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August 2016

Four Shillngs Short ~ Concert at the OId Francestown Meetinghouse

August 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Old Meetinghouse, 1 New Boston Rd.
Francestown, 03043
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$15 – $18

The Monadnock Center is pleased to be working with the Francetown Old Meetinghouse in presenting a concert with Four Shillings Short, a folk duo who are truly wandering minstrels. The Celtic, Folk and World music duo Four Shillings Short have been touring in the US and Ireland since 1997 performing a variety of traditional, original and contemporary music on over 20 instruments. The international duo "is nothing short of musical excellence encompassing an eclectic array of world music. They have…

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By Design: Dan Scully ~ Architecture: The Road Goes Through

August 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$10 – $15

In Europe, architecture is static and centered around the piazza, the central social gathering places developed over time. But America, architect Dan Scully contends, is a fast and restless place carved out of wilderness. In America, our architecture is about movement where every building is an object in motion, like a vehicle on a highway. The Road Goes Through will elaborate on Scully’s theory of a dynamic architecture and how it relates to the surrounding landscape and historical context. In…

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September 2016

Music in Bass Hall: Hiroya Tsukamoto

September 30, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18

Tickets $18 / $15 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235 Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 1994, Hiroya entered The Osaka University and while at college in Japan, Hiroya was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion headed by musical legends such as Victor Jara…

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October 2016

The Glass Museum presents a Concert with Wooden Dinosaur, Sam Moss, and Trevor Healy

October 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Advanced online sales have ended. Tickets will be available at the door for $15. Enjoy the show! The Monadnock Center is pleased to collaborate with the Glass Museum (producer of The Thing in the Spring) in presenting three dynamic musical performances. Wooden Dinosaur, who will be here with their brand new LP, has always been how the songs of Michael Roberts have gotten out into the world. He often, and in this case, will be playing with his brother Frank on drums, and…

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Music in Bass Hall: Addi & Jacq

October 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Tickets $18 / $15 members, seniors, students. Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available at the door. Recently crowned the “best emerging band in NYC” as winners of the 2015 NPR-WNYC Battle of the Boroughs, Addi & Jacq (armed with nothing more than vocals and a harp) have created a diverse and compelling body of music. The variety in Addi and Jacq’s output can be partly attributed to their wide range of musical influences, which they said include…

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November 2016

Music in Bass Hall: The Camp Backup All-Stars

November 11, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT! Tickets will not be available at the door. Just up the road from the Monadnock Center at Sargent Camp in Hancock, there is a weekend gathering of musical mentors and students. Devoted to roots music accompaniment, Camp Backup holds a Friday evening concert featuring performances by staff members, and this year it's been decided to make this concert a public event, and to bring it to Bass Hall. (note this concert starts at 8:00, half…

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January 2017

Music in Bass Hall: Duo Déjà vu

January 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18

Duo Déjà vu performing the Voix de Paris (Voice of Paris); music that would have been heard in the salons of Paris in the 19th and 20th century. From the stunning lyricism of Chopin to the still avante garde sounds of late Debussy, Paris was an international hub for the greatest composers, as well as other artists.

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February 2017

Music in Bass Hall: Cold Chocolate

February 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18

Cold Chocolate will be performing in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center on February 4.

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Music in Bass Hall: Los Sugar Kings

February 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18

Tickets $18 / $15 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235 Music in Bass Hall is excited to welcome back Los Sugar Kings,  a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, intense musicianship and ability to transcend genres with an authenticity rarely heard. In their world, respect is paid to the forefathers and traditions of Afro-Cuban Son, Salsa and Rumba-Flamenca but Los Sugar Kings (named after a Cuban baseball team) also actively draw on influences from…

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March 2017

Music in Bass Hall: Reggie Harris

March 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18

Steeped in the tradition of African American spirituals, folk, gospel, rock, and the music of civil and human rights, Reggie Harris is recognized as a vibrant force in the acoustic music realm, and in educational and historical circles. In the spirit of his mentors Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, and Bernice Johnson Reagon, he brings singing and smiles to the lips and ears of those who listen. A songwriter of great depth and passion, Reggie writes from a personal sense of…

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April 2022

Apple Hill String Quartet- Music in Bass Hall

April 29, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Apple Hill String Quartet and Pianist Judith Gordon

Apple Hill String Quartet returns to Bass Hall for their annual spring concert! The evening features works by Franz Schubert, Amy Beach, and Apple Hill alumna Sato Matsui. The Quartet will be joined by special guest Judith Gordon, piano. Called “dashing and extraordinary” by The Strad Magazine, the Apple Hill String Quartet are the Artistic Directors and resident musicians at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, winner of the CMAcclaim award from Chamber Music America. The Quartet's members are Elise Kuder, violin; Jesse…

