Monadnock Music annually presents 31 chamber music concerts - 17 of which are free - in myriad towns around the Monadnock region. In 1985, we created the Lend an Ear! in-school music education program, bringing performing musicians to 22 schools annually. Dedicated to the communities we serve, we are an integral part of New Hampshire’s cultural life, and a pillar of our region, perpetually honoring our goal of combining music of the highest quality with community service.
Since 2001 this event has been organized by the Keene Music Festival Team and the Keene Downtown Group to lend support and inspiration to local musicians through the creation and production of a free, day-long, outdoor performance event held in downtown Keene in late August. The musical performances are held at five stage areas and three sidewalk locations. Musicians of diverse styles and backgrounds are encouraged to participate.
Music on Norway Pond strives to bring the highest calibre artists and music programs to the Monadnock region in the fall, winter and spring. All of our concerts are held on Sunday afternoons at the Hancock Meeting House and last one hour or less with no intermission.
We culturally enrich the communities of Northern New Hampshire through quality chamber music and creative, interactive educational and community programs.
A women’s vocal ensemble that is organized into five intensive 4-6 week sessions, featuring two major concerts (in February and June) and two "A Cappella" workshops. Our third session also adds men's voices to the ensemble.
Our Philosophy: There is nothing more profound than the joy a singer feels when she has transformed an audience by communicating the essence of the music and the intention of the composer. It is not enough to be just excellent, a successful performance also has to be effective and affecting.
The Peterborough Children's Choir creates an opportunity for young singers to develop their voices while learning fundamentals of musicianship, music reading, performance, and the joyful rewards of singing the highest quality music.
The Peterborough Folk Music Society is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the most innovative, entertaining and diverse musicians to the Monadnock Region.
Our Mission is to share our passion for opera – to perform high quality productions, sung primarily in English to make them enjoyable and accessible to New Hampshire audiences, and to young opera-goers in particular. We are proud to be the only opera entity in New Hampshire devoted to providing a stage for the vocal and artistic talents of artists from this region, and pleased to play a role in developing the vocal and stagecraft talents of student performers.
In 1981 KSC’s Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond opened its doors to serve the academic and community needs in the fine and performing arts. The RACBP schedules concerts, theatrical productions, dance concerts, recitals and art exhibits by the College’s academic programs and presents performances by outstanding professional artists in dance, theater, and music, attracting audiences from the Tri-state region.
The Redfern Arts Center is committed to bringing to the campus and the region professional artists of the highest quality and from the broadest possible range of races, cultures, experiences, and backgrounds through presenting performances, workshops, and educational outreach activities that foster a love and appreciation of the performing arts.
RAC highlights in recent years include an impressive roster of artists, residencies and collaborations. Among those highlights are performances by the Martha Graham Dance Company, I Musici de Montreal, Pilobolus, Shakespeare & Company, Ronald K. Brown/ Evidence, Gamelan Galak Tika, Keigwin+Company, Turtle Island String Quartet, New Orlean's Hot 8 Brass Band, Aquila Theatre Company, Sandglass Theatre and Cambodia's Sovanna Phum's New England tour of The Story of the Dog, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Rubberbandance Group and much more.
The Colonial Theatre is an historic performing arts center, which brings the cultural and creative spirit of our community to life.