New Hampshire Music Festival 2015: new collaborations, American composer focus

Posted on: April 8, 2015

The New Hampshire Music Festival has announced details of its 2015 season, from July 7 to August 9 in Plymouth, New Hampshire, under Music Director Donato Cabrera. In addition to concerts at Plymouth State University, highlights include two new collaborative programs: “Music in the Mountains,” featuring sunrise, sunset, and campground concerts; music in bars and cafés; and art exhibits featuring area artists; and “Families Making Music,” interactive experiences organized around concert events. Oz with Orchestra will feature a screening of the 1939 film backed by the NHMF Orchestra, with activities for families. Programs featuring American composers will include music by Mason Bates (Devil’s Radio), Samuel Barber (School for Scandal Overture), Leonard Bernstein (Symphonic Dances from West Side Story), and Philip Glass (Company for String Orchestra). A “composer portrait” evening devoted to Nico Muhly will feature his So To Speak and Pleasure Ground, and there will be a performance of “Dvořák in America,” a multimedia program by cultural historian Joseph Horowitz.

Posted April 8, 2015