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June 2022

Howard Mansfield and Ben Cosgrove: A Journey to the White Mountains

June 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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A Journey to the White Mountains with Howard Mansfield and Ben Cosgrove

Tickets will be available at the door. Online ticket sales are closed. The Monadnock Center is thrilled to welcome writer Howard Mansfield and composer Ben Cosgrove for A Journey to the White Mountains in Words and Music. For hundreds of years people have traveled to the White Mountains seeking something special in this elemental, powerful place – grandeur, meaning, or transcendence. The show, based on a chapter in Mansfield’s latest book, Chasing Eden, is about how the discovery of the White Mountains…

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August 2022

Hiroya Tsukamoto: Music in Bass Hall

August 6, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Hiroya Tsukamoto

Music in Bass Hall welcomes back guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto on Saturday, August 6! Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Tsukamoto’s instrumental abilities are breathtaking and astounding, but his performances are so much more than that.  He has the unique capability of engaging an audience through a personable and genuine approach that transfixes his audience and almost transcends his capabilities as a guitarist. Tsukamoto plays with an effortless skill on the guitar…

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September 2022

Jamie Laval and Amber Rose: Music in Bass Hall

September 9, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Jamie Laval and Amber Rose

Fiddler Jamie Laval returns to Bass Hall on September 9 accompanied by vocalist Amber Rose and harpist Liv Castor. Join us for an evening of Celtic music and mythic tales! U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval takes his audience on an exciting musical journey through Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany, evocatively reimagining Gaelic love songs, rustic peasant dances, and recounting mythic tales from the Celtic world. Joining Jamie is vocalist Amber Rose, whose soaring, angelic voice evokes a fairytale-like quality…

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Lunch and Learn- The Hurricane of 1938

September 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Flood waters on Main Street in Peterborough

SOLD OUT! Eighty-four years ago, the Hurricane of 1938 cut a path of devastation through the Monadnock Region when it struck on September 21st. One of the largest hurricanes to ever hit New England, the storm caused widespread damage and left an indelible impression on the people who lived here. In this Lunch & Learn talk, we will look at impact of the Hurricane of 1938 on several towns in the region and share stories from eyewitnesses. Lunch and Learn…

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November 2022

Second Show Added- NH Fiddle Madness

November 5, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Fiddle Madness Band Photo

SOLD OUT !!! NH Fiddle Madness is also appearing at NOVA Arts on November 4. Click here for details. New Show Added for 3 p.m. on November 5! New Hampshire Fiddle Madness returns to Bass Hall this year with a bird theme: most of the concert repertoire will be tunes which contain bird names: Lark in the Morn, The Wild Goose Chase, for example. But rest assured, the band won’t be winging it! They’ve been rehearsing with revitalized energy, and…

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New Hampshire Fiddle Madness- Music in Bass Hall

November 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Fiddle Madness Band Photo

Both shows at the Monadnock Center are SOLD OUT!!!! NH Fiddle Madness is also appearing at NOVA Arts on November 4. Click here for details. New Hampshire Fiddle Madness returns to Bass Hall this year with a bird theme: most of the concert repertoire will be tunes which contain bird names: Lark in the Morn, The Wild Goose Chase, for example. But rest assured, the band won’t be winging it! They’ve been rehearsing with revitalized energy, and are also looking…

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Lunch and Learn- Gravestone Art and Artists

November 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Gravestone Art

Gravestone Art and Artists Explore the stones of Peterborough's East Hill burying ground in this Lunch & Learn program that examines this early American art form and identifies some of the artisans that made them. East Hill, an 18th century graveyard, is an outdoor museum featuring the works of more than seven different stone carvers. These markers reflect and express ideas about mortality, religion, and society more than 200 years ago. In this talk, you will see striking examples of…

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December 2022

Lunch and Learn: Peterborough’s Mill Girls

December 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Mill Girls

SOLD OUT! Learn the stories of Peterborough's Mill Girls at our December Lunch & Learn. You might be surprised to learn that 80% of the workforce in Peterborough’s early mills were young women. At this Lunch & Learn we will ‘meet’ some of these women and learn about their lives as mill girls in the 19th century. We will discuss the experiences of the Hill sisters, twins Elvira and Elmira Fife, and Eliza Gordon, women who worked in the Phoenix…

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January 2023

Lunch & Learn- William Preston Phelps

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Phelps Landscape with cows

William Preston Phelps (1848-1923) is known as the Painter of Monadnock. Born in Chesham, Phelps started his working career as a sign painter in Lowell, MA and painted landscapes as a sideline. His fine art so impressed a group of local patrons, they funded his studies in Europe and he left behind his sign painting business to pursue the fine arts. After many years in Europe, Phelps bought his family's Chesham farm and began to paint the Monadnock landscape en…

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