About the Artists:
Flutist, Robert Cart, has appeared as soloist throughout the United States, including performances of newly commissioned works at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts and Carnegie Hall. Prior to becoming Director of the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, he held the position of principle flute with the Georgetown Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. At the age of 16, Robert appeared with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, playing Mozart’s Concerto in D Major as winner of the Young Musicians Contest. He has studied with acclaimed flutists Francis Fuge (Louisville Orchestra), Peter Lloyd (London Symphony), Jeffrey Khaner (Philadelphia Orchestra) and the composer and flutist, Gary Schocker. He attended the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Aldeburgh, England, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland, a Master of Music degree from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from DePauw University. He previously served as Dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Rowan University, and Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music and Theatre Arts at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.
Guitarist, Darren O’Neill, is an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University and serves as the Coordinator of Guitar Studies in the John J. Cali School of Music.  He is also the Department Head of Music & Media Services at the Morris County Library in Whippany, NJ.  Mr. O’Neill earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Castleton State College in Castleton, VT and his Master of Arts degree in Music from Montclair State University.  Both degrees centered about guitar performance.  He earned his Master of Library Service degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  As a member of Trio Brioso (flute, viola, and guitar) he gave his Carnegie Hall debut in 1997 as the result of winning the Artists International New York Debut Competition that same year.  As a member of the Nova Segno Duo (with Dennis Cinelli), he has performed and recorded on antique instruments from the historic collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was featured in the 2011 exhibition, Guitar Heroes!  He has also spent significant time editing and proofreading the re-engraving of works by Fernando Sor (1778-1839) under the supervision of Dr. Brian Jeffery, Tecla Publications.  His career as a librarian has seen him working in the Music Research Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.  He is an honorary member of both Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (music) and Alpha Psi Omega (theatre).