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.
We are delighted to receive our first award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The $10,000 grant will support 12 free on-site musical encounters in 2017. These range from classical to folk music, by musicians that our fans in the area know well: the Horszowski Trio, the Borromeo Quartet, Indra jazz trio, singer Jennifer Johnson Cano, to name a few. Our musicians love doing these concerts; they love bringing their music more deeply into the community, to people who can’t easily attend public events. The NEA grant allows us to better acknowledge their tremendous enthusiasm for this kind of work and their contributions to this part of our mission, by giving them adequate compensation.
EEC favorites Jesse Mills and Rieko Aizawa will perform as a duo on December 17 at 7pm, at a location to be announced. The program will last about an hour and will include Brahms’ G-major violin sonata! We hope many of you will join us to celebrate the end of 2017 and our 5th season of year-round concerts.
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!
Thank you everyone who attended our December 6th fundraising event, and those who have supported Electric Earth Concerts throughout the year.
There is still time to make a year-end donation – please visit our donation page.
Electric Earth Musicians, Laura Gilbert, flute; Gabriela Diaz, violin; Jonathan Bagg, viola and Caroline Stinson, cello will join in the celebration of Gunther Schuller’s rich musical life as he receives his posthumous Edward MacDowell Medal on Sunday, August 9th. They will perform Schuller’s dynamic 1967 quartet, Aphorisms, in the ceremony tent at 2:00 and 4:00 – before and after the artist studio tour.
Our ACRONYM friends have released their Valentini disc, recorded in Francestown last summer directly after their EEC concert there last summer. Read a review here!
Electric Earth Concerts’ Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 18 at 12 noon.
Location: Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove Street, Peterbrough, NH.
All are welcome. The Monadnock Center houses EEC’s new office, so come say hello Sunday the 18th. Read More »