Founded in 1966, Monadnock Music enriches lives and deepens a sense of community by means of diverse classical programming throughout the Monadnock region of New Hampshire . Among the many distinguished artists whose work Monadnock Music has presented or commissioned are Aaron Copland, Peter Sellars, Richard Goode, Sanford Sylvan, James Maddalena, Russell Sherman, John Adams, Elliott Carter, Virgil Thomson, Dominick Argento, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Craig Smith, and Ursula Oppens. In addition to its Peterborough Town House Series, Monadnock Music also presents its renowned Village Concerts, bringing distinguished artists to historic meeting houses throughout the region free of charge, making some of the greatest classical music accessible to all.
During the school year, Monadnock Music provides vital music education support to our region's elementary schools through its Lend an Ear! program. Since its establishment in 1985, Lend an Ear! has enriched the lives of over 25,000 children in more than 25 towns.
Monadnock Music’s Artistic Director is Gil Rose and its Executive Director is William J.H. Chapman.