Monadnock Music


Concert & Event Schedule

Music in the Time of Quarantine

Head over to the Music in the Time of Quarantine page to view replays of all of our free concerts so far.

Listen & Lunch

Monadnock Music in Depot Park

Thursdays, July-September, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

Every Thursday, July through September, come enjoy an hour of music during lunch, 12-1pm, at Depot Park in Peterborough. Safe for social distancing, all ages welcome!

Performer Bios

 

Listen & Lunch

July 2, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

Alison Hale - flute

Alison Hale

Alison Hale

A member of the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra since 1985, Alison Hale is also principal of the OperaMaine and Portland Ballet orchestras, and a member of the Berkshire Bach Ensemble. She is on the faculties of Mount Holyoke and Bennington Colleges and has previously taught at Amherst, Bowdoin, and Bates Colleges. A distinguished alumna award winner of Mount Holyoke College and Fryeburg (ME) Academy, Ms. Hale also holds MM and DMA degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. Other honors include the Kandell Fellowship for participation in the Tanglewood Institute where she was awarded the C. D. Jackson Master prize. She made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1982 as winner of the Artists International competition and has toured the US, Europe, and South America as both a soloist and orchestral musician.

Listen & Lunch

July 9, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

Mary Kay Robinson & Carol Wincenc - flute duo

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Mary Kay Robinson

Mary Kay Robinson

Flutist Mary Kay Robinson has risen to national prominence as a versatile musician who has performed, recorded and toured with the Symphony Orchestras in Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Kansas City, Toledo and Cleveland, among others. …“dazzling virtuosity...a hugely talented soloist” critics heralded of her New York solo debut. She has been a featured soloist with the Southern Tier Symphony (NY), Cleveland Pops at Severance Hall, and the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. She is the founder of the award winning mixed chamber ensemble, Panorámicos whose 3 CDs have garnered international critical acclaim. Ms. Robinson has performed with some of the nations premiere chamber musicians including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Music from Angel Fire, ChamberFest Cleveland and the New Hampshire Music Festival musicians.“soulful, haunting and charismatic”...“expressive, compelling individual”. Read more...

Carol Wincenc

Carol Wincenc

Hailed "Queen of the Flute" (New York Magazine) at the outset of her, now, brilliant 50 year career, flutist CAROL WINCENC was First Prize Winner of the (sole) Walter W. Naumburg Solo Flute Competition, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the National Flute Association, the National Society of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Music, and Distinguished Alumni Awards from Manhattan School of Music and the Brevard Music Center. During the past two seasons she performed, recorded and gave masterclasses as an exclusive Burkart Flutes Artist in Beijing, Shenyang, Seoul, Warsaw, Prague, Venice, Nice, and Thessoloniki. In North America she performed as soloist and chamber musician from coast to coast, including Seattle, Phoenix, Dallas, Edmonton, Banff, Iowa City, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Tucson, Palm Beach, Sarasota, Philadelphia, Boston and her home city, New York. Recently she recorded an all Uebayashi album with the award winning Escher String Quartet, and video/audios in partnership with her collaborator/pianist Bryan Wagorn of the Metropolitan Opera. Most recently she and Mr. Wagorn performed to a sold out house at Weill Carnegie Hall for the "Naumburg Looks Back" series. Read more...

Listen & Lunch

July 16, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

Jason Thomas Koerber - clarinet

Jason Koerber

Jason Koerber

Jason is Director of Elm City Music and teaches Clarinet, Saxophone & Flute.  He is a active local performer and has performed with Keene Chamber Orchestra, Ben Carr Music Project, Half Diminished Swing Band, Nouveau Swing, Jacksonville Blues Band, Keene Jazz Orchestra, Tom Foolery Band, Nines Band, the Pink Floyd tribute band Liquid Floyd, Raylynmor Opera Company, and The Monadnock Chorus & Orchestra. Jason has taught saxophone and clarinet at Vermont Academy, Saxtons River VT; The Putney School, Putney, VT; The Open Music Collective, Brattleboro VT; Peterborough Music, Peterborough NH; and Cheshire Music, Keene, NH. Jason has studied saxophone with Scott Mullett, Harvey Kaiser, Mario Bernardo & Craig Sylvern. He has studied clarinet with Richard Sanders & Mario Bernardo and flute with Robin Matathias.

