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UPCOMING CONCERTS

ATTENTION JAZZ LOVERS:

Mountain Top’s popular summer jazz lecture series starts on Wednesday, June 26, and runs through Wednesday, August 14. This summer, Mike Sakash will explore the eventful year 1959, when some of the greatest jazz recordings were released. See details of this enjoyable summer series. 

Saturday, July 20, 6:00 pm – THE BRADLEY JAZZ COLLECTIVE AT THE WILDCAT TAVERN

A Mountain Top Music benefit evening featuring Al Hospers (bass), Mike Sakash (sax), Jed Wilson (keyboard), Craig Bryan (drums), and Mimi Rohlfing (vocals) in a Dinner Club setting at the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson.  Concert is $30/person, and does not include the cost of dinner. Reservations are required; call the Wildcat Tavern 603-383-4245.

Friday, July 26, 7:30 pm – TOUCHING DEEPLY  Music for flute and harp

Judy Teehan, flute and Piper Runnion-Bareford, harp, play music of Gluck, Fauré, Gaubert, Rota and Caliendo. “Music is the language that conveys the vastness of our emotions to the audience. Many of these pieces were written for operas or movie soundtracks, or inspired by stories, but words alone cannot capture what  music can convey,” the performers say. In the “music room” of a summer home in Silver Lake. 

Friday, August 2, noon – FIRST FRIDAY: Mount Washington Valley Choral Society: People and Places

A summer concert of songs familiar and new. At the Brown Church in Conway Village. The concert is free, but donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!  (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.) PLEASE PARK ON THE STREET OR IN THE LOT BY MT TOP, NOT BY THE ROBERT FROST SCHOOL/SALYARDS. We will hold 2 spots in front of the church for patrons with handicapped stickers. 

Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm – VILLAGE HARMONY teen singing camp

World music, shape-note singing and more from an enthusiastic group of touring teens. At Tin Mountain Conservation Center. Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family at the door.  

Sunday, August 18, 4 pm – THE MAGIC OF BENNY GOODMAN with the Peter & Will Anderson Trio

Music of the master of swing, played by the twin clarinet and sax virtuosi. The duo have performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Blue Note Jazz and many other venues. At a private home in Glen. $35/per person. 

Friday, September 6, noon – FIRST FRIDAY: MTMC Recorder and Early Music Ensemble

Music for up to five recorders and continuo, spanning seven centuries, performed by members of the MTMC Recorder and Early Music Ensemble led by Judy Teehan. At the Brown Church in Conway Village. The concert is free, but donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!  (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.) PLEASE PARK ON THE STREET OR IN THE LOT BY MT TOP, NOT BY THE ROBERT FROST SCHOOL/SALYARDS. We will hold 2 spots in front of the church for patrons with handicapped stickers. 

SAVE THE DATE!

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Sunday, September 15 – THE 4th ANNUAL MOUNTAIN TOP MAJESTIC GALA 

Featuring pianist Michael Arnowitt and his ImproVisions Jazz Quintet. At Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME for dinner and the concert (5 to 9 pm).

Sun, Sept 29, 6:00 pm – MACKENZIE, LEWIS & WHITE BENEFIT CONCERT

A special concert to benefit the MacKenzie Lewis White Scholarship for post secondary studies in music. The concert features a score of Valley musicians who perform through the evening. The Shannon Door Pub & Restaurant has once again offered their lovely porch for the event, where dinner will be served before and during the concert. Reserve your seat for $20. Seating is limited on the porch and is likely to sell out.
More info and scholarship application     

GREAT CONCERTS YOU MISSED...

Friday, July 5, noon – FIRST FRIDAY: Birds on a Wire

Featuring the sweet harmonies of the Birds on a Wire trio from Fryeburg, Maine, playing Celtic, old-time and folk tunes.

PLEASE PARK ON THE STREET OR IN THE LOT BY MT TOP, NOT BY THE ROBERT FROST SCHOOL/SALYARDS. We will hold 2 spots in front of the church for patrons with handicapped stickers. At the Brown Church in Conway Village. The concert is free, but donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!  (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.)

