Apple Hill Concerts Archive

2021 Virtual Summer Season

Tuesday, June 22, 7:30pm
The Pogossian/Manouelian family in concert with summer faculty artists Movses Pogossian and Varty Manouelian, violin, and alumni Anoush Pogossian, clarinet, Cara Pogossian, viola, and Eddie Pogossian, cello, in works by Antonio Vivaldi, Francis Poulenc, Vache Sharafyan, W. A. Mozart, Alfred Schnittke, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

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Tuesday, June 29, 7:30pm
Summer faculty artists Vanessa Holroyd, flute, and Marc Ryser, piano, in works by CPE Bach, Elena Ruehr, and Francis Poulenc.

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Tuesday, July 6, 7:30pm
The Apple Hill String Quartet with summer faculty artists Kinan Azmeh, clarinet, Jesse Holstein, viola, and Nina Lee, cello, in works by Kinan Azmeh and Johannes Brahms.

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Tuesday, July 13, 7:30pm
Summer faculty artist Myriam Avalos Teie, piano, with Apple Hill String Quartet violinist Jesse MacDonald and cellist Rupert Thompson in works by Luis Duncker Lavalle, Franz Schubert, and Johannes Brahms.

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Tuesday, July 20, 7:30pm
Summer faculty artists Max Zeugner, double bass, and Yi-heng Yang, piano, in works by Bernardo Lorenziti, Frederic Chopin, Karen Tanaka, Gabriela Lena Frank, Max Zeugner, W. A. Mozart, Margaret Bonds, and Conrad Cummings.

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Tuesday, July 27, 7:30pm
Apple Hill presents Brianna Robinson, soprano, and Julia Scott Carey, piano, from Castle of Our Skins, a concert and educational organization dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. Featuring music by H. T. Burleigh, Undine Smith Moore, Margaret Bonds, H. Leslie Adams, Adolphus Hailstork, and poetry by Marlanda Dekine-Sapient Soul.

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Tuesday, August 3, 7:30pm
Summer faculty artists Amy Schroeder, violin, of the Attacca Quartet, and Felix Umansky, cello, of the Harlem Quartet, in works by Caroline Shaw, Irwin Schulhoff, and Maurice Ravel.

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Tuesday, August 10, 7:30pm
Summer faculty artist Mikael Darmanie, piano, in works by Erika Dohi, Kevin Laskey, Franz Schubert, J.S. Bach, Mikael Darmanie, Sofia Gubaidulina, J.S. Bach/Harold Bauer, Robert Schumann, and Thelonious Monk.

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Tuesday, August 17
Apple Hill String Quartet violinist Elise Kuder and violist Mike Kelley in a program of works by Francois Couperin, Adolphus Hailstork, Reena Esmail, Frederic Mompou, and Mike Kelley.

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2020-21 Winter/Spring Concerts and Events

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Sunday, November 29, 3pm Scenes from Apple Hill: Thankful for 50 years of Apple Hill

Join us online to celebrate! For the first video blog of our 2020-21 virtual season, go around the world as faculty and alumni show us their favorite special occasion foods. In a “cooking show” first for Apple Hill, Director Lenny Matczynski and Apple Hill String Quartet violinist Elise Kuder reveal the summer workshop dal recipe–a spiced lentil dish made famous by our former Nepali summer chef, Chyangba Tamang, that Apple Hillers will remember fondly from sessions past. To finish, the Apple Hill String Quartet performs “Free and So Thankful” by alumna Sato Matsui, filmed in the Harrisville General Store, as we celebrate cherished local businesses too. Click here to listen via YouTube.

Sunday, December 13, 3pm Virtual Concert

This afternoon’s concert features Summer Workshop faculty and alumni Eric Thomas, clarinet; Chelsea Bernstein, cello; Mikael Darmanie, piano; and Apple Hill String Quartet violist Mike Kelley. Program: Robert Schumann, Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73, for cello and piano Francis Poulenc, Sonata for clarinet and piano, FP 184 Click here to listen via YouTube.

