Monadnock Music

2022 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
2022 Concerts
Performer Bios
Supper Club
Monadnock Music Staff and Trustees
Members and Grants
Corporate Sponsors
Town Chairs

2022 Festival Schedule


Thursday, June 16, 12-1pm ~ Depot Park, Peterborough, NH

Sunday, June 19, 3pm ~ Hancock Congregational Church, Hancock, NH

Thursday, June 23, 7pm ~ Salon Concert ~ Gatherings at The Colonel Shepard House, Milford, NH
- $30 general / $25 members

Saturday, June 25, 5:30-6:30pm ~ Supper Club: Pre-Concert Soiree ~ FORAY Studio, Marlborough, NH

Saturday, June 25, 7pm ~ Emmanuel Church, Dublin, NH

Thursday, June 30, 7pm ~ All Saints' Church, Peterborough, NH


Thursday, July 7, 12-1pm ~ Depot Park, Peterborough, NH

Saturday, July 9, 7pm ~ Deering Community Church, Deering, NH

Thursday, July 14, 7pm ~ Park Hill Meeting House, Westmoreland, NH

Sunday, July 17, 3pm ~ Town House Extravaganza ~ Peterborough Town House, Peterborough, NH
- $35 general / $25 seniors / $10 students & under 18

      following the Town House Extravaganza concert: Supper Club

Saturday, July 23, 12pm ~ Garden Party ~ the Jaffrey, NH area - $100 general / $85 members

Sunday, July 24, 3pm ~ Ahavas Achim Synagogue, Keene, NH

Wednesday, July 27 ~
      12pm - George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library, Francestown Old Meeting House
      2pm - 1833 Room, Peterborough Library, Peterborough, NH
      4pm - Olivia Rodham Memorial Library, Nelson Town Hall

Sunday, July 31, 3pm ~ Harrisville Community Church, Harrisville, NH


Saturday, August 6, 5pm ~ Supper Club ~ Adytum Hill, Dublin, NH

Saturday, August 27, 6:30-9pm ~ Fundraising Gala ~ Knollwood, Dublin, NH - $150 general / $120 members


Saturday, September 10 ~ Black Tie & Baroque ~ Adytum Hill, Dublin, NH - $100 general

Thursday, September 29 ~ Oktoberfest ~ Stepping Stones Farm, Temple, NH
- $35 concert & tastings ($25 members) / $20 buffet dinner

October 30, 5:30-8pm ~ Game Night ~ Timberdoodle, Temple, NH - $75 general

Sunday, November 13 ~ Remembering Steven Sondheim ~ Park Theatre, Jaffrey, NH
- $75 orchestra w/performer meet & greet / $45 lower mezzanine / $30 upper mezzanine

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.

2022 Concerts


Sophie et AdamListen & Lunch

Thursday, June 16, 12-1pm

Depot Park ~ Peterborough, NH

Sophie et Adam

Sophie Michaux, mezzo-soprano
Adam Simon, guitar

Come enjoy free lunchtime performances in June and July at Depot Park in Peterborough.

Free and open to the public
First Congregational Church, Hancock

Hancock Village Concert

Sunday, June 19, 3pm

Hancock Congregational Church
47 Main Street, Hancock, NH


Piano and String Trio

Omar Chen Guey, violin
Daniel Doña, viola
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Mika Sasaki, piano


Johann Christian Bach: Piano Quartet in G major, W.B 66

Missy Mazzoli: Lies you can believe in, for string trio

Caroline Shaw: Limestone & Felt, for viola and cello

Richard Strauss: Piano Quartet in c minor, op. 13

In memory of John Shonle.

