Free Concert, Meet the Maestro, and More: Symphony NH's 2016-17 Season Kick-Off Events

For Immediate ReleaseDate: 8/31/2016 Contact: Audrey Alessi (603) 595-9156 audrey@symphonynh.org

Free Concert, Meet the Maestro, and More: Symphony NH’s 2016-17 Season Kick-Off Events

NASHUA, NH – Symphony NH announces its 2016-17 Season Kick-Off Events, including a free concert, opportunities to meet Music Director Jonathan McPhee and new Executive Director Marc Thayer, and an opening night reception with the internationally renowned vocal soloists performing in The Essential RING – Part II.

The Season Kick-Off Events begin on Thursday, September 15th at 6 pm with the Symphony NH Town Hall Meeting, an open discussion of the Symphony NH’s upcoming season and new plans for the future with Music Director Jonathan McPhee and Executive Director Marc Thayer.  The discussion will be followed by a reception and Symphony NH wind quintet concert.  The Symphony NH Town Hall Meeting will take place in Nashua’s historic Hunt Memorial Building thanks to the generous support of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.  Seats are limited, so RSVP is required for this event.  Reserve your seat by calling (603) 595-9156 or by vising www.symphonynh.org.

The series continues at the Nashua Public Library on Thursday, September 29th at 5:30 pm with a Library Talk led by Jonathan McPhee and Symphony NH Bassist Robert Hoffman.  Join McPhee and Hoffman for a discussion of McPhee’s The Essential RING – Part II, to be premiered in Nashua on October 2nd.  McPhee says, “We’re kicking off the season with the second part of an exploration of the highlights of Wagner’s amazing masterpiece The Ring Cycle.  Part one in April saw the most enthusiastic crowd I’ve ever seen at a Symphony NH concert, and everyone, including myself, is eagerly awaiting the premiere of part two in October.”

On October 2nd at 3 pm the series concludes with Symphony NH’s opening night at the Keefe Center for the Arts: The Essential RING – Part II.  Performing some of Wagner’s most magnificent music are an array of soloists including soprano Margaret Jane Wray, a frequent at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and bass-baritone Alfred Walker, who performs with the Seattle Opera and Komische Opera Berlin.  Join the soloists after the premiere for the Opening Night Reception at the Hunt Memorial Building; tickets are $25 and available online.

More information and tickets can be found at www.symphonynh.org or by calling (603) 595-9156.

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