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SummerArts: Classical Music

Monadnock Music (Peterborough, NH)

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(July 7 – August 12, 2012) This annual six-week festival presents summer classical music concerts in the context of some of New Hampshire’s important historical buildings – including various meetinghouses in the region, which play host to the free Village Concert series. In addition to its primary output of chamber music, there are solo recitals and orchestral concerts, all of which feature an ever-present mix of canonic, 20th Century, and new classical works. While traditional stalwarts of the repertoire such as Bach, Mozart, and Mendelssohn are frequently performed, Monadnock places great focus on seminal modern composers such as Schoenberg, Messiaen, Alfred Schnittke, Toru Takemitsu, and George Crumb. Furthermore, the festival’s Lend an Ear! program brings small ensembles in an educational context to schools during the year. (DK)

Monadnock Music Information

  • Public Transportation: Varies by venue
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue
  • Performances/Programs: Approximately 30 concerts per season
  • Ticket Prices: Village Concerts (15–20 of each season’s concerts) are presented free of charge. All other performances are $25–$35 depending on seating selection. Student discounts are available for all ticketed events
  • Subscriptions: 6-ticket Flexpass ($143); Full Season Subscription ($300). Subscribers receive guaranteed reserved seating
  • Donors: Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.