Monadnock Music


Village Concerts

Showcasing the Monadnock Music Piano Trio, Monadnock Music Quartet, and a selection of visiting smaller groups, we offer Free Classical Music Concerts in delightful intimate and historical settings. Our mission is to make classical music accessible to all, and we ask for a donation from participants to help pay for the costs of our programming.
Join us for a reception after each Village Concert.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each concert.

Deering

Sunday, July 9, 3:00 pm

Deering Community Church ~ 63 Deering Center Rd, Deering, NH 03244
Reception to follow.

Piano Trio Performers:

Sarita Kwok, violin

Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Melinda Lee Masur, piano

Musical Program:

Ernest Bloch: Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio

Andante

Andante Quieto

Tempestoso

Lowell Liebermann: Trio #1, op. 32

Bohuslav Martinu: Trio #2

Allegro moderato

Andante

Allegro

(intermission)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat major, op. 97 "Archduke"

Allegro moderato

Scherzo (Allegro)

Andante cantabile ma pero con moto

Allegro moderato

Milford

Thursday, July 13, 7:00 pm

Milford Town Hall ~ 1 Union Square, Milford, NH 03055
Concert will end at 8:20 pm, reception to follow.

Piano Trio Performers:

Omar Chen Guey, violin

Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Vivian Choi, piano

Musical Program:

Paul Moravec: B.A.S.S. variations

Melinda Wagner Romanze with Faux Variations

Joaquin Turina: Trio #1 in D major, op. 35

Lento - Fugue - Allegro moderato

Theme et Variations

Sonate: Allegro

(intermission)

Anton Arensky: Trio in f minor, op. 73

Allegro moderato

Romance: Andante

Scherzo: Presto

Tema con variazioni: Allegro non troppo

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Keene

Sunday, July 16, 3:00 pm

Ahavas Achim, Keene Synagogue ~ 84 Hastings Ave, Keene, NH 03431
Concert will end at 4:20 pm, reception to follow.

Piano Trio Performers:

Omar Chen Guey, violin

Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Vivian Choi, piano

Musical Program:

Augusta Read Thomas: Rumi Settings

Richard Danielpour: River of Light

Gabriel Fauré: Trio in d minor, op. 120

Allegro, ma non troppo

Andantino

Allegro vivo

(intermission)

Daniel Crozier: Nocturne (1997)

Anton Arensky: Trio in f minor, op. 73

Allegro moderato

Romance: Andante

Scherzo: Presto

Tema con variazioni: Allegro non troppo

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Wilton

Thursday, July 20, 7:00 pm

First Unitarian Congregational Society ~ 597 Isaac Frye Hwy, Wilton, NH 03086
Concert will end at 8:30 pm, reception to follow.

Solo Guitar Recital featuring David William Ross

Program Includes Works By:

Leo Brouwer

Astor Piazzolla

Georges Raillard

Roland Dyens

Carlo Domeniconi

David William Ross has performed throughout the United States and in Europe. Trained in both classical and jazz, he works across genres and brings a unique musical sensibility to his approach to the guitar. David frequently works closely with composers and other artists as well as dancers and choreographers. He has written music extensively for dance and other performance arts, creating music that is organic and piece specific. He has premiered much of his own work with dancers in venues such as The Patterson Theatre in Baltimore and the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. David has appeared on several recordings for Navona and Naxos, working as a session player for contemporary classical projects. His most recent commercial release for PARMA was released in January, 2017, a collection of the solo guitar works of Swiss composer Georges Raillard. An album of solo guitar works from Latin America is slated for release in the Fall of 2017. David has also taught music theory, ear training, guitar, improvisation, and general art aesthetics, serving on the faculties of Fitchburg State University, Keene State College, The Vermont Jazz Center, Elm City Music, and the Concord Community Music School.

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Greenfield

Sunday, July 23, 3:00 pm

Children & Families Concert

Greenfield Meeting House, 776 Forest Road, Greenfield, NH 03047

Performers:

Mara Bonde, soprano

Glorivy Arroyo, mezzo soprano

Linda Osborn, piano

Join Mara, Glorivy and Linda for an enchanting afternoon sure to delight audiences of all ages. A charming mix of art songs, opera and musicals will transport you to a colorful and imaginative world.

Musical Program Includes:

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz

Peter, Peter - Peter Pan

Favorite Things - The Sound of Music

Pure Imagination - Willy Wonka

and MORE!

Temple

Thursday, July 27, 7:00 pm

Temple Congregational Church, 17 Main Street, Temple, NH 03084
Concert will end at 8:30 pm, reception to follow.

Trio Performers:

Sarah Brady, flute

Noriko Herndon, viola

Ina Zdorovetchi, harp

Musical Program:

Jacques Ibert: Deux Interludes
Ludwig van Beethoven: Serenade in D Maj op 25

(intermission)

Maurice Ravel: Sonatine en Trio
Fang Man: Larkspur
Miguel del Aguila: Submerged

Marlborough

Saturday, July 29, 7:00 pm

The Marlborough House ~ 9 Ling Street, Marlborough, NH 03455
Concert will end at 8:20 pm, reception to follow.

Monadnock Music String Quartet Performers:

Charles Dimmick and Sarita Kwok, violins

Sam Kelder, viola

Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Musical Program:

Luigi Boccherini: String Trio in A major G107

Allegro moderato

Tempo di Minuetto. Amoroso

Richard Strauss: Variations on a Bavarian Folksong

Gerald Finzi: Prelude & Fugue

Caroline Shaw: Entr'acte

(intermission)

Aleksandr Borodin: String Quartet #1 in A major

Moderato - Allegro

Andante con moto

Scherzo. Prestissimo - Trio. Moderato

Andante - Allegro risoluto

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Lyndeborough

Thursday, August 3, 7:00 pm

Lyndeborough Center Church, 1143 Center Road, Lyndeborough, NH 03082
Concert will end at 8:20 pm, reception to follow.

Monadnock Music String Quartet Performers:

Charles Dimmick and Gabriela Diaz, violins

Noriko Futagami, viola

Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Musical Program:

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet op. 50 #6 in D major "The Frog"

Allegro

Poco adagio

Menuetto. Allegretto

Finale. Allegro con spirito

Georg Friedrich Haas: String Quartet #2 (1998)

(intermission)

Aaron Copland: Two Pieces for string quartet

Lento

Rondino

Edward Elgar: String Quartet in e minor, op. 83

Allegro moderato

Piacevole (poco andante)

Allegro molto

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Nelson

Sunday, August 6, 3:00 pm

Nelson Congregational Church ~ 830 Nelson Rd, Nelson, NH 03457

Annual Picnic and Picnic Basket Auction, 1:00 pm

See all the baskets available for auction and bid by email or phone here.

The Nelson Village Concert and Picnic is a Kick-off to Old Home Week as Nelson celebrates their Sestercentennial - 250th Anniversary of the founding of Nelson in 1767.

Monadnock Music String Quartet Performers:

Charles Dimmick and Gabriela Diaz, violins

Noriko Futagami, viola

Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Musical Program:

Henry Purcell: 3 Fantasias

Terry Riley: Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector

Thomas Adès: Four Quarters

Nightfalls

Serenade: Morning Dew

Days

The Twenty-Fifth Hour

(intermission)

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in a minor, op. 13

Adagio - Allegro vivace

Adagio non lento

Intermezzo. Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto

Presto - Adagio non lento

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