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October 14 and 15, 2023 – Dvorak’s 7th Symphony 

Bohemian Rhapsodies
Sorry Queen fans, but these are rhapsodies by real Bohemians. This vibrant concert explores the rich tapestry of Czech and English music, traversing spirited overtures, evocative suites, fantastical scherzos, soul-stirring concertos, and impassioned symphonies. The evening begins with Smetana's energetic Overture to The Bartered Bride, transitioning seamlessly into the pastoral scenes painted by Kaprálová in her Suita Rustica. The ethereal beauty of Suk's Scherzo Fantastique lends a whimsical touch, before the concert delves into the profundity of Elgar's Cello Concerto, a cornerstone of the Romantic era. Concluding the night is Dvořák's Symphony No. 7, a triumphant blend of folk elements and symphonic tradition. This concert provides a captivating journey through diverse emotional landscapes, perfectly showcasing the enduring charm of these musical masterpieces.

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November 25 and 26, 2023

Nutcracker Ballet with New England Dance Ensemble

The Phil will once again perform along side the NE Dance Ensemble's Nutcracker Ballet.  Details will follow.  

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December 3, 2023

Holiday Pops Preview

LaBelle Winery, Derry

Join us at LaBelle Winery Derry for our annual Holiday Pops Concert! This show will feature a Brass Quintet and String Quartet, performed by a select group of talented members from the NH Philharmonic Orchestra. You’ll hear beautiful renditions of classical melodies & popular holiday hits that are sure to put you in that festive mood.  All ages are welcome to attend!

3:30pm – Doors Open
4:00pm – Performance Begins

December 03, 2023, 03:30p.m.-05:45p.m.

LaBelle Winery - Derry 14 Route 111 Derry, NH 03038

$30.00

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December 16 and 17, 2023

Holiday Pops

From grandchildren to grandparents, our annual Holiday Pops concert has something for everyone. The beautiful melodies and exciting dances of “Nutcracker”, to popular holiday favorites, to our festive audience sing along bring a smile and great joy to everyone. This year we’re also adding the incredible talent of a young pianist who will captivate you with his performance of the third movement of Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto, a perennial crowd pleaser. This is always a sell-out event, so be sure to get you tickets early.

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February 18, 2024

Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Plymouth State University

This immersive concert revolves around the monumental Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler. A colossal work of both intense emotion and grand scale, Mahler's second symphony is an exploration of life, death, and ultimate transcendence. The piece weaves a dramatic narrative, moving from the tumultuous funeral rites of the first movement to the serene, celestial vision of the final chorus. Throughout the symphony, Mahler's distinctive sound-world blends human voice and orchestra, creating a profound dialogue that transcends musical boundaries. The concert promises to be an extraordinary journey, reflecting the depth and complexity of Mahler's vision of the world. It offers an opportunity to experience firsthand the monumental power and transformative potential of Mahler's masterwork. A transcendent evening is in store for all who attend.

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February 24 and 25, 2024

Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony 
This immersive concert revolves around the monumental Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler. A colossal work of both intense emotion and grand scale, Mahler's second symphony is an exploration of life, death, and ultimate transcendence. The piece weaves a dramatic narrative, moving from the tumultuous funeral rites of the first movement to the serene, celestial vision of the final chorus. Throughout the symphony, Mahler's distinctive sound-world blends human voice and orchestra, creating a profound dialogue that transcends musical boundaries. The concert promises to be an extraordinary journey, reflecting the depth and complexity of Mahler's vision of the world. It offers an opportunity to experience firsthand the monumental power and transformative potential of Mahler's masterwork. A transcendent evening is in store for all who attend.

 

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April 6 and 7, 2024

Bolero!

This concert offers a captivating journey through the rich landscape of European classical music with a focus on impressions of Spain and Spanish composers. Mozart's lively Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro" kickstarts the evening with its enchanting melodies and irrepressible energy about a certain barber in Seville. Transitioning to the Spanish flair, Manuel de Falla's opera "La Vida Breve" enchants with its passionate and heartrending Andalusian motifs. Adding a unique touch, Xavier Garcia's Double Bass Concerto dazzles with its extraordinary exploration of the double bass's expressive potential. This is followed by Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol", a vibrant orchestral showpiece brimming with the composer's ingenious orchestrations. The concert culminates with Ravel's mesmerizing "Bolero", a masterclass in orchestral crescendo and a tour de force of hypnotic rhythm and melody. This concert is a delightful ride through musical peaks and valleys, promising an evening full of emotional resonance and exceptional virtuosity.

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May 11 and 12, 2024

Saint Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Ste. Marie Roman Catholic Church, Manchester

This concert promises an exciting and varied journey through the masterworks of French Romanticism. Opening with Berlioz's vivacious "Roman Carnival Overture", the performance carries listeners on a wave of Italianate joy and exuberance. The mood turns contemplative with Lili Boulanger's "D'un soir triste", an emotionally profound piece, inviting introspection and a melancholic reflection. This is followed by Guilmant's "Fantaisie Triomphale", a work showcasing the organ's majesty through its triumphant, soaring themes. The grand finale is Saint-Saëns's Symphony No. 3, "Organ Symphony", which beautifully integrates the pipe organ with the orchestra, creating a symphony bursting with invention and drama. The concert promises a harmonious blend of joy, melancholy, triumph, and drama, offering an exhilarating journey through some of the greatest masterpieces of French Romantic music.

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May 18 and 19, 2024

Saint Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA

This concert promises an exciting and varied journey through the masterworks of French Romanticism. Opening with Berlioz's vivacious "Roman Carnival Overture", the performance carries listeners on a wave of Italianate joy and exuberance. The mood turns contemplative with Lili Boulanger's "D'un soir triste", an emotionally profound piece, inviting introspection and a melancholic reflection. This is followed by Guilmant's "Fantaisie Triomphale", a work showcasing the organ's majesty through its triumphant, soaring themes. The grand finale is Saint-Saëns's Symphony No. 3, "Organ Symphony", which beautifully integrates the pipe organ with the orchestra, creating a symphony bursting with invention and drama. The concert promises a harmonious blend of joy, melancholy, triumph, and drama, offering an exhilarating journey through some of the greatest masterpieces of French Romantic music.

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