Music in the Time of Quarantine
Fight Cabin Fever by staying connected and culturally enriched through this new online performance experience.
Monadnock Music is coming to you LIVE! Help us bring live streaming concerts to your living rooms by making a donation to help support our musician stipends.
Flute and Violin Duo
Sunday, May 31, 3-4pm
Rachel Braude, flute
Charles Dimmick, violin
Rachel Braude, flutist and piccoloist, is an active performer and teacher in the Boston area. She can often be seen performing with the Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Boston Pops and the Boston Symphony and she currently holds positions in the Boston Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Portland Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic and Opera Boston. She is the former principal piccoloist of the St. Louis Symphony. An active teacher, she teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music (Prep Division) and maintains a private studio. Former teaching positions include the University of Massachusetts (Boston) and Rhode Island College. Rachel is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School and her principal teachers include Trevor Wye, Bradley Garner, Geralyn Coticone and Lois Schaefer. She can be heard on the Chandos, Naxos, New World and BMOP Sound labels. Her debut solo recording can be heard on the album In Media Res in a piece written especially for her by the composer Lisa Biewala, long time BMOP collaborator and Prix de Rome winner. In the summers, Rachel performs at the New Hampshire Music Festival and teaches at the Greenwood Music Camp (Junior Division). Rachel and her husband, the violinist Charles Dimmick, have a young daughter, Chloe, and two naughty cats who occasionally object to her practicing high notes on the piccolo.
Praised by the Boston Globe for his “cool clarity of expression,” violinist Charles Dimmick enjoys a varied and distinguished career as concertmaster, soloist, and chamber musician. As one of New England’s most sought after orchestral musicians, he is concertmaster of the Portland Symphony and the Rhode Island Philharmonic, co-concertmaster of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and has held guest concertmaster positions with Arizona Musicfest and the New Hampshire Music Festival. A frequent soloist, Charles has garnered praise, packed houses, and received standing ovations for what the Portland Press Herald has called his “luxurious and stellar performances” and his “technical and artistic virtuosity.” Recent solo engagements have included performances with the Portland Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Arizona Musicfest, Chamber Orchestra of Boston, and the Boston Civic Symphony. As a chamber musician, Charles can be heard collaborating with the Sebago Long Lake Chamber Festival, the Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Radius Ensemble, and Monadnock Music. He lives in Boston’s Jamaica Plain with his wife, flutist Rachel Braude, and their daughter Chloe. Charles performs on a 1784 Joseph Gagliano violin.
All available for streaming, free.
Ilana Cady, Solo Piano Concert
Sunday, May 17, 3-4pm
Pianist Ilana Cady will play selections from Grier’s Lyric Pieces and Chopin’s Berceuse.
Replacing our Color Light Show, Ilana Cady will perform LIVE online via our Facebook and YouTube pages for a FREE Solo Piano Concert.
David William Ross
Sunday, April 19, 3-4pm
Join us for another FREE online performance! Just visit our Monadnock Music facebook page at 3pm on the 19th and David will be live streaming. The video will be available on our website and facebook following.
This is a strange and challenging time to be a musician. While we are all in isolation, I hope that music can continue to bring us together and strengthen a sense of community during this time. I'm happy to make an effort to that end and am looking forward to sharing some classic guitar repertoire. I plan to rekindle my relationship with some Spanish music by Albéniz and Tárrega and offer some great pieces by Piazzolla and other Latin American composers. I hope that this will be a casual, interesting, and connecting experience!
Live Season Announcement
with Artistic Director Rafael Popper-Keizer
Thursday, April 9, 5pm
Join us as Artistic Director, Rafael Popper-Keizer shares the program for this summer's season and answers questions from the public. Tune in and ask any questions you like, from the program to Rafael's career, to plans for Monadnock Music et cetera by commenting in the live stream. He looks forward to chatting with you and sharing our plans for the summer!
Monadnock Music on Monadnock Tonight
Tuesday, April 7, 5pm
Join host Steve Jackson and his guests:
Laina Barakat, General Manager of Monadnock Music, with a musical performance by renowned cellist and Monadnock Music Artistic Director, Rafael Popper-Keizer
Monadnock Tonight is the new live interview and performance program produced by The Park Theatre. It is broadcast twice weekly (Tuesday & Thursday at 5pm) via The Park's Facebook page. The show features individuals (government, medical, education, business, nonprofits, entertainment) from the Monadnock region who are helping us through the current crisis. It's information, tips, and stories as well as performances from some of the most gifted entertainers we have.
Tara Novak & Ciarán Nagle
with Scott Nicholas on piano
Sunday, April 5, 3-4pm
Ciarán Nagle (Irish Tenor) and Tara Novak (vocals, violin/fiddle) have been performing together since they met in 2005 on a bus at the beginning of a Christmas tour with Ciarán’s show, the Three Irish Tenors. Sharing both a passion for Irish music and for the art of entertainment, they soon after decided to develop their group “Ishna” - a project which would allow for more in-depth exploration of Irish and folk repertoire, as well as providing an opportunity to showcase their vocal harmonies, Tara’s up-beat arrangements of Irish instrumental music, and new compositions written by the pair of them. They will be accompanied by Scott Nicholas on piano.