On April 21, Fire & Grace visited the Dublin School, where they gave a beautiful demonstration of their approach to blending musical styles from around the world. Later in the day, they visited Crotched Mountain School and Rehabilitation Center, where they performed for an audience of residents, students, and staff.
On March 24th, 2017, the Verona Quartet shared their music with two different communities in the region. They visited ConVal High School in the afternoon—a new collaboration for Electric Earth—and in the evening performed at Plowshare Farm in Greenfield.
Friday, February 24: Gabriela Diaz, violin & Robert Burkhart, cello joined Jonathan Bagg and Laura Gilbert for two community visits, including our first ever at Scott-Farrar retirement community during the afternoon. In the evening we performed for our friends at Plowshare Farm in Greenfield, with whom we have built a strong musical bond over our five year history.
On Saturday, October 8, 2016 Aureole (Stacey Shames, Mary Hammann, and Laura Gilbert) teamed up with Jazimina MacNeil to bring songs of Ravel and Ian Krouse to our two partner communities for people with disabilities: Lukas Community and Plowshare Farm.
And on October 7, Aureole Trio brought music and interesting discussion to Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School’s 300 kids!
Trio Cleonice (Ari Isaacman-Beck, Gwen Krosnick, Emely Phelps) performed at Crotched Mountain May 27, 2016. The Trio also performed at Plowshare farm that weekend.
March 25 was an intense morning at the Dublin School, courtesy of the Verona Quartet, who played Bartok, among others, for morning assembly. The Quartet also performed at La Belle Winery in Amherst that weekend
On the beautiful clear evening of January 23, with snow storms raging to the south of us shutting down major cities on the Eastern seaboard, Plowshare Farm’s community gathered in the Agora to listen to the warm voice and instrumentals of Indra jazz trio. They played gorgeous jazz standards, beloved popular tunes and then treated the audience to some classic David Bowie tunes. It was a great evening among friends!
On August 29, The Horszowski Trio and Friends presented excerpts from their evening concert to members of Lukas Community.
On October 9, Jennifer Johnson Cano and Chris Cano sang for residents and students at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center.
On October 10th, The Mobius Percussion Ensemble played and demonstrated their instruments for kids at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, as part of their “On the Beaten Path” program. An interactive hour with this amazing group of percussion virtuosos!
On October 29th, Jennifer Johnson Cano and Chris Cano sang for Melanie Everard’s music classes and The Opera Club at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School.
On November 13th, Trio Cleonice played excerpts from the EEC Season Finale Concert for students and residents of the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center.
We returned to Franklin School on May 29th for an afternoon of “Paint the Music” for a combined event with the music and art classes. The kids painted to a performance of Debussy’s Impressionist masterpiece, Sonate for flute, viola and harp.
Also on May 29th, at 6pm, EEC directors, Laura Gilbert and Jonathan Bagg, joined the eloquent harpist, Jacqui Kerrod,, for a special performance at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, in conjunction with opening day of their exhibit Treasured Places, Protected Spaces celebrating environmental conservation in painting.
On May 30th at 2:00, EEC played an hour long concert for the residents of the Memory Care Unit at Summerhill Assisted Living, Peterborough. That evening we returned to Plowshare Farm, Greenfield, for a post-dinner concert of music by Robert Patterson, Timo Andres and Toru Takemitsu.
EEC announced collaborations with three new outreach partners: Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Keene, the Dublin School, Dublin, and the Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene
On Friday, April 17 soprano, Tony Arnold, Cleonice Trios’s pianist, and cellist Emely Phelps and Gwen Krosnick, flutist and co-director, Laura Gilbert and composer, Eric Moe, performed music of Ravel, Poulenc, Prokofiev and Moe in a Morning Meeting performance followed by a day-long open rehearsal at the Dublin School. It was an extraordinary day of music and conversations between the musicians and students – the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
On April 17 Tony Arnold, soprano; Emely Phelps, piano; Gwen Krosnick, cello and Electric Earth co- director, Laura Gilbert, performed for Franklin Elementery School students.
That same afternoon, we all headed to Franklin Elementary School for an intimate performance and reception in the music room at Franklin Elementary, hosted by Franklin’s amazing music teacher, Melanie Everard. It was a wonderful way to end our long day of work – playing for students, the very young members of Franklin’s Opera Club and a group of Franklin’s teachers and staff. A festive way for everyone to celebrate the beginning of Spring Break!