The 2017-18 Apple Hill season will feature performances in New Hampshire, the Middle East, and the West Coast. The next concert will be Saturday, October 21, 8pm, at Smith College Sage Hall as part of the Valley Classical concert series. The Apple Hill String Quartet will perform works by Haydn, Geoff Hudson, and Celso Garrido-Lecca.

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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. […]

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The 2017-18 Apple Hill season will feature performances in New Hampshire, the Middle East, and the West Coast. The next concert will be Saturday, October 21, 8pm, at Smith College Sage Hall as part of the Valley Classical concert series. The Apple Hill String Quartet will perform works by Haydn, Geoff Hudson, and Celso Garrido-Lecca. […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Victor Jara was a mid-20th century Chilean director, poet, singer-songwriter, and activist. He was a mentor and inspiration to Celso Garrido-Lecca, whose String Quartet No. 2 is being performed by the Apple Hill String Quartet this winter. When Pinochet seized power in 1973, Jara was arrested, tortured, and shot. His voice lives on in Lecca’s […]