Monadnock Music

Town House Concerts

Exceptional large-scale productions of symphonies, operas, solo performers, traveling choirs, and famous composers.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each concert.

Our Town in Our Town

Saturday, July 22, 7:30 pm ~ Peterborough Town House

CD Release Party, 6:00 pm

Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gil Rose, conductor

In celebration of the release of our world premier recording of Ned Rorem’s opera “Our Town” we present a selection of short American Operas and music celebrating the region.

Musical Program:

Lukas Foss: For Aaron
Aaron Copland: Selections from The Tender Land
Lee Hoiby: Bon Appetite!
Lukas Foss: Introductions and Goodbyes
Samuel Barber: A Hand of Bridge
Heather Gilligan: Living in Light
Ned Rorem: Selections from Our Town

A CD Release Party will take place prior to the concert at 6:00 pm at the Peterborough Town House for Members, Kickstarter Donors, Season Volunteers ​and Town Chairs.

Reception after the concert at Cooper's Hill in Peterborough open to the public with complimentary bites.

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Mozart’s Requiem: An Exploration of a Masterpiece

Sunday, July 30, 3:00 pm ~ Peterborough Town House

Reception to follow.

Harvard Summer Chorus

Andrew Clark, Director
Michael Ostrzyga, Guest Conductor


Winnie Nieh, soprano

Caitlin Felsman, mezzo-soprano

Patrick Waters, tenor

Sumner Thompson, baritone

Musical Program:

Mozart's Requiem

This season, the Harvard Summer Chorus will perform Mozart’s Requiem like you’ve never heard it before. Upon his death in 1791, Mozart had only completed fragments and outlines of his work, and Franz Süßmayr composed the rest of the “Mozart” Requiem the following year. The Summer Chorus will journey through the mystery surrounding the work, opening the concert by performing only the fragments of the Requiem that Mozart himself composed, followed by a world première entitled “tegruseR,” composed by guest conductor and artist-in-residence Michael Ostrzyga. The concert will conclude with the first performance of a new completion of the Requiem written by Ostrzyga, who will also conduct our performances. Maestro Ostrzyga is the Music Director at the University of Cologne where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra, Choir, and Chamber Choir, and he has gained an international reputation as a composer of choral music, having been commissioned by performers and festivals around the globe. The chorus is once again honored to be joined by the renowned Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

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Beethoven Symphony Cycle, Year 3

Friday, August 4, 7:30 pm ~ Peterborough Town House

Reception to follow.

Monadnock Music Symphony Orchestra
Gil Rose, conductor

Monadnock Music’s popular Complete Beethoven Symphony Cycle continues. Watch the video of last year's magical lightning accompanied concert here (lightning begins at 0:25). Then order tickets for this year's concert today and experience the magic first hand.

Musical Program:

Fidelio Overture

Symphony No. 2 in D major

Symphony No. 5 in C minor


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