Sunday, December 27, 3pm Scenes from Apple Hill: Year in Review, the 50th year to come

Join Director Lenny Matczynski and the Apple Hill String Quartet to revisit highlights of a uniquely challenging year, and what we are looking forward to in 2021: Apple Hill’s 50th anniversary. The Quartet performs two arrangements by summer guest faculty Jeff Louie:  Danza del gaucho matrero (“Dance of the Outlaw Cowboy”) by Alberto Ginastera, and the exquisite slow movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5. We’ll end the year in style with a world premiere K-pop arrangement by the Quartet’s own Jesse MacDonald! As we continue to showcase local businesses, the recordings will take place at the stately elegant Aldworth Manor and the cozily intimate Harrisville Inn. Concerts and events are free and available to all, thanks to your support. Click here to make a suggested ticket donation. Click here to watch on YouTube.

Sunday, January 10, 3pm Virtual Concert II

This afternoon’s concert features Summer Workshop faculty Pei Lu, cello; Jean Schneider, piano; and Apple Hill String Quartet violinist Elise Kuder. Program:
Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata in C Major, K. 159, Sonata in d minor, K. 213, and Sonata in A Major, K. 113 Tchaikovsky, Pezzo Capriccioso, op. 62 Paganini, Variations on a Theme by Rossini Chopin, Nocturne in C-sharp minor Mendelssohn D minor trio, op. 49, Molto allegro ed agitato Click here to listen on YouTube.

Sunday, January 24, 3pm Scenes from Apple Hill:  The Gardens

Right when we’ll need it most, time-travel back to August to join the Apple Hill String Quartet and Director Lenny Matczynski for a behind-the-scenes tour of Apple Hill’s luxurious and bountiful gardens. We’ll talk to board member Emily Carr, one of the grounds’ most dutiful caretakers, and to Emily Hartshorne, responsible for the vegetable garden’s 90s renaissance. We’ll also hear from cellist and summer alumnus Joshua Perkins, whose love of Apple Hill’s natural world inspired him to pursue a career in Environmental Education, currently at The North Carolina Arboretum. The Apple Hill String Quartet plays a Jeff Louie arrangement of Claude Debussy’s The Little Shepherd. Spring is coming–in a few months. Click here to watch on YouTube.

Sunday, February 7, 3pm Virtual Concert III

This afternoon’s concert features Summer Workshop faculty and alumna Jennifer Morsches, with her cello duo partner Tim Merton; and guitarist and alumnus Oscar Somersalo. Program: Lento from Five Bagatelles, William Walton (1902-1983) Sevilla from Suite Española, Op. 47, Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) Variations on Carnival of Venice, Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) -Oscar Somersalo, Guitar Canzona XV à 2 Bassi detta la Lievoratta (1628), Giralomo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Canon à due violoncelli (1689), Domenico Gabrielli (1659-1690) XIIIe Concert from Les goûts-réunis, ou Nouveaux concerts (1724), François Couperin (1668-1733) Vivement ~ Air ~ Sarabande ~ Chaconne -Jennifer Morsches & Timothy Merton, Baroque cellos Click here to listen on YouTube.

Sunday, February 21, 3pm Scenes from Apple Hill: 50 Years of The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music

Join us to celebrate Apple Hill’s 50th season! This Sunday’s event features a look at the past 50 years through music and photos, featuring an amazing 1978 live performance by the former Apple Hill Chamber Players; Dinny’s Suite, an original work composed by Apple Hill String Quartet violist Mike Kelley in the 1990’s; and a showcase for the current musicians in residence, the Apple Hill String Quartet, performing a virtuosic work by Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov. Listen on YouTube.

Sunday, March 7, 3pm Virtual Concert IV

The first of two virtual concerts by the Apple Hill String Quartet. Program: F.J. Haydn: B minor String Quartet Op. 64 no. 2 Caroline Mallonee: The Butterfly Effect for string quartet and electronics Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet no. 3 Click here for program notes on the Shostakovich. Click here to watch on YouTube.

Sunday, March 21, 3pm Scenes from Apple Hill: The Playing for Peace Show

For many years, Director Lenny Matczynski and the Apple Hill String Quartet have traveled the world presenting a practical demonstration of the skills of chamber music. From panels of corporate executives, to college leadership classes, to primary schools in Jordan and Ireland, these five musicians show how these skills, applied to everyday life, form the core of Apple Hill’s Playing for Peace program and show a path to creating a more loving, successful society. The quartet concludes the lecture with a reading of Beethoven’s life-affirming Cavatina from Beethoven’s late quartet, Op. 130. Click here to watch on YouTube.

