Monadnock Music

About Monadnock Music

Who We Are

Monadnock Music is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has been making exceptional music accessible to all in intimate and informal settings in the towns and villages of the Monadnock region since 1966. Through a commitment to varied and imaginative performances and teaching, Monadnock Music keeps a sense of musical daring and discovery alive.

What We Do

Each summer we produce a season of 12 concerts throughout the Monadnock Region: ticketed, large-scale productions at the Town House in Peterborough, and free traveling performances which rotate among 22 towns surrounding the mountain. Our concerts welcome all ages, are accessible to all, and offer a mix of classic and contemporary composers.

Monadnock Music in the Schools

Monadnock Music in the Schools (formerly Lend An Ear!) is our musical education program we present to more than a dozen schools. It gives a hands-on encounter with a variety of musical instruments to elementary school children with exceptional guest musicians.

Where We Are Going

With a half-century under our belts, we have exciting things in store for our next half-century. After five solid years ending in the black, despite the Pandemic which devastated many non-profits across the nation, Artistic Director Rafael Popper-Keizer looks forward to having the creative space and freedom to take our audiences on new and different journeys.

Our Audiences

Monadnock Music's summer concerts, serve over 1,000 attendees including children, families and adults of all ages. We draw 80 percent of concert goers from the Monadnock Region. Because of the high quality of our concerts, we draw another 20 percent of attendees from distances of 1 hour and as far away as 3 hours! Our mailing list has 3500 contacts. We have a healthy Membership Program with over 125 supporters.

We are Monadnock Music

Meet audience members Jim and Polly Curran.


Listen in

Music lovers reflect on what Monadnock Music means to them.

Supported by:

We are indebted to the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts for a NH CARES Grant and to the State of New Hampshire for a Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund Grant, administered through the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority.

Von Weber Trust   Smyth Trust   Memton Fund   Getty Foundation   Getz Charitable Trust   Grimshaw Gudewicz Foundation   Eppes‑Jefferson Foundation   Amphion Foundation   Alchemy Foundation   Merrill Family Charitable Fund   Boote Fund   Hoffman Family Foundation