TILLOTSON CENTER

                        Community Heritage, Visual & Performing Arts

Upcoming events

    • 04/15/2017
    • 05/30/2017
    • In the Gallery at the Tillotson Center

    Peggy has lived in Stratford all her married life and enjoys the beauty of the North Country. Since retiring from Weeks Memorial Hospital, she has been taking lessons from Karen Winslow of Cambridge, Vermont. Karen studied art with Frank Mason of The Art Students League of New York. Peggy's paintings can be seen at Dean & Claudette's Restaurant, Dave Caron's Stove Shop, Fiddleheads, Mary's New You, Riff's Flower Shop, and North Country Family Restaurant. The Gallery is open Wednesday's 1-3 p.m. and at all events.

    • 04/27/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    Film & Music by Sumner McKane. The Northeast By Eastern - film, history and live music combine to illustrate a way of life from a simpler, more patient, yet enterprising American era. Live Music by Sumner McKane & Josh Robbins. The Northeast by Eastern combines Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company’s comprehensive collection of early 20th century photographs with archival film footage, interviews, oral histories, a musical soundtrack featuring period music, as well as an original score by Sumner McKane. General Admission $10. Buy tickets online, at the Tillotson Center Box Office and at the door.

    Click here to see  The Northeast by Eastern

    • 04/28/2017
    • 04/29/2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family. Annie, Jr. performed by the Colebrook Academy Players. Tickets $8/$7 students at the door.

    • 05/09/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville (The Word Around Town) is coming to northern New Hampshire for one performance only. Famous for its traditional Québécois music, the power trio features Lisa Ornstein (fiddle), André Marchand (vocal & guitar) and Normand Miron (harmonica & accordion). Sponsors are C. Bean Transport, Kheops International, Northern Tire, and JR Logging. Admission $15. Tickets available online, at the Tillotson Center Box Office, and at the door. Seating is limited.

    Click here to see Le bruit Court dans La Ville


    • 05/13/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    Will Ögmundson is an EMMY-nominated composer, and is generally acknowledged to be one of the finest pianists in New England. He has built a career around piano performance (best known for his interpretations of ragtime music) while also making a name for himself as a composer and lyricist. General Admission$8 advance/$10 at the door/$5 students. 

    Click here to see Will play the piano

    • 05/26/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    Willy and Dan Lindner have played together for decades. They formed the celebrated Vermont bluegrass band Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys in 1972 and have toured and recorded extensively. “Real country music, the way it used to be, delivered with skill and reverence.” -Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. Thank you to our corporate sponsors who made this program possible. C. Bean Transport, Kheops International, Northern Tire. General Admission $8 advance/$10 at the door/$5 students. Tickets available online and at the door.

    Click here to see the Sky Blue Boys

    • 06/02/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    Mark & Raianne have been nominated for both “Best Americana Act” and “Best CD” for their latest album Grain By Grain by the 2017 Worcester Music Awards.Transcending the genre of folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/songwriters like Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own. Please support our generous corporate sponsors who made this program possible. C. Bean Transport, Kheops International, and Northern Tire. General Admission $8 advance/$10 at the door/$5 students. 

    • 06/06/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at the Tillotson Center

    Steven Hancoff is a renowned guitarist and author widely acknowledged for his expertise in Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley, New Orleans Jazz, and Duke Ellington. Jazz Review Magazine called him "an interpretive master who plays with fluidity, grace and passion." For fifteen years, he toured throughout 50 countries representing the U.S. as an official Artistic Ambassador. General Admission $8 advance/$10 at the door/$5 students. Purchase tickets online, at the Tillotson Center Box Office and at the door. Photo by Jiayi Lu.

    • 06/07/2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • The Gallery at the Tillotson Center

    "As recently as 150 years ago, the compositions of J.S. Bach languished in obscurity, virtually unknown to all but a handful of music cognoscenti. Then, thanks to some astonishing coincidences involving the crossed paths of the Bach and Mendelssohn families, Felix Mendelssohn rescued Bach’s music and reputation from near oblivion, revealing his genius to the world. Discover the remarkable story for yourself as you enjoy images, storytelling, and virtuosic guitar playing, all woven into a brilliant and moving multimedia presentation by an extraordinary musical artist!" -Steven Hancoff General Admission $ 8 advance/$10 at the door/$5 students. Purchase tickets online, at the Tillotson Center Box Office and at the door.


    • 06/17/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kaufmann at the Tillotson Center

    This concert will debut Alan Epstein's CD, "Sunset on Meriden Hill" released in March of this year, which features Alan on mandolin accompanied by Jim Prendergast on guitar. The CD is a wonderful, easy listening, instrumental recording of some Alan's favorite melodies to play on the mandolin. The title track of the CD was written by Alan and was inspired by one of his frequent visits to the North Country with his wife Bonnie, a Colebrook native. Joining Alan for the concert will be Jim Prendergast who, after thirty years working in the recording studios and orchestra pits of Nashville TN, now resides in southern NH. General Admission $8 advance/$10 at the door/$5 Students. 

