Concert in Peterboro, NH

Playing Takemitsu’s “Toward the Sea” on this show. Beautiful.

Music in Every Sound: Reflections on Thoreau

Walden Pond Photographed by Robert Sargent Fay

Walden Pond Photographed by Robert Sargent Fay

Saturday, August 24, 7:30pm,  Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for History & Culture

A concert built around the words and influence of Henry David Thoreau. Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata played by pianist Randall Hodgkinson, with other Walden-inspired music including “Talking to Vaseduva,” Nathan Davis’ uniquely conceived percussion work for a natural xylophone of riverbed stones. The program begins with Robert Fay’s photo-essay on Thoreau in New England, with Thoreau readings by actors Pamela White and Warren Hammack, accompanied by a new soundscape commissioned for the occasion from composer Nicholas Stoia and a premiere by N.H. based composer Lawrence Siegel.