Monadnock Music

Concert & Event Schedule



Virginia Eskin

Women Artists of New Hampshire Lecture

Sunday, March 22, 3pm

Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture ~ Peterborough, NH

Guest Lecturer: Virginia Eskin

Willa Cather, Lila C. Perry, and Amy Beach shaped and contributed to the granite state in unique ways. Eskin will show and share music portions and slides of their work, along with their stories.

Free for Members and Seniors

Members, please RSVP to 

The Supper Club will gather for a Wine and Cheese Meet & Greet with Virginia following the lecture.

About Virginia Eskin:

Pianist Virginia Eskin has performed with many orchestras in the United States and Europe, as a soloist with the New York City and Boston Ballet Companies, and, in concert halls, American embassies, and museums throughout the United States and Europe. Her “Ragtime Project” recordings include “Fluffy-Ruffle Girls” (Koch 1999), “American Beauties: The Rags of Joseph Lamb” (Koch 2000), and “Spring Beauties” (Koch 1998). She has also recorded the works of many women composers, including Amy Beach, Rebecca Clark, Marion Bauer, Ruth Crawford, and Czech composer Vítezslava Kaprálová.

A native of San Diego and long-time resident of Boston, she now lives in Keene, NH. In 1994, Keene State College awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in recognition of her contributions to women's music. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at Keene State and has previously taught at Boston University, Northeastern University, and New England Conservatory.


Film with Live Music
a MONIFF collaboration

Saturday, April 25

Location TBA


Ilana Cady

Music & Color Light Show
Free Family Event

Sunday, May 17, 1-2pm

Coen Halls at Keene Public Library

Join us for a family friendly event that brings Classical Music to a new and exciting place. Color Light Artist Katie Schwerin will partner with Pianist Ilana Cady to create a multi-sensory musical experience. The color light presentation will be accompanied by selections from Grier’s Lyric Pieces and Chopin’s Berceuse.

Free & Open to the public


Music in the Park
a Thing in the Spring collaboration

Thursday-Saturday, June 4-6

Location TBA
Temple Congregational Church

Summer Festival


Temple Village Concert

Saturday, June 20

Temple Congregational Church ~ Temple, NH
Free & Open to the public
Machina ArtBar

Keene Club Concert

Thursday, June 25

Machina Kitchen & ArtBar ~ Keene, NH
Free & Open to the public

Member & Musician Potluck Picnic

Satruday, June 27

Franklin Pierce University ~ Rindge, NH
Free & Open to the public

Jaffrey Village Concert

Sunday, June 28

Jaffrey Meeting House ~ Jaffrey, NH
Free & Open to the public


Aldworth Manor

Outdoor Band Concert & Picnic

Wednesday, July 1

Aldworth Manor ~ Harrisville, NH

Picnic dinner sold separately (pre-purchase of picnic dinners will be available from Aldworth Manor prior to concert).


Salon Concert

Friday, July 10


Wilton Village Concert

Saturday, July 11

Wilton Unitarian Church ~ Wilton, NH
Free & Open to the public

Dublin Village Concert

Thursday, July 16

Dublin Community Church ~ Dublin, NH
Free & Open to the public
Ahavas Achim, Keene Synagogue

Keene Village Concert

Sunday, July 19

Ahavas Achim Synagogue ~ Keene, NH
Free & Open to the public
First Congregational Church, Hancock

Hancock Village Concert

Wednesday, July 22

Hancock Congregational Church ~ Hancock, NH
Free & Open to the public

James Bolle Memorial Concert
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

James Bolle composing

Sunday, July 26

Peterborough Town House ~ Peterborough, NH

Monadnock Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Gil Rose, Conductor

Celebrate the life and work of James Bolle with the next in our popular Complete Beethoven Symphony Cycle featuring Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Soloists TBA.

Deering Community Church

Deering Village Concert

Thursday, July 30

Deering Community Church ~ Deering, NH
Free & Open to the public


Garden Tour

Garden Tour

Saturday, August 1

Location TBA

Join us for a botanical tour of the Monadnock region, featuring classical music and unique food at drink at each location.

Francestown Village Concert

Wednesday, August 5

Old Meetinghouse of Francestown ~ Francestown, NH
Free & Open to the public

Nelson Village Concert

Wednesday, August 12

Nelson Congregational Church ~ Nelson, NH
Free & Open to the public

Hollis Salon Concert

Saturday, August 15

Hollis, NH


Park Hill Meeting House

Westmoreland Village Concert

Sunday, August 16

Park Hill Meeting House ~ Westmoreland, NH
Free & Open to the public
Aldworth Manor

Fundraising Gala
Cocktails, Fireworks, and Pop-up Performances

Wednesday, August 19

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.

Tickets (on sale March 1) - $125

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