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Capital Arts Fest - Open House Event at the Music School!


The fifth annual Capital Arts Fest will be the biggest celebration of art and culture that Concord has ever hosted, with artists and organizations in downtown and beyond welcoming visitors to a vibrant multi-arts festival, September 24-26.

Please join us at the Music School for an Arts Fest Open House, Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, featuring interactive musical fun for all ages! 

NOTE: Concord Community Music School is located in downtown Concord, NH, between Wall/Fayette/South/and Chesley streets, and less than a 5-minute walk from South Main Street and the other Capital Arts Fest happenings. Most of the Music School's activities will take place outdoors at the Music School’s Parkside Stage, overlooking Fletcher-Murphy Park on Fayette Street. If driving, please park in the lot at 24 Fayette Street or on any surrounding street.


Music and Movement with Heather Oberheim (Community Room - masks required for guests age 2 and older)
Sing, dance, and play with Miss Heather -- all youngsters ages 5 months - 6 years invited to join the fun with a parent or caregiver 

Folk Jam on our Parkside Stage
Bring your folk instrument (fiddle, mando, banjo, guitar, etc.) and join us for an easy-going outdoor folk jam, led by faculty fiddler Liz Faiella. We'll play some traditional fiddle tunes together, and chord charts will be provided for some commonly-played jam tunes.

"Meet the Instruments" Instrument Show and Tell (Parkside Stage)
If you've ever wondered what an oboe is, or have never heard a French horn, come to our “Meet the Instruments” show and tell. Current Music School students will show you their instruments, tell you all about them, then play for you. The “Instrument Petting Zoo” of years past is on hold because of Covid, but we would love to answer any questions you have about woodwind, brass, and string instruments, and satisfy your curiosity about opportunities to play and learn!

Creative Aging Workshop with Heather Oberheim (Community Room - masks required)
Learn how techniques used by dance and music therapists provide neurologic benefits for older adults, including individuals experiencing dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Enjoy seated or standing musical activities as we move and sing together as a group.

Community Singing Jam with Peggo Horstmann Hodes (Parkside Stage)
Come experience the power of singing together in community and vocal improvisation...exploring your voice, singing old songs, new songs, and songs we create together!

Nepalese Music Performance by Harimaya Adhikari and Sagar Khatiwada (Parkside Stage)
Faculty members Hari and Prem, both originally from Nepal and founding members of Himalaya Heritage Music Group, joyfully share their talent and culture in this expert performance of South Asian traditional music, featuring harmonium, tabla, and voice.

Instrument and music sale (Lower Level - masks required)
Here's your chance to scoop up a quality musical instrument, audio equipment, sheet music, and music books at bargain-basement prices, some of it free/by donation! Arrive early for the best selection.

Time & Location

Date 09-25-2021 10:00 am
Event End Date 09-25-2021 4:00 pm