Monadnock Music introduced dwell live shows can be returning in 2021 as a part of its annual sequence, and now the live performance applications are out within the open—very like their settings this summer season.
The season opener—the Peterborough Village Live performance June 19 at Depot Sq. Park—had already been set in stone. It’s going to function three items. The primary is by flutist and composer, Valerie Coleman, titled “Tzigane,” a 10-minute piece for woodwind quintet.
Subsequent on this system is Louise Farrenc’s nonet for blended strings and winds. Farrenc (1804-1875) was a French composer, virtuoso pianist and trainer on the Paris Conservatory.
The opening live performance will shut with Sextet #2 in G main by Johannes Brahms.
Depot Sq. Park may even be the placement for 3 Hear & Lunch occasions in June, July and August. The occasions are free solo performances throughout lunch hour (midday to 1 p.m.) Deliver your personal garden chair or blanket.
In planning Monadnock Music’s hallmark village live performance programming, creative director Rafael Popper-Keizer makes use of the identical standards.
“There are three sides to classical music I completely love,” he mentioned. “The primary is its richness of historical past…The second is there’s a lot repertoire uncared for and forgotten and bringing these gems to life is extremely thrilling. Third, it’s all the time evolving. New kinds of expression are rising from completely different types…I work to carry this stuff into the music I current. It’s music I like and need to hear and play.”
He gave nice consideration to the ending of the Westmoreland Village Live performance on Saturday, June 26, on the inexperienced on the Park Hill Assembly Home.
Closing this system that night shall be a string trio by early Twentieth-century composer, Jean Cras.
“It’s a beautiful, enjoyable, extremely magical piece,” mentioned Popper-Keizer, “and audiences won’t have heard it as a result of (Cras) was pretty unknown.”
In that very same vein is a bit that shall be performed Wednesday, June 30, on the Rindge Village Live performance at Cathedral of the Pines: Viola quintet in a minor, op. Posth. by Max Bruch.
“Bruch is well-known for his violin concerto, however he additionally wrote stunning music that was hardly performed,” mentioned Popper-Keizer, referring to Bruch’s viola quintet, found after the composer’s loss of life.
A bit Popper-Keizer is especially enthusiastic about listening to is on this system on the Marlborough Village Live performance Saturday, July 17, on the Frost Free Library—Michael Cohen’s “I Keep in mind (Settings from the Diary of Anne Frank).”
“It’s a searing, trustworthy, stunning piece for harp, flute, cello and voice,” he mentioned.
Additionally performing in the course of the Milford Village Live performance July 10 shall be folks duo Ari and Mia.
Their music references the types of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook.
The complete program on the Hancock Village Live performance Saturday, July 24 is highlighted with items by Adolphus Hailstork (Variations for solo trumpet); Francis Poulenc (Sonata for horn, trumpet, and trombone) and Stacy Garrop (Sanskara for solo horn) together with 5 extra compositions.
Woodwind devices are the star of the Francestown Village Live performance Sunday, Aug. 1, on the Outdated Meetinghouse, which is able to embrace works from Wilhelm Friedemann Bach’s Sonata in
e minor, F. 54 to Karl Goepfart’s Quartet for winds, op. 93.
Breaking apart the sequence of village live shows is a Salon Live performance Thursday, Aug. 5, that includes music from Seventeenth-century Rome on the garden of Deborah Waldo & John Catlin in Wilton (handle disclosed upon ticket buy). Patrons can carry their very own picnic or buy dinner from The Crisp Truck whereas having fun with a program of baroque guitar, lute and theorbo music by Olav Chris Henriksen.
Subsequent up Saturday, Aug. 7, is the Nelson Village Live performance on the congregational church that includes (amongst three different items) Quartet #3 “Unrequited” by Billy Childs, a jazz pianist and composer who earned 13 Grammy Awards and carried out with the likes of Yo Yo Ma.
“This string quartet is a nexus of so many cultural types and components,” mentioned Popper-Keizer. “His distinctive, compelling voice is a product of his huge richness of expertise.”
The final of the village live shows within the sequence is on the inexperienced at Jaffrey Heart Saturday, Aug. 14, that includes Johannes Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in bi minor, op. 115 together with Bernard Herrmann’s Memento de Voyage for clarinet and string quartet and opening with the piece, Paisajes, by Jose Gonzalez Granero.
Deliver your personal garden chair or blanket to village live shows. Except for the June 30 live performance in Rindge, a ticketed occasion, all different village live shows are free.
A number of particular occasions are deliberate in 2021, together with a Progressive Backyard Occasion Sunday, July 18, all through Peterborough with backyard excursions, food and drinks tastings and naturally, musical performances. Solely 75 tickets can be found for that occasion. Fall occasions embrace Oktoberfest; Recreation Night time that includes a wild sport dinner and pop-up musical efficiency; and the annual fundraising gala that includes a comedy circus troupe at Aldworth Manor in Harrisville.
All Saturday village live shows are at 5 p.m., with a rain date on the next day. The Francestown live performance is Sunday, with no rain date.
To see the complete programming schedule, and to buy tickets or for extra details about Monadnock Music’s 56th season, go to monadnockmusic.org.