                                               

    • 06/24/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    Belle of the Fall is Tracy Walton and Julia Autumn Ford. Two multi-instrumentalists with broad repertoires, band together in this endeavor to create folksy, but contemporary music.Their chemistry as a duo is infectiously fun and immediately apparent. $8 advance/$10 at the door/45 students.

    Click here to see Belle of the Fall

    • 06/29/2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    University of NewHampshire's Little Red Wagon is a children's theatre summer touring troupe appropriate for families and children (PK-6th grade). The troupe performs Treasure Island.  There once was an old pirate who lived long ago. Before he died, he buried his loot on the mystical Treasure Island. Now on a fantastical journey with pirates and parrots, mutinies and storms, follow along as the adventure takes our young hero to places he never expected to go. Don't forget! Where "X" marks the spot the treasure can be found! All seats $5.00 at the door.

      
    • 07/08/2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    "Four good friends join their musical talents together to form a well rounded country and western band for northern New Hampshire and Vermont. The band "Comfort Country" is made up of well established musicians Lee Baker, Tim Berry, Joanne Gilman and Suzan Shute playing old familiar favorites from Patsy Cline to Patti Loveless, and Merle Haggard to Zack Brown. Offering a fine blend of vocal harmonies, together with exceptional instrumental ability this band is just like comfort food filling you with good sounds! If you like country music with a little bit of bluegrass and gospel sprinkled in for good measure then you'll like the sounds of "Comfort Country". General Admission $8 advance/$10 at the door/$5 Students. Tickets available online, at the Tillotson Center Box Office and at the door.


    • 08/05/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio burst onto the national folk scene in 2015 with their debut EP, Still She Will Fly. It features the multi-genre depth of Heather’s songwriting – ranging from folk ballads to blues to New Orleans traditional jazz – their intricate instrumental arrangements, and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. General Admission $15. Tickets available online and at the door.

    Click here to see the Heather Pierson Trio


    • 08/11/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    Dr. Gueymard will discuss the development and rapid integration of Renewable Energy technologies in the context of a necessary transition toward a sustainable civilization. The potential of solar and wind energy, as well as current developments in the transportation sector, will be reviewed. The challenge of transforming all industrial and polluting “developed” countries into clean and sustainable societies will be evaluated in the context of current technological advances, economical constraints, population growth, diminution of natural resources, and climate change. A race against the clock is now engaged. What can we do collectively to accelerate the necessary societal changes? Admission $10.                 The Ecovillage Institute

    • 08/23/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    LUX is a funky, jazzy, quirky, entertaining, engaging quartet They are the perfect blend of fun and intelligent music; performing wide-ranging covers and well-crafted originals. General Admission $15. Tickets available online and at the door.


    • 10/06/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

    The Durham County Poets are five guys from Canada's Chateauguay Valley who have played, and do play, in blues bands, gospel groups, Cajun, folk, rock and country bands. A collective blend of styles from Dan Hicks to James Taylor, the Band to Leon Redbone, theirs is a melting pot full of inspired tunes to enjoy. The eclectic group is made up of lead singer Kevin Harvey, electric and acoustic guitarist David Whyte, acoustic guitarist Neil Elsmore, double bassist Carl Rufh and percussionist James Preimel.  General Admission $15. Purchase tickets online, at the Tillotson Center Box Office and at the door.

    Click here to see The Durham County Poets

    • 10/13/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tillotson Center

     Internationally acclaimed bluegrass musician and songwriter Bob Amos and Alan Epstein, who has studied with some of the top mandolin players in the world, are teaming up again to offer the Bluegrass Jam Camp Weekend at the Tillotson Center on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15. To kick off the weekend, the pair will offer a mini-concert at the Center on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. Students of the Jam Camp will receive a free ticket. General admission for all others is $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets are available online, at the Tillotson Center Box Office, and at the door.

    • 10/14/2017
    • 10/15/2017
    • 2 sessions
    • In the Gallery at the Tillotson Center

    Click Here to Register! 

    Sign up now and we'll send you full information preparing you for the class and the world of jamming!  $50 deposit holds your spot with balance due first day of camp($140, or early discount price of $130 if registered by July 31.)  Do you qualify? If you play  guitar, mandolin,  banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro, you can be part of a bluegrass jam. Only requirements:  You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords). Price includes admission to a Bob Amos & Alan Epstein concert Friday evening, Oct. 13.

Programs are made possible through the generosity of individuals and corporate sponsors: 

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation/North Country Region, Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, Tillotson North Country Foundation, Northern Tire, C. Bean Transport, Kheops International, and New Hampshire Electric Co-op.







       

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