Walden School discussed at Amos Fortune Forum

"The audience at Friday’s Amos Fortune Forum was asked to do something that quite possibly no other audience has been asked to do in any of the 72 seasons the forum has been around.

After his introduction, Walden School Executive Director Seth Brenzel told those in attendance to stand up, close their eyes, and link hands in a circle – which extended around the interior of the Jaffrey Meetinghouse."

For more of Nicholas Handy's feature in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript:

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The Walden School honored with 2017 Ewing Arts Award

The Walden School is proud to have been honored with a 2017 Ewing Arts Award at a ceremony held last month at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College.

International Contemporary Ensemble in Concert

featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)



Josh Modney, violin; Ryan Muncy, saxophones
Mike Lormand, trombone; Bridget Kibbey, harp
Jacob Greenberg, piano

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. Hear world-premiere commissions written by Walden School Faculty Composers Katherine Balch, Alex Christie, Sky Macklay, Osnat Netzer, and Moshe Shulman.


The Walden School Players in Concert

featuring The Walden School Players


This dynamic program will include a diverse range of contemporary pieces for various instrumentations, including a work by Composer-in-Residence, Paula Matthusen, as well as works by Ted Hearne, Olga Neuwirth, Anthony Braxton, Erin Gee, and Sam Pluta.
Laura Cocks, flutes; Dana Jessen, bassoon; Katie Schoepflin, clarinets
Erica Dicker, violin; Tawnya Popoff, viola; Chris Wild, cello
Bonnie Whiting, percussion; Eric Wubbels, piano

Paula Matthusen, Composer-in-Residence ~ Lecture / Demonstration

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Award-winning composer and Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, Paula Matthusen’s works often consider discrepancies in musical space-real, imagined, and remembered.

“Paula Matthusen’s vivid imagination was evident from the first sound heard.” - New York Times

Dr. Matthusen will share stories and examples, speaking candidly about developing her musicianship and her experiences as a composer.

The Walden School Choral Concert

Walden School - Young Musicians Program chorusThe Walden School Choral Concert
Sarah Riskind, director

*note location: All Saints’ Church in Peterborough, New Hampshire

Singing in chorus is a daily musicianship and community building event for everyone on campus at The Walden School. Making music all together is an important part of the Walden experience.

Enjoy traditional and contemporary music from Norway, Estonia, England, Ireland, Bulgaria, and the US, along with madrigals by Wilbye and Monteverdi, and sacred works by Schütz, Rheinberger, and Zumaya. We're also bringing you improvisatory new music by Paula Matthusen, Amanda Feery, and Sam Pluta. You won't want to miss this culminating event.

PRISM Quartet concert featuring Walden student Jane Lange

The PRISM Quartet presents a breathtaking program of freshly minted saxophone quartets by Barlow Prize winner Ben Hjertmann; Goddard Lieberson and Guggenhiem Fellow James Primosch; Pew and Guggenhiem Fellow Anna Weesner; Jay Reise, whose work has been supported by the Fromm Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts;Kyle Bartlett, of counter)induction fame; and Jane Lange, winner of the PRISM/Walden School Commissioning Award. Primosch’s new work, scored for sax quartet and piano, will feature guest artist Marilyn Nonken, hailed by The Cleveland Plain Dealer as “a supreme interpreter of new music who blends audacity with sensitivity.”
Walden's Executive Director will be hosting an alumni gathering after the concert. Let us know if you'd like to attend by writing to us atevents@waldenschool.org.
For more information click here.

PRISM Quartet concert featuring Walden student Jane Lange

PRISM presents an enticing program of world premieres of new saxophone quartets by UPenn faculty members: Goddard Lieberson and Guggenhiem Fellow James Primosch; Pew and Guggenhiem Fellow Anna Weesner; and Jay Reise, whose work has been supported by the Fromm Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. The program also includes a new work by UPenn alumna Kyle Bartlett, of counter)induction fame; Ben Hjertmann, winner of the 2014 Barlow Prize; and Jane Lange, winner of the PRISM/Walden School Commissioning Award.

For more information click here.

A Celebration of Walden featuring Miranda Cuckson

Save the Date!

Saturday, February 27, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Baltimore, Maryland

Please join us for a fundraising reception celebrating Walden's unique music education program and its supporters. Come for fun, food, drinks, and a performance by acclaimed violinist Miranda Cuckson!

"undeniable musicality...she plays with such beauty and assurance." (Allan Kozinn, New York Times)

"Violinist Miranda Cuckson reaffirms her standing as one of the most sensitive and electric interpreters of new music." (Downbeat Magazine)

Write to us at events@waldenschool.org for more information.