In This Issue

June 2
12:10 p.m.
Bach's Lunch Lecture*
"Contrabassoon 101"
Margaret Phillips, speaker

June 3
7:00 p.m.
Awards Recital*

June 4
2:00 p.m.
Suzuki Violin Program Recital*

June 5
5:00 p.m.
Senior Recital*
Della Dolcino, soprano

June 6
7:00 p.m.
Open Jazz Jam Session*

June 7
7:00 p.m.
Jazz Student Recital*

June 9
Bach's Lunch Concert*
"Music of Canteloube, Martinu, & Tansman"
Stefani Burk, oboe
Stephanie Ratté Jenkins, clarinet
Maria Isaak, bassoon

7:00 p.m.
Student Recital*

June 10
7:00 p.m.
Student Recital*

June 11
5:00 p.m.
Senior Recital*
Fiona MacWhinnie, clarinet

7:00 p.m.
Senior Recital*
Allison Tessier, bassoon

June 12
4:00 p.m.
Student Showcase Recital*
Rachel Revellese, mezzo-soprano

7:00 p.m.
Senior Recital*
Nathan Smith, tenor

June 15
7:00 p.m.
Senior Recital*
Laura Braley, soprano
& Skye Reese, piano

June 17
7:00 p.m.
Senior Recital*
Peter Lehmann, piano
with Brock Higley, voice

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*Free and open to the public.

Events are located in the Recital Hall unless otherwise noted.

Dates, times, and locations subject to change. For tickets and up-to-date event information, visit or call 603-228-1196.

Thank you to our sponsors!

The Bach's Lunch Series is sponsored by the Timothy and Abigail Walker Lecture Fund and the Benjamin Couch Trust; TD Wealth Management, NA; Trustee.

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A New World:
An Appalachian Trail Journey

Music School student Harriet Resnicoff, left,
with music therapist Julieann Hartley, right.

When the Music School's music therapist Julieann Hartley hit the Appalachian Trail a year ago, she didn't leave her students and clients behind. She invited them to participate in her adventure by writing poems for her to read atop mountains, sending her Appalachian Trail-inspired artwork, and using maps to track her progress.

Memories of her journey are still inspiring her music therapy work.

In her lessons with stroke survivor Harriet Resnicoff, who is relearning how to play the piano and was also an avid hiker, the two collaborated to create a video featuring photos from Julieann's hike, accompanied by Harriet and Julieann playing Dvorak's From the New World .

"We often play this song, imagining all the beautiful things we have seen from our days hiking," wrote Hartley. "With this, her journey of recovery and my journey on the trail finally combines in a more tangible way."


Julieann Hartley reaches Mount Katahdin
at the end of her Appalachian Trail journey.

Music School Students
Ace Auditions 
for All-State Festival & NATS

All-State All-Stars
Music School clarinet student Fiona MacWhinnie with fellow members of the All-State Festival Orchestra.

Eighteen Music School students earned places in the All-State Music Festival in April, where they performed in the orchestra, band, mixed choir, treble choir, and guitar orchestra.

Five Music School students who received the highest scores in the auditions appeared as principal players in the orchestra and as members of a select vocal ensemble performing the National Anthem: Fiona MacWhinnie, clarinet; Camden Ward, oboe; Peter Bynum, piccolo; Della Dolcino, soprano; and Nathan Smith, tenor.
"Jason Fettig [All-State Orchestra conductor and Music School alumnus] stretched our comfort zones, and picked a high level program, which was fun because everyone there was capable of doing it."
 - Fiona MacWhinnie, Music School clarinet student

Congratulations, Tyler and Gracie!
Good luck in Chicago!
Left to right: Gracie Kontak, Grant Kegel, Music School Voice Department chair Hannah Schramm Murray, Tyler Shore, & Olivia Kinhan, celebrate after the Voice Department's end-of-year Broadway Night Recital.

Congratulations to Tyler Shore and Grace Ann Kontak, students of Music School Voice Department chair Hannah Schramm Murray! Their stellar musical theater performances in the National Student Auditions, sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing, have earned them a place in the live national semifinal rounds, which will take place in Chicago this summer.

To reach the national round, both students advanced through the Granite State auditions, the New England Regional competition, and the YouTube semifinal rounds.


In addition to this great success, Gracie and Tyler advanced all the way to the semifinal rounds of Classical Singer magazine's "Virtually Vocal Musical Theater" competition. Tyler Shore placed second in the nation in this prestigious competition.

"The thing I appreciate most about NATS is the fact that it is completely filled with talent and competition. You have to push yourself to work even harder and be the best you can possibly be.- Grace Kontak, Music School voice student

"Hannah has not only taught me about my voice, but has given me the 
knowledge and the courage to pursue my dream of being a musical theatre artist." 
- Tyler Shore, Music School voice student

Himalaya Heritage Music Group
Brings New Sounds to the Music School

Many thanks to the Himalaya Heritage Music Group for their inspiring Bach's Lunch programs at the Music School in April!

Shyam Nepali, Sagar Khatiwada, and Harimaya Adhikari performed folk, classical, and modern music from Nepal and other South Asian countries on traditional instruments including the harmonium, tabla, and sarangi, joined by vocal accompaniment.

After the concert, sarangi player Shyam Nepali taught Music School Folk Department fiddle teacher Liz Faiella the basics of the traditional Nepalese instrument. 

Photo Credit: Becky Field / FieldWork Photos

"How important it is to open new doors to the world. The School is doing great work. Thanks once more for keeping this music alive!"
- Shyam Nepali

"We had such a great meeting with music lovers. I was getting a response from their eyes! ... We're not lonely in New Hampshire. We have a big musical family."
- Harimaya Adhikari

These programs were an outgrowth of the Music School's leadership work on the Steering Committee of the Welcoming Concord Initiative, which began through the statewide efforts of the Endowment for Health's Immigration Integration Initiative.

Welcoming Concord is a forum for collective action and shared learning, with the goal of warmly welcoming New Americans into the cultural, economic and civic life of the region.
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