Listen & Lunch

July 23, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

David William Ross - guitar

David William Ross

David William Ross

David William Ross has performed throughout the United States and in Europe. Trained in both classical and jazz, he works across genres and brings a unique musical sensibility to his approach to the guitar. David frequently works closely with composers and other artists as well as dancers and choreographers. He has written music extensively for dance and other performance arts, creating music that is organic and piece specific. He has premiered much of his own work with dancers in venues such as The Patterson Theatre in Baltimore and the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. His most recent commercial release for PARMA was released in January, 2017, a collection of the solo guitar works of Swiss composer Georges Raillard. David has also taught music theory, ear training, guitar, improvisation, and general art aesthetics, serving on the faculties of Fitchburg State University, Keene State College, The Vermont Jazz Center, Elm City Music, and the Concord Community Music School. Read more...

Listen & Lunch

July 30, 12-1pm Cancelled

Due to injury, Tara will not be able to perform on this date, she will be performing September 10 instead.
Depot Park, Peterborough

Tara Novak - violin

Tara Novak

Tara Novak

Multi-instrumentalist (violin, electric violin, Irish fiddle, viola, piano) and vocalist Tara Novak has been an active soloist and performer for more than two decades.

Trained classically with concert violinist Benny Kim at UMKC Conservatory (2001), she discovered in her early 20s when she moved to New York City that she wanted to focus on "music that made people dance" - folk music, pop music, rock music, improvisation, EDM, and musical theater. This led to fiddle camps with Darol Anger and Mark O'Connor, 5 years of study at Comhaltas Ceoltoiri in Dublin Ireland, and eventually a degree in contemporary orchestration and improvisation at Berklee College of Music (2013).

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Listen & Lunch

August 6, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

Alison Hale - flute

Alison Hale

Alison Hale

A member of the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra since 1985, Alison Hale is also principal of the OperaMaine and Portland Ballet orchestras, and a member of the Berkshire Bach Ensemble. She is on the faculties of Mount Holyoke and Bennington Colleges and has previously taught at Amherst, Bowdoin, and Bates Colleges. A distinguished alumna award winner of Mount Holyoke College and Fryeburg (ME) Academy, Ms. Hale also holds MM and DMA degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. Other honors include the Kandell Fellowship for participation in the Tanglewood Institute where she was awarded the C. D. Jackson Master prize. She made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1982 as winner of the Artists International competition and has toured the US, Europe, and South America as both a soloist and orchestral musician.

Listen & Lunch

August 13, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

Mary Kay Robinson - flute

Mary Kay Robinson

Mary Kay Robinson

Flutist Mary Kay Robinson has risen to national prominence as a versatile musician who has performed, recorded and toured with the Symphony Orchestras in Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Kansas City, Toledo and Cleveland, among others. …“dazzling virtuosity...a hugely talented soloist” critics heralded of her New York solo debut. She has been a featured soloist with the Southern Tier Symphony (NY), Cleveland Pops at Severance Hall, and the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. She is the founder of the award winning mixed chamber ensemble, Panorámicos whose 3 CDs have garnered international critical acclaim. Ms. Robinson has performed with some of the nations premiere chamber musicians including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Music from Angel Fire, ChamberFest Cleveland and the New Hampshire Music Festival musicians.“soulful, haunting and charismatic”...“expressive, compelling individual”. Read more...

Listen & Lunch

August 20, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

David William Ross - guitar

David William Ross

David William Ross

David William Ross has performed throughout the United States and in Europe. Trained in both classical and jazz, he works across genres and brings a unique musical sensibility to his approach to the guitar. David frequently works closely with composers and other artists as well as dancers and choreographers. He has written music extensively for dance and other performance arts, creating music that is organic and piece specific. He has premiered much of his own work with dancers in venues such as The Patterson Theatre in Baltimore and the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. His most recent commercial release for PARMA was released in January, 2017, a collection of the solo guitar works of Swiss composer Georges Raillard. David has also taught music theory, ear training, guitar, improvisation, and general art aesthetics, serving on the faculties of Fitchburg State University, Keene State College, The Vermont Jazz Center, Elm City Music, and the Concord Community Music School. Read more...

