local music http://nhpr.org en Remembering Dick Ray http://nhpr.org/post/remembering-dick-ray <p>Earlier this month, Dick Ray, founding member of The Spectras, one of New Hampshire's first rock bands to make good, passed away. We were fortunate enough to have spoken with Ray and band co-founder Chris Quackenbush&nbsp;i<span style="line-height: 1.5;">n 2001. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:02:29 +0000 Andrew Parrella 44179 at http://nhpr.org Remembering Dick Ray Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients http://nhpr.org/post/journey-song-shares-gift-music-hospice-patients-0 <p><a href="http://www.journeysong.org/JS-about-ourjourney.html" target="_blank">Journey Song</a>, a group of singers based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, brings the solace of music to hospice patients and their families. Ed Brown remembers how the group sang for his wife, Judith Whipple Brown.</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 05:41:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 41554 at http://nhpr.org Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients The Composer Next Door http://nhpr.org/post/composer-next-door <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">USA Today recently published a list of the fastest growing professions in the United States.&nbsp; Music Composer came in at #3. &nbsp;Everything, in this digital age, needs music.&nbsp; With advances in technology, today's orchestras are more often found on hard drives in basements than symphony hall. NHPR's Sean Hurley has this profile of music professor and film composer&nbsp;Rik Pfenninger of Holderness.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:15:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 40315 at http://nhpr.org The Composer Next Door Apple Hill Brings Together Musicians From Around The World http://nhpr.org/post/apple-hill-brings-together-musicians-around-world <p></p><p>The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music brings musicians from around the globe to tiny Nelson, New Hampshire. They learn and share chamber music, and come to understand one another’s cultures and perspectives. Amelia&nbsp;Perron&nbsp;talks about her experience there.</p><p></p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:10:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 22797 at http://nhpr.org Apple Hill Brings Together Musicians From Around The World Spotlight on Local Music http://nhpr.org/post/spotlight-local-music <p>Making a living as a working musician has never been easy. Most&nbsp;work day jobs and feed their stage passions at night and on weekends, playing in the corners of smoky bars and dimly-lit restaurants. The dream for many weekend warriors is to play music full-time. &nbsp;One New Hampshire musician that has made the leap is Plymouth&rsquo;s Jim Tyrrell. Now he&rsquo;s hoping to help other Granite State acts with a little promotion&hellip; by exposing them on a new local TV show as well as online. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 1355 at http://nhpr.org Spotlight on Local Music