2012 Concert Series

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  • The Walden School is one of America's greatest hidden treasures.

    – Joan Tower, composer

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

June 10, 8:00 p.m.
Wet Ink Ensemble
(Earle Recital Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA)
The Ensemble-in-Residence of the Creative Musicians Retreat delivers an eclectic program of contemporary music to kick off the Retreat.

June 11, 8:00 p.m.
Composer-in-Residence Presentation: James Mobberley
(Earle Recital Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA)
Jim offers a program of his works and leads a discussion about his music with Creative Musicians Retreat participants, faculty, and audience members.

June 14
Creative Musicians Retreat Composers Forum
(Earle Recital Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA)
Wet Ink Ensemble, the Retreat’s Ensemble-in-Residence, performs new work by Retreat participants. Audience discussion moderated by Composer-in-Residence James Mobberley.

June 15
Creative Musicians Retreat Composers Forum
(Earle Recital Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA)
Wet Ink Ensemble, the Retreat’s Ensemble-in-Residence, performs new work by Retreat participants. Audience discussion moderated by Composer-in-Residence James Mobberley.

July 1
Michael Poll, guitar
Mixed program of works for solo guitar performed by acclaimed young artist.

July 3
Composers Forum I
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.

July 6
Aurora Nealand and The Royal Roses
(Fountain Arts Building, Dublin School)
The Royal Roses are a New Orleans-based jazz band, led by vocalist and saxophonist Aurora Nealand.

July 10
Composers Forum II
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.

July 13
Duo Prism
Artistic directors of the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival in Colorado performing works for piano and violin.

July 17, 1:00 p.m.
Duo Prism
(Heberton Hall, Keene Public Library)
Artistic directors of the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival in Colorado performing works for piano and violin.

July 17
Composers Forum III
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.

July 18, 3:30-6:00 p.m. and 7:15-8:45 p.m.
Open Rehearsals
Yarn/Wire

Yarn/Wire, the dynamic percussion/piano quartet, in rehearsal of newly commissioned work by Young Musicians Program faculty.

July 19, 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Open Rehearsal
Yarn/Wire

Yarn/Wire, the dynamic percussion/piano quartet, in rehearsal of newly commissioned work by Young Musicians Program faculty.

July 20
Yarn/Wire
Faculty Commissioning Concert
Yarn/Wire, the acclaimed piano/percussion quartet from New York City, performs an evening of world premieres by Young Musicians Program faculty composers Renée Favand-See, Ian Munro, Sky Macklay, Sam Pluta, Dana Jessen, Emil Margolis, Alex Christie, Ted Moore, and Tony Makarome

July 24
Composers Forum IV
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.

July 27
The Walden School Players
The Ensemble-in-Residence of the Young Musicians Program performs a diverse program of recent music as the first event of their annual residency. This year’s Players are Jane Cords O’Hara, cello; Jane Chung, violin; Matthew Gold, percussion; Rane Moore, clarinets; Tawnya Popoff, viola; Jesse Rosinski, flutes; and Aaron Wunsch, piano.

July 29
Composer-in-Residence Presentation
Eve Beglarian
Eve offers a program of her works and leads a discussion about her music with Young Musicians Program students, faculty, and audience members.

July 30
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 Eve Beglarian and Program Faculty.

July 31
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 Eve Beglarian and Program Faculty.

August 1
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 Eve Beglarian and Program Faculty.

August 3
The Walden School Choral Concert
(Peterborough Town House, Peterborough)
Leo Wanenchak, 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.