Free and open to the public
Violin Duos


Salon Concert

Thursday, June 23, 7pm

Gatherings at The Colonel Shepard House
~ 29 Mont Vernon Street, Milford, NH

Violin Duos

Alex Fortes, violin
Tricia Park, violin


Georg Philipp Telemann: Gulliver Suite, TWV 40:108

Jonathan Bailey Holland: Follow, for two violins

Reinhold Glière: Selections from 12 Duos for 2 violins, op. 49 #1

Philippe Hersant: Onze Caprices

Angelica Negron: Tres Insultos para dos violines

Louis Spohr: Duo for 2 Violins in D major, op. 67 #2

Foray Studio
prior to Dublin Village Concert

Supper Club: Pre-Concert Soiree

Saturday, June 25, 5:30-6:30pm

FORAY Studio ~
174 Main Street, Marlborough, NH


Charcuterie Cones

House smoked trout
Horseradish. dill. caper. crème fraiche

Homemade potato knish

Duck and sweet potato croquette with tarragon grilled grape and shallot jam

Roasted strawberry tarts with fresh whipped ginger cream

A selection of delicious wines, beers and cocktails will be available for purchase
Open to Supper Club members
Dublin Emmanuel

Dublin Village Concert

Saturday, June 25, 7pm

Emmanuel Church
924 Dublin Road, Dublin, NH


Special String Quartet Event

Alex Fortes, violin
Tricia Park, violin
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Stephanie Fong, viola


Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ, op. 51

Free and open to the public

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, June 25, 5:30pm
Prior to Dublin Village Concert

Sunday, July 17
Following the Town House Extravaganza concert

Saturday, August 6, 5pm
An Evening with Artist Alexander Gassel

Contact to host an event!

Peterborough All Saints' Church

Peterborough Village Concert

Thursday, June 30, 7pm

All Saints' Church ~ 51-53 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH

Solo Organ Recital

Heinrich Christensen, organ


Florence Price: Toccato from Suite no. 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor, BWV 582

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in A Major, KV 331

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, transcribed for organ by Tobias Zuleger

Free and open to the public


David William RossListen & Lunch


Thursday, July 7, 12-1pm

Depot Park ~ Peterborough, NH

David William Ross, guitar

Come enjoy free lunchtime performances in June and July at Depot Park in Peterborough.

Free and open to the public

Deering Village Concert

Four Seasons Sothebys' International Realty

Saturday, July 9, 7pm

Deering Community Church ~ 763 Deering Center Road, Deering, NH

Voice Recital

Music for soprano, baritone, and piano

Carley DeFranco, soprano
Aaron Engebreth, baritone
Eliko Akahori, piano


Lori Laitman: I am in need of music

Thea Musgrave: Five Songs for Spring

Claude Debussy: Ariettes oubliées L.60

Maurice Ravel: Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Margaret Bonds: Four Songs on Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Karl Weigl: Five Duets for Soprano and Baritone

Free and open to the public

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

Park Hill Meeting House

Westmoreland Village Concert

Thursday, July 14, 7pm

Park Hill Meeting House ~ Park Hill Common, Westmoreland, NH

Lower Strings Trio

Viola, cello, doublebass

Noriko Futagami, viola
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Randall Zigler, bass


Michael Kirsten (attr.): Partie à tre, from an anonymous 18th-century manuscript

Mark Berger: Upon a Wheel of Cloud

Bernhard Romberg: Trios d'une difficulté progressive, op. 38 #1 in e minor

Free and open to the public
Peterborough Town House

Town House Extravaganza

Sunday, July 17, 3pm

Peterborough Town House
1 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH

Weber and Schubert

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Rane Moore, clarinet
Jensen Ling, bassoon
Virginia Morales, horn
Clark Matthews, horn
Matthew Vera, violin
Greta Myatieva, violin
Anna Griffis, viola
Joshua Gordon, cello
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Randall Zigler, bass


Joseph Miroslav Weber: Septet in E major "Aus meinem Leben"

Franz Schubert: Octet in F Major D.803

following the Town House Extravaganza concert

Supper Club

The Apothecary ~ Depot Square, Peterborough, NH

Musician Meet and Greet

Come check out this new Depot Square business and all the wonders it brings to Peterborough!

Wine and snacks will be served.

Open to Supper Club members

Help make the music happen,

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!

Become a member today!

Progressive Garden Party

Progressive Garden Party

Progressive Garden Party

Saturday, July 23, 12-5pm

Rain date July 30

The Monadnock Region

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.

Featuring local food creators including The Laughing Gull, Eat More Cake, Sole's B.A.R. and more!

