Apple Hill Concerts

Upcoming Events with Apple Hill

Fall and Winter Events 2018-19

More information will be added as it becomes available; programs are subject to change.

Program Notes

 

Friday, January 25, 2019, 8pm
The Colonial Theater in Keene, NH

Program:

Florence Price, Five Folk Songs in Counterpoint for String Quartet. Price was the first African-American female composer to have a symphony performed by a “Big Five” American orchestra when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Frederick Stock performed her Symphony in 1933. Learn more.

Elise Kuder, violin, Michael Kelley, viola, and Rupert Thompson, cello, of the Apple Hill String Quartet, with  Michael Hustedde, violin.

Dmitri Shostakovich, 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, arranged for String Trio by Mike Kelley. This is a set of preludes and fugues for solo piano, one in each of the major and minor keys of the chromatic scale. Learn more.

Elise Kuder, violin, Michael Kelley, viola, and Rupert Thompson, cello, of the Apple Hill String Quartet

Gabriel Faure, Piano Quartet in C minor. The creation of the C minor Piano Quartet began in the summer of 1876 but not completed until 1879. Learn more.

Elise Kuder, violin, Michael Kelley, viola, and Rupert Thompson, cello, of the Apple Hill String Quartet, with Mikael Darmanie, piano

Guest artists:

Michael Hustedde violinApple Hill alumnus Michael Hustedde, violin, is a native of Lexington, KY and has established a creative presence in Boston as a sought-after soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. Described as “tightly articulated, pitch-secure” (Providence Journal), Michael is the principal second violin of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and can also be heard locally with ensembles such as the Boston Pops, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Marsh Chapel Collegium, Back Bay Chorale, and Orchestra of Indian Hill, among others. In addition to his performance career, he is a Boston Chamber Music Society Teaching Artist, working with young musicians at Somerville High School. He also serves on the music faculty at the Middlesex School in Concord, MA. Michael is an alumnus of Apple Hill’s Fellowship Ensemble Program, part of the Summer Chamber Music Workshop.

Mikael Darmanie, pianoMikael Darmanie, piano, regularly performs throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean as a pianist, improviser, conductor, chamber musician with his group the Warp Trio, and as a DJ. He is currently a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in composition and is a Doctoral Candidate in Piano Performance at Stony Brook University in New York under the mentorship of Gil Kalish. He is an alumnus of Apple Hill’s Fellowship Ensemble Program and now serves on Apple Hill’s Summer Workshop faculty.

Tickets note: Student rush tickets will be available the day of the concert for $10 with a student ID.

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Sunday, January 27, 2:00pm
The Community Music School of Springfield, Springfield, MA

Works by Florence Price, Shostakovich, and Faure, with Mikael Darmanie, piano

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February 7 and 8

Residency at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. Concert on Friday, February 8. The Keiser Concert Series. Works by Florence Price, Shostakovich, and Faure, with Mikael Darmanie, piano

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Sunday, March 17, 2:00pm
The Wolfeboro Friends of Music, Wolfeboro, NH

Repertoire to be determined–check back here soon!

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Sunday, March 31
Great Music at St. Bart’s, NYC, NY

Program: Caroline Shaw Entr’acte, String Quartet by Michael Kropf, and Franz Schubert’s String Quartet in A Minor.

Tickets will be available later this season.

Saturday, April 6
Special Fundraising Concert for the Northampton Community Music Center
The Beeches, Northampton, MA

LIMITED seating, please reserve in advance.

Call (413) 585-0001 for information.

 

Sunday, April 7
The Northampton Community Music Center, Northampton, MA

All day chamber music workshop.

Call (413) 585-0001 for information.

 

Sunday, April 14
Collaborative Concert with The Newport String Project
Newport, RI

Learn more about the Newport String Project: http://www.newportstringproject.org/

 

Saturday, May 4
Monadnock Region Concert Series
Bass Hall, Peterborough, NH

Program: Caroline Shaw Entr’acte, String Quartet by Michael Kropf, and Franz Schubert’s String Quartet in A Minor.

Tickets will be available later this season.

 

Summer Concert SeriesSummer Concerts at Apple Hill

The Summer Concert Series features the Apple Hill String Quartet and Summer Chamber Music Workshop guest faculty artists. Each Tuesday night concert is preceded by a buffet dinner and listenUP, a pre-concert lecture series by Director Leonard Matczynski.

Concerts are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm, dinner is at 6:00pm, and the pre-concert talk is at 6:45pm.

Back by Popular Demand: listenUP!

Weekly on Tuesday summer concert nights, June 19 through August 14, 6:45 – 7:15 pm.
Take your music-listening to the next level in this pre-concert series by Director Lenny Matczynski and featured faculty.

Concerts take place at Apple Hill’s campus at 410 Apple Hill Rd, Nelson, New Hampshire. (Follow the signs on Route 9 in Sullivan, NH, just 8 miles northeast of Keene.)

View the 2018 Summer Concert Series Archive