Category Archives: Music in Mt. Washington Valley

Early Music Week at World Fellowship

The 2017 World Fellowship’s Early Music Week, from June 22nd to June 29th, 2017, will explore the fruitful and multifaceted perspective of nature in music and the performing arts with the help of their talented and energetic faculty, inspired by the breath-taking natural surroundings of Mount Chocorua and Whitton Pond, and sustained by the garden-fresh organic vegetables on everyone’s dinner plates.

early music week.jpegThe World Fellowship describes nature’s strong influence on music since the days of Pythagoras: Natural imagery informed the lyrics of many medieval songs and musicians expanded their music by imitating the sounds of birds and animals, whose physical gestures also inspired new dance movements. In the Renaissance, the dynamics of wind and water gained their musical counterparts, and it wasn’t long before madrigals were turning landscapes, with their mountains, valleys, plains, heat and cold, heights and depths, into song. The inner aspects of human nature, such as pulse, breathe, sleep, excitement, rage, melancholy, and sorrow, came to be represented as well, often in a pastoral setting, with the help of musical-rhetorical figures. In the resulting form, opera, instrumental music and dance (along with costumes and scenery) brought the natural and human worlds together.

Learn more about these inspirations and inspire your own musical and performing arts talents during Early Music Week. Group classes are available and are tailored to participant abilities from advanced beginners to advanced, including classes for viol, recorder, voice, mixed ensembles and historical dance. For more information, visit worldfellowship.org or call 603-447-2280.

Arts Jubilee Announces 2017 Summer Concerts and Fundraising Event

North Conway – With summer fast approaching, Arts Jubilee is gearing up for its 35th year of bringing world-class, live music performances to the Mount Washington Valley.

arts jubilee.jpgArts Jubilee is staging a 5-week summer concert series at Cranmore Mountain, which will run weekly on Thursday nights from July 13th through August 10th. This year’s lineup includes the return of some fan favorites, as well as some renowned first-timers. The Beach Bums will usher in the sound of summer as they pay tribute to the Beach Boys on July 13th, followed by Celtic-rockers Ceili Rain on July 20th. The Sousa-style Seacoast Wind Ensemble will perform a traditional Pops Concert, featuring a fireworks show, on July 27th. On August 3rd the Highwaymen Tribute will perform the music of the country music supergroup made up of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings. The eclectic Martha’s Vineyard-based Entrain will perform the final summer concert on August 10th.

The public is invited to celebrate this milestone season and help fund these outdoor, family-friendly concerts at Flatbread Pizza Company on Tuesday, June 20th from 4-9 pm. Flatbread is generously donating a portion of all pizza revenue to benefit the 2017 season. Arts Jubilee counts on the generosity of its community in order to offer these shows. Fundraisers such as the one coming up on June 20th is just one way to support the cause.

Concert admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+), $5 for students, and free for kids 12 and under. Season passes for two will be available at a discount ($95 for a $120 value) at the Flatbread Fundraiser, as well as a fun game offering free tickets to the Arts Jubilee concerts.  For more information on the upcoming season visit www.mwvevents.com.

The Annual Beach Party at Red Parka Pub

The Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub in Glen is celebrating the start of summer in style on Tuesday, June 13th from 9pm-12:30am at their Annual Beach Party celebration. Dance the night away on a sandy beach floor to the live music of well-known local band Shark Martin, enter to win in their contests, and play beach-themed games!

For more information, visit Red Parka Pub on the web at www.redparkapub.com or contact them by phone at (603) 383-4344.

The Peacheaters: an Allman Brothers Band Experience at Medallion Opera House

peacheaters 2The Peacheaters will perform live at the Medallion Opera House on Friday, June 2nd at 7pm with special guest Charlie Farren. Come enjoy an experience of the Allman Brothers Band like any other!

