Monadnock Music

Concert & Event Schedule

Monadnock Music is carefully monitoring the state of the Covid-19 virus across our region. For the present, since this year’s Monadnock International Film Festival and The Thing in the Spring have been cancelled, due to the prohibition on large gatherings in the state, our collaborations with those organizations will not take place.

We are taking things one step at a time; our plan is to proceed with the summer's program of Village Concerts and the Jim Bolle Memorial concert of Beethoven’s Ninth as scheduled and hope things will be under control by then. If circumstances do not permit us to proceed as normal, we will do what we can to modify our plans with the health and safety of our performers and audience members foremost in our minds.

We will need your support more than ever through these trying times for all arts organizations. Our fervent wish is that we will be able to proceed with our concerts and fund raising events this summer; however, should that prove not to be the case, please know that any tickets purchased in advance for this summer’s programs will be fully refundable should we be unable to present them. In the meantime, please check out our "Music in the Time of Quarantine" series through Monadnock Music at Home.



Monadnock Music on Monadnock Tonight

Tuesday, April 7, 5pm

Broadcast LIVE on Facebook

Join host Steve Jackson and his guests:
Laina Barakat, General Manager of Monadnock Music, with a musical performance by renowned cellist and Monadnock Music Artistic Director, Rafael Popper-Keizer

Monadnock Tonight is the new live interview and performance program produced by The Park Theatre. It is broadcast twice weekly (Tuesday & Thursday at 5pm) via The Park's Facebook page. The show features individuals (government, medical, education, business, nonprofits, entertainment) from the Monadnock region who are helping us through the current crisis. It's information, tips, and stories as well as performances from some of the most gifted entertainers we have.

Facebook Event

Live Season Announcement
with Artistic Director Rafael Popper-Keizer 

Thursday, April 9, 5pm

LIVE on Facebook

Join us as Artistic Director, Rafael Popper-Keizer shares the program for this summer's season and answers questions from the public. Tune in and ask any questions you like, from the program to Rafael's career, to plans for Monadnock Music et cetera by commenting in the live stream. He looks forward to chatting with you and sharing our plans for the summer!

Facebook Event

Live Music and Film
a MONIFF collaboration

Saturday, April 25

Due to health precautions relating to Covid-19 this event has been canceled


Ilana Cady

Music & Color Light Show
Free Family Event

Sunday, May 17, 1-2pm

Coen Halls at Keene Public Library

Join us for a family friendly event that brings Classical Music to a new and exciting place. Color Light Artist Katie Schwerin will partner with Pianist Ilana Cady to create a multi-sensory musical experience. The color light presentation will be accompanied by selections from Grier’s Lyric Pieces and Chopin’s Berceuse.

Free & Open to the public


Music in the Park
a Thing in the Spring collaboration

Thursday-Saturday, June 4-6

Due to health precautions relating to Covid-19 this event has been canceled

Temple Congregational Church

Summer Festival


Temple Village Concert

Saturday, June 20

Temple Congregational Church ~ Temple, NH
Free & Open to the public
Machina ArtBar

Keene Club Concert

Thursday, June 25

Machina Kitchen & ArtBar ~ Keene, NH
Free & Open to the public

Member & Musician Potluck Picnic

Satruday, June 27

Franklin Pierce University ~ Rindge, NH
Free & Open to the public

Jaffrey Village Concert

Sunday, June 28

Jaffrey Meeting House ~ Jaffrey, NH
Free & Open to the public


Aldworth Manor

Outdoor Band Concert & Picnic

Wednesday, July 1

Aldworth Manor ~ Harrisville, NH

Picnic dinner sold separately (pre-purchase of picnic dinners will be available from Aldworth Manor prior to concert).


Salon Concert

Friday, July 10


Wilton Village Concert

Saturday, July 11

Wilton Unitarian Church ~ Wilton, NH
Free & Open to the public

Dublin Village Concert

Thursday, July 16

Dublin Community Church ~ Dublin, NH
Free & Open to the public
Ahavas Achim, Keene Synagogue

Keene Village Concert

Sunday, July 19

Ahavas Achim Synagogue ~ Keene, NH
Free & Open to the public
First Congregational Church, Hancock

Hancock Village Concert

Wednesday, July 22

Hancock Congregational Church ~ Hancock, NH
Free & Open to the public

James Bolle Memorial Concert
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

James Bolle composing

Sunday, July 26, 3pm

Peterborough Town House ~ Peterborough, NH

Monadnock Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Gil Rose, Conductor

Celebrate the life and work of James Bolle with the next in our popular Complete Beethoven Symphony Cycle featuring Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Soloists TBA.

Want to particiapte in this historic event? Join the chorus for Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

Deering Community Church

Deering Village Concert

Thursday, July 30

Deering Community Church ~ Deering, NH
Free & Open to the public


Garden Tour

Garden Tour

Saturday, August 1

Location TBA

Join us for a botanical tour of the Monadnock region, featuring classical music and unique food at drink at each location.

Francestown Village Concert

Wednesday, August 5

Old Meetinghouse of Francestown ~ Francestown, NH
Free & Open to the public

Nelson Village Concert

Wednesday, August 12

Nelson Congregational Church ~ Nelson, NH
Free & Open to the public

Hollis Salon Concert

Saturday, August 15

Hollis, NH


Park Hill Meeting House

Westmoreland Village Concert

Sunday, August 16

Park Hill Meeting House ~ Westmoreland, NH
Free & Open to the public
Aldworth Manor

Fundraising Gala
Cocktails, Fireworks, and Pop-up Performances

Wednesday, August 19

Aldworth Manor ~ Harrisville, NH

A fundraiser and celebration of the 2020 Season. Don't miss this unique evening of fellowship, punctuated by pop-up musician performances, and topped off with a champagne toast on the veranda with a fireworks show by Atlas Fireworks!

Admission includes hearty appetizers, a champagne toast, complementary raffle tickets, live performances, and a fireworks display.

If you are not a Member, purchase of this ticket includes a 1 Year Friend-Level Membership.

Supported by:

Von Weber Trust   Smyth Trust   Memton Fund   Getty Foundation   Getz Charitable Trust   Grimshaw Gudewicz Foundation   Eppes‑Jefferson Foundation   Amphion Foundation   Alchemy Foundation   Merrill Family Charitable Fund   Boote Fund   Hoffman Family Foundation