Monadnock Music Festival 2019

Arts and Entertainment

August 23, 2019

From: Monadnock Music Festival

Monadnock Music is devoted to promoting access to world-class live classical music performances in intimate and informal settings around the Monadnock region. Through a commitment to varied and imaginative performances and teaching, Monadnock Music keeps a sense of musical daring and discovery alive. Headquartered in beautiful and historic Peterborough, NH, we have the honor of presenting remarkable musical talent from all over the world. Join us at one of our lovely Village Concert settings, or be prepared to be blown away by the Ticketed feature concerts.


Friday, June 21, 2019

Beacon Brass Quintet with Fireworks and Picnic

6:00pm: Picnic by High Tea Catering

Join us for homemade BBQ that embraces the beauty and flavors of the summer season and the natural ambiance of The Cathedral of the Pines. We will use the freshest, homemade offerings. All menu items will be contained in eco-friendly containers and placed in a classic picnic basket the guests can keep! A red and white gingham tablecloth will be placed in each basket for guests to eat on.

Picnic: Basket for 2 - $35.00 / Basket for 3 - $52.00 / Basket for 4 - $68.00

7:30pm: Beacon Brass Quintet Concert

Join us for an evening of Brass music under the stars!
Outdoor concert followed by a Fireworks show by Atlas Fireworks. Admission includes summertime desserts between the concert and the fireworks, picnic dinner sold separately.

Concert: $15 Adults / $10 Students & Seniors / $5 Age 10 & under

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Deering Village Concert at Deering Community Church - Deering

Monadnock Music Piano Trio
Musical Program

Lera Auerbach – Piano Trio #1
Robert Schumann – Fantasiestücke op. 88
Franz Josef Haydn – Trio in A Major XV:9
Rebecca Clarke – Piano Trio
Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Keene Village Concert at Ahavas Achim, Keene Synagogue - Keene

Monadnock Music Piano Trio

Musical Program:

Charles-Marie Widor – 2 pieces for piano trio
Paul Schoenfeld – Café Music
Camille Saint-Saens – Trio #3 “La Muse et le poète”
Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Trio in c minor

Free and Open to the Public

Sunday, June 30, 2019

3:00pm: Hollis Village Concert at Congregational Church of Hollis - Hollis, NH
Monadnock Music Piano Trio

Musical Program

Kati Agocs – Queen of Hearts
Germaine Tailleferre – Piano Trio
Franz Schubert – Trio in E-flatr

Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, July 11, 2019

5:00pm: Supper Club at the home of Deborah Waldo and John Catlin in Wilton, NH

Please join us for a sit down dinner of summertime favorites before the Salon Concert which starts at 7pm.

7:00pm: Salon Concert - Harp and Flute Duo at the home of Deborah Waldo and John Catlin in Wilton, NH

Ina Zdorovetchi, harp
Sarah Brady, flute

Join us for a new type of concert featuring intimate music making in the home of Deborah Waldo and John Catlin (address disclosed upon ticket purchase).

Tickets: $25 each

Ina Zdorovetchi, harp: Ina Zdorovetchi is Associate Professor and Head of Harp Department at Boston Conservatory at Berklee; Outstanding Music Faculty of the Year Award. Soloist with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, West Deutsche Radio Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Haifa Symphony. Active as recitalist, chamber musician and recording artist, featured in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Rockport Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, Gardner Museum, WGBH Radio Boston, World Harp Congress, American Harp Society National Conference.

Sarah Brady, flute: Called “enchanting” by the Boston Globe, flutist Sarah Brady is sought after across the country as a soloist, chamber musician, and master teacher. An avid promoter of new music she has premiered and recorded new music from many of today’s top composers.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

American Stories Village Concert at Aldworth Manor - Harrisville, NH

Keith Phares, baritone
Linda Osborn, piano

Featuring music set to the poetry of two of America’s most iconic writers, Walt Whitman and New Hampshire’s own Donald Hall, Poet Laureate..
Musical Program

Songs of Nostalgia
I Was There (Lee Hoiby/Walt Whitman)
Letting Go (Howard Frazin/Donald Hall)
From Tin Pan Alley

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Progressive Garden Party at Peterborough

Chef Jordan Scott
David Ross, guitar
Tara Novak, violin
Alison Chapman Hale, flute

Join us for a botanical escape, set to classical music, performed live by soloists in each garden, and featuring a unique food and drink at each location. This is a garden party like none other. Your ticket includes three different drinks, three tastings, and three musical performances as you make your way through our garden showcases.

Schedule for Music, Food, and Beverages:
Each garden will be open for 1.5 so that you can make your way from one to the other. A culinary delight, handcrafted cocktails and a different musical soloist will greet you at each location.

