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New Hampshire Music Festival single tickets are now on sale

PLYMOUTH — Single tickets for the 2014 New Hampshire Music Festival (NHMF) go on sale on Monday, May 12. The six-week season, July 8-August 14, will explore and celebrate the many facets of Romanticism, from the 18th century to the modern day.

The 62nd festival will take place in multiple venues throughout central New Hampshire. The Silver Center at Plymouth State University is the festival's primary venue, where it will offer full orchestra performances on Thursdays and Saturdays, and Tuesday night chamber performances.

"We are offering six weeks of orchestral masterpieces that not only celebrate The Romantic Spirit, but showcase the full range of sounds that only a live symphony orchestra can create. Our chamber music concerts, curated by our musicians, will be full of musical gems not to be missed. We'll perform beloved works of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, and others, but we will also discover exciting musical treasures, heard at the NHMF for the very first time," said music director Donato Cabrera. "We also welcome Dan Perkins, our new choral director and principal guest conductor, to the NHMF family. Maestro Perkins will begin his tenure by preparing the chorus for Verdi's Requiem, but expect to see him on the podium in the summers to come!"

The festival's educational outreach program, in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, will culminate this summer with a July 26 Family Concert, designed to entertain, engage and educate people of all ages.

The NHMF also continues its 603 Series, reaching new audiences with chamber performances throughout New Hampshire.

Highlights of the season include concertos by Vivaldi, Mozart, Piazzolla, Milhaud, Conus, and Copland, and the festival will welcome four internationally renowned soloists to sing Verdi's Requiem. In partnership with The Walden School, a summer music camp in Dublin, NH, Nathaniel Stookey will be the first composer-in-residence in a new concert series called Composer Portraits. Stookey's The Composer is Dead, one of the most widely performed pieces of classical music composed in the last 10 years, will be performed alongside music by composers who Stookey admires.

Bank of New Hampshire is the festival's first lead corporate partner, providing sponsorship for this season. Support is also provided by the Lincoln Financial Foundation.

Single tickets range from $15-$69. Six-concert subscription packages start at $110. New offers this summer include a three-concert Saturday night package and a flexible multi-concert option (buy 3+ concerts and get up to 10% off single ticket prices). Discounts are available for students and children.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.nhmf.org or through the Silver Center Box Office at 603.535.2787 or 800.779.3869, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Season details can be found at www.nhmf.org.

The New Hampshire Music Festival is a six-week summer music festival that honors the tradition of classical music while exploring new artistic paths. The NHMF strives to connect the Lakes Region with an engaging, immersive festival experience by presenting world-class performances, creating strong collaborations with community partners, and offering educational programs to students of all ages.

The festival was founded in 1952 as a small chamber orchestra performing on Melody Island in Lake Winnipesaukee and has grown to be a highly-valued community asset. Every summer during July and August, musicians from around the country come to Plymouth to perform well-known classics and contemporary works


Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 01:07

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Intellectual property to be topic of Brown Bag Luncheon seminar

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the next Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar on Tuesday, May 13, from noon to 1:00pm at Pease Public Library.

Have an idea or invention and wonder if or how to protect it? David Rardin, an Intellectual Property (IP) lawyer from Maine, Cernota, and Rardin, will present the advantages and drawbacks when it comes to protecting IP yourself.

In today's world of expediting products, services, and ideas to the marketplace, especially online, consider the value of what you create. Is it worth protecting? David will cover the elements that make an idea worth protecting, the benefits of protecting it, and the savings and risks when you do it yourself.

There is no charge for this event, but seating is limited, so reserve your spot today by calling the Plymouth Regional Chamber at 536-1001 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Attorney David Rardin provides legal services and counseling supporting sensible strategies for businesses from small start-ups to publicly traded companies. His expertise includes invention capture; patent drafting and prosecution; infringement options; and technology licensing for US and foreign applications. Specializing in economical acceleration of worldwide patent protection, he received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and his J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center now the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord. A US Air Force veteran, David has more than 20 years of pre-law science and engineering experience and has been a member of Maine, Cernota & Rardin since 2006.


Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:54

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Comedian Bob Marley coming back to Meadowbrook in Aug.

GILFORD — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook is excited to welcome back comedian Bob Marley on August 9 for Camp-A-Palooza II. Tickets are on sale this Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m.  To order call 603-293-4700 or log on to www.BankNHpavilion.com.

Celebrating 15 years as a stand-up comic, Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late- night TV circuit: "The Late Show" with David Letterman, "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, "Late Night" with Conan O'Brien and "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn.

Marley, a Maine native and University of Maine at Farmington graduate, uses biographical and observational material for his high-energy routines. He began his career in his hometown of Portland, and then moved to Boston to gain experience in a city known for spawning comedy all-stars.

A regular at the Aspen and Montreal comedy festivals, Marley was named one of Variety's "10 Comics to Watch," Marley has also appeared in several films, including the cult favorite, "Boondock Saints." The peripatetic Marley works nonstop throughout the country, in such cities as Los Angles, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Boston, New York and Denver.

After living in Los Angles for several years, he, his wife and three children have returned to Maine to live.


Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:47

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Summer skateboard camp sessions being offered at Waterville Valley

WATERVILLE VALLEY — While Waterville Valley Resort's will be offering a skateboarding camp sessions throughout the summer months. A verity of sessions run from July 6 through Aug. 1, offering day camp, overnight, and weekend options.

The Waterville Valley Skateboard Camp is the only overnight camp in New Hampshire that is completely run by skateboarders, for skateboarders. The Waterville Valley Skate Park has undergone many changes over the past few years, including the addition of new ramps, hips, platforms, euro gaps, quarterpipes, banks and boxes. The park is ever changing, so campers can always look forward to something new each summer at camp.

"Waterville Valley Skateboard Camp is like no other camp in New England. We only take 36 campers per week and 18 on weekends to ensure the campers have individualized coaching. We pride ourselves on the close-knit community feel of our camp, which we achieve by maintaing a staff to camper ratio of 1:6," says Camp Director Luke Mathison.

All overnight campers stay in the Town Square Condominiums,  located in the heart of Town Square, close to the skate park, restaurants, shops, and Corcoran's Pond. Each condo unit is chaperoned by a camp counselor and is fully equipped to comfortably house six campers and one overnight staff member per unit.

When campers want to take a break from skating, there are other activities to try, including swimming, mountain biking, SUP (stand up paddleboarding), kayaking, tennis, and golf. All of these activities are all included in the Waterville Valley Freedom Pass, an activity pass included in all Waterville Valley lodging packages.

The Waterville Valley Skate Camp is designed to fit the needs of both parents and kids by offering various session choices as well as full day professional coaching and supervision. Campers can choose between the day camp option or overnight camp, and have the choice of week long camps or weekend programs. The camp welcomes boys and girls between ages 8 and 17 for day camp, and from 12 through 17 years old for overnight sessions.

For more details on the camp or to register visit parks.waterville.com or call 1-800-GO-VALLEY.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:42

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