With a rich history beginning with its founding in 1923 by conductor and educator Elmer “Pop” Wilson, Symphony NH (until 2012 known as Nashua Symphony Orchestra) is the oldest professional orchestra in New Hampshire. Since 2008, when Music Director and Principal Conductor Jonathan McPhee joined the Symphony NH family, the orchestra has soared to new artistic heights, continually pushing the envelope with challenging programming and repertoire. Also serving as Music Director of Boston Ballet and Lexington Symphony Orchestra, Maestro McPhee was named the “Busiest Conductor in the World” in 2014 by bachtrack.com, beating out such notables as Andris Nelsons of BSO and Sir Simon Rattle of the Berlin Phil.
SNH’s programs include a series of first-class orchestral concerts each season in Nashua with run-out concerts around the state, chamber music concerts, the Picture This Educational Program for third graders, and the fourth grade String Program. Instrumentalists from the orchestra can play for your private event, and we’re always looking for talented professionals to join our ensemble.
We believe that classical music can build knowledge, foster personal growth and friendships and improve lives, and we value the communal joys uniquely attainable through live music. Symphony NH enriches the quality of life in New Hampshire through high-quality performances of orchestral music, and by taking a leadership role in music education opportunities for citizens of all ages.
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We were recently featured in an article on New Hampshire Homes.