Garden Showcases:
Garden One
Michael Gordon: 1:00pm–2:30pm
14 High Street, Peterborough

Garden Two
Maude Odgers: 2:30pm–4:00pm
130 Four Winds Farm Rd, Peterborough

Garden Three
Louisa Thoron: 4:00pm–5:30pm
139 Harkness Road, Jaffrey

Tickets: $45 each / $40 for members / $35 season pass holders

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Hancock Village Concert at First Congregational Church, Hancock

Vivian Choi, piano

Musical Program:
Franz Liszt – Années de Pèlerinage
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Kate Moore
Spin Bird

Lucidity: Eyes of Hands

Franz Liszt – Années de Pèlerinage
Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata
Olivier Messiaen – Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus
VIII. Regard des hauteurs
IX. Regard du temps
X. Regard de l’Esprit de joie
XI. Première communion de la vierge
XII. La parole toute-puissante
XIII. Noël
XIV. Regard des Anges

Thursday, August 1, 2019

7:00pm: Machina Arts – Club Concert at Machina Kitchen & ArtBar, Keene
A new type of concert where Monadnock Music goes underground in a lounge setting. This concert is made possible through the underwriting of Eric & Dorothy Herr

Sunday, August 4, 2019

3:00pm: Temple Village Concert at Temple Congregational Church, Temple

Monadnock Music String Quartet
Charles Dimmick and Omar Chen Guey, violins
Noriko Futagami, viola
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Musical Program

Luigi Boccherini – Quartet in G minor G. 196
Giacomo Puccini – Crisantemi
Eugène Ysaÿe – Le Chimay
Philip Glass – String Quartet #2 “Company”
Erno Dohnányi – String Quartet #2 op. 15

Thursday, August 8, 2019

5:00pm - 6:30pm: Supper Club in Peterborough

At the home of Cy and Joyce Gregg

Please join us for drinks and appetizers with a special solo musical performance.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

4pm: Salon Concert and Russian Vodka Tasting at Dublin

Alexander Prokhorov-Tolstoy and Sons Russian vocals and piano

Join us for a new type of concert featuring intimate music making in the home of Augusta Petrone (address disclosed upon ticket purchase), with a Russian Zakuska & Beluga Vodka Tasting.

Tickets: $45 each

Thursday, August 15, 2019

7pm: Westmoreland Village Concert at Park Hill Meeting House, Westmoreland

Monadnock Music String Quartet

Gabriela Diaz and Zenas Hsu, violins

Noriko Futagami, viola

Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello Musical Program

Frank Bridge – Phantasie for String Quartet, H.55
Alfred Schnittke – String Quartet #3
Dalit Warshaw – Stories for Strings
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – String Quartet in D Major, K.499

Free and Open to the Public

Sunday, August 18, 2019

3pm: Harrisville Village Concert and Picnic at Harrisville Community Church, Harrisville
Monadnock Music String Quartet
Gabriela Diaz and Zenas Hsu, violins
Noriko Futagami, viola
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Musical Program
Charpentier – Concert pour quartre parties de viols, H545
Kurtag – 12 Microludes
Elizabeth Maconchy – String Quartet #3
Brahms – String Quartet #2 in A minor

Annual Picnic, 5pm

Purchase a delicious picnic dinner for you and your friends to enjoy at our Annual Picnic. Each picnic comes with a specialty Monadnock Music Picnic Basket from Peterboro Basket Company! ($85 Value). After purchasing your picnic, it will be delivered to you at the event on August 18th. Picnic is directly following the FREE Harrisville Village Concert which starts at 3pm. Free and Open to the Public.

Friday, September 27, 2019

7pm: 4th Annual Concert and Stargazing at Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge
Classical Irish performance featuring a trio of vocals, fiddle, and accordion. Join us for a free guided tour of the skies following the concert, led by the NH Astronomical Society.

Cost: $30 Tickets for purchase at the gate on the day of the concert subject to availability.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

3pm: James Bolle Memorial Concert Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at Peterborough Town House

Monadnock Festival Orchestra and Chorus Gil Rose, Conductor

Celebrate the life and work of James Bolle with the next in our popular Complete Beethoven Symphony Cycle featuring Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Tickets: $40 Advance / $45 Regular Price

Date: June 21 - October 20, 2019


Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Road Rindge, NH 03461.
Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove Street Peterborough, NH 03458.
Deering Community Church, UCC, 763 Deering Center Rd, Deering, NH 03244.
Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Ave, Keene, NH 03431.
Congregational Church of Hollis, 3 Monument Square, Hollis, NH 03049.
Aldworth Manor, 184 Aldworth Manor Rd, Harrisville, NH 03450
First Congregational Church, 47 Main Street, Hancock, NH 03449.
Machina Arts: Kitchen and ArtBar, 9 Court St, Keene, NH 03431.
Congregational Church of Temple, NH 17 Main St, Temple, NH 03084.
Park Hill Meetinghouse, 531-533 NH-63, Westmoreland, NH 03467.
Harrisville Community Church, 13 Canal St, Harrisville, NH 03450.

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