Monadnock Music


2021 Summer Festival Program

Table of Contents

Festival Schedule
From the Artistic Director
From the Board Chair
From the Executive Director
The History of Monadnock Music
What is Monadnock Music?
Monadnock Music in the Schools
2021 Concerts
Performer Bios
Monadnock Music Staff and Trustees
Members and Grants
Corporate Sponsors
Town Chairs

Festival Schedule

June

Thursday, June 17, 12-1pm ~ Depot Park, Peterborough, NH
Saturday, June 19, 5pm ~ Depot Park, Peterborough, NH
Saturday, June 26, 5pm ~ On the green at Park Hill Meeting House, Westmoreland, NH
Wednesday, June 30, 6pm ~ Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge, NH - $15 general / $10 members, students, seniors

July

Thursday, July 8, 12-1pm ~ Depot Park, Peterborough, NH
Saturday, July 10, 5pm ~ Keyes Field Stone Stage, Milford, NH
(NEW DATE) Sunday, July 18, 5pm ~ Frost Free Library, Marlborough, NH
(NEW DATE) Satruday, July 31, 12-5pm ~ Garden Party ~ Hancock & Peterborough, NH - sold out
Saturday, July 24, 5pm ~ Gazebo on the green, 47 Main Street, Hancock, NH

August

Sunday, August 1, 4pm ~ Old Meetinghouse of Francestown ~ Francestown, NH
Thursday, August 5, 5pm ~ Salon Concert ~ Temple, NH - $30 general / $25 members
Saturday, August 7, 5pm ~ Nelson Congregational Church, Nelson, NH
Thursday, August 12, 12-1pm ~ Depot Park, Peterborough, NH
Saturday, August 14, 5pm ~ On the green at Jaffrey Center, NH

Fall

Saturday, September 11, 6pm ~ Black Tie & Baroque ~ Dublin, NH - sold out
Wednesday, October 20, 6-8pm ~ Fundraising Gala ~ Harrisville, NH - $125 general / $85 members
Sunday, October 3 ~ Oktoberfest ~ Branch & Blade, Keene, NH
Saturday, November 13, 6-8pm ~ Game Night ~ Timberdoodle, Temple, NH - $75

Concerts and events listed in bold are ticketed. Programs and artist roster are subject to change.
Latecomers will be seated at the first convenient pause in the program. To avoid disturbing other patrons, please turn off or silence your mobile and electronic devices before the performance.

2021 Concerts

June

Depot Park

Listen & Lunch

Thursday, June 17, 12-1pm

Depot Park
Peterborough, NH

Featuring
Robyn Bollinger
, violin
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
Omar Chen Guey, violin
Zenas Hsu, violin
Stephanie Fong, viola
Ashe Gordon, viola
Jing Li, cello
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Kate Foss, double bass

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.

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Become A Monadnock Music Member

As a crucial part of the Monadnock region’s cultural landscape, Monadnock Music has delighted its audiences for more than 50 years with spectacular concerts. These musical experiences are made possible from a variety of supporters including corporate sponsors and grants. But the most important support comes from you, our members.

Whether you’ve been supporting Monadnock Music for many years, or this is the first time you consider doing so, individual support is at the heart of this organization. We are here because of you—providing you with the best classical music in unmatchable settings.

Receive exclusive benefits as part of the Monadnock Music family. Benefits may include Member Appreciation Parties, Meet & Greets, Ticket Discounts, and more! Becoming a Monadnock Music member ensures you a summer full of world-class music at your front door!

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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, violin
Omar Chen Guey, violin
Jessica Bodner, viola
Caitlin Lynch, viola
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Program:

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

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

In the Memory of Member Sherri Conyers

 


July

Depot Park

Listen & Lunch

Thursday, July 8, 12-1pm

Depot Park
Peterborough, NH

CANCELLED (due to rain)

Featuring
Mary Kay Robinson
, flute
Jan Müller-Szeraws, 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.
Ari & Mia

Milford Village Concert

Saturday, July 10, 5pm

Keyes Field Stone Stage
Milford, NH

Ari & Mia
cello and vocal folk duo

See photos of this concert in our Concert Gallery.

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.
Artistic Director Rafael Popper-Keizer

Supper Club

Saturday, July 10, 6:30-7:30pm
following the Milford Village Concert

Location: Gatherings at The Colonel Shepard House
29 Mont Vernon St, Milford, NH

Members Only Meet & Greet Reception
with Artistic Director Rafael Popper-Keizer, Executive Director Laina Barakat & select Board Members

Open to Members of all levels - please RSVP info@monadnockmusic.org. Not a member yet? It’s never too late to join!

Wine, Cheese & Refreshments will be served

Gatherings is located in the historic Colonel Shepard House. Built in 1767 as a private home, it continued to be so used until the 1990's,when it became a restaurant and inn. After 10 years, it was converted to a Montessori School In 2018, it was sold to Turtle Creek Properties, LLC, who renovated and updated it.

Presented by Sturm Law PLLC

Sturm Law PLLC

Monadnock Music Supper Club

Join the Monadnock Music Supper Club!

MM offers special events, meet & greets, private concerts for its Supper Club members to foster conversation and camaraderie among music lovers. All Members at the "Sponsoring" level and above ($500+) are automatically part of the club. If you are a Supper Club member, consider hosting an event in your home where you can invite your friends to join for a special evening centered around our common love of music!

Saturday, July 10
Following the Milford Village Concert

Sunday, August 1
Following the Francestown Village Concert

Friday, August 20
Evening with special guest Composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick

Contact laina@monadnockmusic.org to host an event!

