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February 2016

Music in Bass Hall: Virginia Eskin, Jose Lezcano, and Jazimina MacNeil

February 14, 2016 @ 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

The Faces of Love - A Valentine's Concert Tickets $18 / $15 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235. Three of the region’s most celebrated musicians,  pianist Virginia Eskin, mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil, and guitarist Jose Lezcano join forces for a Valentine's Day concert in a musical exploration of the many faces of love: from Schubert to De Falla and Liszt to Cole Porter. That the Monadnock region can claim these three amazing musicians as residents is a testimony…

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By Design: Gordon Hayward ~ The Inevitable Garden

February 23, 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

Gordon Hayward presents The Inevitable Garden, a new lecture on garden design. A garden with a soul, with clarity, varied emotions and an unself-conscious design, (and a feeling of inevitability) comes out of the fusion of three key elements as they pass through the mind and emotions of the designers:

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March 2016

Community Conversations: Planning for Disaster

March 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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According to USA Today, “more often than once a week, the physical and computerized security mechanisms intended to protect Americans from widespread power outages are affected by attacks, with less severe cyberattacks happening even more often.” Outgoing Head of Homeland Security stated that it was a matter of “when” not “if” the power grid would go down due to a cyber attack. In addition, extreme weather could cause power disruptions among millions of people, according to FEMA. Though the nation…

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Music in Bass Hall: Dennis Stroughmatt

March 11, 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. In the Heart of North America is a story that remains to be told, the story of the French Creoles who founded the Illinois country over three hundred years ago.  Along the Wabash and Mississippi River corridors, today they remain with their songs, stories and language, and one music group continues to carry the torch of this enduring culture....Dennis Stroughmatt et L’esprit Creole. Fingers and bow flying,…

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Wine Tasting and Presentation from Amy LaBelle, LaBelle Winery

March 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$12 – $18

Amy LaBelle The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is hosting a wine tasting event featuring the LaBelle Winery,  on Saturday, March 19.  Starting at 4:00, wines from LaBelle will be offered for sampling, along with selections of local cheeses. At 4:45 owner Amy LaBelle will make a presentation about winemaking in the northeast, and will also tell the intriguing story of how the LaBelle Winery came to me. Following this the floor will be open to questions and more…

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April 2016

MacDowell Downtown: Jeanne Liotta

April 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Award-winning filmmaker Jeanne Liotta is in her second MacDowell Colony residency. She will tell stories and share images from her recent collaboration with climatologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Her contributions helped create NOAA’s Science On a Sphere, a giant animated globe that is visiting institutions to educate people of all ages about earth system science and climate change. Witness the meeting of cinematic arts and hard science. A still image from "Soon it would be too hot"…

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

April 10, 2016 @ 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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Community Conversations: Keeping it Local

April 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Strong communities try to retain local money in the local economy. But understanding where the money we spend ends up is not always easy. Local businesspeople open our conversation by describing where money spent in local stores goes and how residents can maximize their local spending. Audience members can also describe difficulties they face in trying to keep dollars local and what businesses might do to help. Speakers Peter Robinson ~ Roy's Market Jen Risely ~ Monadnock Buy Local Dominique…

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Music in Bass Hall: The Apple Hill String Quartet

April 23, 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 The Apple Hill Quartet with Peggy Pearson (center) The Apple Hill String Quartet returns to Bass Hall with guest artists Peggy Pearson, oboe, and Jury Kobayashi-Baxter, bass. The program includes Haydn's Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major -  "The Miracle",  Beethoven's String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 - "The Harp", and the world premiere of Yi Yiing Chen's Trekking through memories. The Apple Hill…

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May 2016

By Design: Desha Peacock ~ Create the Style You Crave

May 3, 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

Desha Peacock is an author, speaker, retreat leader and LifeSTYLE Design Coach. In this program Desha will share her design philosophy which is centered around the idea that we all deserve a beautiful sweet spot space, no matter your budget.

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MacDowell Downtown: Dave Malloy

May 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Composer Dave Malloy takes major works of literature, well-known for their intricacy and heavy themes, and turns them into musicals. His latest is Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. At this month’s MacDowell Downtown, Malloy will take you on a musical journey through the classic novel and preview his next project: a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry plays. Doors open at 7:00. This event is free and open to all.    

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Community Conversations: Welcoming

May 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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How do we welcome people into our community? What are the factors that might influence our reception of newcomers? In this Community Conversation we hear from a number of different perspectives, and we can discuss ways in which we are a welcoming community, and ways we might improve. Presenters: Margaret Nelson ~ Director of the River Center Leaf Seligman ~ a founder of  Monadnock Restorative Community, helping those returning from incarceration Lina Hervas ~ immigrant from the Philippines who has…

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Music in Bass Hall: Ken and Brad Kolodner

May 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15.00 – $18
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Join us for an evening of lively yet subtly crafted traditional and original Appalachian folk music performed by Ken & Brad Kolodner, a nationally-acclaimed father-son duo from Baltimore, MD. Ken is a world-class hammered dulcimer player and old-time fiddler who recently joined forces with his son, Brad, a rising star in the old-time music community. Brad is a contest-winning clawhammer banjo player who also plays fiddle, guitar, gourd banjo and sings. "This is old time music played in the purest…

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Music in Bass Hall: Matt Savage, piano

May 22, 2016 @ 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

The Monadnock Center is delighted to present a concert with Matt Savage. At age 23, has had a fourteen-year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader and composer with ensembles of different size. He’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz since first labeled a “jazz prodigy” at age 8. That same year he met and played piano for Dave Brubeck. Matt has performed (on stage and in jam sessions) with artists such as Chick Corea, the Ellington All…

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Joseph Steinfield: Blasphemy in Modern Times

May 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The concept of “blasphemy” has its roots in the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, and in the Quran as well.  The United States no longer punishes people for blasphemy, but many other countries continue to do so.  Salmon Rushdie’s “Satanic Verses,” the Danish cartoons, the Charlie Hebdo caricatures of Muhammad – these are examples of “blasphemy in modern times.” This talk, with accompanying slides, will address the question of how these and other instances of “defamation of religion”…

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June 2016

Community Conversations: Collaboration

June 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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In a competitive world, the concept of collaboration can seem a risky proposition. Even between people with common interests, collaboration can be frustrating and challenging. In this conversation we look at for different perspectives, including non-profit and business organizations, and also some examples of those two sectors working together. Presenters Nancy O'Brien is the Coordinator of The People's Service Exchange, a time banking project of The Grapevine Family and Community Resource Center in Antrim, NH. She has been on staff…

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Music in Bass Hall: Scott Ainslie

June 18, 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

Scott Ainslie’s mother found him at the family piano picking out melodies from the records she listened to during the day when he was three years old. He’s been a musician all his life. A Phi Beta Kappa and honors graduate of Washington & Lee University, Ainslie came of age during the Civil Rights era, and cultivated a powerful affinity for cross-cultural exchange. He has studied with elder musicians on both sides of the color line – in the Old-Time Southern…

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July 2016

MacDowell Downtown: Bach Solo Violin with Paul Festa

July 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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MacDowell Colony Fellow Paul Festa concludes a special Downtown series of J.S. Bach compositions for solo violin. Join us for a free mini-concert in Bass Hall , featuring Bach’s Sonata #1 in G minor and Partita #1 in B minor.

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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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