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We are looking forward to the time when we can welcome you back to the Monadnock Center! In the meantime, enjoy ‘The Virtual Monadnock Center’ with new online content on this website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Music

Steinway Model O grand for sale
By October 11, 2015 Read More →

Steinway Model O grand for sale

Our friend Mark Dierauf is one of the finest piano technicians / tuners in New England. He has rebuilt, and is selling this remarkable 1919 Model O Steinway grand piano. If the purchaser references that you found out about this sale through the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, the finders fee (a standard arrangement […]

Summer Music in the Monadnock Region
By June 25, 2015 Read More →

Summer Music in the Monadnock Region

Here at the Monadnock Center we’ll be taking a break from our Music in Bass Hall series over the summer, but we’re excited to see lots of music going on. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Monadnock Music, whose season opens July 10th with a program of Beethoven Symphonies at the Peterborough Town House. […]

Dancing Forever in the Nelson Town Hall
By March 16, 2015 Read More →

Dancing Forever in the Nelson Town Hall

This article was published in 1990,  in Leisure Weekly, a Keene-based entertainment newspaper that has long since ceased publication. Many things have changed since then,  but some will remain the same, even with the new renovations. Not too long ago a piano tuner submitted a bill for work done on the piano in the Nelson […]

Exhibit and Dance on NH Chronicle
By February 11, 2015 Read More →

Exhibit and Dance on NH Chronicle

New Hampshire Chronicle  (WMUR) recently featured a program about our new exhibit, “Gents Bow, Ladies Know How”, integrated with some coverage of contra dancing in the Peterborough Town House.  Watch  this 6 minute video. And of course, come to the exhibit, Wed – Sat 10 – 4, thru May 23.

Contra Dancing in the Monadnock Region
By January 16, 2015 Read More →

Contra Dancing in the Monadnock Region

As a preface to our exhibit, Gents Bow, Ladies Know How (opening January 24) Mention contra dancing to someone from around here, and chances are they’ll know what you’re talking about. If they aren’t a dancer or musician, they are probably no more than two degrees separated from one. And if you happen to mention […]

JOIN the Monadnock Center and Attend a Concert for FREE
By January 9, 2015 Read More →

JOIN the Monadnock Center and Attend a Concert for FREE

Dear Friends, We are very excited to be moving into our third season of the Music in Bass Hall Concert Series. We have a stellar line up so far (with a few more concerts still being scheduled). If you are not a member of the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, but perhaps have been […]

AMERICAN BAYREUTH: The 1914 Peterborough Festival
By November 6, 2014 Read More →

AMERICAN BAYREUTH: The 1914 Peterborough Festival

[reposted from the Library of Congress: In the Muse Performing Arts Blog] For five days in August in 1914, thousands of people descended on the tiny village of Peterborough, New Hampshire to attend the fifth summer festival of music and drama produced by the Edward MacDowell Memorial Association.  Inaugurated in 1910, these annual festivals were […]

Antrim Musician Rodney Miller named NH Artist Laureate
By March 13, 2014 Read More →

Antrim Musician Rodney Miller named NH Artist Laureate

New Hampshire’s Executive Council today confirmed Governor Maggie Hassan’s nomination of Rodney Miller of Antrim, N.H, as the next New Hampshire Artist Laureate. Miller will serve a two-year term beginning this month. Miller is a master of New England fiddling, a distinctive mix of French Canadian and Celtic music styles that is played primarily for […]