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NH Music Festival Announces Partnership with Lakes Region Airport Shuttle Service

PLYMOUTH — The New Hampshire Music Festival is pleased to announce that it will be working with Lakes Region Airport Shuttle Service LLC as the exclusive transportation sponsor for its 2015 season. The company will be providing airport shuttle service for musicians and staff as well as transportation to and from concerts and special events for ticket holders.

Lakes Region Airport Shuttle Service LLC (LRASS) offers service to Manchester Regional, Boston Logan, Black Falcon Pier and South Station as well as local charter service for special events, weddings, corporate travel and school functions. Don St. Gelais, owner of LRASS, has had a relationship with the New Hampshire Music Festival (NHMF) for almost 10 years.

"Back when we were just starting the company, the NHMF was one of our first clients. We were helping to transport their guests to and from the airport and our customer base began to grow as more of their patrons learned about our services. This is a great opportunity to create some unique concert night packages and bring a new element to their program."

Planning for the 2015 season of the NHMF is underway and includes core programming similar to past seasons as well as some new surprises that promise to delight audience members of all ages. Deb Kosits, Executive Director of the NHMF, is hoping to create more community partnerships such as the one with LRASS.

"We are thrilled to be working with LRASS and are excited for the possibilities this creates for both of our organizations. Our goal is to expand our reach and try to bring in people who may not have been to a concert before or encourage ticket holders to gather a group of friends and attend a performance together. We also hope to partner with more local businesses on other ideas that help draw visitors to the area and encourage investment in our community."

More details about the program will be announced shortly. For further information or to purchase tickets for the New Hampshire Music Festival, visit www.nhmf.org or call the Silver Center for the Arts box office at 603-535-2787. To learn more about Lakes Region Airport Shuttle Service LLC, visit their website at www.lrairportshuttle.com or call their Toll Free number 888-386-8181.


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Collages by Matthew Best & Toni Tiller at The Studio

LACONIA — Can you combine vintage pages from Sotheby's auction catalogs, comic book pages and vintage wallpaper into new art? Come to The Studio at 50 Canal Street in Laconia on Friday October 10 and see. From 5-7 pm artist Matthew Best of Hartford, Connecticut will be available to talk about the work that he and Toni Tiller have on exhibit in the gallery.

With the intricacy of their layers and precise cuts, the collages invite close examination and interpretation. Viewers can engage with the artwork on a purely aesthetic level, or explore the images for deeper meaning, whether intended or interpretive. Some of the collages were done by Best, some by Tiller, but 13 of the pieces in the exhibit are collaborations, with each artists' hand distinct but discernable.

There will be light refreshments available during Friday evening's reception, and the public is invited to attend. The collages will be on view in the gallery through 11/2. The Studio is at 50 Canal Street in downtown Laconia, and hours and information can be found on the website, thestudionh.com or by calling Melissa McCarthy at 603-455-8008.

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Vintage Car Show at Shaker Village

CANTERBURY -- Canterbury Shaker Village and the White Mountain Region Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America will host a Vintage Car Show on the Village grounds on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visitors can admire automobiles from many eras, meet with the owners and other vintage car enthusiasts, shop for local handcrafts at the Museum Store and take Village guided tours and exhibits, including Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations.

An outdoor grill will be available as well as soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods at the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand. The Vintage Car Show is sponsored by Valpey Financial Services.

The Vintage Car Show is free with the price of regular museum admission. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.shakers.org.

"The Canterbury Shakers were often on the leading edge of technology," noted Funi Burdick, Shaker Village's executive director. "As innovators and entrepreneurs they were quick to see the value in new technologies and were among the first in the state to embrace and own an automobile. The Vintage Car Show and our partnership with the White Mountain Regional Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America is a tribute to this aspect of the Shakers' heritage."


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Pianist Benjamin Hochman to perform at Sant Bani School on October 17


SANBORNTON — The public is invited to hear world-class musicians at the Sant Bani School Studio Theater in Sanbornton during  the 2014-15 concert season. The season opens with returning artist Benjamin Hochman, piano, on Friday, October 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person, students are admitted for free. The program will include Bach, Dallapiccola, Beethoven and Schumann.


Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2011, pianist Benjamin Hochman made his successful New York recital debut in 2006 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has since established a vibrant musical presence in New York City through concerts with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, a Carnegie Hall debut with the Israel Philharmonic and a succession of recital and chamber performances at 92nd Street Y. The Washington Post praised his recent Kennedy Center recital and additional debuts have included performances with the Chicago Symphony with Pinchas Zukerman and the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.


In November 2013 Avie Records released Mr. Hochman’s critically acclaimed solo album entitled Homage to Schubert; his debut solo recording of works by Bach, Berg and Webern was released by Artek in 2009. He recorded Insects and Paper Airplanes: The Chamber Music of Lawrence Dillon in 2010 for Bridge Records in collaboration with the Daedalus Quartet. 

Hochman began his studies at the Conservatory of the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Mannes College of Music. He is currently on the piano faculty of Bard College and the Longy School of Music. His website is benjaminhochman.com


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