Gil Rose

"Conductor Gil Rose…intrepid Bostonian explorer of recent American works and much else” - The New York Times

Monadnock Music Festival

                                                               Summer 2013 - Ned Rorem’s  Our Town              

                                                               Summer 2013 - Ned Rorem’s Our Town              

Rose’s unmannered conducting of the two dance scores kept the kinetic spirit moving whether it was in sustained contemplation or ferocious energy.
— The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Rose has led the longstanding Monadnock Music Festival in historic Peterborough, NH, since his appointment as Artistic Director in 2012, conducting several premieres and making his opera stage directing debut in two revivals of operas by Dominick Argento, as well as conducting, directing and producing the world premiere recording of New Rorem’s opera Our Town.

Founded in 1966, Monadnock Music enriches lives and deepens a sense of community by means of diverse classical programming throughout the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. Under Rose's leadership, it annually mounts a summer festival situated in iconic and intimate New England settings less than two hours from Boston .

Among the many distinguished artists whose work Monadnock Music has presented or commissioned are Aaron Copland, Peter Sellars, Richard Goode, Sanford Sylvan, James Maddalena, Russell Sherman, John Adams, Elliott Carter, Virgil Thomson, Dominick Argento, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Craig Smith, and Ursula Oppens.

In addition to its Peterborough Town House Series, Monadnock Music also presents its renowned Village Concerts, bringing distinguished artists to historic meeting houses throughout the region free of charge, making some of the greatest classical music accessible to all.

During the school year, Monadnock Music provides vital music education support to our region's elementary schools through its Lend an Ear! program. Since its establishment in 1985, Lend an Ear! has enriched the lives of over 25,000 children in more than 25 towns.