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Sumner Knight Series: The Pedroia String Quartet

  • Sumner Knight Chapel 0 Chapel Drive Keene, NH 03431 (map)

The Keene Music Festival, in collaboration with Keene Parks and Rec, and Southwestern Community Services presents a series of concerts at the Sumner Knight Chapel in Woodlawn Cemetery to help raise money to renovate the chapel. This amazing little venue features music in its natural form. No amplification or sound equipment is used during the show; though on occasion folks do use electric instruments. It's music just as it's always meant to be.

Admission is by donation, and usually around $10 or so;depending on the performers we bring in. All profits go towards renovation and preservation of the Sumner-Knight Chapel. This is a family friendly event that we hope you'll be a part of. You can also get a discount by bringing a canned good to donate to the local food pantry ($1 per can for up to three cans; though you can pay it forward for someone else).

For you GPS and/or mappy types, the Chapel's address is:

0 Chapel Drive
Keene, NH 03431

This session’s performers are:


The Pedroia String Quartet is one of the most exciting new groups to appear on the New England chamber music stage. Combining youthful energy with deep experience, they play with force, nuance and mastery.  

This appearance under the auspices of the Keene Music Festival is a special coming together of the hauntingly beautiful acoustics of the Sumner Knight Chapel, with the compelling playing of the Pedroia String Quartet. The program is both diverse and satisfying, ranging from the sparkling humor of Haydn, to the strange and wonderful sonorities of Stravinsky, and finishing with the deep, intense romanticism of Mendelssohn; a piece he wrote after losing his dearest sister Fanny and fraught with tragedy and poignancy.