Monadnock Music


Concert & Event Schedule

Summer 2021

Depot Park

Listen & Lunch

Thursday, June 17, 12-1pm

Depot Park ~ Peterborough, NH

Featuring Robyn Bollinger, violin and Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Come enjoy MM's series of three free solo performances, one each in June, July, and August, during the lunch hour at Depot Park in Peterborough.

Free and open to the public. Bring Your Own Chair (lawn-chair, camping chair, or blanket). Restrooms available at local businesses in Depot Square.
Depot Park

Peterborough Village Concert

Saturday, June 19, 5pm

Depot Park ~ Peterborough, NH

Our 2021 Summer Season Opening Concert

Ashley Addington, flute
Nancy Dimock, oboe
Rane Moore, clarinet
Rachael Elliott, bassoon
Anne Howarth, horn
Zenas Hsu and Omar Chen Guey, violins
Ashe Gordon and Stephanie Fong, violas
Rafael Popper-Keizer and Jing Li, cellos

Program:

Valerie Coleman: Tzigane

Louise Farrenc: Nonet in E-flat major, op. 38

Johannes Brahms: Sextet for Strings #2 in G major, op. 36

Free and open to the public. Bring Your Own Chair (lawn-chair, camping chair, or blanket). Restrooms available at local businesses in Depot Square.
Park Hill Meeting House

Westmoreland Village Concert

Saturday, June 26, 5pm

On the green at Park Hill Meeting House ~ Westmoreland, NH

Amy Advocat, clarinet
Robyn Bollinger, violin
Daniel Doña, viola
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Program:

Hannah Kendall: Vera for clarinet and string trio

Rebecca Clarke: Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale for clarinet and viola

Natalie Hunt: Quartet for clarinet and string trio

Jean Cras: String Trio

Free and open to the public. Bring Your Own Chair (lawn-chair, camping chair, or blanket).
Cathedral of the Pines

Cathedral of the Pines

Wednesday, June 30, 6pm

Cathedral of the Pines ~ 10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge, NH

Join us as we return again for a lovely outdoor concert in the best outdoor concert venue in the region!

Robyn Bollinger and Omar Chen Guey, violins
Jessica Bodner and Caitlin Lynch, violas
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Program:

Max Bruch: Viola quintet in a minor, op. posth.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Viola quintet in g minor, K. 516

 


Depot Park

Listen & Lunch

Thursday, July 8, 12-1pm

Depot Park ~ Peterborough, NH

Featuring Mary Kay Robinson, flute and Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Come enjoy MM's series of three free solo performances, one each in June, July, and August, during the lunch hour at Depot Park in Peterborough.

Free and open to the public. Bring Your Own Chair (lawn-chair, camping chair, or blanket). Restrooms available at local businesses in Depot Square.

Milford Village Concert

Saturday, July 10, 5pm

Keyes Field Stone Stage ~ Milford, NH

Ari & Mia, cello and vocal folk duo

Free and open to the public. Bring Your Own Chair (lawn-chair, camping chair, or blanket). Portable restrooms available in the park: 2 near the playground, 1 behind the baseball field, and 1 at the other end of the park in the parking lot.
Marlborough, Frost Free Libray

Marlborough Village Concert

Saturday, July 17, 5pm

Frost Free Library ~ Marlborough, NH

Mary Kay Robinson, flute
Ina Zdorovetchi, harp
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Program:

Kaija Saariaho: Tocar for flute and harp

Joseph Jongen: Pieces en trio, op. 80

Bernard Rands: Walcott Songs for mezzo-soprano and cello

Michael Cohen: I Remember (Settings from the Diary of Anne Frank)

Free and open to the public. Bring Your Own Chair (lawn-chair, camping chair, or blanket). Restrooms available in the Frost Free Library.
Progressive Garden Party

Progressive Garden Party
with Tastings & Performances

Sunday, July 18, 12-5pm

Hancock and Peterborough, NH

Join us for a botanical tour of our region. 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 tour like none other. Consider it a progressive dinner, concert, and celebration of summer. Your ticket includes three different drinks, tastings, and musical performances as you make your way through our garden showcase.

