Welcome New Hampshire concert-goers,
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 2019 New Hampshire Music Festival season. I know I say this each year but it’s nevertheless true: this is going to be the most exciting series of programs we’ve ever put together!
Each concert is like a complete chapter in a five-chapter novel with one program leading to the next like in a captivating story.
Various countries are represented in a balance of works from the 1700s through truly to the present moment! We are excited to be presenting the world premiere of Chunhyang, a concerto for Violin and Soprano by the renowned composer, Ittai Shapira. Ittai will also be the work’s violin soloist and he’ll be partnered by Hila Plitmann, the incredible Grammy Award-winning soprano. It is also a great pleasure to work with Misha Dichter, a renowned pianist. Misha has performed all over the world and in every state but New Hampshire. So in his long distinguished career, the New Hampshire Music Festival is providing him with a debut performance! All of our guest artists this season I am sure will delight and inspire our beloved audiences.
As always, the guest artists will perform with our very own Festival musicians who will thrill us, bringing their talent, energy, and enthusiasm to not only the orchestra
concerts but to the intimate Chamber Series, Music in the Mountains, Caffeinated Classics and outreach events throughout the Lakes Region.
I am proud to be associated with this fine organization and we’re really looking
forward to making beautiful and powerful music for you. Enjoy!