Listen & Lunch

August 27, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

Jason Thomas Koerber - saxaphone

Jason Koerber

Jason Koerber

Jason is Director of Elm City Music and teaches Clarinet, Saxophone & Flute.  He is a active local performer and has performed with Keene Chamber Orchestra, Ben Carr Music Project, Half Diminished Swing Band, Nouveau Swing, Jacksonville Blues Band, Keene Jazz Orchestra, Tom Foolery Band, Nines Band, the Pink Floyd tribute band Liquid Floyd, Raylynmor Opera Company, and The Monadnock Chorus & Orchestra. Jason has taught saxophone and clarinet at Vermont Academy, Saxtons River VT; The Putney School, Putney, VT; The Open Music Collective, Brattleboro VT; Peterborough Music, Peterborough NH; and Cheshire Music, Keene, NH. Jason has studied saxophone with Scott Mullett, Harvey Kaiser, Mario Bernardo & Craig Sylvern. He has studied clarinet with Richard Sanders & Mario Bernardo and flute with Robin Matathias.

Listen & Lunch

September 3, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

Alison Hale - flute

Alison Hale

Alison Hale

A member of the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra since 1985, Alison Hale is also principal of the OperaMaine and Portland Ballet orchestras, and a member of the Berkshire Bach Ensemble. She is on the faculties of Mount Holyoke and Bennington Colleges and has previously taught at Amherst, Bowdoin, and Bates Colleges. A distinguished alumna award winner of Mount Holyoke College and Fryeburg (ME) Academy, Ms. Hale also holds MM and DMA degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. Other honors include the Kandell Fellowship for participation in the Tanglewood Institute where she was awarded the C. D. Jackson Master prize. She made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1982 as winner of the Artists International competition and has toured the US, Europe, and South America as both a soloist and orchestral musician.

Listen & Lunch

September 10, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

Tara Novak - violin

Tara Novak

Tara Novak

Multi-instrumentalist (violin, electric violin, Irish fiddle, viola, piano) and vocalist Tara Novak has been an active soloist and performer for more than two decades.

Trained classically with concert violinist Benny Kim at UMKC Conservatory (2001), she discovered in her early 20s when she moved to New York City that she wanted to focus on "music that made people dance" - folk music, pop music, rock music, improvisation, EDM, and musical theater. This led to fiddle camps with Darol Anger and Mark O'Connor, 5 years of study at Comhaltas Ceoltoiri in Dublin Ireland, and eventually a degree in contemporary orchestration and improvisation at Berklee College of Music (2013).

Read more...

 

MM Pops Up!

Monadnock Music Pops Up where you least expect it

Continuing to make live classical music accessible... even in a pandemic.
Free 15 minute pop-up mini-concerts, safely outdoors, all are welcome.

Jason Thomas Koerber

Clarinet Duo

Wednesday, September 16, 12pm

Hundred Nights Shelter ~ Keene

Jason Thomas Koerber & Justin Pelkey 
Bach & Beethoven

Jason Thomas Koerber

Jason is Director of Elm City Music and teaches Clarinet, Saxophone & Flute. He is a active local performer and has performed with Keene Chamber Orchestra, Ben Carr Music Project, Half Diminished Swing Band, Nouveau Swing, Jacksonville Blues Band, Keene Jazz Orchestra, Tom Foolery Band, Nines Band, the Pink Floyd tribute band Liquid Floyd, Raylynmor Opera Company, and The Monadnock Chorus & Orchestra. Jason has taught saxophone and clarinet at Vermont Academy, Saxtons River VT; The Putney School, Putney, VT; The Open Music Collective, Brattleboro VT; Peterborough Music, Peterborough NH; and Cheshire Music, Keene, NH. Jason has studied saxophone with Scott Mullett, Harvey Kaiser, Mario Bernardo & Craig Sylvern. He has studied clarinet with Richard Sanders & Mario Bernardo and flute with Robin Matathias.

Justin Pelkey

Justin Pelkey a graduate of Thayer High School and plays saxophone with many local ensembles.  He has studied with Mario Bernardo and lives with his family in Ashuelot NH.

More pop-up concerts on October 7 and October 10.

Listen & Lunch

September 17, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

David William Ross - guitar

David William Ross

David William Ross

David William Ross has performed throughout the United States and in Europe. Trained in both classical and jazz, he works across genres and brings a unique musical sensibility to his approach to the guitar. David frequently works closely with composers and other artists as well as dancers and choreographers. He has written music extensively for dance and other performance arts, creating music that is organic and piece specific. He has premiered much of his own work with dancers in venues such as The Patterson Theatre in Baltimore and the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. His most recent commercial release for PARMA was released in January, 2017, a collection of the solo guitar works of Swiss composer Georges Raillard. David has also taught music theory, ear training, guitar, improvisation, and general art aesthetics, serving on the faculties of Fitchburg State University, Keene State College, The Vermont Jazz Center, Elm City Music, and the Concord Community Music School. Read more...