Friday, June 21, 6:00 pm – LULA WILES with SUSIE BURKE & DAVID SURETTE

A special Stone Mountain Arts Center Benefit for Mountain Top Music Center. Music that questions, soothes, and envisions a better world from NYC’s hottest folk trio plus one of New England’s favorite folk duos, in concert together. At Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, Maine. 

Friday, June 14, 7:00 pm – MOUNTAIN TOP SINGERS’ WORKSHOP: COWBOY SONGS

A bonus concert: songs of the American West, by members of Mary Bastoni’s Monday evening workshop for adult singers. At the Jackson Community Church; donations gratefully accepted at the door. 

Sun, Jun 9, 4:00 pm – EARLY MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS HOME CONCERT

Featuring the Ferré-Lang Trio: Susan Ferré and Charles Lang of Music in the Great North Woods, plus Carl Ferré-Lang. Music for harpsichord, viola da gamba, violincello and contrabass. At a lovely riverside home in Jackson. Directions will be emailed the reservation-holders the Thursday before the concert. ($35/person)

Please call 603 447 4737 for reservation availability.

Friday, June 7, noon – FIRST FRIDAY: Denmark Arts Center Song Writing Circle

Local songwriters gather bi-monthly at DAC to share original tunes and collaborate on new renditions. Members of the group will share their final pieces or works-in-progress

PLEASE PARK ON THE STREET OR IN THE LOT BY MT TOP, NOT BY THE ROBERT FROST SCHOOL/SALYARDS. We will hold 2 spots in front of the church for patrons with handicapped stickers. At the Brown Church in Conway Village. The concert is free, but donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!  (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.)

Sun, June 2, 7:30 pm – THE MELODIC MUSIC OF THE MENDELSSOHNS

The Mountain Top Music Community Orchestra plays music by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, under the baton of Dr. Julia Howell. At The Preserve, 88 Philbrick Neighborhood Rd in Chocorua (Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family, at the door)

Sat, May 18, 7:30 pm – THE BOXCAR LILIES HOME CONCERT

Bluegrass and country charm with spine-tingling harmony and exceptional songwriting. At a gorgeous home at the very top of Hales Location. Directions will be emailed the Thursday before the concert. ($35/person)

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Sat, May 4, 7:30 pm – CLASSICAL GUITAR HOME CONCERT

A solo performance by twice Grammy-nominated Cuban American composer Jose Manuel Lezcano. At a spectacular mountain home overlooking Silver Lake. Directions will be emailed the Thursday before the concert. ($35/person)

ONLY A FEW SEATS LEFT! Please call 603 447 4737 for availability. 

Friday, May 3, noon – FIRST FRIDAY: Bennett & Perkins

Valley favorites guitar duo Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins perform an eclectic blend of original music and their own arrangements.  While folk is a cornerstone influence for the pair, their music borrows from genres ranging from Americana, singer/songwriter, roots, bluegrass, blues and more.

PLEASE PARK ON THE STREET OR IN THE LOT BY MT TOP, NOT BY THE ROBERT FROST SCHOOL/SALYARDS. We will hold 2 spots in front of the church for patrons with handicapped stickers. At the Brown Church in Conway Village. The concert is free, but donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!  (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.)

Saturday, April 6 – Sunday April 7, noon to noon – 24 HOURS OF MUSIC! 

Come and support Mountain Top at its annual musical marathon! Valley musicians and Mountain Top students perform for dollars at Merrill Farm Inn and locations around the valley. This is Mountain Top’s biggest music school fundraiser of the year. Students are challenged to recruit sponsors for their performances, a la the popular “walkathon” format. Even if you can’t attend, you can watch a live stream of performances, plus clips from recent Mountain Top concerts and recitals, via the Mountain Top website.
Make a donation or sponsor a student!

Friday, April 5, noon – FIRST FRIDAY: HEATHER PIERSON

Heather is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, and good friend of Mountain Top.  She and her trio, plus some local guests, will spend an hour with the First Friday audience doing what she loves best, sharing her music with others.  PLEASE PARK ON THE STREET OR IN THE LOT BY MT TOP, NOT BY THE ROBERT FROST SCHOOL/SALYARDS. We will hold 2 spots in front of the church for patrons with handicapped stickers. At the Brown Church in Conway Village. The concert is free, but donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!  (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.)