While the band performs covers of the Allman Brothers Band, The Peacheaters are best described as an Allman Brothers Band Experience. The band describes its work in saying: “In the tradition of the Allman Brothers Band we never do the same show twice. Our search for new songs never stops, and the best suggestions often come from you. So let us know what you’d like to hear.”

 

Watch the video above for The Peacheater’s cover of “Midnight Rider.”

Tickets for the event are $15 per person in advance and $20 per person at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Medallion Opera House at (603) 466-2744 ext 3 or at the box office, located at 20 Park Street in Gorham.

For more information about The Peacheaters, visit their official website at www.peacheaters.com.

9th Annual Memorial Weekend Concert featuring the Seacoast Wind Ensemble

memorial dayOn Sunday, May 28th at 7 PM, White Mountain Musical Arts presents the ninth annual Memorial Weekend Concert. This event, located at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Bradley Street in Fryeburg Academy, is open to the community and will feature the Seacoast Wind Ensemble, a Sousa-style 50-piece band.

The concert honors local Veterans and will provide a musical salute to thank the women and men of the armed forces for their service to preserve our nation and protect our freedoms. There will be a colorful flag display from the many branches of the armed services and the concert will end with the traditional playing of the Armed Forces Medley, and solutes to the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

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The White Mountain Musical Arts thanks Col. Karen and Lt. Col. Jim Umberger US Air Force Retired for their generous underwriting. Because of their generosity, tickets are not required for this no-cost community event. But donations are gratefully accepted at the door. Please note that the concert venue, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, is handicap accessible. For more information, visit www.MWVEvents.com or call (207) 935-2001.

Beatles For Sale: The Tribute to Perform at Medallion Opera House in May

Press Release by Dan Kirouac

BEATLES FOR SALE, a New England Beatles tribute band, will perform at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street in Gorham, NH on Saturday, May 20th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and will be available at Gorham Town Hall and the White Mountain Café and online at www.medallionoperahouse.org. The concert is sponsored by The Tassey Group and Verizon Wireless.

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BEATLES FOR SALE is a touring, New England-based Beatles tribute band from Massachusetts that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. They are past recipients of the Best Tribute Band in New England award by Limelight Magazine. This band delivers a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no offstage performers or pre-recorded tracks – everything is performed completely live.

More information on the band can be found at www.beatlesforsale.net. If you would like more information, please contact band manager/keyboard player Dan Kirouac at 508-662- 5471, or email: dankirouac66@gmail.com.

 

Medallion Opera House Presents Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino

Internationally-acclaimed guitarist Peppino D’Agostino returns to the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, New Hampshire on Saturday, March 18th from 7-9 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $12 per person and may be purchased at the door or online at www.medallionoperahouse.org or in person at the White Mountain Café and Bookstore. For more information, please call (603)-466-3322.

About Peppino D’Agostino

D’Agostino left Italy over 30 years ago with a dream to play with the greatest guitarists. Today,  he has become one of those greatest guitarists. He has played in more than 30 countries, from international festivals and theaters, and has shared the stage with artists such as Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Laurindo Almeida, Sergio Assad, Larry Carlton, and Eric Johnson. Among his accomplishments, he was recognized as “the guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, “a giant of the acoustic guitar” by the San Diego Reader, and was voted Best Acoustic Guitarist by readers of Guitar Player magazine. His composition “Stammi Vicino,”  reached number one in the iTunes rock charts in Italy.

His performances are always changing and exciting. Audiences never truly know what to expect at his concerts, but they can certainly expect an experience of a lifetime with his beautiful, complex, and up tempo original instruments as well as his memorable compositions.

American Idol Runner-Up Alex Preston Performs at the Medallion Opera House

Alex Preston, American Idol runner-up from season thirteen, will perform at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, New Hampshire on Sunday, February 12th at 6:00pm. Preston is a 23 year-old singer-songwriter from New Hampshire who has been involved in music since he was four years old. He plays over twelve instruments, ranging from the guitar to the violin, and writes his own music.

