Our 2021 - 2022 Season
at Seifert Performing Arts Center

For season ticket information and concert tickets, please visit https://nhpo.booktix.com/

From Darkness to Hope

Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 17, 2021 at  2:00 p.m. at Seifert Performing Arts Center


It has been quite an absence since The Phil last performed. Our world has been shaken by tragedy and then offered breakthroughs of hope to rise from those dark days. Our returning concert reflects those themes. From the powerful opening of Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, with its ensuing tender moments, to the contemplative and haunting Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, to the dark opening of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, through the beautiful French horn solo of its second movement, and  then to its ending of hope and triumph, we are inspired to brighten your spirits.

From Darkness to Hope

On Sale 9/7/21 at 12:00 am

Holiday Pops

Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 19, 2021 at  2:00 p.m. at Seifert Performing Arts Center


Our annual Holiday Pops concert combines classical and popular seasonal favorites to put you in that holiday mood. This concert is great for all ages and always an audience favorite. This year’s concert will also introduce the music of Florence Price, the first major black woman composer. Her “Dances in the Canebreaks” introduces dance music themes she knew in her lifetime. Her music is now regularly performed by major orchestras.

Holiday Pops

On Sale 9/7/21 at 12:00 am

Winter Voyages

Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 20, 2022 at  2:00 p.m. at Seifert Performing Arts Center.


Our winter concert reflects the musical travels of our composers. While Wagner’s “Prelude to Das Rheingold” represents a mythical journey on the Rhine, our other composers are represented by real world journeys. Vaughn Williams’ Norfolk Rhapsody portrays the English countryside through a compilation of themes based on local folk songs. Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations (featuring our principal cellist, Johnny Mok,), is more a journey of time rather than place, as he writes this lovely piece in a classical style, perhaps inspired by his role model, Mozart. We return to the Rhine River with Robert Schumann’s Rhenish Symphony.   He was inspired to write the symphony after a trip to the Rhineland with his wife Clara. This journey was a happy and peaceful trip, which felt to them as if they were on a pilgrimage. He incorporated elements of the journey and portrayed other experiences from his life in the music.

Winter Voyages

On Sale: 9/7/21 at 12:00 am

Drawn to the Music 2022 - Stories in Music

Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, 2022 at  2:00 p.m. at Seifert Performing Arts Center.


Who better to tell stories through drawings inspired by music than the children of New Hampshire? We had to cancel this concert two years ago, disappointing the children who worked so hard to tell the story of “Firebird” through their drawings. We didn’t forget them, as we return with Firebird and the drawings of those children to highlight this year’s version of Drawn to the Music. We’ll also share other stories with “Five Fairy Tales” by Bernard Rogers, and Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain”, made famous in Disney’s “Fantasia”.

Drawn to the Music 2022 - Stories in Music

On Sale: 9/7/21 at 12:00 am

Spring Pops - Broadway and More!

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 22, 2022 at  2:00 p.m. at Seifert Performing Arts Center.


We will continue to feature women composers performing Joan Tower’s “Made in America”, with wisps of “America the Beautiful” passing through her homage to our country. What’s more American than musical theater? The rest of the concert will take us on a musical journey down Broadway, “The Great White Way”.

Spring Pops - Broadway and More!

On Sale 9/7/21 at 12:00 am