svetlana webSvetlana Smolina
Sat. Sept. 17 - 7:30pm
Brewster’s Anderson Hall
205 S. Main St. Wolfeboro

 Stunningly talented, Svetlana Smolina is a highly sought-after world-renowned classical pianist who has performed, recorded and collaborated with many famous musicians in numerous major world music centers. Described by LA Times as “an outstanding pianist with luxuriant tone,” and by New York Times as mesmerizing and dynamic, Svetlana has won several prestigious international competitions and is among “The Best Pianists of the 21st Century”. Wolfeboro Friends of Music is thrilled to present Svetlana Smolina for your listening pleasure.

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5oclockshadow webFive O’Clock Shadow
Sat. Oct. 29 - 7:30pm
1st Congregational Church
115 S. Main St. Wolfeboro
At its core, these six vocalists produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Throughout its 23 year history, Five O’Clock Shadow has redefined the possibilities of vocal music by incorporating mouth percussion, real-time digital effect processing and innovative writing and arranging into its critically acclaimed live performances and recordings. What’s more, these guys love what they do, and their joy is contagious!

Take3 webTAKE3
Sun. Dec. 11- 2:00pm
String Trio - Holiday
1st Congregational Church
115 S. Main St. Wolfeboro

With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre defying trio, TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. Known for their infectious and down to earth onstage personalities, this threesome leaves their indelible mark on captivated crowds around the country performing their arrangements of top hits, Americana and classical favorites. TAKE3 makes it their mission to impart their love, passion and joy in music making to all who hear them, using their artistic ability as conduit for storytelling.

DavidCoffin webDavid Coffin
Sun. Jan. 22 - 2:00pm
Family & Sea Shanties
The Great Hall, Town Hall
84 S. Main St. Wolfeboro

“David Coffin is a musician, performer, and music educator of remarkable ability and insight.” Stuart M. Frank, New Bedford Whaling Museum. Sing along on a shanty (work song) as we “hoist” the sails, “haul” on the lines, and stamp around the capstan.
A salty lot we are as we imagine ourselves sailing around the horn on a square rigger. And just what is a pressgang, a belaying pin, a fo’c’sle, a baggywrinkle, or a shellback? Learn what it takes to cross the line and double the horn. Hear the songs mariners sang of home as they drifted in the doldrums off South America.
Accompanied by his concertina, David will get the whole class, or even the whole school, singing to shake loose the sails.

Merz Trio webMerz Trio
Sun. Feb. 19 - 2:00pm
String Trio
First Congregational Church
115 S. Main St. Wolfeboro
Praised for their fresh and surprising interpretations, the award-winning Merz Piano Trio is known for its passionate, original playing and uniquely artistic programming style, interspersing classic trio works with spoken word elements and their own arrangements. The Trio has made a sweep of recent US chamber awards, taking top prizes at the 2021 Naumburg, 2019 Fischoff, and 2018 Chesapeake Competitions.

Strafford Wind webStrafford Wind Symphony
Sat. Mar. 18 - 7:00pm
Brewster’s Anderson Hall
205 S. Main St. Wolfeboro
Wolfeboro Friends of Music welcomes back Strafford Wind Symphony (SWS). SWS is noted for its unique approach to programing. They include narrated selections with instrumental and vocal soloists coupled with contemporary band literature and
accompanied with visual programing that transcends the ages of typical concert band repertoire. SWS regularly performs at the Rochester Opera House, Sanford Performing Arts Center, Alton Bay Christian Center, and throughout the seacoast of New Hampshire and Maine.

Amit Peled webAmit Peled
Sun. Apr. 16 - 4:00pm
Cello soloist
First Congregational Church
115 S. Main St. Wolfeboro

Praised by The Strad magazine and The New York Times, internationally renowned cellist Amit Peled is acclaimed as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today. Having performed in many of the world’s most prestigious
venues, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., Salle Gaveau in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, and the Konzerthaus Berlin, Peled has released over a dozen recordings on the Naxos, Centaur, Delos, and CTM Classics labels. Musical America named Peled one of the Top 30 Influencers of 2015.

ImaniWinds webImani Winds
Sun. May 21 - 3:00pm
Woodwind Quintet
Brewster’s Anderson Hall
205 S. Main St. Wolfeboro

Celebrating over two decades of music making, the twice Grammy nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and as a 21st century group, Imani Winds is devoutly committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire by commissioning music from new voices that reflect historical events and the times in
which we currently live.