Saturday, May 5
Monadnock Waldorf School
98 S. Lincoln Street, Keene, New Hampshire
Join us for a day connecting with others through the powers of music!
Presenting the World Premiere of the documentary film
Back to Bolivia: A Lifetime Later
featuring double bassist Dobbs Hartshorne
Claudia Quilali, Director
A Special Thank You!
to all those that helped make this a wonderful event!
Monadnock Waldorf School
Dennis & Louisa Jacques
Stuart & Sue McCalley
Marcy & Hans Schepker
Bartending Services by Mr. Carol
Chipotle of Keene, NH
Elegant Settings of Keene, NH
Target Cleaners of Keene, NH
Synergy Sportswear, Inc. of Keene, NH
In the spirit of the film, a full day of activities aims to connect musicians & friends of all ages. The festival includes the following:
1-2pm ARRIVAL AND WELCOME
2-4pm RECONNECT FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA READING
An orchestral reading of works by J.S. Bach led by Maestro Michael Dabroski of the VT Mozart Festival. This reading invites former music students and colleagues of Dobbs from throughout his career as well as bring together local area musicians, teachers and students to share music together.
Free participation with registration.
4-5pm TEA & STORIES WITH DOBBS
In the way of hospitality shown in many of the countries BWV visits, tea will be served during a presentation by bassist Richard “Dobbs” Hartshorne performing works by J.S. Bach and Dobbs' latest comedic musical stories as well as discuss his work around the world.
This family-friendly concert is appropriate for school aged children through adults.
Free admission with registration.
5:30pm COCKTAIL HOUR & SILENT AUCTION
6:30pm NEPALESE BUFFET FEAST
A Benefit dinner featuring Nepalese cuisine of Dobbs' life-long friend, Chang-Ba,
prepared by his daughter, Pasang Futi Sherpa and chef Francis Bacon.
7:30pm WORLD PREMIERE SHOWING OF THE FILM
Back To Bolivia: A Lifetime Later follows double bassist Richard “Dobbs” Hartshorne as he returns to Bolivia to perform in six remote villages where he had given concerts in 1969 as a Peace Corp Volunteer. In searching for people who still remember those concerts from 44 years ago, he is also seeking to determine if the performances he does now in remote and war-torn places through Bach With Verse might also have resonance 44 years from today. You will be amazed at what he finds. The faces of the people and the spectacular scenery around Lake Titicaca form the backdrop for this intense story about the power of music.