Keeping Busy in Southern New Hampshire

This has been a very busy week — who says you have to live in the city to have a full menu of cultural offerings. (Well, there may be longer, more varied menus in Boston or NYC, but there’s only so much time to take advantage of it anyway.)

  • Last Friday (July 31): pre-concert fund-raising dinner for Monadnock Music, then a performance at the Unitarian Church in  Wilton (Borodin, Denisov, Carter, Wallen, and Beethoven).
  • Sunday: Monadnock Summer Lyceum in Peterborough featuring John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: his talk was entitled “Transforming Turmoil into a New Economy.”
  • Monday: The new Woody Allen movie Whatever Works at the Wilton Town Hall Theater.
  • Tuesday: First, the annual fair of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in Sunapee, and then the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music: a pre-concert talk by Syrian composer Kareem Roustom, a picnic dinner,  and the concert (Roustom, Schumann, and Debussey).
  • Wednesday: basketball night at Hampshire Hills — and we won again, though the opposing team was depleted by family vacation schedules.
  • Thursday: back to Sunapee for more of the crafts fair, then to Peterborough Players for a most enjoyable performance of Little Shop of Horrors.
  • Friday (yesterday): off the the MFA in Boston to see Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice before the exhibit leaves town a week from now (next stop: the Louvre).
  • Coming up this weekend: Eric Stumacher,  a co-founder of Apple Hill, at the Monadnock Summer Lyceum (topic is “Performing Arts: Pathways Across Cultural Divides”) and Circus Smirkus in Wilton (featuring one of my former students clowning around).

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