Ashuelot Concerts 2023-2024


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Ashuelot Concerts promotes live, classical music as a powerful force that inspires positive change. Using concerts, school performances, talks & outreach, Ashuelot Concerts seeks to grow the audience for classical music while inspiring learning, achievement and well-being in our local community.

2023-2024 Season

October 13, 2023:  Violin Sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven & Strauss

Join Artistic Directors Louisa Stonehill (violin) and Nicholas Burns (piano) for an evening of masterworks by Mozart, Beethoven & Richard Strauss. Come and discover how visceral the live chamber music experience can be.

November 12, 2023: Piano Trios by Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Cello sensation, Guy Johnston joins Artistic Directors Louisa Stonehill & Nicholas Burns for this program of unmissable piano trios at The Park Theatre in Jaffrey. Guy Johnston is one of the most exciting British cellists of his generation. He has performed with many leading international orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Britten Sinfonia, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Moscow Philharmonic and St Petersburg Symphony. Guy Johnston plays the 1692 Antonio Stradivari cello known as the “Segelman, ex Hart” kindly loaned to him through the Beare’s International Violin Society by a generous patron.

December 8, 2023: Mendelssohn, Schubert, Beethoven & Schumann Solo Piano Works

British pianist Nicholas Burns takes the stage for this concert of enchanting solo piano masterpieces by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Beethoven & Schumann. Be prepared to be swept away by the brilliance of Mendelssohn’s Rondo Capriccioso in E minor, Op.14, captivated by the lyricism of Schubert’s selected Impromptus, and moved by the emotional depth of Beethoven’s Sonata in E major, Op. 109. The recital will culminate in the fervent melodies and expressive power of Schumann’s Piano Sonata No. 2.


March 24, 2024: Piano Trios by Schubert, Brahms & Chopin

Immerse yourself in the exquisite artistry of these legendary composers with a concert that showcases the passion, energy, and emotion of these masterworks. Experience the heartbreakingly beautiful melodies of Schubert, the towering grandeur of Brahms, and the hauntingly expressive work of Chopin. 

April 12, 2024:  Violin & Piano Bohemian Treasures

Please note: This concert is re-scheduled from the original date in February due to injury

Experience a night of sweeping musical beauty as we present a concert featuring the masterpieces of Dvorak, Smetana, Janacek, and Suk. This all Czech program starts and ends with two beautiful sets of four pieces for violin and piano by Dvorak and his favorite pupil and son-in-law Josef Suk. Be swept away by the enchanting melodies and evocative harmonies and let the soul-stirring compositions of these renowned Czech Bohemian composers transport you on a journey of passion, love, and longing. Come enjoy an unforgettable evening of classical music that will leave you spellbound.

  • Dvorak Four Romantic Pieces, Op.75
  • Smetana From the Homeland
  • Janacek Violin Sonata
  • Dvorak Ballade Op.15
  • Suk Four Pieces Op.17

Louisa Stonehill – Violin & Nicholas Burns – Piano

May 17, 2024: Piano Trios by Smetana and Mendelssohn

Artistic Directors Louisa Stonehill & Nicholas Burns will be joined by award-winning Ecuadorian Cellist Francisco Vila for this performance. Vila has appeared as a soloist with the Houston Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, Aalborg Symfoniorkester, Liege Royal Philharmonic, Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, Santander Festival Orchestra, Indiana University Philharmonic, and all principal orchestras of his native Ecuador.

June 9, 2024: Piano Quartets by Mahler, Schumann & Brahms

The Mahler Piano Quartet is a hidden gem in the classical chamber music repertoire. Composed when he was still a teenager, before Mahler wrote his better known symphonies, this piece showcases the unlimited potential of youth. The quartet takes listeners on a journey through a range of emotions, from tender and introspective moments to bursts of passionate intensity. Schumann’s Piano Quartet was written in 1842 and stands as one of his most beloved and enduring chamber music creations. Brahms’s Piano Quartet in C minor is often viewed as an ode to unrequited love with most of the work’s themes featuring a tribute to his beloved, Clara Schumann.

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