Aldworth Manor

Beacon Brass
Outdoor Concert

Sunday, September 20, 4-5pm

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

Featuring music by Scheidt, Gabrieli, Debussy, Joplin, Ewald, Ellington, and others!

For the safety of our audience members and staff, several precautions will be in place:

  • Presales Only - Tickets only available for purchace in advance online or by check (email laina@monadnockmusic.org for details). No sales will be accepted at the door.
  • Seating will be limited to 50 people, only seating in every other row
  • Masks must be worn to your seats (we recommend through the concert)
  • Seating will be staggered by groups 6 feet apart

Beacon Brass

Acclaimed in Bostonia Magazine as “one of the nation’s finest chamber ensembles,” the Beacon Brass quintet was the first brass ensemble ever to win the prestigious Concert Artists Guild award in 1983. Beacon Brass has performed in concert throughout the United States, on radio and television, including having recorded the theme music for “The Advocates” for PBS. In addition to concert venues, Beacon Brass has been featured at prestigious special events including a Carnegie Hall recital, the opening ceremonies of the John F. Kennedy Library and the centennial dinner for members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Beacon Brass is noted for their expertise across a wide spectrum of music, having presented nine world premiere performances and commissioned several new works including Scottwheeler’s brass quintet. In recent years, Beacon Brass has been featured in informal lecture/recitals with famed Boston Pops conductor, Keith Lockhart.

www.thesoundofbeaconbrass.com

Listen & Lunch

September 24, 12-1pm

Depot Park, Peterborough

Clarinet Duo

Jason Thomas Koerber & Richard Sanders

Jason Koerber

Jason Koerber

Jason is Director of Elm City Music and teaches Clarinet, Saxophone & Flute.  He is a active local performer and has performed with Keene Chamber Orchestra, Ben Carr Music Project, Half Diminished Swing Band, Nouveau Swing, Jacksonville Blues Band, Keene Jazz Orchestra, Tom Foolery Band, Nines Band, the Pink Floyd tribute band Liquid Floyd, Raylynmor Opera Company, and The Monadnock Chorus & Orchestra. Jason has taught saxophone and clarinet at Vermont Academy, Saxtons River VT; The Putney School, Putney, VT; The Open Music Collective, Brattleboro VT; Peterborough Music, Peterborough NH; and Cheshire Music, Keene, NH. Jason has studied saxophone with Scott Mullett, Harvey Kaiser, Mario Bernardo & Craig Sylvern. He has studied clarinet with Richard Sanders & Mario Bernardo and flute with Robin Matathias.

Richard Sanders 

Richard Sanders is a native of Claremont, NH. Early in his career he served as a member of the USAF Ceremonial Band based in Washington, DC. Upon leaving the service Richard earned a Bachelor of Music Degree at Boston University and a Masters of Music Education Degree at the University of New Hampshire. Richard was the first Director of Music for the Conval School District. He has served as Guest Conductor for several music festivals throughout New England. He has performed with many musical organizations throughout New England. Richard is currently very happily retired and living in Peterborough with his wife Holly in their home of the past fifty three years.

MM Pops Up!

Frost Free Library

Wednesday, October 7, 2:15 pm

During Friends Tea ~ Marlborough, NH

Continuing to make live classical music accessible... even in a pandemic.
Free 15 minute pop-up mini-concerts, safely outdoors, all are welcome.

MM Pops Up!

Monadnock Art Tour

Saturday, October 10, 12pm

On the green in front of the Historical Society ~ Peterborough, NH

Continuing to make live classical music accessible... even in a pandemic.
Free 15 minute pop-up mini-concerts, safely outdoors, all are welcome.

Aldworth Manor

Fundraising Gala
Cocktails, Fireworks, and Pop-up Performances

Wednesday, October 14, 5:30-7:30pm

Aldworth Manor ~ Harrisville, NH

A fundraiser and celebration of the 2020 Season. Don't miss this unique evening of fellowship, punctuated by pop-up musician performances, and topped off with a champagne toast on the veranda with a fireworks show by Atlas Fireworks!

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

If you are not a Member, purchase of this ticket includes a 1 Year Friend-Level Membership.

 

Supported by:

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