Symphony N.H. presents Mozart and Bach

NASHUA – Symphony New Hampshire will presents Mozart and Bach with guest conductor Eric Garcia at 8 p.m. on March 16 at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord and at 8 p.m. March 17 at the Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm St. Nashua.

Praised for his “elegant and expressive” conducting, Garcia currently serves as the music director of the Boise Philharmonic, having previously conducted with the Seattle and Pittsburg symphonies. An enthusiast for contemporary music and innovation, Garcia has collaborated with living composers, including John Adams and George Crumb, and artists including Pink Martini, Indigo Girls and Cirque de la Symphonie.

The concert features two pieces uniquely linked by NASA’s Voyager spacecrafts. Each craft contained a Golden Record in its cargo to represent the music and sounds of Earth, and included Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. Bach’s masterpiece brings Symphony New Hampshire musicians center-stage with four soloists: Concertmaster Elliott Markow, principal flute Kathleen Boyd, principal oboe Cheryl Bishkoff and principal trumpet Richard Watson.

The program also includes Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, which originally was written as part of a string quartet that is in orbit on the same Golden Record. Paired with these enduring works are Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major and Elgar’s Serenade for strings.

Robert Hoffman will present his free pre-concert talk “Words on Music” at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua, at 5:30 p.m. on March 14.

For more information and tickets, visit or call 603-595-9156.