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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.

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.)

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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.

JUNE 19–Featuring the Session 1 Faculty

Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata for flute and piano in D Major, Op. 94
Vanessa Holroyd, flute; Marc Ryser, piano

Dmitri Shostakovich, Five pieces (arranged for cello, bass, piano by Jeff Louie)
Emily Taubl, cello; Mary Javian, string bass; Marc Ryser, piano

Johannes Brahms, String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36
The Apple Hill String Quartet: Elise Kuder and Colleen Jennings, violin; Michael Kelley, viola; Rupert Thompson, cello. With Jesse Holstein, viola; Nina Lee, cello.

JUNE 26–Featuring Young Artist Fellowship Musicians

Apple Hill’s Young Artist Fellowship Program brings together pre-professional instrumentalists for a rigorous and exciting 14-day chamber music experience. The program includes intensive study with Apple Hill’s Director Leonard Matczynski and the Apple Hill String Quartet. They will perform String Quartets by Charles Koechlin and Hugo Wolff and the Brahms B Major Piano Trio.

JULY 3–Featuring the Session 2 Faculty

John Steinmetz, Sonata for bassoon and piano
Adrian Morejon, bassoon; Lura Johnson, piano

John Adams, Shaker Loops, for seven strings
Matt Albert, Colleen Jennings, Elliott Markow, violin
Sam Bergman, viola; Greg Hesselink and Iris Jortner, cello
Carolyn Davis Fryer, string bass

JULY 10–A Recital by Jazimina MacNeil, mezzo-soprano

Heart and Home: Tunes and Tales from the Monadnock Region, with Marji Gere, violin, and Dan Sedgwick, piano, performing duos by Vaughan-Williams, arrangements of English Folk Songs by Benjamin Britten, and gems from our own backyard with Gordon Peery and Miriam Sharrock.

JULY 17–Featuring the Session 3 Faculty

Robert Schumann, Three Romances for clarinet and piano, Op. 94
Rane Moore, clarinet; Mikael Darmanie, piano

J.S. Bach, Two-part Inventions
Amy Schroeder, violin; Felix Umansky, cello

Erwin Schulhoff, Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos
Elise Kuder and Ealain McMullin, violin
Mike Kelley and Beste Tiknaz, viola
Jan Müller-Szeraws and Chelsea Bernstein, cello

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JULY 24–A recital featuring the Fidelio Trio: Darragh Morgan, violin; Adi Tal, cello; and Mary Dullea, piano

In works by Bolcom, Faure, and Schubert.

With support from Culture Ireland.

JULY 31–Featuring the Session 4 Faculty

Johan Halvorsen, Passacaglia and Sarabande in G major, Op. 20/2 (after Handel)
Ivan Stefanovic, violin; Chris Jenkins, viola

Paquito D’Rivera, Preludio y Merengue
Rohan Gregory, violin; Javier Caballero, cello; Myriam Teie, piano

Johannes Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
The Apple Hill String Quartet: Elise Kuder and Colleen Jennings, violin;
Mike Kelley, viola; Rupert Thompson, cello
Eric Thomas, clarinet

AUGUST 7–The Summer Gala

Help us celebrate our 48th year with good food and beautiful music as Apple Hill features resident artists the Apple Hill String Quartet along with Tony Rymer, cello, and Max Zeugner, string bass, in the New England premiere of John Harbison’s Presences, and with Jesse Holstein, viola, in Mozart’s D Major string quintet.

AUGUST 14–Featuring the Session 5 Faculty

J. S. Bach, Arias from the Cantatas of J.S. Bach
Frank Kelley, tenor; Pamela Epple, oboe; Jesse Holstein, violin;
Rupert Thompson, cello; Max Zeugner, string bass; Jeff Louie, keyboard

Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio for violin, viola, and cello in C minor, Op. 9/3
Movses Pogossian, violin; Yoni Gertner, viola; Pei Lu, cello

Franz Schubert, Allegro for piano four hands in A minor, D. 947 (Op. posth. 144)
Yi-heng Yang and Jean Schneider, piano

AUGUST 21–Final Concert of the Summer Season featuring the Dirt Road Ensemble, Leonard Matczynski, Director

In works by G.F. Handel, J.S. Bach,
and Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ciranda Das Sete Notas, Ziv Wainer Bobrowicz, bassoon solo

Dessert and Dancing, Hoffman Auditorium

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Special events

Free and open to the public: Five Sunday evenings at 7:30 pm, in the Hoffman Auditorium, hosted by Apple Hill Director Lenny Matczynski.

Sunday, June 17
Additional/alternative career choices for musicians with Vanessa Holroyd, Mary Javian, and Jesse Holstein

Sunday, July 1
Alexander Technique for musicians with Lisa Sailer

Sunday, July 15
Yoga for musicians with Sharon O’Brien

Sunday, July 29
Open rehearsal with the Apple Hill String Quartet

Sunday, August 12
A History of Playing for Peace with Betty Hauck, Arthur Cohen, and Harriet Feinberg