Patsy Beffa Negrini
“Nearly twenty years ago I encountered Playing for Peace as a new Apple Hill summer festival participant. I was captivated then…and still find that as a participant, donor, audience member, Apple Hill’s music through Playing for Peace encourages possibility and makes sense of the world. We find freedom in creating and witnessing beauty and coherence, communicating, cooperating, and managing differences and imperfection."
-Sarah Kendall, former Board of Trustees, Summer Chamber Music Workshop participant
“Lenny is right. Having just returned from this year's Playing for Peace tour with the Quartet, I'm totally convinced. Music and Apple Hill, they're totally about CONNECTION...about JOY...about LOVE. It's MAGIC really, that's all there is to it.”
-Lindsay Dearborn, Board of Trustees
“I always return from Apple Hill re-energized both musically and personally. AH brings out the best in people, giving each participant the opportunity to grow into a more open, caring, and inspired person. When I get discouraged about the state of the world, I think of Apple Hill and recover my optimism.”
-Lynette Blake, Board of Trustees, Summer Chamber Music Workshop participant
“The Playing for Peace mission is so personal to me. To see young people from differing and conflicting cultures playing beautiful music together shows us that one-by-one...peace can be realized.”
-Bill Heyman, Board of Trustees
Supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.