Apple Hill Concerts

Upcoming Events with Apple Hill

2019-2020 Season

More information about concert times, programs, and tickets will be available here as the season progresses.

Program Notes

Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
The Keene Synagogue, Keene, NH

Program: Mozart String Quartet in A Major K. 464, Sato Matsui “Free and So Thankful” (written for the women of the WIN shelter in NYC), George Walker Lyric, Alberto Ginastera Danza del gaucho matrero arr. by Jeff Louie, and Ernest Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet Op. 21.

Featuring Apple Hill resident musicians Elise Kuder, violin; Mike Kelley, viola; and Rupert Thompson, cello, with guests Apple Hill alumnus Jesse MacDonald and Apple Hill summer faculty Rebecca Fischer, violins, and AH summer faculty Yi-heng Yang, piano.

Tickets: $30 at the door. Free for students. Meet the musicians at a post-concert reception in the lobby.

November 19-22
Residency at Oberlin Conservatory

Thursday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.
Kulas Recital Hall, Oberlin Conservatory

Program: Mozart String Quartet in A Major, K. 464, Dana Lyn Suite for Fiddler and String Quartet, Celso Garrido-Lecca String Quartet No. 2.

Featuring Apple Hill resident musicians Elise Kuder, violin; Mike Kelley, viola; and Rupert Thompson, cello, with guests Apple Hill alumnus Jesse MacDonald, violin, and composer Dana Lyn, fiddle.

Saturday, November 30, 8 p.m.
Belvedere House, DCU, St. Patrick’s Campus, Dublin, Ireland
Part of the 7th Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival.

Program: Mozart String Quartet in A Major, K. 464; Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet; Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1.

Featuring Apple Hill resident musicians Elise Kuder, violin; Mike Kelley, viola; and Rupert Thompson, cello, with guest Apple Hill alumnus Jesse MacDonald, violin, and joined by the Fidelio Trio, hosts of the Festival.

Wednesday, December 4
Ulster University Magee Campus
Derry, Northern Ireland

Strings Workshop

Thursday, December 5
Ballyshannon, Ireland

Collaboration concert with the Apple Hill String Quartet, Apple Hill alumnus Evan McGarrigle, and the Ulster University Choir.
More info TBA.

Friday, January 24, 8 p.m.
The Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH

Program: Charles Koechlin String Quartet No. 1 Op. 51, Jessie Montgomery “Strum”, Pyotr Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major.

Featuring Apple Hill resident musicians Elise Kuder, violin; Mike Kelley, viola; and Rupert Thompson, cello, with guest Apple Hill alumna and summer faculty Ealain McMullin, violin.

Sunday, January 26
Community Music School of Springfield, Springfield, MA

Program: Charles Koechlin String Quartet No. 1 Op. 51, Jessie Montgomery “Strum”, Pyotr Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major.

Featuring Apple Hill resident musicians Elise Kuder, violin; Mike Kelley, viola; and Rupert Thompson, cello, with guest Apple Hill alumna and summer faculty Ealain McMullin, violin.

Saturday, February 8
Northern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, Inc.
Boxford, MA

Chamber Music Workshop

Sunday, February 23
Machina Kitchen and ArtBar, Keene, NH

Apple Hill will perform as part of Machina Kitchen and ArtBar’s Prix Fixe Sunday Evening Meal. Featuring Apple Hill resident musicians Elise Kuder, violin; Mike Kelley, viola; and Rupert Thompson, cello, with guest Apple Hill alumna and summer faculty Ealain McMullin, violin. Program and more information TBA.

Sunday, March 8, 2:30 p.m.
St. Bart’s Cathedral, NYC

Program: Mozart String Quartet in A Major, K.464, Kinan Azmeh Clarinet Quintet, Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet.

Featuring Apple Hill resident musicians Elise Kuder, violin; Mike Kelley, viola; and Rupert Thompson, cello, with guests Apple Hill alumnus Jesse MacDonald and Apple Hill summer faculty Rebecca Fischer, violins, alumnus and summer faculty Kinan Azmeh, clarinet, and summer faculty Yi-heng Yang, piano.

Check in soon for more concert dates and information! See you at the concerts!

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.

We look forward to seeing you at Apple Hill concerts and events around the Monadnock Region and around the world this fall and winter. The 2020 summer season will be announced here in spring 2020.

In the meantime, click here to peruse the archives of past summer concert series.