Apple Hill Concerts Archive

2018 Tuesday Summer Concert Series

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

 

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

  1. 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
Everyone

 

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

Click here to download the Summer Concert Series flier (PDF)


2016 Tuesday Concert Series

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.

Program:
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

Everyone

Tickets

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

Tickets are available here.

2015 Summer Concert Series

Open rehearsals and coachings

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

Sunday, June 21 Open Coaching: Director Leonard Matczynski and the Fellowship String Quartet

Sunday, July 5 Open Rehearsal: The Apple Hill String Quartet rehearsing Saygun Quartet #1

Sunday, July 19 Open Rehearsal: Session III faculty rehearsing Schumann Piano Quartet

Sunday, August 2 Open Session: Becoming the WholeHearted Musician, with Dana Fonteneau

Sunday, August 16 Open Session: Improvisation workshop with Taylor Morris, violin

 

JUNE 23 – Featuring the Session 1 Faculty

Underwritten by: Dita and Bob Englund and Friends

Béla Bartók, Choral Pieces (arr. for three violins)
Colleen Jennings, Rohan Gregory, Jesse Holstein

Robert Schumann, Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales), Op. 132
Eric Thomas, clarinet
Lila Brown, viola
Lura Johnson, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven, String Trio in G Major, Op. 9 #1
Elise Kuder, violin
Mike Kelley, viola
Nina Lee, cello

JUNE 30 Young Artist Fellowship Concert

June 30 Concert underwritten by C&S Wholesale Grocers

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.

Franz Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 #2
The Videri String Quartet: Lizzie Jones and Michael Hustedde, violin; Roselie Samter, viola; Jeremiah-Everard Barcus, cello

Franz Schubert, String Quartet in G minor, D. 173
Fellowship Quartet: Zachariah Addison and Cassidy Moore, violin; Carolyn Cunningham, viola; Oliver Weston, cello

Video Game Music arranged for string quartet
Videri String Quartet

JULY 7 – Featuring the Session 2 Faculty

Underwritten by: Lenny and Will Matczynski

François Couperin, Pièces en concert
Miriam Roycroft, cello
Myriam Avalos-Teie, piano

W.A. Mozart, Quintet in C minor, K. 406
Marilyn Coyne, oboe
Cenovia Cummins, violin
Kate Vincent and Beste Tiknaz, viola
Javier Caballero, cello

Ahmed Saygun, String Quartet #1, Op. 27
The Apple Hill String Quartet:
Elise Kuder and Colleen Jennings, violin
Michael Kelley, viola
Rupert Thompson, cello

JULY 14 – A recital by Pei Lu, cello and Jean Schneider, piano

Works by Schumann, Hindemith, and Rachmaninoff

JULY 21 – Featuring the Session 3 Faculty

In Memory of Steve Rosenthal

G.F. Handel, Trio Sonata in B minor, Op. 2 #1
Vanessa Holroyd, flute
Ealaín McMullin, violin
Troy Stuart, cello
Jean Schneider, piano

World Premiere by Michael Kelley and Bevin Kelley
Elise Kuder, violin
Mike Kelley, viola
Bevin Kelley, live electronics

Robert Schumann, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47
Heather Braun, violin
Randy Hiller, viola
Troy Stuart, cello
Jean Schneider, piano

JULY 28 –Gala Fundraiser! An evening celebrating Apple Hill to benefit the Scholarship Fund

Underwritten by: Northwestern Mutual, True North Networks, RBC Wealth Management, and WS Badger Company, Inc.

Help us celebrate our 45th year with good food and beautiful music as Apple Hill receives the prestigious CMAcclaim award from Chamber Music America’s CEO Margaret Lioi.

August 4 – Featuring the Session 4 Faculty

Johannes Brahms, Trio in A minor, Op. 114
Rane Moore, clarinet
Greg Hesselink, cello
Sally Pinkas, piano

François Poulenc, Sonata for two violins (originally for 2 clarinets)
Movses Pogossian and Varty Manouelian, violin

Benjamin Britten, String Quartet #2 in C Major, Op. 36  
The Apple Hill String Quartet:
Elise Kuder and Colleen Jennings, violin
Michael Kelley, viola
Rupert Thompson, cello

AUGUST 11 Young Artist Fellowship Concert

Underwritten by: Peter and Elisabeth Roos

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.

W. A. Mozart, String Quartet #19 in C Major (Dissonance), K. 465
Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Aria
Meredith Hiller and Winston Yu, violin
Ed Wharton, viola
Colyer Durovich, cello

Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Capriccio
Robert Schumann, String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41 #3
Josh Addison and Abby Swidler, violin
Elizabeth Stefan, viola
Laura Messina, cello

AUGUST 18 – Featuring the Session 5 Faculty

Robert Schumann, Sonata #1 in A minor, Op. 105
Ivan Stefanovic, violin
Jeff Louie, piano

 J.S. Bach, Arias from the cantatas
Frank Kelley, tenor
Sarah Kim, violin
John Steinmetz, bassoon
Rupert Thompson, cello
Jeff Louie, harpsichord

Franz Schubert, Quintet in A Major (Trout), D. 667
Salley Koo, violin
Daniel Doña, viola
Katie Schlaikjer, cello
Max Zeugner, string bass
Yi-heng Yang, piano

AUGUST 25 – Final Summer Concert

Featuring the Dirt Road Ensemble, Leonard Matczynski, conductor; and to celebrate the life of civil rights activist Jonathan Daniels, we will end the summer with gospel music.

Underwritten by: Apple Hill Board of Trustees and the Friends of Apple Hill

Franz Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in C Major, Op. 50 #2
Kareem Roustom, A Voice Exclaiming        

The Dirt Road Ensemble, Leonard Matczynski, conductor

Gospel Music

Dessert and Dance, Hoffman Auditorium
Everyone