I’m excited to welcome you to the inaugural year of the UNH Cello Festival! This one-day festival on Saturday, March 21, 2020 promises to be an amazing, rewarding, and fun experience. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with our renowned faculty in rehearsals and masterclasses - all culminating in a final festival concert. The goal of this festival is to create a vibrant “cello” community in the New England area, connecting students to talented teachers and performers, and each other as well.
I hope you can join us!
Dr. Jacques Lee Wood, UNH Department of Music
The UNH Cello Festival is generously hosted by the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH) at the Paul Creative Arts Center. Rehearsals, masterclasses, and workshops will take place in various classrooms at the Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC). The final festival concert will be in Bratton Hall (PCAC).
Paul Creative Arts Center: 30 Academic Way, University of New Hampshire. Durham, NH
FROM BOSTON: Take I-95 north from Boston to Exit 4 (N.H. Lakes and Mountain Region, Routes 4 and 16). Continue to Exit 6W and follow Route 4 West. Take 155A Exit. Make a left at the end of the ramp. Travel past Thompson Hall, the Memorial Union Building (MUB), and the bus stop and bear right onto Mill Road. Take your next right on Academic Way. Paul Creative Arts Center is next to the last building on the right, 30 Academic Way.
FROM PORTLAND: Follow either I-95 or Route 1 south to Portsmouth traffic circle. Take Route 4 west and take Concord-Durham Exit 6W. Directions are then the same as those indicated from the Boston area.
FROM MANCHESTER: Take Route 101 East to Epping, Exit 7, Route 125. Take Route 125 north to the Lee Traffic Circle. Take Route 4 East to Durham and take the Exit 155A. Make a right at the end of the ramp. Directions are then the same as those indicated from the Boston area.
FROM CONCORD: Take Route 4 East to Durham and take the Exit 155A. Make a right at the end of the ramp. Directions are then the same as those indicated from the Boston area.
On weekends and evenings after 6 p.m., public parking is available in the lots marked for faculty, staff, or commuter students. Parking lots closest to PCAC are: Lot P (behind Parsons Hall), or Lot B (large lot off Mill Road, between Academic Way and McDaniel Drive).
The UNH Cello Festival is generously supported by the University of New Hampshire Department of Music and Carriage House Violins.