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PARMA Music Festival in Portsmouth NH

The PARMA Music Festival ( returns to Portsmouth NH on August 13-16, 2014.

This year the 2nd annual 501c3 non-profit Festival presents 16 events in 12 venues over 4 days featuring orchestral, chamber, choral, rock, jazz, progressive, and world music with artists such as the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, LUNAR Ensemble, producer/performer Qwill, Boston New Music Initiative, singer/songwriter Will Dailey, clarinetist Matthias Muller, Fela Kuti tribute band Shango, Redline Brass Quintet, composer Mason Daring, and many more.

All events are completely free with no admission fee except for the final concert at the Music Hall on 8/16 at 7 PM. A detailed schedule is available online at

Review of last year's Festival:

Previews of this year's events:


2014 PARMA Music Festival sequence of events:

Wed 13 Aug

10:00 AM
Kickoff! PARMA Artist Concert
North Church

2:00 PM
In the Key of C-SPAN: Classical Music
North Church

6:00 PM
Buoy Gallery Reception: Modern Art and Music
Buoy Gallery

8:00 PM
Dance Party!
The Dance Hall

Thu 14 Aug

10:00 AM
Lord of the Strings: Chamber Music from Sweden to the U.S.
South Church

2:00 PM
Boston New Music Initiative
South Church

6:00 PM
Three Guitars
Portsmouth Music & Arts Center

8:00 PM
Underground Lounge
Underground Lounge
the red door lounge

Fri 15 Aug

10:00 AM
PENDULUM: SCI Chamber Music Album Release Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church

2:00 PM
The LUNAR Ensemble Presents: A Shakespeare Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church

6:00 PM
Artist Reception and Meet & Greet
RiverRun Bookstore

8:00 PM
New England Artists Showcase
Thirsty Moose Tap House

Sat 16 Aug

10:00 AM
Panel Discussion: Music in Advertising
The Music Hall Loft

12:00 PM
Peter & the Wolf
Prescott Park

1:00 PM
Discussion: Music in Video Games
The Music Hall Loft

7:00 PM
The Main Event
The Music Hall

PARMA Music Festival LLC

For more information about select featured artists at the 2014 Festival please visit:

PARMA Music Festival 2013 Live Album


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