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#Village Concerts

These concerts are free-of-charge. No tickets or reservations required. Voluntary donations to support the Monadnock Music Village Concerts will be accepted at each performance.

About Monadnock Music

Monadnock Music (MM) is one of New England's leading music festivals. Founded in 1966, Monadnock Music is located in Peterborough, New Hampshire, known for its history and natural beauty. The organization offers musical presentations -- chamber music, opera, symphony, solo recitals -- throughout the Monadnock Region in notable churches and meeting houses. MM is under the leadership of Executive Director William Chapman and Artistic Director Gil Rose. The flagship offering is the summer music festival, which presents up to 20 concerts, featuring many leading performers from New England and throughout North America. The education program “Lend an Ear!” brings the joy of classical music to elementary schools throughout the Monadnock region.  For more information, please visit www.monadnockmusic.org or call 800-868-9613.



Thursday, August 1, 7:30 p.m.
Hancock Congregational Church (47 Main Street, Hancock)

Charles Blandy, tenor 
Linda Osborn, piano
Katherine Growdon, mezzo-soprano

Trio: Mary Gerbi, alto; Thea Lobo, alto; Jessica Petrus, soprano

Gerald Finzi: Let us garlands bring
Leoš Janáček: The Diary of One Who Disappeared (Complete)


Sunday, August 4, 3:00 p.m.
Wilton Center Unitarian Church (Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton Center, NH)

Monadnock Chamber Players

Jan Halloran, clarinet; Tessa Lark, violin; Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello; Vivian Choi, piano

Jorge Villavicencio Grossman: Sialia (MacDowell Colony fellow)
Horatio Parker: Suite for Violin and Piano
Vincent D'Indy: Trio in Bb Major
Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time


Thursday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.
Sullivan Congregational Church (435 Centre St, Sullivan, NH 03445)

A Musical Offering

Julia Cavallaro, soprano; Sarah Paysnick, flute; Sarah Darling, violin; 
Emily Rideout, viola; Matthew Hall, harpsichord

J. S. Bach: Trio Sonata in C Major, BWV 529
Franz Joseph Haydn: Arianna a Naxos
J. S Bach: Trio Sonata from the Musical Offering, BWV 1097
J. J. Quantz: selected drinking songs 
C. P. E. Bach: Piano Quartet in D Major, Wq 94 


Thursday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.
Nelson Congregational Church (830 Nelson Rd, Nelson, NH)

Majestic Brass Quintet

Eric Berlin and Richard Watson, trumpets; Whitacre Hill, horn; 
Darren Acosta, trombone; Takatsugu Hagiwara, tuba

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Hill): Overture to Egmont
Giles Farnaby (arr. Howarth): Fancies, Toyes and Dreams
Giovanni Gabrieli (arr. Watts): Contrapunctus No. 4
Victor Ewald: Brass Quintet No. 3
Maurice Ravel (arr. Bergler): Pavane for a Dead Princess
Eric Ewazen: Colchester Fantasy
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Gale): Selections from West Side Story


Sunday, August 18, 3:00 p.m.
Jaffrey Center Meetinghouse (Laban Ainsworth Way, Jaffrey Center, NH)

Monadnock Chamber Players

Marco Granados, flute; Rane Moore, clarinet; David Richmond, bassoon; Jennifer Slowik, oboe; Lee Wadenpfuhl, horn

Gustav Holst: Woodwind Quintet in A-flat Major, Op. 14
Anton Reicha: Woodwind Quintet Op. 88, No. 2
Irving Fine: Partita for Wind Quintet
Carl Nielsen: Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn and Bassoon, Op. 43

Thursday, August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Washington  Congregational Church (1 Halfmoon Pond Rd., Washington, NH)

Duo Adia

Sarah Brady, flute; Ina Zdorovetchi, harp

Jean-Michel Damase: Sonata
George Rochberg: Slow Fires of Autumn
Witold Lutosławski: The Fragments
Alfred Zamara: Casilda Fantasy
Ned Rorem: Book of Hours
Ástor  Piazzolla: Histoires du Tango

Saturday, August 24, 3:00 p.m.
Congregational Church of Temple (17 Main St , Temple, NH)

Monadnock Quartet

Gabriela Diaz, violin; Charles Dimmick, violin; Wenting Kang, viola; 
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 44 in E Major
Horatio Parker: String Quartet in F Major 
Leoš Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 
Charles Ives: String Quartet No. 1