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Electric Earth presents new concert season

  • Stefan Meyer photography,<br/>www.stefan-meyer.ch,<br/>Shooting Rome,<br/>Scéance portrait,<br/>Rome, <br/>Roma,<br/>Olivier Cavé,<br/>Nikon D800,<br/>Nikon,<br/>Nikon 85 1.4g,

    Stefan Meyer photography,
    www.stefan-meyer.ch,
    Shooting Rome,
    Scéance portrait,
    Rome,
    Roma,
    Olivier Cavé,
    Nikon D800,
    Nikon,
    Nikon 85 1.4g,

  • Stefan Meyer photography,<br/>www.stefan-meyer.ch,<br/>Shooting Rome,<br/>Scéance portrait,<br/>Rome, <br/>Roma,<br/>Olivier Cavé,<br/>Nikon D800,<br/>Nikon,<br/>Nikon 85 1.4g,

Electric Earth Concerts is offering a new season of performances at several familiar area venues.

Again this season, in addition to veteran EEC artists, concerts will feature young talent from across the United States and Europe via a collaboration with Avaloch Farm Music Institute, a New Hampshire retreat for professional chamber ensembles.

The season begins on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. when cabaret singer Jennifer Sheehan presents her ’60s show, “I Know a Place,” to Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. Tickets are $30 with champagne toast included.

A chamber concert, “Music from the Heart,” featuring romantic music from the 18th to 21st centuries, will be presented at First Church in Jaffrey on Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. Works by Schubert, Bach, Villa-Lobos, Rorem, and new works by David Garner, written for the artists, will be performed by Laura Gilbert, flute, and Jonathan Bagg, viola, with Ilana Davidson, soprano, and Oren Fader, acoustic and electric guitar.

Swiss-Italian virtuoso pianist Olivier Cave will present a program of works by Scarlatti, Clementi, Da Pistoia, and Dallapiccola, plus Italian-inspired works of J.S. Bach. This concert will take place at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on March 8, at 7 p.m.

A Borromeo Quartet Series will feature the complete Bartok quartets. Quartets 1, 2 and 4 will be performed at First Church in Jaffrey on April 13, and Quartets 3, 5 and 6 at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Keene on May 4. Both concerts will be at 4 p.m.

The composer’s six string quartets are a perfect summation of his life’s work, and an artistic milestone of the 20th century. One of the great quartets of our time, the Borromeo Quartet interprets the cycle in this two-concert series.

“June in Jaffrey” is a mini-festival which will be held at various venues around Jaffrey between June 13 and June 29. Classical and folk concerts, contra dancing, open rehearsals, and other community events will be part of this event.

In addition to folk concerts on June 18 and 25, highlights of the two weeks include: Violinist Nick Kitchen on Bach will present his own take on the Bach unaccompanied violin works with a projection of the original manuscripts and a lively discussion about the music. This concert is scheduled for June 13 at the Grand View Barn in Jaffrey.

Open rehearsals and conversations with the artists will be held on June 20 and 28, also at the Grand View Barn.

On June 21, a celebration of the Summer Solstice will be held to benefit Electric Earth Concerts, which includes Friesian horse dressage, a black tie event, followed by dinner and music at the Grand View.

A concert featuring Horszowski Trio & friends on June 22, will begin at the First Church in Jaffrey and, after a glass of wine at intermission, will continue at the Jaffrey Meetinghouse.

A contra dance with the band Trip to Nelson will be held at the Grand View Barn on June 27, and a concert of chamber music masterpieces on June 29.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem will perform at the Grand View Barn on July 16, at 7:30 p.m. This band offers a combination of originality, deep roots in the American folk tradition with vocal and instrumental virtuosity.

August and September will feature performers from Avaloch Farm Music Institute, sharing their latest musical achievements.

A fall foliage concert will be held on Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. and the seasone finale on Nov. 15, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25, unless otherwise noted, and are available at the door, or available online at www.eeconcerts.org. Tickets are free to middle and high school students.

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