Sunday, March 31, 4:00 PM – TRADITIONAL AMERICAN AND CELTIC MUSIC & DANCE

Featuring multi-instrumentalists and clog dancers Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly. At Tuckerman Brewing Company, Conway NH. Suggested donation $5 at the door.

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Sunday, March 17, 4:00 PM – Feelings of Place in Music and Nature

A joint benefit for Mountain Top Music, Tin Mountain Conservation Center and the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, featuring composer/pianist Ben Cosgrove. At Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, NH. Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family, at the door.  

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RESCHEDULED due to winter storm: Saturday March 16th, 7:30 pm – Mountain Top Community Orchestra

Our own Mountain Top orchestra plays music of Sibelius, Holst, Piazolla, Boulanger and Chaminade, under the baton of Dr. Julia Howell, Mountain Top’s director of education. At Christ Episcopal Church, North Conway. Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family, at the door.  

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Sunday, March 3, 4:00 PM – Sonatas by Ken Turley

A concert of original works by local composer Ken Turley. The program includes Sonata No. 4, “Polyphonic Variations” for flute and piano played by Doris Henney and Laurie Turley, teacher at Conway Elementary; Sonata No. 7, “In the Air” for viola and piano played by Mountain Top faculty members Dr. Julia Howell and Justin Ramos; Duo No 5, “A Quiet Morning” for violin and classical guitar played by Dr. Howell and Ken Turley; and a song cycle of original poetry for voice and piano titled “Offerings of Autumn,” sung by Eben Brown, classically trained vocalist and teacher at John Fuller Elementary, accompanied by George Wiese, Mountain Top executive director, on piano. At Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, NH. $25/person, by reservation or at the door. All students 18 and under admitted free!

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Friday, March 1, 12 Noon – FIRST FRIDAY: A Chamber Music Sampler

An eclectic collection of chamber music through the ages, played by Mountain Top faculty and advanced students. PLEASE PARK ON THE STREET OR IN THE LOT BY MT TOP, NOT BY THE ROBERT FROST SCHOOL/SALYARDS. We will hold 2 spots in front of the church for patrons with handicapped stickers.  At the Brown Church in Conway Village. The concert is free, but donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!  (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.)

Saturday, February 16, 7:30 PM – Broadway Bound with Ashara and John

Rescheduled from November 18, 2018. Ashara Stansfield and John Waldie present old and new Broadway favorites. At Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, NH. $25/person, by reservation or at the door.

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Friday, February 1, noon – First Friday: Harp and Vocal Music with Elizabeth Roth 

Elizabeth Roth, Mountain Top vocal teacher, song stylist and harpist extraordinaire, offers an eclectic selection of popular, broadway, show and seafaring songs interspersed with classical instrumental harp selections.  At the Brown Church in Conway Village. The concert is free, but donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!  (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary).

NEW ORDERING SYSTEM!

The green “CONCERT SCHEDULE AND RESERVATIONS” button on this page will take you to a schedule of concerts. There is no need to sign in to view the schedule, but when you click “Add to Cart” to reserve seats, you will be asked to sign in with a user ID and password. If you have bought a concert ticket in the last several years, that info was emailed to you on or around April 26, 2018. If you have misplaced your info, click on “Forgot” and enter the primary email for your household (the one that receives concert directions and/or invoices from Mt Top). That address will then receive an email with your credentials (you may have to check your spam).  You can also call our office between 10 and 5  Monday through Thursday and we will give you your information. If you are a new user (never registered for a lesson, purchased a concert ticket, or recently donated to Mountain Top), you must create an account in order to purchase a concert ticket. You will receive email confirmation of your payment.

A few hints:

  • The Firefox browser is not supported, and the system is not optimized for mobile devices, although it may work OK on tablets.
  • To see concerts in chronological order, select Sort By Start Date in the upper-right corner of the listing screen.
  • Ignore any references to selecting a “pay plan.”

IMPORTANT: When making a credit card payment, please the note the check box below. If left unchecked, your credit card will be securely saved in our system, and will replace any card we currently have on file.

 

Please indicate any seating or other special requests in the “optional comments” section of the payment form. If you would like to be seated with other guests, please provide their names and we will do our best to seat you together.