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Tickets for this event are $12 per person. To purchase tickets, visit the Gorham Town Hall, Maureen’s Boutique, or online at www.medallionoperahouse.org.

John Davidson Comes to Theater in the Wood to Support Believe in Books Literacy Foundation

 

John Hamilton Davidson will be performing an intimate concert at Theater in the Wood on Saturday, April 8th at 7:30pm (doors will open at 7pm).  The net proceeds from the event will go towards the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting literacy initiatives.

John Davidson’s film credits include Walt Disney Musicals The Happiest Millionaire and Family Band. Davidson has appeared on Broadway as Abel in the State Fair, and in Oklahoma! As Curly where he received the Theater Guild Award. Off Broadway Davidson has performed in High Infidelity and The Fantastiks. Davidson has received several Regional Theater Credits for his performances as H. Hill in Music Man, King Arthur in Camelot, Billy in Carousel, and Cervantes in Man of La Mancha.

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In John’s words, “Playing and singing on my own is the most honest, powerful way to tell stories. It gives me the freedom to express emotions without any distractions. In those moments, I feel a one-on-one connection with an audience.” Come spend an evening with John Hamilton Davidson as he unfolds a wonderful concert of roots, roles & rhymes.

For more information call 603-356-9980, tickets will be available to purchase for $25 in advance at http://www.believeinbooks.org, or $30 at the door. For more information on other events, visit Believe in Books Literacy Foundation on Facebook.

Chill with Cocktails at the Annual Ice Bar

Winter in the Mt. Washington Valley tests even the most seasoned New Englander, but with all the winter fun in the region, we just can’t stay indoors! Speaking of winter fun, The Stonehurst Manor welcomes you to attend their 3rd Annual Ice Bar on Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21 from 4pm to 10pm.

The Annual Ice Bar provides many options for winter fun and socialization. Sip hot cocktails from the event’s special menu and behold the beauty of New England’s winter wonderland, relax on ice-carved seating, set your drink on their full-size outdoor ice bar, and enjoy the company of friends new and old. Keep warm by one of many fire pits or choose a warmer seating option by relaxing on hay bales. Looking to warm up on the dance floor? Stonehurst Manor’s got you covered with music by the Music Man. Guests may also enjoy complimentary hors d-oeuvres and a fashion show by Spruce Hurricane.

Tickets are $25 per person. You must be 21+ to enter. To purchase tickets, visit their event page or call the Manor at 800-525-9100. Please take note: all tickets are non-refundable. 

3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Gala at M&D Playhouse

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Start 2017 in style at the Third Annual New Year’s Eve Gala organized and sponsored by the M&D Playhouse and Pam Memmolo, with additional sponsorship by Marjory Taylor & Dean DeMaster and The Valley Originals. This event is a fundraiser for M&D Productions.

Attend for a night of dining and dancing, with catering by White Mountain Chalet and Caterers and dance music provided by Al Shafner. Additional food has been provided by Tuckerman’s Tavern, Vito Marcello’s Italian Bistro and M&D’s board of directors.

Doors open at 7:30pm. There will be a cash bar throughout the evening, as well as a cocktail hour with music by Heather Pearson, and dinner immediately following, with music provided by Miss Maybell and Slimpickin’s.

Tickets are $50 per person with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Black tie optional.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the box office at (603) 733-5275, visit www.mdplayhouse.com or speak with a member of M&D’s board of directors. Happy Holidays!

Tuckerman Brewing Company presents Miss Maybell & Slimpickens

Tuckerman Brewing Company has packed up the tent and is bringing their music series back inside with a great line-up through the winter!

This Sunday, October 23 they present Miss Maybell & Slimpicken’s.

maybell-tuckermanAs always this will be a family friendly event. They will have Dueling Chefs Smoke-n-Grille food truck parked out front to take care of dinner and snacks for you!!

Tickets are $5 at the door – 12 years and under are free!

They look forward to seeing you!