The New Hampshire Music Festival has received a $20,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of the festival’s Music in the Mountains and education and outreach programs, for this summer.
NHMF’s free Music in the Mountains Series is held across the state in unexpected and exciting locations which have yet to be announced.
Each week beginning July 5 through Aug. 4 features live music events on mountaintops, trails and lakes, allowing community members to experience familiar music in new ways, beyond the walls of the concert hall and in their everyday lives. Check here to get information on these concerts http://www.nhmf.org/2016season/music-in-the-mountains/.
The Festival’s Make Music Plymouth Day is July 23. This will include instrument making and an instrument petting zoo, food for the family from local stores, and over 75 different performers.
“Lincoln Financial has been a terrific partner in their ongoing support of our outreach initiatives—critical to our ability to widen our audience and expand access to classical music experiences across the state,” said Deb Kosits, executive director.
In 2014, the New Hampshire Music Festival created the Cogswell Emerging Artist Series, an initiative designed to allow children and young adults under age 25 with an interest in music to be able to attend concerts performed by a professional orchestra for free.
The series was supported by a grant from Cogswell Benevolent Trust.
“Thanks to another generous $5,000 grant from the Cogswell trustees, we will be offering 200 free tickets to children and young adults again in 2016. The goal of the series is to capture the hearts of our younger audience, expose them to a classical concert and provide access to professional musicians, the performance and rehearsal process, and the instruments as a ‘build’ on their in-school experiences.” said Kosits.
To obtain free tickets to any of the Festival’s Tuesday or Thursday concerts, children/youth age 25 and under may request them at the Silver Center Box Office at Plymouth State University or call 603-535-ARTS (2787).
For more information on the New Hampshire Music Festival and its 2016 season, visit www.nhmf.org.
For nearly 20 years, the Festival has been in residence at Plymouth State University at the Silver Center for the Arts.
The festival was founded in 1952 as a small chamber orchestra performing on Melody Island in Lake Winnipesaukee and has grown to be a highly-valued community asset. Every summer during July and August, musicians from around the country come to Plymouth to perform well-known classics and contemporary works.