Charitable Gaming Funds support The New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra.

Hello Friends of The Phil,

As you are well aware, many New Hampshire charities have been hit hard by the COVID crisis. Fortunately, charities across the state have continued to benefit from revenues generated through charitable gaming. Now more than ever, charities are relying on these funds to deliver critical services to our friends and neighbors and some of New Hampshire's most vulnerable populations.

In 2020 The NH Philharmonic benefited from gaming revenue generated from The Brook, in Seabrook NH, and Northwoods Casino, in Berlin, NH.

This year, the Legislature will consider legislation to create a limited expansion of charitable gaming, through the addition of Historic Horse Racing electronic games. This will create much-needed revenue for New Hampshire charities, and expand the number of participating charities. It will also provide critical dollars for our state to support education funding.

We need your help to advocate with New Hampshire lawmakers and ask you to sign up so that we can connect you with your elected officials and your organization's voice can be heard.

Visit our information page and scroll down to "sign up" and become part of our advocacy.

Please share this with those who can help support this initiative. We are hoping to have as many voices as possible participate.

Please join us in supporting legislation to allow Historic Horse Racing.

We need your advocacy.

Thank you for your support!

NH Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc.

NH Charitable Gaming Operators

Beloved harp of Salem women donated to Manchester Community Music School

For more than 50 years, Diana Kolben of Salem captivated audiences playing the harp her parents gave her when she graduated college with a music degree.

“I’ve played a lot of weddings” with the secondhand 47-string Lyon & Healy Style 23 Gold harp, Kolben said. She also played it during the high-profile funeral of a former Massachusetts congressman.

But the 6-foot, 1-inch tall instrument became tough for the 74-year-old widow to transport between practices and performances. After recently trying to sell the 82-year-old harp online, she decided to donate it to the Manchester Community Music School to improve access for young musicians.

The same model harp, known for its Victorian-era floral designs, is also used by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

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