Monadnock Music schedules garden party

Attendees walk through a garden.

Attendees walk through a garden. —COURTESY PHOTO

Olga Patramanska-Bell will perform at Rosaly's Farmstand.

Olga Patramanska-Bell will perform at Rosaly's Farmstand. —COURTESY PHOTO

Published: 07-10-2024 12:05 PM

Monadnock Music will hold its annual Progressive Garden Party Saturday, July 13, from noon to 4 p.m., with a rain date of July 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sites are Rosaly’s Farmstand in Peterborough, Cornucopia Project Educational Farm in Peterborough and the waterfront gardens of Marci Smoger in Hancock. Each location offers a perspective of plant life, the education of what they grow and the benefit to the community.  

Olga Patramanska-Bell is performing at Rosaly's Farmstand, 63 NH-123, Peterborough. She was born and raised in Ukraine. After finishing her bachelor’s degree at the R.M. Glier Kyiv State Higher Music College and studying at the National Musical Academy of Ukraine, she came to Boston to the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. She received her Master of Music degree under the guidance of Mark Lakirovich. 

She is a winner of concerto competition and honors competition at the Longy School of Music, and has performed as a soloist with the Longy Chamber Orchestra, National Pops Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra in Ukraine. In addition to teaching violin at Winchester Community Music School, she is a member of Zefira trio, Grand Harmonie and Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and is an assistant member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony New Hampshire.

Flutist Jessi Rosinki will perform at Cornucopia Project Educational Farm, 49 Vose Farm Rd No. 110 in Peterborough. She has appeared on stage with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Sound Icon, Ludovico Ensemble and Callithumpian Consort and held contemporary performance-based residencies at Harvard University and Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Her composer collaborations include working with Chaya Czernowin, Helmut Lachenman, Tristan Murail, Christian Wolff, Lei Liang and Georg Friederich Haas. Rosinki has recorded extensively, premiered works as a soloist, chamber musician and ensemble player and has been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra. She has a Bachelor of Music from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford and a Master of Music at the New England Conservatory.

The ground at the farm is uneven, so people are encouraged to wear flats and watch your step. People should also bring an epipen if needed as there are occasionally wasps and bees.

Cellist Ariana Falk will perform at the waterfront gardens of Marci Smoger, 72 South Elmwood Road in Hancock. She has appeared around the world as a recitalist and chamber musician at Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Mechanics Hall, Sprague Hall at Yale, the Kennedy Center and the Chapel Royal series in Brighton in the United Kingdom. She has collaborated with musicians including Menahem Pressler and Paul Katz and toured with the Grammy Award-nominated Yale Cellos.  

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She is the founding program director of Neighborhood Strings, a community-based program of the Worcester Chamber Music Society that offers intensive music education to youth from underserved neighborhoods. She currently serves as education director and a cellist of the Worcester Chamber Music Society, director of Neighborhood Strings and director of ChamberFest. Falk is on the music faculty of Clark University

Admission is $100, $85 for Monadnock Music members. For information, go to