The Electric Earth Concerts 2013 season presents a wide spectrum of incredible musical talent in a variety of charming venues throughout the Monadnock region.
The American Songbook with Jennifer Sheehan
Saturday, January 19th at 7:30pm
Jennifer Sheehan, chanteuse, brings her Metropolitan Room show to Peterborough! Of “the rising cabaret star,” Stephen Holden of The New York Times says: “The beauty of Ms. Sheehan’s voice is refreshingly unvarnished and devoid of circus tricks. Drawing from a deep well of feeling, she interprets lyrics from the point of view of someone who knows who she is and conveys empathy in a voice that glows with insight.” With James Followell, piano, and Jered Egan, bass
The Borromeo Quartet plays Beethoven Cycle in New Hampshire!
Explore Beethoven’s sixteen quartets, one of the towering achievements of music, played by a great American quartet.
Sunday, February 17, 3:00 pm, Peterborough Unitarian Church: The complete Op. 18 quartets, Nos. 1-6 (two short intermissions)
Friday, March 8, 7:30 pm, First Church in Jaffrey: Op. 74, 95, 127
Saturday, March 23, 7:30 pm, congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene: The complete Op. 59 quartets, Nos. 1-3
Friday, April 26, 7:30 pm, Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for History & Culture: Op. 133 (Grosse fuge), 135, 130
Sunday, May 12, 3:00 pm, Francestown Old Meetinghouse: Op.132, 131 & 130 (plus 133)
Tickets $25; $100 advance purchase for all five concerts
Rieko Aizawa, pianist
Friday, March 15 at 7:30pm, Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for History & Culture
The elegant, virtuoso pianist and member of EEC’s frequent guest ensemble, Horszowski Trio, performs a program including Janacek: Sonata “Oct 1, 1905″, “Beethoven” “Waldstein” Op. 53, Dutillieux: “Au gré des ondes” and Grieg: Sonata in e minor Op. 7.
Tickets $20 at the door or advance purchase.
Fairest Isle: a Feast of English Song
Ilana Davidson, soprano
Saturday, June 1 at 7:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, Peterborough
Soprano Ilana Davidson and early music specialists Alex Bonus, keyboard, Tricia van Oers, recorder, and James Wilson, cello, set their imaginations loose on the golden age of post-Shakespearean English song. The program features music by Henry Purcell and John Dowland, along with instrumental interludes by John Playford, Davis Mell, Godfry Finger, Dominico Gabrieli, and Orlando Gibbons, played on period instruments.
Selections from Purcell’s “Fairy Queene” and “King Arthur” along with many of his, and Dowland’s, most beloved arias will be interspersed with ditties played on the English virginal, recorder, and baroque cello. Thematically, the evening journeys from love found to love lost, with all the joy and tragedy that implies, and includes texts from the great English poets of the day- Shakespeare not the least among them.
Goldberg Variations a tré and Stephen Hartke’s “The King of the Sun “
Saturday, June 15
at 7:30 pm, First Church in Jaffrey
EEC Ensemble musicians join forces in a concert featuring the elucidating string trio arrangement of J. S. Bach’s keyboard masterpiece coupled with Stephen Hartke’s “sensually profound” 1988 work The King of the Sun, with the imaginatively titled movements “Personages in the night guided by the phosphorescent tracks of snails” and ”The flames of the sun make the desert flower hysterical” – for strings and piano.
Jesse Mills, violin; Jonathan Bagg, viola, Raman Ramakrishnan, cello, Rieko Aizawa, piano.
A Summer Serenade
Saturday, June 29 7:30 pm, Temple Town Hall
We celebrate the approach of high summer with a concert that exudes the season’s joie-de-vivre. Virtuosity and the sheer joy of music-making are what knit the works on this program together, coming from France, Italy, Bohemia, Serbia, and Argentina. Guitarist Oren Fader and cellist Elizabeth Anderson join EEC’s Laura Gilbert, flute, and Jonathan Bagg, viola, in a program of music in a lighter vein.