Your ticket includes three different drinks, tastings, and musical performances as you make your way through our garden showcase.

Garden 1


Rosaly’s Farm ~ 63 NH-123, Sharon, NH

Mary Kay Robinson, flute


Cocktails & Mocktails curated by Machina Kitchen & Art Bar


Strawberry gazpacho by Machina Kitchen & Art Bar

Garden 2


Marianne Rothnie ~ 142 Dublin Road, Jaffrey, NH

Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello


"Snake Charmer" Cocktails & Mocktails curated by Sole's B.A.R


Summer Salad and Signature Devilled Eggs by Sole's B.A.R

Garden 3


Louisa Thoron ~ 139 Harkness Road, Jaffrey, NH

Maria Rindenello-Spraker, harp


Cocktails & Mocktails curated by The Laughing Gull


Sweets by Eat More Cake
Maple Grape Nut Gelato by Frisky Cow Gelato

Only 50 Tickets Available

Ahavas Achim Synagogue, Keene

Keene Village Concert

Sunday, July 24, 3pm

Ahavas Achim Synagogue ~
84 Hastings Avenue, Keene, NH

Woodwind Trio

Music for flute, clarinet, and bassoon

Deborah Boldin, flute
Amy Advocat, clarinet
Nik Hooks, bassoon


Robert Muczynski: Fragments for woodwind trio

François Devienne: Trio in B-flat, op. 61 #5

Rosy Wertheim: Trio for flute, clarinet, and bassoon

Wolfgang Mozart: Divertimento K. 439/2

Črt Sojar Voglar: Trio for flute, clarinet, and bassoon op. 67

In memory of Sherri Conyers.

Free and open to the public
Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate

Family Concerts

Wednesday, July 27

12pm - George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library, Francestown Old Meeting House
2pm - Peterborough Library, 1833 Room, Peterborough
4pm - Olivia Rodham Memorial Library, Nelson Town Hall

MoonStrike: Tellings of American Indian Legends

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate
String Quartet with Narrator

Geneva Wohlleben, narrator
Lilit Hartunian, violin
Gabriela Diaz, violin
Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong, viola
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Concerts are 30 minutes each


Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate:
Moonstrike: Tellings of American Indian Legends for narrator and string quartet

MoonStrike is a work composed for the Houston, TX-based Apollo Chamber Players, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and features American Indian stories with a live narrator. American Indian legends are very colorful and have a tendency to take twists and turns within the narrative. Regarding the Moon, it is very consistent that the traditional tales involve trickster characters and competitions for ownership of this precious object. MoonStrike involves three diverse American Indian legends, includes traditional songs and is bookended with an arrangement of a Calusa Corn Dance. For Southeast Indians, the Green Corn Dance took place during the annual, fall Harvest Moon.

Free and open to the public

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


Harrisville Village Concert

Sunday, July 31, 3pm

Harrisville Community Church ~ 13 Canal Street, Harrisville, NH

Closing Concert
String Quartet

Gabriela Diaz, violin
Lilit Hartunian, violin
Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong, viola
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello


Laura Valborg Aulin: String Quartet in F major, op. 8

Amy Beach: Quartet for Strings in one movement, op. 89

Florence Price: String Quartet #2 in a minor

Free and open to the public


An Evening with Alexander Gassel

Supper Club

Saturday, August 6, 5pm

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

An Evening with Artist Alexander Gassel

Harmonious, elegant, and moving, his art consistently garners international attention and appears in many public and private collections, including that of the Vatican.

Join us for an evening of conversation in a private home where several of Gassel's pieces will be on display. A musical performance, champagne and appetizers will be enjoyed. This event comes with complimentary tickets to the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA, for all Supper Club Members.

Read his full bio here.

Open to Supper Club members


Duo Shadow

Fundraising Gala

Saturday, August 27, 6:30-9pm

Knollwood ~ 4 Windmill Hill Road, Dublin, NH

Aerial Hoop Performance

Duo Shadow

Caroline Wright & Rachel Barringer

Our Third Annual Fundraising Gala closes out the 2022 Summer Season

Don't miss this unique evening of fellowship, punctuated by pop-up musical performances, a trapeze performance set to live music and Fireworks!