Marlborough, Frost Free Libray

Marlborough Village Concert

Sunday, July 18, 5pm (new date)

Frost Free Library
Marlborough, NH

CANCELLED (due to rain and road closures)

Mary Kay Robinson, flute
Ina Zdorovetchi, harp
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Gordon, 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.
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.
Progressive Garden Party

Progressive Garden Party
with Tastings & Performances

(New Date) Saturday, July 31, 12-5pm

Hancock and Peterborough, NH

See photos of this event in our Concert Gallery.

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.

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Garden 1 ~ 12-1:30pm

Eleanor Briggs Garden, Hancock, NH

Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Menu

Passion Fruit Cava Mimosa with Boba Pearls and Fresh Strawberries
Non-alcoholic: Sparkling Passion Fruit & Strawberry Fizz

Gazpacho Shooters
Watermelon, Basil & Feta salad

Garden 2 ~ 1:30-3pm

Cranberry Meadow Farm Inn, Peterborough, NH

Sophie Michaux, mezzo‑soprano

Adam Simon, guitar

Menu

Rosemary and Hendrick's Cucumber Gin & Tonics
Non-alcoholic: Mango Green Sun Tea

Catering by Machina Kitchen & Art Bar
Meet & Greet with Guest Chef Nyland

Restrooms will be available for the public at the second stop on the Garden Tour: Cranberry Meadow Farm Inn.

Garden 3 ~ 3-5pm

Stanley Fry Garden, Peterborough, NH

Maria Rindenello-Parker, harp

Menu

Stone Fruit & Rose Petal Rosé Sangria
Non-alcoholic: Apricot Rose Petal Lemonade Sparkler

Chilled Harvest Berry Soup
Rosemary & Grapefruit Shortbread
Lavender & Lemon Shortbread

SOLD OUT

The Monadnock Music Endowment Fund

The Monadnock Music Endowment Fund is managed by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, whose encouragement and counsel made the Fund’s establishment possible.

Individuals can make a direct and lasting contribution to Monadnock Music’s future by making a current gift or planned gift to the Monadnock Music Endowment Fund. It is through the Endowment that we are able to safeguard Monadnock Music’s financial well-being for the next generation.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of leaving a legacy, please contact Laina Barakat at 603-852-4345 or laina@monadnockmusic.org

August

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.
Deborah Boldin

Members Only Meet & Greet

Sunday, August 1, 5:30-6:30pm
inside the lobby of the Old Francestown Meetinghouse
following the Francestown Village Concert

Wine and conversation with flutist, Deborah Boldin

Open to Members of all levels - please RSVP to laina@monadnockmusic.org. Not a member yet? It’s never too late to join!

Praised by The Boston Globe for her “dynamic performances,” flutist Deborah Boldin enjoys an active and diverse career as a recitalist, chamber musician and entrepreneur. In addition to being a flutist, Ms Boldin is founder and Artistic Director of Chameleon Arts Ensemble in Boston, a highly acclaimed ensemble that is in its 23rd season. Read her full bio here.

Salon Concert picnic

Salon Concert
Music from 17th-Century Rome

Thursday, August 5, 5pm

Stepping Stones Farm
19 Putnam Rd, Temple, NH

See photos of this concert in our Concert Gallery.

Arrive anytime after 5pm ~ Enjoy a BYO Picnic on the lawn Tanglewood style.

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.

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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

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

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

Program:

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. 

The Jim Bolle Society

Monadnock Music’s planned giving society, honoring the legacy of our founder, James Bolle.

By including Monadnock Music in your estate plan or establishing a gift arrangement, you can obtain considerable income and estate tax advantages. As we look to a sustainable future and a way to propel the legacy of Jim decades into the future, your arrangements can support these efforts during your lifetime and beyond.

If you would like information about your planned giving available through Monadnock Music, please contact Laina Barakat at 603-852-4345 or laina@monadnockmusic.org

Jaffrey Village Concert

Saturday, August 14, 5pm

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

Rane Moore, clarinet
Robyn Bollinger, violin
Gabriela Diaz, violin
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

In Celebration and Gratitude for the Leadership of William Fregosi, former Board Chair of Monadnock Music

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

Supper Club

Friday, August 20, 6:30-8:30pm

At the home of Philip & Kathryn Minor ~ Yellow Wings, Dublin, NH

Evening with special guest Composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick

Open to all Supper Club Members ($500+). Please RSVP to laina@monadnockmusic.org.
Not a member yet? It’s never too late to join!

Come enjoy a spectacular evening at this stunning property. Our Supper Club offers the opportunity to engage in intimate conversation with special guests, in a way you will never forget! Appetizers and drinks will be served.

Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, is of Romani-Kurdish descent and was educated in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Austria, Poland and the United States. With his ethnicity wrapped within his German-Polish-American identity, his music travels far afield by drawing inspiration from and engaging with literary, visual and musical landscapes both in time and place. This dialogue across centuries and among the arts informs much of his solo, chamber, orchestral, film and vocal music. Through noteworthy festivals, recordings, and commissions, his work has received both national and international recognition, including grants, fellowships and awards. Read his full bio here.

Fall

Black Tie & Baroque

Second Annual Black Tie & Baroque

Saturday, September 11, 6pm

At the home of Jerry & Susan Bird ~ Adytum Hill, Dublin, NH

Cocktails & Salon Concert

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Thursday, September 30, 6-8:30pm

Stepping Stones Farm ~ 19 Putnam Rd, Temple, NH

Concert, Beer Tasting & German Buffet


Aldworth Manor

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, 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!

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