Garden Showcases:

Garden 1 - 12-1:30pm

Eleanor Briggs Garden ~ Hancock, NH

Garden 2 - 1:30-3pm

Cranberry Meadow Farm Inn ~ Peterborough, NH

Garden 3 - 3-5pm

Stanley Fry Garden ~ Peterborough, NH

Bring Your Own Chair (lawn-chair, camping chair, or blanket). Restrooms will be available for the public at the second stop on the Garden Tour: Cranberry Meadow Farm Inn.

SOLD OUT

First Congregational Church, Hancock

Hancock Village Concert

Saturday, July 24, 5pm

Gazebo and on the green in downtown Hancock ~ 47 Main Street, Hancock, NH

Richard Kelley, trumpet
Alexei Doohovskoy, trombone
Kevin Owen, horn

Program:

Adolphus Hailstork: Variations for solo trumpet

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for horn, trumpet, and trombone

Stacy Garrop: Sanskara for solo horn

Vaclav Nelhybel: Trio for Brass

Oskar Boehme: Prelude and Fugue op. 28 #2

Erika Raum: The Confessions of St. Augustine (solo trombone version)

Alan Hovhaness: Three Fantasies for Brass Trio

Lauren Bernofsky: Trio for Brass

Free and open to the public. Bring Your Own Chair (lawn-chair, camping chair, or blanket). Restrooms available at Hancock Congregational Church.
Francestown Old Meetinghouse

Francestown Village Concert

Sunday, August 1, 4pm

Old Meetinghouse of Francestown ~ 1 New Boston Rd, Francestown, NH

Deborah Boldin, flute
Benjamin Fox, oboe
Gary Gorczyca, clarinet
Hazel Malcolmson, bassoon

Program:

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Sonata in e minor, F. 54

Binnette Lipper: Trialogue for flute, clarinet, and bassoon

Erwin Schulhoff: Divertissement for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon

Frank Bridge: Divertimenti for wind quartet, H. 189

Karl Goepfart: Quartet for winds, op. 93

Free and open to the public. Bring Your Own Chair (lawn-chair, camping chair, or blanket). Restrooms available in the Meeting House.

Salon Concert picnic

Salon Concert - The Crisp Truck

Salon Concert
Music from 17th-Century Rome

Thursday, August 5, 5pm

Stepping Stones Farm ~ 19 Putnam Rd, Temple, NH

Arrive anytime after 5pm ~ Enjoy a BYO Picnic on the lawn or purchase dinner from "The Crisp Truck" foodtruck.

6:30pm ~ Concert begins - enjoy from your spot on the lawn
Bring your own chair or blanket. Monadnock Music Blankets will be available for purchase or purchase a blanket now to have it waiting for you upon arrival.

Rain Location ~ in the event of rain, the concert will be moved into the barn at Stepping Stones.

Olav Chris Henriksen
baroque guitars, lute, theorbo

A Variety of Lute & Guitar Music from Rome

Rome, the “Eternal City”, has always been a political and religious center, and as such, it has traditionally hosted diplomats and international religious leaders. Through the centuries, visiting ambassadors and aristocrates brought along with them the best musicians they could find to provide entertainment at their places of residence in the city. In this way, 17th-century Rome became the most musically diverse city in Europe.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (1580-1651)

Toccata I (1611)

Corrente VII

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Toccata (1628)

Canzona, detta la Vittoria

Foriano Pico (active 1609)

Romanesca (1609)

Giovanni Paolo Foscarini (active 1620-49)

Toccata (1640)

Stefano Pignatelli (1578-1623)

Canzona, detta la Gatta (ca. 1610)

Ballo Francese

Pierre Gaultier (1599-after 1638)

Prelude (1638)

Allemande

Chaconne

Ferdinando Valdambrini (active 1646-7)

Toccata II (1646)

Balletto XII

Corrente VI

Kapsperger

Toccata VII (1640)

Colascione

Only 50 tickets available. Blankets purchased in advance will be availalbe to pickup at concert venue.

