Performing Arts at DHMC
The ability of music and dance to transform a person's mood and touch his or her spirit is at the heart of the performing arts program at DHMC.
The public spaces here serve as the stage for performances by local choirs and professional opera singers, Upper Valley dance troupes and those visiting from the nearby Hopkins Center.
Our guests have included the Axis Dance Company, Dana Cunningham, George Winston, Northern Stage, OperaNorth, and the Young at Heart octogenarian singing group.
Anyone interested in scheduling a performance should contact the Arts Program Coordinator at (603) 650-6187.
The Walker Piano, a beautiful Steinway, was donated in 1993 by the Walker family in memory of Christine Walker, a patient at DHMC who was treated for cancer. While here, Christine found comfort in music played on an old upright piano by her nephew. Grateful for the care that she received, the family decided that a fitting tribute to her memory would be a new piano that could provide healing music to future patients and their families, as well as to staff and visitors. The Walker Piano is located on level 3 of the Main Rotunda (PDF).
The Hall Piano is named for David Hall, a devoted volunteer piano player at DHMC who envisioned a new piano in the East Wing of DHMC, where patients and staff could enjoy the same music that has graced the Rotunda. Shortly after his death in 2007, his family honored his vision by donating a lovely Steinway piano to the Medical Center. The Hall piano is located on Level 4 of the East Mall, near the South Information Desk, which is next to the entrance to the parking garage. Map (PDF)
Volunteers routinely play our two pianos. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Marcy Sanborn, Volunteer Coordinator, at (603) 650-7056. Visitors may play the pianos for a limited time by first obtaining the key from the Main Rotunda or South Information Desks.