This year's tickets include an open bar of wine, beer, and champagne as well as gourmet carnival-inspired appetizers by Foray, complementary raffle tickets, access to our exclusive silent auction, live performances, and a Fireworks show provided by Atlas Fireworks! 

Duo Shadow

This duo hoop act (originally performed and choreographed by Caroline and Xochitl Sosa) won an Isadora Duncan award in 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Caroline Wright has performed with companies across the US and internationally including Cirque du Soleil and Circosphere. Rachel Barringer recently completed a contract with the Shanghai Circus and she regularly performs with the Boston Circus Guild. As Duo Shadow they completed a contract with Santa's Circus in Phoenix, AZ.

Caroline Wright

Caroline took to the air before she could walk on the ground, climbing curtains, furniture and anything else she could crawl to. She began her circus journey with Flying Gravity Circus, and continued her training at NECCA where she graduated from their Professional Track Program. She furthered her training with Elena Panova in SF, and with Sara Poole and other coaches at L'ecole Leotard in Montreal, CA.

Specializing in dance trapeze and aerial hoop, her performance with Duo Unravel won an Isadora Duncan Award. She has performed with many companies across the country and internationally, including AcroArts Productions, Circosphere and Cirque du Soleil. She and Rachel Barringer have now formed the partnership Duo Shadow, specializing in duo aerial hoop.

Rachel Barringer

Rachel is an aerialist and contortionist based in New England. She performs on aerial hoop, silks, rope, multi-cordes, aerial straps and duo hoop with Caroline Wright. Recently Rachel completed a contract performing aerial hoop and contortion with Shanghai Circus in Branson, Missouri. She has also gone on tour in the Midwest with the Boston Circus Guild in collaboration with the band Cordis. Rachel coaches aerial and contortion/flexibility at Esh Circus Arts in Somerville, MA, Commonwealth Circus Center in Jamaica Plain, MA, and L’Eglise du Cirque in Natick, MA.


Owner and Chef Maureen of "Foray" has been a part of the local food community for over 30 years, offering her unique blend of quality food, great service and stylish atmosphere. Having studied at the Paul Bocuse Culinary Institute in Lyon, France, it is now her pleasure to create bespoke dining experiences in the heart of the Monadnock region for special occasion events and adventerous pop up dinners.



Black Tie & Baroque

Black Tie & Baroque

Saturday, September 10

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.




Thursday, September 29

Stepping Stones Farm ~ 19 Putnam Rd, Temple, NH

Concert, Beer Tasting & German Buffet

Enjoy an evening of 100% locally made food and beers, Classical Music performance featuring German Composers, and a German Dance performance!

Concert & Beer Tasting: $35 ($25 for Members)
German Buffet Dinner: $20

Additional Beer & Wine may be purchased onsite from Summit Winery, Frog Brewing, and more!

German Buffet
  • Twisted Fox Pretzels served with Cheshire Garden's outstanding Tarragon Mustard, Garlic Mustard, Lavender Mustard, Chili Pepper Mustard, and Dilly Mustard
  • Bratwurst locally made by the Monadnock Food Coop
  • German Potato Salad
  • Rot Kohl - Red cabbage and apples braised in red wine and thyme
  • additional menu items to be added

Game Night at Timberdoodle

Game Night

October 30, 5:30-8pm

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

Steven Sondheim

Remembering Steven Sondheim

Sunday, November 13

Park Theatre ~ 19 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH

Save the Date

Join us for an afternoon of cabaret and broadway hits by Steven Sondheim. 

Tickets (available on the Park Theatre website closer to the event date):
Orchestra with Performer Meet & Greet - $75
Lower Mezzanine - $45
Upper Mezzanine - $30


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Eat More Cake Frisky Cow Gelato The Laughing Gull Sole’s B.A.R. Arthur Getz Trust Ayer Fund Eppes-Jefferson Foundation Grimshaw Gudewicz Charitable Foundation James Burgess Boote Fund Merrill Family Charitable Foundation New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Penates and our Members