Mivos Quartet in Concert

featuring the Mivos Quartet

including a world-premiere by Michael Daugherty,
Walden Composer-in-Residence


Concert ~ Ben Melsky, harp

featuring Ben Melsky, harp

Ben-MelskyEnjoy this virtuoso program of music which begins with Variaciones by Luis de Narvaez, and then bursts into a robust offering of contemporary works by living composers--including our own faculty member, Eliza Brown.

Aurora Nealand & the Mississippi Gipsy


featuring Aurora Nealand & the Mississippi Gipsy

* Outdoors, weather-permitting. Fountain Arts Building, Dublin School

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Bandleader, saxophonist and vocalist Aurora Nealand is a captivating,  interdisciplinary performer. Nealand was voted “Best Saxophonist,” “Best Female Performer,” and with the Royal Roses, “Best Traditional Jazz Band” in the 2015 and 2016 Big Easy and OffBeat Awards. She will be joined by some amazing musicians from New Orleans, featuring the music of guitarist Russell Welch, a specialist in gypsy jazz (a la Django Reinhardt). They will be joined by vocalist and violinist Dr. Sick (Squirrell Nut Zippers), Tomas Majcherski (Rhythm Wizards), guitarist Leo Forde, bassist Joshua Gouzy (New Orleans Jazz Vipers), and Tomas Majcherski playing clarinet and saxophone.

A Walden Celebration in Boston

Saturday, May 7th, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Boston, Massachusetts (Beacon Hill)

Come celebrate and support The Walden School with us.

Enjoy an afternoon of music (featuring cellist Dave Eggar), refreshments, and fun all to benefit this unique summer music school, camp, and festival.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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

Alumni / Faculty / Staff / Artist Gathering - New York, NY

IMG_4457DATE: Sunday, November 16, 2015

TIME: 6:30 - 9:30 PM


For more information or to RSVP, email events@waldenschool.org or phone 415-648-4710. We hope to see you there!

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


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 2015 Grammy Award-winner, Cory Smythe, piano.

For bios, click here.

Open House and Horszowski Trio with music for violin, cello and piano

horszowski trio LARGE

6:00 PM BBQ dinner

6:45 - 7:15 PM Open House with classroom demonstrations

7:30 PM concert


An exciting invitation to learn more about The Walden School and hear the world-renowned chamber group, Horszowski Trio
with Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; and Rieko Aizawa, piano.
The Los Angeles Times has called this ensemble “power players,” and Mr. Mills has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award.
Their concert will feature works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Joan Tower.

Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses - An evening of New Orleans jazz

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LOCATION: Fountain Arts Building, Dublin School
Dublin, New Hampshire

NOTE: Concert will be outdoors, weather permitting

Co-presented with Monadnock Folklore Society

Call for scores - Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Young Composers Initiative is a unique opportunity for a young composer to have their piece rehearsed and recorded by one of the nation's best youth orchestras, conducted by Zander Fellow James Blachly.

Four of the composers come from local universities: New England Conservatory, Boston University, Boston Conservatory, and Harvard College. The fifth composer is selected from young composers who have studied at The Walden School in Dublin, New Hampshire.

Works must be 5 minutes or less in duration and scored for triple winds with standard doublings, 4-3-3-1 brass, strings, and timpani plus 3 percussion with standard instrumentation. Preference given to composers under 21 years of age, with particular preference for those still in high school. Several finalists will be selected by Walden faculty panelists, and the Boston Philharmonic will select the winning composer to participate in the project. Composers will need to be present in Boston for the reading/rehearsal/recording (March 21, 2015, from 2:30-7:30pm), and will need to be available for advance consultation with Maestro Blachly in advance of the project. Final parts (hard copy) will need to arrive in Boston no later than February 25, 2015.

To be considered, full score submissions must be sent by PDF to scores@waldenschool.org and be received no later than February 15th, 2015 at 5pm pacific time.