Sunday, April 4, 3pm Virtual Concert V

Summer alumni Matthew Smith and Peipei Song present works for cello and piano and are joined by Apple Hill String Quartet violinist Jesse MacDonald for trio works. Program: Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1, for cello and piano Jacob do Bandolim, Doce de Coco, arr. for violin, cello, and piano Edvard Grieg, Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 for violin and piano: 2nd mvt (Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza) Sergei Rachmaninoff, Trio Elegiaque No. 1 From Jesse MacDonald, violin, Apple Hill String Quartet: One of the pieces that we will be playing on the program is Jacob do Bandolim’s Doce de Coco, a beautiful tune with Bandolim’s quintessential Brazilian phrasing and harmonies. Made famous to myself (and to Matt as I was to later find out) on Yo-Yo Ma’s Obrigado Brazil album, I have had the distinct pleasure of arranging this piece a while back, and, along with many of my other arranging projects, in it lies a “first ever” for me! This will be the first time that I have arranged for piano, and so I have to give a shoutout to Peipei for being patient and flexible throughout this entire process! Enjoy! Click here to listen on YouTube.

Sunday, April 18, 3pm Scenes from Apple Hill: The Return of Lenny’s Listening Club

Join Apple Hill Director Lenny Matczynski LIVE to listen to, chat about, and discuss music. Lenny says: “This Sunday, we are going to listen to and discuss some of the music that got me through this past year and hopefully hear what music you listened to. We listened to music for a lot of different reasons: to escape or to switch off the world; maybe to be comforted, or to be inspired, or to find some hope. We wanted to be connected, to go deep, to be in touch with the performers and the beauty they were creating, and maybe we listened even to survive. “Then we will listen and discuss the Adagio movement from Haydn’s Lark Quartet, Op 64 #5,  performed by the Apple Hill String Quartet on their first CD.” Listen on YouTube.

Sunday, May 2, 3pm Virtual Concert VI

The second concert featuring resident ensemble the Apple Hill String Quartet. Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), String Quartet No. 18 in A major, K. 464 Allegro Menuetto & Trio Andante Allegro Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016), 70 Chords for Terry: A Meditation on String Theory (2005) George Walker (1922-2018), String Quartet No. 1 Allegro Molto adagio Allegro con fuoco Watch on YouTube.

Sunday, May 16, 3pm Scenes from Apple Hill: Summer Preview

The Apple Hill String Quartet and Director Lenny Matczynski look ahead to a summer of concerts and chamber music, discuss Apple Hill’s plans for returning to in-person summer sessions and a campus open house August 22, and finish with a preview performance of “Rain” from Kinan Azmeh‘s clarinet quintet In the Element, commissioned by Apple Hill and performed by Kinan and the Quartet. Click here to listen on YouTube.

 

2020 Tuesday Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, June 16, Concert I The Hirsch Pinkas Duo, Sally Pinkas and Evan Hirsch, Piano Works by J.C. Bach, Brahms, Stravinsky, and a survey of 19th century French piano music

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Tuesday, June 23, Concert II Kinan Azmeh, clarinet, and Layale Chaker, violin Performer-composer recital of their own works

Tuesday, June 30, Concert III Salley Koo, violin, and Alexander Solomon, piano Performing works by Amy Beach, Debussy, Mallonee, Bartok, and Gershwin

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Tuesday, July 7, Concert IV Rupert Thompson solo cello recital Featuring Bach’s final solo cello suite, No. 6, in D Major, BWV 1012

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Tuesday, July 14, Concert V Mikael Darmanie, piano Works by Rameau, Couperin, Schubert, Bartok, and virtuoso piano works by Scriabin, Chopin, and Duke Ellington

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This digital concert presentation is sponsored by Aloha Keene Healthy Living/Josephine Russell.

This digital concert presentation is sponsored by Aloha Keene Healthy Living/Josephine Russell.

Tuesday, July 21, Concert VI Jesse Holstein and Ealain McMullin, violin Works by Telemann, Bartok, and Prokofiev

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Tuesday, July 28, Concert VII Jesse MacDonald, solo violin recital Featuring Bach’s B minor Partita, along with fiddle compositions by Mark O’Connor, Joseph Achron, and Jesse’s own fiddle arrangements and improvisations

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Tuesday, August 4, Concert VIII Max Zeugner, string bass, and Yi-heng Yang, piano Works by Handel, Gluck, Frescobaldi, Bernstein, and Somervell, as well as two new pieces written for Yi-heng: “Tubmans,” by Leslie Wildman, about Harriet Tubman; and “A Fantasy Again,” by Conrad Cummings.

