Electric Earth in the Community

The mission of Electric Earth Concerts includes bringing music into communities where it can make a difference: to schools, shelters, rehabilitation centers, and homes for people with disabilities.

We believe that music’s enlightening and healing power ought not to be limited by boundaries of access.

We partner with an expanding group of organizations, free of charge, that help us overcome those boundaries, including Plowshare Farm in Greenfield, the Lukas Community in Temple, Crotched Mountain School and Rehabilitation Center, Greenfield, Monadnock Center for History and Culture,  Summerhill Memory Care Center & Scott Farrar, Peterborough;  Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention, and  Shelter from the Storm in Jaffrey, and  The Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene. We also have musical relationships with the following schools: Franklin Elementary School in Keene,  The Dublin School, Dublin, Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School, and ConVal High School in Peterborough.

Performances take place throughout our season. Please drop us a line at eeconcerts@gmail.com with your preferred contact information if you’d like to learn more about our outreach events and how to sponsor them.

Electric Earth’s 2017 outreach program is supported by grants from several granting organizations, including the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 


A week of concerts in the community

On November 1, 2, and 3 EEC  brings music, song, and stories into three area schools: Rindge Elementary, Jaffrey Grade School, and ConVal High. Among our area residents are some spectacular musicians: Jazmina MacNeil (Chesham), Nicholas Burns, and Louisa Stonehill (Keene) joined Jonathan Bagg for a week devoted to outreach–5 concerts in all.

Also visited: Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, and Lukas Community in Temple.

Jamie Laval at Plowshare Farm

Jamie gave an energetic and eloquent demonstration of Scottish fiddling traditions for our friends at Plowshare last Friday.

Fire & Grace at Dublin School and Crotched Mountain

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.

Verona Quartet

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.

Two Community Visits

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.

Aureole Trio community performances

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 at Crotched Mountain

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.

Verona Quartet at the Dublin School

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

Indra performs at Plowshare Farm

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!

Outreach in the Fall of 2015

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.

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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.

Supported by

The Waldo and Alice Ayer Trust, Citizens Bank  |  The Bean Family Foundation  |  The Lizzie Cheney Trust  |  Citizens Bank & Getz Charitable Trust  |  The Putnam Foundation  |  The Madelaine Von Weber Trust  |  The National Endowment for the Arts  |  The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation  |  The JWK Trust  |  Terra Nova Trust

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