The Walden School Announces 2011 Concert Series

Walden students performing together

June 7th, 2011

DUBLIN, NH — Every year since 1973, The Walden School has offered free public concerts that have drawn enthusiastic audiences of music lovers to its New England venues. The popular Concert Series returns for 2011 with an eight-week season across the Monadnock Region of NH and in Northampton, MA.
All concerts are free, unless otherwise noted.

The 2011 season offers stellar musicians representing diverse genres and musical styles, all presenting ambitious programs with music ranging from the English Renaissance, Bach, Mozart, Stravinsky, and Xenakis, to contemporary works by John Adams, Mario Diaz de de León, Caroline Mallonée, Sam Pluta, and Kaija Saariaho, among many others.

Audience members can also be the first on the block to hear the composers of tomorrow with performances of world premieres written by participants in The Walden School’s Young Musicians Program and by participants of an exciting new offering, the Creative Musicians Retreat. The Retreat is designed for adult musicians seeking to invigorate their musical training, participate in a rich and diverse musical community, and engage in creative music making. Visit www.waldenschool.org/retreat to learn more. “The Walden School is thrilled to offer exciting and compelling musical events for our community in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire and now, in Northampton, Massachusetts,” explains Seth Brenzel, executive director of The Walden School. “Not only are we presenting incredible artists from a wide range of musical backgrounds who work in a variety of styles, we are collaborating with terrific partner organizations: the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, the Firebird Ensemble, the Monadnock Folklore Society, Monadnock Music, and the St. Catharine’s Choir of Cambridge University.”

The Boston-based Firebird Ensemble will be in residence in New Hampshire from July 4-13. Kate Vincent, Firebird Ensemble director, says, “This exciting residency in New Hampshire is a collaboration between Firebird Ensemble, The Walden School, and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. During this period, we will offer a public performance on July 8 at The Walden School (featuring eight world premieres by Walden faculty composers) and four outreach presentations at different community venues in New Hampshire. Our residency will also showcase a joint performance on July 12 at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music with Apple Hill students premiering three new works
written by Walden student composers.”

Vincent adds, “We are delighted to be part of this multi-faceted and incredibly vibrant
collaboration with The Walden School and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and
look forward to working closely with young performers and composers from all over the
country.”

Contact: Seth Brenzel
Executive Director, The Walden School
Email: sbrenzel@waldenschool.org
Telephone: (415) 648-4710 (office)

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