Our 2020 - 2021 Season
at Seifert Performing Arts Center

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sepetember 20, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.

Seifert Performing Arts Center, Salem, NH


ROSSINI: Thieving Magpie Overture

DELIUS: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

VIVALDI: "Spring" from the Four Seasons


HAYDN: Symphony No. 82 Finale "The Bear"


Rescheduled from last spring's quarantine, now you can watch the incredible artwork of hundreds of New Hampshire's elementary school children with their interpretation of Stravinsky's "The Firebird" The story of this mythical creature will be told in music and art in this annual celebration of the children of New Hampshire. The rest of the concert will focus on other music written about birds and animals, featuring Respighi's "The Birds", Vivaldi's "Spring" from the Four Seasons, Rossini's "The Thieving Magpie" overture, and others.

Tickets available August 1, 2020.

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.


Seifert Performing Arts Center, Salem, NH

WAGNER: Overture "Die Meistersinger"

AMY BEACH: Piano Concerto

AMY BEACH: Gaelic Symphony

Amy Beach, America's first world renowned woman composer, was born in Henniker, New Hampshire in 1867. Now the subject of contemporary honors and documentaries, The Phil is excited to bring her music to our audience. Her two most played pieces, her Piano Concerto and her rousing "Gaelic" Symphony will be the centerpiece of our concert. Well known Amy Beach authority, Virginia Eskin, will be our soloist in the concerto. Ms. Eskin has performed with The Phil in the past, and we look forward to her return to our stage. Amy Beach was a fan of the music of Ricahrd Wager, so in keeping with the theme of our concert, we will open our concert with Wagner's stirring overture from "Die Meistersinger".

Tickets available August 1, 2020.

Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.

Seifert Performing Arts Center, Salem, NH

Our Holiday Pops concert is an audience favorite. From classical music's rich trove of holiday music, to popular holiday songs and our audience sing-along, this concert is a great way to get the whole family into the holiday spirit. Be sure to buy your tickets early, as this concert was a sell out last season!

Tickets available August 1, 2020.

Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 2:00 p.m.


Seifert Performing Arts Center, Salem, NH

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A Norfolk Rhapsody

GOOSENS: Oboe Concerto

LATHAM: Elegy for Oboe and Orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony no 5

Our program begins with a tour of England.  "A Norfolk Rhapsody" by Ralph Vaughan Williams will put us in a bucolic mood. We next feature our wonderful principal oboist, Alicia Rockenhauser, in two pieces. First, the Oboe Concert by English composer, Eugene Goossens written for his brother, the renowned oboist, Leon Goossens. Next, a lovely Elegy for Oboe and Orchestra, composed by our own conductor and composer, Mark Latham. We conclude our concert with the powerful and melodic Fifth Symphony of Tchaikovsky. Beginning with a dark melody played by the clarinet, the theme transforms during the symphony into a triumphant and joyous affirmation in the last movement. The symphony ends with the same rhythmical pattern of notes that begins Beethoven's famous Fifth Symphony. An homage to an earlier master? Come and hear for yourself!

Tickets available August 1, 2020.

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 2:00 p.m.


Seifert Performing Arts Center, Salem, NH

ARNOLD: Tam O'Shanter

BERNARD ROGERS: Fiver Fairy Tales (Once Upon a Time)

LIADOV: Kikimora

GROFÉ: Grand Canyon Suite

Our student artists will take us on a tour of the Grand Canyon through there interpretation of Ferde Grofe's popular and well known, "Grand Canyon Suite". We all all know the clippity clop of  the "On the Trail" movement , but do you know "Sunrise", "Painted Desert", "Sunset", and "Cloudburst"? You will! Our student artists come from all over New Hampshire and enthusiastically share their talent with the orchestra and our audience.

Tickets available August 1, 2020.

Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 2:00 p.m.


Seifert Performing Arts Center, Salem, NH

PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juilet

SHOSTAKOVICH: Hamlet film music

IBERT: Music from Macbeth

VERDI: Music from Othello

BERNSTEIN: Selections from West Side Story

Our Shakespeare themed concert was cancelled in May 2020, but we can't neglect The Bard of Avon in 2021!  For this year's concert, we're providing a little more stage excitement with actors performing key scenes followed by musical interpretations of the same plays. From classical and operatic versions of his plays, to adaptations in movies and Broadway, Shakespeare has been inspiring composers for centuries. We'll cover it all. "To attend, or not to attend, that is the question." No it isn't; you'll be there.

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