Monadnock: Music In The Meeting House


Classical New England weekly journey to festivals all over New England continues with a trip to the churches and meeting houses of New Hampshire.  The Monadnock Music Festival combines the communitarian ethos of those spaces with stellar acoustics to create unique concert experiences.

Hear the 2012 Monadnock Music Festival episode of New England Summer Festivals

Hear the 2011 Monadnock Music Festival episode of New England Summer Festivals

The 2012 Monadnock Music Festival begins on July 6 and runs through August 11, with new Artistic Director Gil Rose.

Concerts are held in several locations throughout the Monadnock region of New Hampshire.  Our map shows the location of Peterborough, where the festival is based, and where concerts take place in the historic Peterborough Town House.

Other concert venues include the Jaffrey Center Meeting House, the Harrisville Community Church, and Francestown's Old Meeting House.

The Monadnock region is approximately two hours from Boston and offers a wealth of dining and lodging options.

Music lovers travelling through the Monadnock region may also want to visit the famous MacDowell Artist Colony, where countless masterpieces of music, literature, drama, and visual art have been created.  Monadnock State Park offers excellent hiking and other outdoor experiences, and Toadbooks will keep book lovers occupied for hours.

James Bolle founded Monadnock Music in 1966 with a few concerts at the Nelson Meeting House.  Bolle was committed to programming music by American composers, resulting in visits, coachings, and performances with composers such as Aaron Copland, Roger Sessions, John Adams, and many others.


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