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5 Holiday Activities in the Monadnock Region

The dead of winter is when New England comes alive, especially during the holidays! New Hampshire’s Monadnock region, especially, loves to use the arts to celebrate this special time of year. Home to many diverse artists including dancers, actors, musicians, and crafters, what better way to ring in the holidays than through the arts? With

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Arts Spotlight: Monadnock Chorus

NICOLE S. COLSON When Monadnock Chorus artistic director Morgan Bothwell did his first concert season with the group recently, there was already a very welcoming environment in place. “I got lucky,” he said. “It’s already instilled. The chorus has been around 60-plus years and some of the members have been with us the entire time.”

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Viva Bach Peterborough Announces 2023 Festival Program

Viva Bach Peterborough is pleased to announce its 2023 festival, which will take place at the Peterborough Town House from October 20th – 22nd under the artistic direction of Veronika Schreiber. Building on its highly successful 2022 inaugural season, Viva Bach Peterborough will once again bring renowned musicians from across the country to play a

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Arts Spotlight: Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music

NICOLE S. COLSON Cellist Javier Caballero first came to the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music as a student 25 years ago. The inclusive environment he found there led him on his life path.  The non-profit arts organization, founded 52 years ago, is situated on 100 acres of fields and woodlands in Nelson. Apple Hill

Blues musician and historian Scott Ainslie at Monadnock Center

On Saturday, June 18th, traditional blues master and songwriter Scott Ainslie will be on the Bass Hall stage at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture to present an evening of great singing, slide, Delta Blues and ragtime guitar playing, and select original songs. Ainslie comes to the stage armed with history, stories, personal anecdotes

Paul Festa performs at Mariposa Museum

MacDowell Violinist to Perform Bach Sonata, Partita at Mariposa On June 18th at 3 p.m., violinist, filmmaker, writer, and MacDowell fellow Paul Festa and will give an afternoon concert at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, N.H. This short concert, a special edition of the MacDowell Colony’s MacDowell Downtown series, is free and open to the

Americana Sister Act: Ari & Mia coming to Nelson

On Sunday, June 12 at 7:00 PM the Monadnock Folklore Society will present a concert with Ari & Mia, Boston’s Americana sister act at the Nelson Town Hall. Admission is $12/$9(senior, student, or in advance). Referencing the traditions of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook Ari and Mia create a realm

Virginia Eskin and Jose Lezcano at Sumner Knight’s Chapel

Two of the region’s most celebrated musicians, pianist Virginia Eskin and guitarist Jose Lezcano join forces for a concert at the Sumner Knight Chapel on Saturday, May 28th at 7pm. The Keene Music Festival, in collaboration with Keene Parks and Rec, and Southwestern Community Services presents a series of concerts at the Sumner Knight Chapel

Cliff Eberhardt in Harrisville

Deb’s House Concerts in Chesham (Harrisville, NH) Presents May 28 Cliff Eberhardt http://www.cliffeberhardt.com Pot Luck 6pm Concert 7pm Reservations for pot luck – call or email. House concerts generally sell out in advance. 603-318-9196/deb@pfmsconcerts.org Tickets purchased at ticketstage.com Suggested $20.00 “Eberhardt is a superb singer, with a vast credible range of emotions, and a soulfulness