Donate today to support the new moose and other behind-the-scenes stuff that is critical to making Apple Hill so meaningful to us all! Please consider making a gift today, and “kiss the moose” with your contribution!

Kiss the Moose

What is it about the magic of the moose that compels everyone to kiss it at the end of each session? It’s a long-standing tradition and a game-changing event that seals everyone’s fate when we kiss the moose! We are completely given over to all things Apple Hill. We belong! In fact, an adult student who has been coming to Apple Hill for 31 years finally kissed the moose this summer. The look on her face said it all—she is an Apple Hiller for life.

But the current moose is a sad representation. Why? Well, a few years ago, we had a break-in and the moose was kidnapped and destroyed!

Next time you visit Apple Hill for a concert or session, check out the moose—a stand-in for sure until we have a new one that befits the importance of its role as the mascot of Apple Hill.

You may be saying to yourself right now, “Why should I care?” If you are a student, an alumni, or a faculty member, we don’t need to tell you how crucial your financial support is. If you attend our concerts but have never been a student, or if you have never been to Apple Hill—have never kissed the moose—here’s your chance to belong! Contribute and you will be “kissing the moose” with your support. And you will feel that magic right away just like our students do!

Donate today to support the new moose and the behind-the-scenes stuff that is critical to making Apple Hill so meaningful to us all:

  1. A new moose!
  2. A new adult/faculty cabin
  3. New bricks and lighting for the walkway, making Apple Hill accessible for everyone
  4. A new irrigation system to perk up the garden that provides us fresh greens
  5. Upgrades for the kitchen to support our Food Service that provides 15,000 meals per summer
  6. A ping pong table: A ping pong tournament is another important Apple Hill tradition, which like chamber music (especially doubles), requires teamwork, listening (not really), watching, adjusting, sensitivity, and flexibility.

With donations of all sizes, we hope to reach this year’s goal of $20,200 by August 31.

The first $1,000 in gifts to the Kiss the Moose campaign will be matched by a generous donor!

Kiss the Moose

ALL NEWS ITEMS

old moose

Donate today to support the new moose and other behind-the-scenes stuff that is critical to making Apple Hill so meaningful to us all! Please consider making a gift today, and “kiss the moose” with your contribution! What is it about the magic of the moose that compels everyone to kiss it at the end of each […]

Apple Hill String Quartet in Concert Barn

Apple Hill’s Tuesday Summer Concert Series runs from June 19–August 21. The 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. Learn more.

Kinan and AHSQ in Jordan Feb 2018

The Apple Hill String Quartet and Director Leonard Matczynski just completed a Playing for Peace trip to the Middle East with stops in Jordan, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Israel. They gave concerts, masterclasses, workshops, and performed outreach concerts. Read Lenny’s travelogue to learn more.

Guest Faculty

Each Summer Chamber Music Workshop gives participants of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to study and perform chamber music under the guidance of Director Lenny Matczynski, the Apple Hill String Quartet, and renowned guest faculty in an intentionally supportive environment. Over the course of each ten-day session, students receive personalized coaching, perform in […]

Apple Hill was featured in a recent article by Tony Paradiso in the Keene Sentinel. Apple Hill embodies every element of what makes this region unique: Community engagement and involvement, worldwide inclusion and recruitment of the younger generation, locally sourced food, natural beauty and culture. As such, it offers a roadmap for the whole region […]

Ten Tuesday concerts, ten participant concerts, countless hours of rehearsing and practicing–here are some photos to remember Summer 2017 at Apple Hill. Photos courtesy of Lenny Matczynski, Laura Sciavolino, Betty Hauck, Airin Efferin, Louise Dubin, Aurora San Vicente, Emily Taubl, Darya Barna, Evan Johanson, Louisa Stonehill, Cenovia Cummins, Elise Kuder, Rupert Thompson, and Amelia Perron. […]

Movses Teaching

Introducing the Sostenuto Society sostenuto: adjective, a musical term meaning to be played in a sustained or prolonged manner Want to help Apple Hill in a unique way? Join the Sostenuto Society and become a monthly donor. Monthly donations are quick and effortless and even a small amount adds up: $5 per month=$60 per year […]

2016-cd-cover

Apple Hill has released its newest CD! Take a trip with the Apple Hill String Quartet through time and around the world. Start in the 1600s with exquisite and finely crafted music by English composer Henry Purcell. Next, immerse yourself in the culture of Turkey and hear exciting music by Ahmed Saygun, a composer who […]

  • 1
  • 2