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Tuesday, August 11, Concert IX Mike Kelley, viola, and Elise Kuder, violin Multimedia works for violin, viola, and electronics

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2019 Tuesday Summer Concert Series

JUNE 18–Featuring the Session 1 Faculty

Minor R. Estrada, Pajarillo Paquito D’Rivera, Contradanza y Vals Venezolano Leyla Zamora, bassoon Mikael Darmanie, piano Gabriela Lena Frank, Suenos di Chambi Jessie Montgomery, Rhapsody No. 1 Rebecca Fischer, violin Mikael Darmanie, piano Johannes Brahms, Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18 Elise Kuder and Mandy Wolman, violin Mike Kelley and Jesse Holstein, viola Rupert Thompson and Nina Lee, cello

JUNE 25–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. This year’s groups, from the Hartt School and University of Michigan, will perform string quartets by Schubert, Schulhoff, and Prokofiev.

JULY 2–Featuring the Session 2 Faculty

Rebecca Clarke, Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale Rane Moore, clarinet Mike Kelley, viola Johannes Brahms, Trio for horn, violin, and piano in E-flat Major, Op. 40 Amr Selim, horn Elise Kuder, violin Seba Ali, piano Joaquin Turina, Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 67 Ivan Stefanovic, violin Chris Jenkins, viola Troy Stuart, cello Myriam Teie, piano

JULY 9–A concert to recognize the 36th anniversary of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College.

The Cohen Center serves as the co-curricular arm of the College’s distinctive program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, providing educational outreach in the community, support to schools and community organizations, and resources and programs for the campus and friends in the region Pavel Haas, Four songs based on Chinese Poetry (arr. by Mike Kelley) Jazimina MacNeil, mezzo-soprano Elise Kuder and Amy Schroeder, violin Mike Kelley, viola Rupert Thompson, cello Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Piano Quintet, Op. 18 Elise Kuder and Amy Schroeder, violin Mike Kelley, viola Rupert Thompson, cello Sally Pinkas, piano

JULY 16–Featuring the Session 3 Faculty

JS Bach, Sonata for flute and piano in E-flat Major, BWV 1031 Vanessa Holroyd, flute Sally Pinkas, piano Silvestre Revueltas, Three pieces for Violin and Piano Saúl Bitrán, violin Sally Pinkas, piano Arnold Schoenberg, Verklarte Nacht, Op. 4 Elise Kuder and Amy Schroeder, violin Mike Kelley and Hannah Ross, viola Greg Hesselink and Felix Umansky, cello

JULY 23–A recital by Summer Workshop alumni

Works by Michele Mangani, Rebecca Clarke, and Robert Schumann

JULY 30–Featuring the Session 4 Faculty

Tigran Mansurian, Die Tänzerin Vache Sharafyan, Night-Garden Music (world premiere arrangement) Movses Pogossian, violin Beste Tiknaz, viola Thomas Ades, Catch Eric Thomas, clarinet Salley Koo, violin Tony Rymer, cello Marc Ryser, piano Dmitri Shostakovich, From the 24 Preludes & Fugues for piano, Op. 87D (arr. Mike Kelley) Elise Kuder, violin Mike Kelley, viola Rupert Thompson, cello

AUGUST 6–The Summer Gala

Help us celebrate and support Apple Hill with good food and beautiful music as Apple Hill features mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil; resident artists Elise Kuder, Mike Kelley, and Rupert Thompson; summer faculty Ealaín McMullin and Jesse Holstein; EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin; alumnus Ray Dineen, viola; and Zan Berry, cello, in the Apple Hill premiere of Mike Kelley’s Five Animal Stories for String Octet.

AUGUST 13–Featuring the Session 5 Faculty

Alan Ridout, Ferdinand for speaker and violin Jesse Holstein, violin John Steinmetz, narrator Layale Chaker, Gemella Kinan Azmeh, Scattered Sketchbook Layale Chaker, violin Kinan Azmeh, clarinet César Franck, Piano Quintet in F minor, FWV 7 Heather Braun-Bakken and Ealaín McMullin, violin Yoni Gertner, viola Rupert Thompson, cello Jean Schneider, piano

AUGUST 20–Final Concert of the Summer Season featuring Elise Kuder and Ealaín McMullin, violin; