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 and be received no later than February 15th, 2015 at 5pm pacific time.

Sep 30 - Walden's fiscal year ends

On September 30, Walden’s fiscal year ends. Help us close the year by helping us raise as many dollars as possible.

Click here to donate. Your support – in any amount – keeps us thriving and is critical to our success

A Celebration of The Walden School

September 20, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
A celebration of The Walden School
Peter Pap Oriental Rug Gallery
470 Jackson Street, San Francisco
Please join us in San Francisco for an afternoon benefit concert and reception. Featuring a performance by  Cello String Quartet, hors d'oeuvres from Penny Eng, and wine from Grigch Hills Estate and Ridge, all in celebration of The Walden School. RSVP by September 17 to or phone Amy Bryan, Director of Development & Alumni Relations, at 415-692-3840. You may pay at the event, donate online, or mail payment to:

31A 29th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110.

If you are unable to attend, we still welcome your support.

Composer-in-Residence Presentation: Nathaniel Stookey









First commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony at age 17, Nathaniel Stookey has gone on to collaborate with many of the world's great orchestras, including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Manchester's venerable Hallé: Orchestra, where he was composer-in-residence under Kent Nagano. Stookey's concerto for two violins and strings, Double, was commissioned to represent the year 1999 in the millennial Festival of 999 Years of Music in Sheffield, England, and has since been released on Albany records. In 2006, the San Francisco Symphony commissioned, premiered, and recorded The Composer Is Dead, a sinister guide to the orchestra with narration by Lemony Snicket. "Having created a furor in the United States" ( Hamburger Abendblatt ), the work has since been performed by over 100 orchestras on four continents, and according to BBC commentator Norman Lebrecht, is one of the five most performed classical works of the 21st century, worldwide. His latest orchestral work, Mahlerwerk, commissioned by NDR-Sinfonie (Hamburg) for the final concert of their centennial Mahler cycle, was premiered under Christoph Eschenbach before an audience of 10,000. The Schleswig-Holsteiner Zeitung describes this "crazy puzzle" as an "intelligent, musically very appealing, even exhilarating homage to Gustav Mahler." Stookey's most recent work, String Quartet No. 3 'The Mezzanine' — commissioned and premiered by the Kronos Quartet in 2013 — received critical acclaim for its "wealth of puckish inventions, including an offbeat rhythmic groove that morphs into a tenderly sardonic waltz, and a slow hymn whose harmonies grow and expand in surprising directions" ( San Francisco Chronicle ).

Urban Raga Trio


Urban Raga Trio: Nocturne Project

Nocturne is inspired by the North Indian concept that certain ragas express the mood, pathos, and experience of night. This project will synthesize vocabulary from Indian night ragas, western classical nocturne compositions, and contemporary improvisations to create a cross-cultural and dynamic form of night music. Within the context of American creative music, Nocturne evokes abstract themes such as the meditation of a world at rest; night terrors conjured by the imagination; and the slow cadence of blue light melting into darkness.

Urban Raga Trio consists of saxophonist Aakash Mittal, guitarist Matt Fuller, and percussionist Rajna Swaminathan. The concert is FREE and open to the public, and will take place in Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall.

Walden School Open House

Wednesday, July 16, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Dublin School, Fountain Arts Building

Come visit Walden and get a glimpse of what makes this program so special! Featuring a showcase of student performances, faculty demonstrations, ensemble rehearsals, and a special performance by visiting artist, Aakash Mittal and the Urban Raga Trio.

Light appetizers and refreshing beverages will be served.

Spektral String Quartet performs Beethoven Op. 132, Steve Reich Different Trains

The Walden School and Monadnock Music are co-presenting the Spektral String Quartet in what is sure to be an electric concert of quartet masterworks. FREE and open to the public, followed by a reception in the Schoolhouse on the campus of the Dublin School. The concert takes place in the Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall.

“…a spine-tingling interpretation … hands down one of the most impressive performances of the year.”
-TimeOut Chicago

“…vitalizing [the Chicago] scene in a big way”
-The Chicago Tribune

“…leading the charge toward progressive, high-caliber contemporary classical music”
-The Chicago Reader

“The Spektral ensemble has a special knack for finding a satisfying balance of style, soul and seriousness.”
-Chicago Classical Review


Spektral String Quartet with Tim Munro, flutes

Every summer, Walden faculty are commissioned by The Walden School and a visiting ensemble. In 2014, eight faculty composers (Loretta Notareschi, Marguerite Ladd, Osnat Netzer, Sky Macklay, Alex Christie, Ian Munro, Ted Moore, and Caroline Mallonée) will have world premieres of their music performed on what promises to be an incredible concert of newly created music.

This concert is FREE and Open to the Public!

Find out more about Chicago Symphony flutist Tim Munro here.

Find out more about the Spektral Quartet here.

“…a spine-tingling interpretation … hands down one of the most impressive performances of the year.”
-TimeOut Chicago

“…vitalizing [the Chicago] scene in a big way”
-The Chicago Tribune

“…leading the charge toward progressive, high-caliber contemporary classical music”
-The Chicago Reader

“The Spektral ensemble has a special knack for finding a satisfying balance of style, soul and seriousness.”
-Chicago Classical Review