Apple Hill Concerts

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Program Notes


Summer Concert SeriesSummer Concerts at Apple Hill

Now presenting the 2017 Summer Concert Series! 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.

Please leave your pets at home, as they are not allowed anywhere on the AH campus.

Tuesday Night Summer Concert Series

Single Ticket Prices:

$30.00 – Donation for advanced and same day reserved seating
$15.00 – Students and unreserved seating if available in the Concert Barn

Season passes:

  • Ten concerts, including Gala, $315 (one free Tuesday concert)
  • Nine concerts, excludes Gala, $240 (one free Tuesday concert)
  • Five concerts plus Gala, $210 ($15 discount on a Tuesday concert)
  • Five concerts (no Gala), 135 ($15 discount on a Tuesday concert)
  • Four concerts plus Gala, $180 ($15 discount on a Tuesday concert)

Outside seating is free

Pre-concert dinner, 6:00 – 6:45 pm

$15.00 per person


Special events

Open rehearsals and coachings

Free and open to the public: Five Sunday evenings at 7:30 pm, in the Hoffman Auditorium, hosted by Apple Hill Director, Lenny Matczynski. Come and experience the essence of how we make music.

Sunday, June 18
Open rehearsal
Beethoven, Serenade, with Vanessa Holroyd, flute; Salley Koo, violin; Lila Brown, viola

Sunday, July 2
Open rehearsal
Arensky, Quartet, with Cenovia Cummins, violin; Amadi Azikiwe, viola; Rupert Thompson and Troy Stuart, cello

Sunday, July 16
Master Class
Oberlin College faculty Marilyn McDonald, violin

Sunday, July 30
Open session
Alexander Technique with Lisa Sailer

Sunday, August 13
Open rehearsal
Celso Garrido-Lecca, String Quartet, with the Apple Hill String Quartet

Back by Popular Demand: listenUP!

Weekly on Tuesday summer concert nights, 6/20 through 8/15, 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 20 – Featuring the Session 1 Faculty

Ludwig van Beethoven, Serenade in D Major, Op. 25
Vanessa Holroyd, flute; Salley Koo, violin; Lila Brown, viola

John Ireland, Romance (from Sonata No. 1)
Louisa Stonehill, violin; Nicholas Burns, piano

Franz Schubert, String Quintet in C Major, D. 956
The Apple Hill String Quartet: Elise Kuder and Colleen Jennings, violin; Michael Kelley, viola; Rupert Thompson, cello. With Nina Lee, cello.

JUNE 27 Young Artist Fellowship Concert

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.

Felix Mendelssohn, Andante and Variations, Op. 81
Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 7, Op. 108
Will Thain and Darya Barna, violin; Michael Petit, viola; Wilson Burnett, cello

J. S. Bach Organ Prelude (arr. for string quartet by Lenny Matczynski)
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135
Cassidy Moore and Laura Sciavolino, violin; Emma Stansfield, viola; Jacob MacKay, cello

JULY 4 – Featuring the Session 2 Faculty

Cenovia Cummins, Duo for oboe and violin
Marilyn Coyne, oboe; Elliott Markow, violin

Anton Arensky, Quartet in A minor, Op. 35
Cenovia Cummins, violin; Amadi Azikiwe, viola; Rupert Thompson and Troy Stuart, cello

Maurice Ravel, Trio in A minor
Heather Braun-Brakken, violin; Pei Lu, cello; Jean Schneider, piano

JULY 11 – A recital by Frank Wallace, guitar and baritone in works by Zahavi, Mertz, Tarrega, Villa-Lobos, de Falla, Rodrigo, Lorca, and Frank Wallace

JULY 18 – Featuring the Session 3 Faculty

Jacques Ibert, Two Interludes
Gretchen Pusch, flute; Ralph Morrison, violin; Evan Hirsch, piano

Dmitri Shostakovich, Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
Jesse Montgomery, violin; Louise Dubin, cello; Evan Hirsch, piano

Antonin Dvorak, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87
Colleen Jennings, violin; Karin Brown, viola; Emily Taubl, cello; Sally Pinkas, piano

JULY 25 –Gala Fundraiser! An evening celebrating Apple Hill to benefit the Scholarship Fund

Help us celebrate our 47th year with good food and beautiful music as Apple Hill features the Apple Hill String Quartet; Kinan Azmeh, clarinet; Sally Pinkas, piano; and the Cascade Trio from Indonesia.

August 1 – Featuring the Session 4 Faculty

Peter Schickele, Quartet
Eric Thomas, clarinet, Movses Pogossian, violin; Greg Hesselink, cello; Myriam Teie, piano

Mike Kelley, A world premiere
Elise Kuder, violin; Mike Kelley, viola

Ludwig van Beethoven, Serenade in D Major, Op. 8
Miranda Dale, violin; Beste Tiknaz, viola; Miriam Roycroft, cello

AUGUST 8–A recital by Jesse Holstein, violin, and Lura Johnson, piano

Join us as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Nelson, NH

J. S. Bach Partita No. 3 for solo violin in E Major, BWV 1006
Jesse Holstein, violin

Claude Debussy, Suite Bergamasque
Lura Johnson, piano

Domenico Scarlatti, Keyboard sonata in B minor, K. 87, L. 33
Lura Johnson, piano

Amy Beach, Sonata for violin and piano in A minor, Op. 34
Jesse Holstein, violin; Lura Johnson, piano

AUGUST 15 – Featuring the Session 5 Faculty

Nicolaus Bruhns, Jauchzet dem Herren alle Welt
Frank Kelley, tenor; Ealain MacMullin and Rose Drucker, violin; Adrian Morejon, bassoon; Max Zeugner, string bass; Ivan Tan, piano

Bela Bartok, Contrasts
Kinan Azmeh, clarinet; Tai Murray, violin; Yi-heng Yang, piano

Celso Garrido-Lecca, String Quartet
The Apple Hill String Quartet: Elise Kuder and Colleen Jennings, violin; Mike Kelley, viola; Rupert Thompson, cello

AUGUST 22 – Final Summer Concert, featuring the Dirt Road Ensemble, Leonard Matczynski, conductor, and Ivan Stefanovic and Anoush Seferian, violin

Works by Bartok and Elgar

With Ivan Stefanovic and Anoush Seferian, violin, performing folk music by Baghdasarian, Peričić, and Popović

Dessert and Contra Dancing, Hoffman Auditorium