2020 Concerts & Events

Saturday, March 28 • 8:00pm

David Wold Associates Presents

A Celebration of Spring Concert

South Church, 292 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra - A Celebration of Sprint Concert - South Church, Porstmouth, NH

Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra Baroque Ensemble David Upham, Music Director presents A Celebration of Spring Concert.

Featuring Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G. Including works by Corelli, Handel, Rognoni, and Vivaldi.

The brilliant 15 member Great Bay Philharmonic Baroque Ensemble performs featuring Hannah Reitz, Violin, Jaques Wood, Cello, Margaret Herlehy, Oboe, Robert Hasking, Harpsichord.

Tickets also available with cash/check only at: South Church Box Office, 73 Court St. Portsmouth, NH. Open T-F, 9-2pm. Tel: Jennifer (603) 436-4762

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Past events featured below:

November 12, 2019 • 7:30pm

David Wold Associates Presents

George Winston
Plays South Church, Portsmouth, NH

South Church, 292 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

George Winston Plays South Church, Porstmouth, NH

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He's inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston's music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston's place in a chaotic world his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

George Winston's classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, 2017's Spring Carousel A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums. He released his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019. The album is available now at GeorgeWinston.com.

September 28, 2019 • 8pm

David Wold Associates Presents

Simone Porter with Great Bay
Philharmonic Orchestra

in the Music Hall's Historic Theater
28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, NH

Simone Porter with Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra


Simone Porter plays Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major with Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra. David Upham, Conductor. The concert will also feature Beethoven's Symphony No 7.

October 20, 2018 • 8pm

David Wold Associates Presents

Paul Dykstra with Great Bay
Philharmonic Orchestra

in the Music Hall's Historic Theater
28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, NH

Paul Dykstra with Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra


David Wold Associates presents the international pianist, Paul Dykstra. He will perform the magnificent Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor with the Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra, a professional Symphony Orchestra comprised of some of the finest musicians in New England. Sixty years ago, pianist Van Cliburn captured the imagination of both the American and Russian people - and the whole world, with his winning performance of this famous concerto. Under the direction of David Upham, the program will also feature popular orchestral works, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Overture and Bizet’s Symphony in C Major.

Tickets/Info: go online to TheMusicHall.org, call 603.436.2400, or visit the B2W Box Office at the Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

The box office is open from 12noon - 6pm, Monday through Saturday, closed holidays.

October 28, 2017 • 8pm

David Wold Associates Presents


With Henrique De Almeida, Charlie Jennison, Theo Martey & Friends

Randy Armstrong, Volker Nahrmann and Beyond Borders


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We are very pleased to share with you that RANDY ARMSTRONG, World Fusion Music Pioneer and Contemporary Jazz Artist and VOLKER NAHRMANN Bassist, Composer Extraordinaire, will be in concert this fall on October 28th, at South Church, Portsmouth, NH, with their band, BEYOND BORDERS, featuring Henrique De Almeida, Charlie Jennison , Theo Martey, and Friends. Watch for Tickets on sale, soon!



YouTube video of the Finale Concert with Paul Dykstra


Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Road, Rye, New Hampshire 03870
Telephone: (603) 964-4061 Email: worship@ryecc.com
Website: www.ryecongregational.com

We are pleased to announce three very special Tenth Anniversary Abendmusik Fine Arts Concerts in Rye, New Hampshire, which will feature the outstanding artists who helped birth the series:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 7:30 PM: GRAND FINALE CONCERT, PAUL DYKSTRA, Pianist, with FULL ORCHESTRA. International Concert Pianist, Paul Dykstra, will include virtuosic solo masterworks on the first half of the program and on the second half the most famous Piano Concerto ever composed- the “Emperor Concerto” by Beethoven for Piano and Full Orchestra- including the finest players in New Hampshire and New England, with Hannah Reitz, Concert Master.

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Rye Congregational Church and ABENDMUSIK Fine Arts Concert Series present

New England Gospel Ensemble with Renese King, Director, and Mark Copeland, Pianist.

New England Gospel Ensemble
Saturday, October 10th, 7:30 pm

Rye Congregational Church and Abendmusik Fine Arts Concert Series present New England Gospel Ensemble with Renese King, Director, and Mark Copeland, Pianist, Saturday, October 10, at 7:30 pm. Suggested Donation: Adults $15,  Families $25.  All are invited to a Gala Reception with Refreshments immediately following the concert.

The acclaimed Boston based New England Gospel Ensemble (NEGE) was originally formed by some students at the New England Conservatory of Music who were looking for a way to merge their musical talents with their own gospel roots, and spread this joyful sound with their community. The result was the New England Conservatory Gospel Ensemble (later dropping the word, “conservatory”). NEGE has continued to spread their gospel message through song for thirty years and has sung throughout New England.

Renese King, Director

Renese King, Director of the New England Gospel Ensemble, is a staff member of the Berklee College of Music, Boston, and is a talented instrumentalist and arranger whose soulful and moving voice has been called “resplendent” by The Boston Globe and garnered her a Boston Music Award for Gospel Artist of the Year. Renese King has toured with the Boston Pops, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and many other orchestras, and was a featured artist on the soundtrack to the Emmy award-winning film Freedom Riders, which was produced for National Public Television’s American Experience. (Berklee Podcast 2012).

Mark Copeland, Pianist

Mark Copeland, pianist, graduated from Baltimore School of the Arts high school, and went on to attend Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. Mark has played for a variety of the most prominent artists such as Patti Labelle, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Brian McKnight, Carl Thomas and many others. Mark is currently a professor of music at Berklee College of Music, sharing and giving his knowledge to students who share the same passion, while still writing, coaching, and traveling the world playing the piano.

For more information or for series sponsorship opportunities, contact the church office at (603) 964-4061 or David Wold, Artistic Director, at (603) 828-6402.
Download and print New England Gospel Ensemble poster (pdf).

Ninth Annual ABENDMUSIK Fine Arts Concert Series presents organists, Katelyn Emerson and Jennifer McPherson—Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Rd, Rye.

Saturday, July 18th, 7:30 pm

Among the “top 20 under 30” and “Rising Stars” (American Guild of Organists) Katelyn Emerson and Jennifer McPherson are among the finest organists in the world of their generation, having won prestigious awards nationally and internationally. They will be performing Solo and Duet works (four hands, four feet) spanning four centuries of masterworks.

Donation only at the door. Gala Reception following the concert.

Upcoming Concert: Abendmusik friends will definitely want to mark their calendars for the Boston-based, New England Gospel Ensemble with Director Renese King (Boston Pops, Berkley Faculty), and including a brilliant gospel pianist, to be announced, will perform in a very special Abendmusik Concert, on October 10th, at 7:30 pm.

For more information on either concert, please contact David Wold at telephone: (603) 828-6402 or email: info@davidwold.com.

Katelyn Emerson

Katelyn Emerson — BIO

Jennifer McPherson

Jennifer McPherson — BIO