2017 Concert Series

  • I have found my people.

    – Young Musicians Program student

All events are held in the Fountain Arts Building 

on the campus of Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire

and begin at 7:30 pm, unless * noted.

All events are free of charge and open to the public.


Saturday, June 17

Concert

Featuring the Mivos Quartet, (string quartet),

Matthew Gold (percussion),

and Steve Beck (piano)

Mivos

The Chicago Reader calls the Mivos Quartet “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles.” Matthew Gold is a percussionist with the Talea Ensemble, who have been lauded by the New York Times as “a vital part of the New York contemporary-classical scene.” Steve Beck was praised as “one of the city’s most admired young pianists” by the New Yorker.


Sunday, June 18

Lecture / Demonstration

by Composer-in-Residence, Annie Gosfield

Annie Gosfield

Composer-in-Residence Annie Gosfield, who has been described as “a one woman Hadron collider,” works on the boundaries between notated and improvised music, electronic and acoustic sounds, refined timbres and noise.


Wednesday, June 21 – Composers Forum I

Thursday, June 22 – Composers Forum II

Friday, June 23 – Composers Forum III

CMR

Performances of works by Creative Musicians Retreat (CMR) participants, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.


Sunday, July 2

Concert

featuring Josh Modney, violin

Josh Modney

Josh Modney, feted by The New York Times as a “superb violinist” and “new-music luminary” hailed for “brash, energetic performances,” will be joining The Walden School to perform four of Bach’s legendary violin sonatas and partitas.


Tuesday, July 4

Composers Forum I

Forum 1

Performances of works by Young Musicians Program (YMP) participants, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.


Friday, July 7th

Concert

Featuring Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Aurora Nealand

Saxophonist/vocalist Aurora Nealand has been playing in various groups in New Orleans since 2005, and the Royal Roses, founded in 2010, is her first venture as a bandleader. The Royal Roses draw their repertoire heavily from Sidney Bechet, Django Reinhart and traditional jazz of New Orleans. Comprised of some of the finest young players on the New Orleans music scene today, the Royal Roses are seeking to breath new energy, arrangements and compositions into this genre of music while exploring and learning from its rich history and tradition.

*NOTE: This event takes place behind the Fountain Arts Building (weather permitting) on the campus of the Dublin School. Lawn seating. Some limited chair seating available.


Tuesday, July 11

Composers Forum II

forum 2

Performances of works by Young Musicians Program (YMP) participants, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.


Friday, July 14

Concert

Featuring Splinter Reeds

Splinter Reeds

Splinter Reeds is the Bay Area’s first reed quintet, composed of five talented and innovative musicians whose reeds vibrate primarily to the sounds of the 20th and 21st Century. As fierce advocates of new music, Splinter Reeds is committed to commissioning new works and presenting top tier performances of today’s best new music while demonstrating the vast possibilities of the reed quintet.


Tuesday, July 18

Composers Forum III

FOrum 3

Performances of works by Young Musicians Program (YMP) participants, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.


Thursday, July 20

Composers Forum IV

FOrum 4

Performances of works by Young Musicians Program (YMP) participants, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.


Friday, July 21

Concert

Featuring ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble)

ICE

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), described by the New York Times as “one of the most accomplished and adventurous groups in new music,” is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced.

A community BBQ dinner precedes this concert at 6pm,

followed by the Young Musicians Program Open House at 6:45pm.

No charge—simply RSVP to events@waldenschool.org or 603-563-8212.


Tuesday, July 25

Composers Forum V

FOrum 5

Performances of works by Young Musicians Program (YMP) participants, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.


Friday, July 28

Concert

Featuring The Walden School Players

Walden School Players

Dana Jessen, bassoon; Erica Dicker, violin; Eric Wubbels, piano; Tawnya Popoff, viola; Laura Cocks, flute; Katie Schoepflin, clarinet; Chris Wild, cello


Sunday, July 30

Lecture / Demonstration

By Composer-in-Residence Robert Kyr

Robert Kyr

Robert Kyr, the chair of the composition department at the University of Oregon, composed twelve symphonies, three chamber symphonies, three violin concerti, and numerous works for vocal ensemble of all types, both unaccompanied and accompanied. He will be joining us for a presentation explaining his music.


Festival Week

Monday, July 31 – Composers Forum I

Tuesday, August 1 – Composers Forum II

Wednesday, August 2 – Composers Forum III

Festival Forum 2

World premieres of works written during the summer by Young Musicians Program (YMP) participants, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.


Friday, August 4

The Walden School Choral Concert

Directed by Sarah Riskind

* All Saints’ Church in Peterborough, New Hampshire

Walden School - Young Musicians Program chorus

The Walden School community concludes its 2017 season with its choral concert, featuring works by composer-in-residence Robert Kyr, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Orlando di Lassus, Pauline Oliveros, Indian ragas, Sephardic folk music, and more!