2015 Concert Series

  • 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 Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire and begin at 7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted . All events are free of charge and open to the public.

 

Saturday, June 13
Piano recital featuring Teresa McCollough
Acclaimed pianist Teresa McCollough presents The Music of Ecstasy:
Works for piano, and piano and electronics, based upon sacred texts and imagery by composers George Crumb, Scott Blasco, Olivier Messiaen and Martin Bresnick

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Sunday, June 14
Lecture/Demonstration by Martin Bresnick
Join Martin Bresnick and our CMR musicians in a lecture/demonstration where he will present some of his work and talk about his approach to composition.
Part of a week-long residency for adult musician, Dr. Bresnick is the 2015 Composer-in-Residence for The Walden School’s Creative Musicians Retreat

Bresnick, Martin PIC2

 

Monday, June 15
Concert of new music by Wet Ink Ensemble, 2015 CMR Ensemble-in-Residence
A dynamic concert from the septet which is comprised of composer-performers who collaborate on writing, improvising, and rehearsing together

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Wednesday, June 17
Composers Forum I (CMR)
Performances of works by Creative Musicians Retreat participants, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty

 

Thursday, June 18
Composers Forum II (CMR)
Performances of works by Creative Musicians Retreat participants, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty

 

Friday, June 19
Composers Forum III (CMR)
Performances of works by Creative Musicians Retreat participants, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty

 

Sunday, June 28
Piano recital featuring Blair McMillen,
A recital by one of the most versatile and sought-after pianists today

McMillen, Blair PIC1

 

Tuesday, June 30
Composers Forum I (YMP)
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty

 

Friday, July 3
* 7:00 pm
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses present a concert of traditional jazz
of New Orleans
VENUE: Fountain Arts Building, Dublin School
Dublin, New Hampshire
Co-presented with Monadnock Folklore Society
NOTE: Concert will be outdoors, weather permitting

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Tuesday, July 7
Composers Forum II (YMP)
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty

 

Wednesday, July 8
4:15 – 5:45 pm
7:15 – 8:45 pm
Open Rehearsals with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

 

Thursday, July 9
3:15 – 5:45 pm
6:45 – 8:15 pm
Open Rehearsals with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

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Friday, July 10
Faculty Commissioning Concert
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), will perform 8 world-premiere works by Young Musicians Program faculty members. This is the 15th Faculty Commissioning Project that The Walden School has sponsored

 

Sunday, July 12, 3:00 pm
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and Face The Music
Concert

 

Tuesday, July 14
Composers Forum III (YMP)
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students

 

Thursday, July 16, 4:30-6:30 pm
Composers Forum IV (YMP)
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students

 

Friday, July 17
An evening with Horszowski Trio, music for violin, cello and piano
Open House and Concert

6:00 PM BBQ dinner on campus – RSVP to events@waldenschool.org
6:45 – 7:15 PM Open House
7:30 PM Concert

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Tuesday, July 21
Composers Forum V (YMP)
Performances of works by Young Musicians Program students, with audience discussion moderated by program faculty.

 

Friday, July 24
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; Dana Jessen, bassoon; and recent Grammy winner, Cory Smythe, piano.

For bios, click here.

 

Sunday, July 26
Composer-in-Residence Presentation – Annie Gosfield
Annie Gosfield offers a program of her works and leads a discussion about her music with Young Musicians Program students, faculty, and audience members

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Monday, July 27
Tuesday, July 28
Wednesday, July 29
Festival Week Composers Forums
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, Annie Gosford  and Program Faculty

 

Friday, July 31
The Walden School Choral Concert
Venue: All Saints’ Church, Peterborough, New Hampshire  (http://allsaintsnh.org)
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.

 

Saturday, August 1
Benefit Concert
Artist(s) TBD
Private home, Dublin, New Hampshire