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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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Peterborough Folk Music Society: Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem

January 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem return to Peterborough Tickets: $20 adv. $23 Day of concert Tickets and more info “If Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem offer to cook at your place, you better open up all the doors, and borrow every table and chair you can, because the whole town should come.” Folk Alley Magazine “Playful and profound.” The Boston Globe Harmony, rhythm, indelible songs – these are the hallmarks of Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, the New England based folk quartet now in…

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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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Peterborough Folk Music Society: Dala

February 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$20 adv/$23 Day of concert Tickets and more info “Dala seem bound for a loftier place where substance stands equal to style.” – The Irish Times Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. These two best friends met in their high school music class in 2002; they have since released five albums and toured…

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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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Peterborough Folk Music Society: Seth Glier

March 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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NOTE: This show is SOLD OUT! Tickets: $20 adv. $23 Day of concert Tickets and more info “An adept song craftsman elegantly emotional vocalist…harkening back to early pop/rock tradition of Billy Joel and early Springsteen.” – iTunes Editorial “this young blood wields an old-soul air…Discover a new generation of great with Seth Glier’s ‘The Next Right Thing'” – Huffington Post A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 150 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining…

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Music in Bass Hall: Ameranouche

March 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

The award winning Ameranouche (pronounced uh-Mare-uh-noosh) plays a passionate style of music they call “Gypsy Flamenco Swing.” They are veterans of the Newport Jazz Festival, Djangofest Northwest, Muzikfest Bethlehem, PA and the National Press Club. The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Reinhardt. The rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic Gypsy inspired music mixing Flamenco, Bebop and Jazz swing influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music…

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April 2017

Music in Bass Hall: The Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire

April 2, 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

Tickets $18 / $15 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235 An afternoon of Scottish music, featuring members of the Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire.  SRSNH was founded in 1988 to encourage the learning and preservation of traditional Scottish music. Though based in Concord, NH, the Society draws membership of over 100 people from throughout central New England. Their repertoire includes many of the standard Scottish fiddle tunes, but also tunes that are more obscure, or…

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Music in Bass Hall: Zoe Lewis

April 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
$15 – $18

Zoe Lewis is a band in a body! She plays jazz, jump jive, latin grooves, swing, international folk, funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons! Troubadour, vaudevillian, storyteller, adventurer, singer-songwriter! winner of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Troubadour Award in 2003, new folk winner 2002 at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and 2001 Falconridge Folk Festival audience favorite. One of her songs: Sheep was part of a Putumayo compilation and became #1 in the children's satellite radio charts. She's…

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Music in Bass Hall: Ilumina

April 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$18

Ilumina is a duo of lifelong musicians who perform an uplifting blend of dazzling instrumentals, world music, jazz, sacred poetry and soulful original songs. Stuart Fuchs (guitar, ukulele, native american flute & didjeridoo) and Sarah Carlisle (upright bass, mandolin) tour internationally to music festivals and with the renowned sacred chant artist Snatam Kaur. Stuart Fuchs is a performing multi instrumentalist who is passionate about bringing the healing benefits of musical play into everyone's life. He performs dazzling instrumentals and soulful…

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May 2017

Music in Bass Hall: The Apple Hill String Quartet

May 6, 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

Fresh from their recent tour of Peru, the Apple Hill String Quartet returns to Bass Hall in a program shared with Peruvian pianist Myriam Teie. The concert starts with short pieces by Bach, Ginestera, Albeniz, and Tom Oboe Lee, and ends with the magnificent Quintet for Piano and String Quartet by Edward Elgar. The Apple Hill String Quartet has earned accolades from around the world for their interpretive mastery of such traditional repertoire as Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, and Ravel…

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Peterborough Folk Music Society: Slaid Cleaves

May 12, 2017 @ 7:30 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! $25 adv./$30 day of concert Tickets and more info “I’m glad I found Slaid Cleaves, because my life would have been poorer without him. You’ll feel the same, I think, when you listen to this beautifully crafted album. Listen, go to one of Slaid’s shows, take a friend, and pass on the news: Not all the good guys wear hats.” —Stephen King At seven lines and a tight 19 words, the definitive Slaid Cleaves bio…

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June 2017

Music in Bass Hall: Rosa Tatuata

June 3, 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

Love of Sicilian and Southern Italian roots music is what drives Rosa Tatuata to passionately interpret the traditions and melodies of their ancestors. Just as their name comes from Tennessee William’s beloved play about the happy, raucous collision of immigrant and American cultures; likewise Rosa Tatuata’s performance relates that indelible commingling to their beloved audience through song! Fueled by their research into traditional instruments like the tamburo ( Sicilian frame drum), organetto , marranzano ( jaw’s harp) and zampogna (…

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July 2017

90th Annual Independence Day Ceremony

July 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Join us for the annual July 4th ceremony with a flag raising and reading of the Declaration of Independence. Kick off your Independence Day with a tradition 90 years in the making! This year's speaker will be the Honorable Charles Bass and the Declaration will be read by Peterborough Selectman Tyler Ward. This event is free and all are welcome!

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September 2017

Music in Bass Hall: The Austin Piazzolla Quintet

September 29, 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

Music in Bass Hall is thrilled to present, all the way from Texas, the Austin Piazzolla Quintet.  The Austin Piazzolla Quintet specializes in the music of the late Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla as well as original nuevo tango compositions.  Founded by James Anderson (violin), the APQ has been performing to captivated audiences since 2009.  With Jonathan Geer (piano), Mike Maddux (accordion, bandoneon), Tony Rogers (cello), and Phil Spencer (bass), all from diverse musical backgrounds, the band continues the tradition of nuevo…

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October 2017

Music in Bass Hall: Ben Cosgrove

October 22, 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

Ben Cosgrove is a composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist based in New England. He performs regularly all over the country, writes scores for films, plays, radio, and television, and has produced several well-received albums of original instrumental music. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances on solo piano are at once dazzling and intimate, the music both delicate and commanding.  The strongest forces guiding Ben’s composition and performances are his deep interests in landscape, place, and ecology. “I don’t think of my…

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September 2018

Rebecca Rule- Moved and Seconded Town Meeting in New Hampshire

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Monadnock Center welcomes you to its 116th Annual Meeting with a special program with New Hampshire humorist and author Rebecca Rule! Drawing on research from her book, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past, and the Future, Rebecca Rule will regale guests with stories of the rituals, traditions, and history of town meeting, including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution. A recipient of an…

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: Stretching the Dollar

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenix Mill House, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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Visit the Phoenix Mill House to see and to taste authentic 1830s dishes prepared over the open hearth and learn about what life was like for the Prescott family. At our September hearth cooking session, we will be looking at the ways Mrs. Prescott would economize in the kitchen and stretch the family's dollar to make ends meet. Receipts (recipes) for this program, are drawn from Mrs. Lydia Maria Child's 1832 book, The American Frugal Housewife, written for women "who…

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