Paganini: Terzetto Concertante, for viola, cello, and guitar
Bogdanovic: Intimate Pieces for cello and guitar
Roussel: Serenade for flute, viola, and cello
Schubert-Matiegka: Variations for flute, viola, cello, and guitar
Piazzola: Grand Tango for flute, viola, and guitar
Before the show: dinner at
the Birchwood Inn
Horszowski Trio, EEC Ensemble-in-Residence
Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 pm, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene
Electric Earth Concerts’ resident ensemble gives a program of masterworks. Mature vision, edge-of-the-seat energy, and astounding precision make the ensemble tops in the field.
The Horszowski Trio: Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, Rieko Aizawa
Tuesday, July 23, 7:30 pm, Grand View Barn, Jaffrey
The American roots-music quartet takes the audience way beyond foot tapping, plumbing the great folk traditions for a moving, collective spiritual experience. Bring the family and help raise the roof at the Grandview Barn in Jaffrey!
Sunflowers Restaurant and Catering will be taking orders for pre-concert dinner picnic baskets. (603) 593-3303.
Music in Every Sound: Reflections on Thoreau
Walden Pond Photographed by Robert Sargent Fay
Saturday, August 24, 7:30pm, Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for History & Culture
A concert built around the words and influence of Henry David Thoreau. Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata played by pianist Randall Hodgkinson, with other Walden-inspired music including “Talking to Vaseduva,” Nathan Davis’ uniquely conceived percussion work for a natural xylophone of riverbed stones. The program begins with Robert Fay’s photo-essay on Thoreau in New England, with Thoreau readings by actors Pamela White and Warren Hammack, accompanied by a new soundscape commissioned for the occasion from composer Nicholas Stoia and a premiere by N.H. based composer Lawrence Siegel.
Saturday, September 7, 7:30 pm, Congregation Ahavas Achim
Artistic Director Laura Gilbert and her acclaimed ensemble return to NH.
Music by Paul Ben-Haim, Lior Navok, Sophia Gubaidulina, Rameau and Ravel
Special pre-concert conversation about these two wonderful Israeli composers, Ben-Haim and Navok!
Jennifer Cano, mezzo-soprano
September 21, 7:30 pm, Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for History & Culture
The blazing young star performs works by Korngold, Poulenc, Schubert, Britten, Vaughan-Wiliams, Glinka,Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and others.
“Effortlessly likable, but in both her voice and her manner there is also character, individuality, a taste for risk, an honesty and assurance so impressive that you want to call it bravery.” – The New York Times
A 2012 Richard Tucker Career Grant and Opera Index Winner and 2011 Sara Tucker Study Grant Recipient, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano joined The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera in 2008 and made her Met debut in 2009-2010. As First Prize winner of the 2009 Young Concert Artist International Auditions, she was awarded the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and Princeton University Prizes and has given stunning recital debuts at Merkin Hall and the Kennedy Center, and in Boston, Philadelphia, Houston and Chicago.
Fall Foliage Concert
Sunday, October 13, 4 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, Peterborough
EEC’s annual celebration of the changing season features the dynamic young piano trio, Trio Cleonice and our good friend and long time colleague, virtuoso violinist Gabriela Diaz, in a program of Reger Trio , Beethoven “Ghost” Trio and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet, at 4:00 at the Unitarian Universalist Church right in the center of Peterborough.
Come relax at the end of Monadnock Art Walk Day (http://sitekreator.com/
Paint the Music!
Saturday, October 19, 1-3 pm, Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for History & Culture, Peterborough
Artist and Metropolitan Museum educator Nitza Horner bring her paints and brushes, while New Morse Code duo brings their music, to this “Peak into Peterborough” event. Regardless of skill (or age!), all are invited to paint to the music, guided by Nitza’s expert hands. This is a FREE event.
New Morse Code Duo
Sunday, October 20, 4 pm, Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for History & Culture, Peterborough
Cellist Hannah Collins and percussionist Michael Compitello bring their special talent for communication, and their unique repertoire, to the EEC stage.
Saturday, November 16, 7:30 pm, First Church, Jaffrey
Vocal-bass duo Mili Bermejo and Dan Greenspan find a place “where jazz meets Latin with elegance and soul” (the Boston Globe). Their intimate, sophisticated sound begins the gala evening, which concludes with two great works for multiple strings: Richard Strauss’ “Capriccio” Sextet and Mendelssohn’s Octet.
All Tickets $25 at the door
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