Summer Music Associates Celebrates Its 50th Season!

First concert - Boston Civic Symphony June 10

Press Release

Summer Music Associates celebrates its 50th year of bringing exceptional musicians to the Lake Sunapee Region. This summer’s concerts will be outstanding.

On Saturday, June 10, at the Sawyer Center at Colby-Sawyer College, the 75-piece Boston Civic Symphony returns with violinist Keila Wakao.  The orchestra will present Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, known as The Pastoral; Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia, and Ernest Chausson’s Poeme for Violin and Orchestra featuring violinist Keila Wakao.  Ms. Wakao is the first prize winner of the 2021 Menuhin International Violin Competition and the first prize winner of the 2021 Stulburg International String Competition.

On Thursday, June 29, at the First Baptist Church, The Fred Moyer Jazz Trio returns with special guest, flutist Nicole Densmore. The concert will feature classical piano pieces in the first half along with Schubert’s Sonata in A minor arranged for flute and piano. The second half will present the jazz trio recreating iconic jazz trios from the classic jazz repertoire.

At the First Baptist Church on Thursday, July 6, the two-time Grammy award winning Cuarteto Latinoamericano will share a program of mostly Latin American classical composers.  The Cuarteto Latinoamericano is one of the world’s most renowned string quartets and, for forty years, the leading proponent of Latin American music for the genre. Founded in Mexico in 1982, the Cuarteto has toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America, Israel, China, Japan, and New Zealand.

On Thursday, July 27, at the First Baptist Church, The Moanin’ Frogs Saxophone Sextet will redefine what chamber music can be.  Bending genres and uplifting spirits while rooted in the classical tradition and theater of the American Vaudeville show, The Moanin’ Frogs’ spirited arrangements, creative choreography, and technically precise performances of jazz, pop, and classical music will delight and inspire!

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play closes the season on Thursday, August 10, at the Sawyer Theater at Colby-Sawyer College.  An evening of rollicking jazz and blues, Dave Brubeck favorites, and original compositions will bring the audience to its feet!

All concerts begin at 7 PM in New London. Tickets for adults are $25; $5 for students. They are available online at, by phone at 603 526-8234, by mail at SMA PO Box 603 New London, NH 03257, or at Tatewell Gallery or Morgan Hill Bookstore in New London.

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