Nelson village

Nelson Village Concert

Saturday, August 7, 5pm

Nelson Congregational Church ~ 830 Nelson Rd, Nelson, NH

Charles Dimmick and Robyn Bollinger, violins
Noriko Futagami, viola
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Program:

Anna Clyne: Primula Vulgaris

Sergei Rachmaninoff: String Quartet #1

Billy Childs: Quartet #3 'Unrequited'

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in f minor, op. 80

Free and open to the public. Bring Your Own Chair (lawn-chair, camping chair, or blanket). Restrooms available at Nelson Congregational Church.
Depot Park

Listen & Lunch

Thursday, August 12, 12-1pm

Depot Park ~ Peterborough, NH

Featuring David William Ross, guitar

Come enjoy MM's series of three free solo performances, one each in June, July, and August, during the lunch hour at Depot Park in Peterborough.

Free and open to the public. Bring Your Own Chair (lawn-chair, camping chair, or blanket). Restrooms available at local businesses in Depot Square. 

Jaffrey Village Concert

Saturday, August 14, 5pm

On the green at Jaffrey Center ~ Blackberry Lane, Jaffrey, NH

Rane Moore, clarinet
Gabriela Diaz and Robyn Bollinger, violins
Noriko Futagami, viola
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Program:

Jose Gonzalez Granero: Paisajes

Bernard Herrmann: Souvenir de Voyage, for clarinet and string quartet

Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in b minor, op. 115

Free and open to the public. Bring Your Own Chair (lawn-chair, camping chair, or blanket).

Fall 2021

Black Tie & Baroque

Second Annual Black Tie & Baroque

Saturday, September 11, 6pm

At the home of Jerry & Susan Bird ~ Adytum Hill, Dublin, NH
(address disclosed upon ticket purchase)

Cocktails & Salon Concert

Heavy hors d'oeuvre and libations will be served
Attire: Gentleman: Black Tie. Ladies: Fancy Cocktail or Evening Dress.

SOLD OUT
Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Sunday, October 3

Branch & Blade ~ Keene, NH

Authentic German music, food, and of course.... beer!

 

Tickets will be made available soon. Save the date!

Fundraising Gala Fire Spinning

Dr Finnegan's Circus

Fundraising Gala

Wednesday, October 20, 6-8pm

Aldworth Manor ~ Harrisville, NH

Featuring Doctor Finnegan’s Circus

Don't miss this unique and magical evening!

Pop up musical performances, Silent Art Auction, Fire Spinning, and a Champagne Toast!

Doctor Finnegan’s Circus

A comedy circus troupe specializing in American sideshow style entertainment. This elite trio is headed by Doctor Finnegan and features the amazing talents of Chip Rascal and The Reverend Sean Theroux. 

“The Greatest Show You’ve Never Seen,” they’ve been described as the “Looney Tunes of Sideshow,” entertaining audiences of all ages with their modern theatrical twist on classic circus performances such as Sword Swallowing, Bed of Nails, and The Human Blockhead. 

Doctor Finnegan’s Circus has been entertaining crowds from Boston to Austin and all around the country for over a decade. Their performance at the 2019 Southern Sideshow Hootenanny in New Orleans, LA was awarded Top Performance amongst the nation’s very best performance artists.

Admission includes hearty appetizers, a champagne toast, complementary raffle tickets, and live performances.


Game Night at Timberdoodle

Game Night

Saturday, November 13, 6-8pm

Timberdoodle ~ 26 Webster Highway, Temple, NH
Join us for a limited size Game inspired evening with a pop-up musical performance!

Tickets include admission, wine, port, prosecco, whiskey, cigars, and the following menu:

Smoked Pheasant with Dill Sauce

Housemade Boar Sausage with Earthy Dipping Sauces

Smoked Salmon with Fig and Caviar

Grilled Shrimp

Roasted Skillet Brussel Sprouts with Pecans and Mint

Saint Andre Cheese with Roasted Pecans and Fresh Fruits

Only 30 tickets available

Winter 2022

Burns Night

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Timberdoodle ~ 26 Webster Highway, Temple, NH
Join us for a traditional celebration of the life and poetry of the Robert Burns, the author of many Scottish poems. 

A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, the author of many Scots poems. Enjoy Scottish foods, festivities, beverages and Scottish Classical music!

Tickets will be made available soon. Save the date!

Supported by:

David V N Taylor Foundation   The Dorothy E. & Frank C. Gebhardt Charitable Trust   Grimshaw Gudewicz Charitable Foundation   James Burgess Boote Fund   The Memtom Fund   Penates