We are the Musicians of the New Hampshire Music Festival!
The 2014 Summer Season!
Plymouth, NH, February 25, 2014 – The New Hampshire Music Festival (NHMF) announced its 2014 summer season today. With a theme of “The Romantic Spirit,” 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.
New Hampshire Music Festival Announces New Leadership
Deborah Leonard Kosits elected as new executive director;
Dan Perkins appointed principal guest conductor and director of choral
PLYMOUTH, NH, JANUARY 23, 2014 – The New Hampshire Music Festival (NHMF)
announced today that it has elected Deborah Leonard Kosits as its new
executive director. After serving as the interim executive director since
September 2013, Kosits, a Meredith resident, was elected unanimously by the board
of directors to take on a permanent role with the nonprofit.
Passing the baton: Joel Johnson and Dan Perkins Summer 2013
In a warm and heartfelt letter to the Board of Directors and Donato Cabrera, after 50 years of service, Joel Johnson has announced his retirement as conductor of the New Hampshire Music Festival Symphonic Chorus.
“Our August 8th and 9th 50th Celebratory Concerts with the Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra will be held in Karen’s and my heart for the rest of our lives. We will forever cherish our many NHMF friendships within the Orchestra, Symphonic Chorus, Board of Directors, Plymouth State University Staff and especially our faithful audience. Now is the time for the Festival to continue moving forward and implement changes for a fresh new era, reaching even higher!”
Donato Cabrera Appointed Festivals Sixth Music Director!
The musicians of the NHMF would like to welcome Donato Cabrera as the sixth Music Director of the New Hampshire Music Festival. We look forward to continuing our music making under his leadership.
Concerning his appointment, Cabrera said, "I'm incredibly honored to be chosen as Music Director for the New Hampshire Music Festival. From the moment the exceptionally talented musicians of the orchestra and I began rehearsing, I was intrigued and excited with the possibility of spending part of my summers in this beautiful part of the country. The audience's dedication and ardent support for the music and musicians was palpable during every moment of the concerts last summer and it was then that I knew that the NHMF had nothing but a bright and exciting future!"