Violin virtuoso and Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient SIMONE PORTER will perform Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major with Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, September 28, 8:00 PM at the Music Hall Historic Theater in Portsmouth. The program will also include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

Executive Director and Producer, David Wold, says “SIMONE PORTER is arguably the greatest 23 year old violinist on the planet and certainly among the greatest of her generation. Great music at this level normally requires an expensive trip to Boston, and we’re happy to share the opportunity with everyone in your community.”

Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra is a professional, regional orchestra, and with this concert is taking its place among the great orchestras of the Northeastern United States under the direction of David Upham, Music Director. Speaking of SIMONE PORTER, David Upham says, “She is one of the great young talents performing in the world today. Only a handful of artists are recipients of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and solo with the New York Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other world-class orchestras. We’re thrilled to have her perform the sublime Beethoven Violin Concerto with us, and the jubilant Seventh Symphony will round out a wonderful all-Beethoven program.”

Use the 15% VIP DISCOUNT CODE, ORCHESTRA19, for any level of ticket to attend the concert. Just apply the discount code at Checkout Online or at the Music Hall Box Office.

Tickets & Info go online: www.greatbayphilharmonic.com or visit:

Tickets/InfoTheMusicHall.org | 603.436.2400 | B2W

Box Office: 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, NH
B2W Box Office hours: noon – 6pm, Mon – Sat, closed holidays.

2019-20 Chapter Programs



Saturday, October 5, 2019

The tour will begin at 11:00 AM and will include complimentary lunch and a brief recital by visiting organist Hentus van Rooyen . Open console at all sites.

Free admission/donations accepted.

Itinerary schedule for the day –

  • -11:00am , meet at Saint Anne’s Church, 345 Pleasant St., Berlin, NH (Casavant) for a brief demo/recital by George Bozeman, Susan Ferre & Host organist Sandy Patrick. Open console.
  • -12:15pm , meet at nearby St. Barnabas Church, 2 High St., Berlin (Meantone Bedient) for complimentary lunch and to peruse our pre-owned organ music flea market table (proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund).
  • -2:00pm , also at St. Barnabas, an organ recital by visiting organist Hentus van Rooyen.
  • -3:00-5:00pm , open console – all are free to travel at any time to Gorham Congregational Church, 143 Main St., Gorham (H&H) and the Randolph Church, Rt. 2, Randolph (Ruggles).

Hentus van Rooyen is Assistant Professor of Music, Sacred Music Coordinator and Collage Organist at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, where he teaches organ, music history and aural skills. He is a candidate for the Doctor or Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas and is expecting to complete his degree this Fall. At the UNT College of Music, he has been named ‘Outstanding Graduate Student in Organ Performance’ in 2014 & 2017!

Saturday, November 16, 10am-1pm

Workshop & Sing-Along of Handel’s Messiah Choruses

Christ Episcopal Church, Exeter, NH.

Co-sponsored by the Merrimack Valley AGO Chapter, this event will be conducted by Dean Susan Ferre with Baroque string accompaniment as she will instruct the chorus in the use of early singing styles. All area singers and members of both chapters may participate or listen. Don’t forget to bring along your Messiah scores! Free admission.

NH AGO Patrons

Dues alone fall short of Chapter Program and publicity needs. 

We thank our Patrons for their additional support.  

            Gift Level                  Up to:  

  • Symphony                    Above $500.00
  • Improvisation             $400.00
  • Toccata                         $300.00
  • Prelude and Fugue     $200.00
  • Chorale Prelude          $100.00
  • Anthem                         $50.00
The NHAGO is a non-profit 501 (C) 3 organization.  Send donations to:

Adam Peithmann, Treasurer, NH-AGO
508 Union Street
Manchester NH 03104