2014 Concert Series

  • We are amazed at how supportive these young people are of each other’s individuality, creativity, and expression.

    – Parent of a Young Musicians Program student

All events are held in the Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall on the campus of Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire and begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Sunday, June 29

Julia Bruskincello, and Aaron Wunschpiano

Concert of classical and contemporary works for cello and piano.

Tuesday, July 1
Composers Forum I
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.

Wednesday, July 2
Weaving Music: A Workshop with Nora Rabins
A Sound/Loom installation and workshop with Walden students, presented by artist and Walden YMP alum Nora Rabins.

Thursday, July 3
M Shanghai 
(Concert presented outdoors on Dublin School Campus, weather permitting)
Original and traditional string band music, a co-presentation with the Monadnock Folklore Society.

Tuesday, July 8
Composers Forum II
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.

Wednesday, July 9, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and 7:15-8:45 p.m.
Open Rehearsals: Spektral Quartet with Tim Munro for Faculty Commissioning Concert

Thursday, July 10, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and 7:15-8:45 p.m.
Open Rehearsals: Spektral Quartet with Tim Munro for Faculty Commissioning Concert

Friday, July 11
Faculty Commissioning Concert

Spektral Quartet, a Chicago-based string quartet, along with flutist Tim Munro, will perform 8 world-premiere works by Young Musicians Program faculty members Alex ChristieMarguerite LaddSky MacklayCaroline MalonéeTed MooreLoretta NotareschiIan Munro, and Osnat Netzer. This is the 14th Faculty Commissioning Project that The Walden School has sponsored.

Sunday, July 13, 3:00 p.m
Spektral Quartet 
Spektral Quartet plays two masterworks for string quartet by Beethoven and Reich, as a co-presentation with Monadnock Music.

Tuesday, July 15
Composers Forum III
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty and special guest, current MacDowell colony fellow Andrea Clearfield.

Wednesday, July 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Walden School Open House
(Fountain Arts Building, Dublin School)
Please contact The Walden School for more details.

Friday, July 18
Urban Raga Trio
Aakash Mittal and the Urban Raga Trio present their Nocturne project, fusing vocabulary from Indian night ragas, western classical nocturne compositions, and contemporary improvisations to create a cross-cultural and dynamic form of night music.

Tuesday, July 22
Composers Forum IV
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.

Wednesday, July 23
The Walden School Players in Concert at the Keene Public Library
Walden’s “house band” presents a program of contemporary classical and improvised works at the Keene Public Library. The concert starts at 12 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Friday, July 25
The Walden School Players
Walden’s “house band” of exceptional performers bring a wonderful concert of contemporary concert music to life to kick off Festival Week. This year’s Players are Erica Dicker, violin; Peter Evans, trumpet; Ryan Muncy, saxophone; Tawnya Popoff, viola; Chris Wild, cello; Bonnie Whiting, percussion; and Aaron Wunsch, piano.

Sunday, July 27
Composer-in-Residence Presentation – Nathaniel Stookey
Nathaniel Stookey offers a program of his works and leads a discussion about his music with Young Musicians Program students, faculty, and audience members.

Monday, July 28
Festival Week Composers Forum I
The Walden School Players, Ensemble-in-Residence for the Young Musicians Program, perform new work by Program students. Audience discussion moderated by Composer-in-Residence Nathaniel Stookey and Program Faculty.

Tuesday, July 29
Festival Week Composers Forum II
The Walden School Players, Ensemble-in-Residence for the Young Musicians Program, perform new work by Program students. Audience discussion moderated by Composer-in-Residence Nathaniel Stookey and Program Faculty.

Wednesday, July 30
Festival Week Composers Forum III
The Walden School Players, Ensemble-in-Residence for the Young Musicians Program, perform new work by Program students. Audience discussion moderated by Composer-in-Residence Nathaniel Stookey and Program Faculty.

Friday, August 1
The Walden School Choral Concert
(Peterborough Town House, Peterborough)
Alysoun Kegel, Director
One of the most popular concerts on our annual summer series, this is a culminating performance by the entire Young Musicians Program community featuring a variety of choral ensembles.