Apple Hill Concerts

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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.

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Tuesday evenings, June 21-August 23

Pre-concert dinner, 6:00 – 6:45 pm

Pre-concert dinner for subscribers: $10.00 per person

Pre-concert dinner for single-concert buyers: $15.00 per person

listenUP!Weekly on Tuesday summer concert nights, 6/21 through 8/23: 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.

Concert at 7:30pm


Special events

Open rehearsals and coachings – Free and open to the public – 5 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 19 Open rehearsal:  The Apple Hill String Quartet rehearsing Prokofiev Quartet #2

Sunday, July 3 Open rehearsal:  Bill Douglas Woodwind Quartet

Sunday, July 17 Open coaching: The Videri String Quartet with Lenny Matczynski, coach

Sunday, July 31  Open session: Becoming the Whole Hearted Musician, with Dana Fonteneau

Sunday, August 14 Open session: Improvisation workshop with Taylor Morris, violin


Apple Hill String Quartet in Concert BarnTuesday Night Summer Concert Series

JUNE 21 – Featuring the Session 1 Faculty

Johannes Brahms, Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Kinan Azmeh, clarinet; Scott Kluksdahl, cello; Jeff Louie, piano

Bohuslav Martinu, Three Madrigals, H. 313

Jesse Holstein, violin; Matt Dane, viola

Sergei Prokofiev, String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92

The Apple Hill String Quartet:

Elise Kuder and Colleen Jennings, violin; Michael Kelley, viola; Rupert Thompson, cello

JUNE 28 Young Artist Fellowship Concert

Apple Hill’s Young Artist Fellowship Program brings together advanced young instrumentalists for a rigorous and exciting 14-day chamber music and teaching experience. The program includes intensive study with Apple Hill’s Director Leonard Matczynski and the Apple Hill String Quartet.

Claude Debussy, Sonata for cello and piano in D minor

Colyer Durovich, cello; Miles Walter, piano

Maurice Ravel, Bolero (arr. by James Barralet)

Tomaso Albinoni, Adagio (arr. by W. Thomas-Mifune)

Xavier Wilson, Carlos Vargas, Jorge Giron, Jacob Oranday, cello

Johannes Brahms, Sonata No. 2 in F Major for cello and piano, Op. 99

Colyer Durovich, cello; Miles Walter, piano

JULY 5 – Featuring the Session 2 Faculty

Bela Bartok, Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98

Gabriela Diaz and Elise Kuder, violin

Bill Douglas, Woodwind Quartet

Vanessa Holroyd, flute; Pamela Epple, oboe; Leyla Zamora, bassoon; Myriam Teie, piano

Anton Bruckner, String Quintet in F Major

Elise Kuder and Ealain McMullin, violin; Michael Kelley and Sam Bergman, viola; Katie Schlaikjer, cello

JULY 12 – A Duo Piano recital by the Pinkas-Hirsch Duo

Sally Pinkas and Evan Hirsch

Immerse yourself in the expressive possibilities of the piano with this virtuosic duo and married couple.

W. A. Mozart, Andante mit Variationen, KV 501(1786)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Six Pieces, Op. 11 (1894)
Franz Schubert, Rondo in A Major, Op. 107 D. 951 (1828)
Samuel Barber, Souvenirs, Op. 28 (1954)

JULY 19 – Featuring the Session 3 Faculty

Darius Milhaud, Suite for violin, clarinet, and piano, Op. 157b

Eric Thomas, clarinet; Ralph Morrison, violin; Maura Glennon, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1 (Ghost)

Ralph Allen, violin; Iris Jortner, cello; Jean Schneider, piano

Pavel Haas, String Quartet No. 2, From the Monkey Mountains

The Apple Hill String Quartet:

Elise Kuder and Colleen Jennings, violin; Michael Kelley, viola; Rupert Thompson, cello; with Christopher Swist, percussion

JULY 26 –Gala Fundraiser! An evening celebrating Apple Hill alumni, benefitting the Scholarship Fund

Help us celebrate our 46th year with good food and beautiful music as Apple Hill features cellists Tony Rymer and Javier Caballero, and the Apple Hill String Quartet

August 2 – Featuring the Session 4 Faculty

W. A. Mozart, Piano Trio in G Major, K. 496

Varty Manouelian, violin; Javier Caballero, cello; Lura Johnson, piano

Arno Babajanyan, Sonata for violin and piano

Movses Pogossian, violin; Daniel Sedgwick, piano

Amy Beach, Quintet for piano and strings, Op. 67

Tina Lee Hadari and Colleen Jennings, violin; Daniel Dona, viola; Pei Lu, cello; Lura Johnson, piano

AUGUST 9 A recital by Yi-heng Yang, piano and Max Zeugner, string bass

Long-time summer faculty (and husband and wife) team up to perform the following program:

Pergolesi, Sinfonia for Bass and Piano

Chopin, Etude Op. 25 no. 7 (Koussevitsky)

Pattitucci, Long Story for Solo Bass

Bach, Toccata in G BWV916 for Solo Piano

Grieg, Lyric Pieces for Solo Piano: Notturno Book 5, Op.54 no. 4, Brooklett Book 7 Op. 62 no. 4

Schubert, Two Songs: Fruhlingsglaube D. 686, Thranenregen from Die Schone Mullerin D795

Hindemith, Sonata for Bass and Piano

Arvo Part, Spiegel im Spiegel for Bass and Piano

AUGUST 16 – Featuring the Session 5 Faculty

Maurice Ravel, Sonata for violin and cello in C Major

Cornelia Schwartz, violin; Brooks Whitehouse, cello

Mike Kelley, The Smashing Song

Frank Kelley, narrator; Rane Moore, clarinet; Ivan Tan, piano

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Piano Quintet in C minor

Ivan Stefanovic, violin; Beste Tiknaz, viola; Rupert Thompson, cello, Mary Javian, string bass;  Vladimir Odinokikh, piano

AUGUST 23 – Final Summer Concert, featuring the Dirt Road Ensemble, Leonard Matczynski, conductor, with Colleen Jennings, Taylor Morris, and Dana Lyn, violins; Kyle Sanna, guitar; and Gordon Peery and the Nelson Contradance Band

Works by Grieg, Elgar, and Traditional Folk Dance Music

Dessert and Contra Dancing, Hoffman Auditorium



Single Ticket Prices

$30.00 – Donation for advanced and same day reserved seat

$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

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