Stay Connected To What Matters Most
For over 140 years, The Music Hall has withstood the test of time, sometimes narrowly, sometimes only just barely, but still, the majestic theater has persevered, thanks to the people who make up the organization—all of you, all of us, and the memories of those who realized laughing, thinking, and experiencing things together are what makes for a rich life. A building is just bricks and mortar without the souls that occupy it. We look forward to communing with you in our shared spaces soon.
In looking ahead, we will welcome Tina Sawtelle as the new Executive Director on July 1 (more on that exciting news here). While I’ll be pursuing other interests, I am looking forward to watching the next chapter of The Music Hall’s story alongside all of you.
I encourage you to check our website for the latest information and subscribe to our enews if you haven’t already. Although we’re temporarily closed, we’re working away as we tackle the logistics of rescheduling dozens of events and booking new ones for this summer and next season. Don’t worry, soon our calendar will be full again!
We are constantly inspired by the work of our sponsors and fellow community members, who are raising awareness and collecting donations for causes near and dear to us. When the Kitchen Tour moved to this fall, The Music Hall made heartwarming care packages for local hospitals with booties and gloves usually worn by patrons walking through kitchens and houses. This year, we’re hoping to collect twice as much food and funds for Gather’s Meals 4 Kids program at our sixth annual Fill the Hall event on Saturday, June 27. If you want to help before then, visit GatherNH.org or our website for ways to contribute to this critical organization.
Even with all of this, we are feeling the impact of this crisis along with everyone else. Without shows, we have furloughed the part-time staff. The full-time staff has been working from home. A generous donor has stepped forward to match up to $50,000 in donations to help lessen the effects COVID-19 has had on The Music Hall. I hope you will consider donating to this emergency fund during this difficult time.
All of this will only make coming together sweeter. I know I can speak for the whole staff in saying we are eager to see you in the theater soon! Thank you for your continued support of arts and culture. Your home away from home will be here when you’re ready to return to it. Together we’ll see this through. The arts will sustain and uplift us, and their importance is ever-more present during this time.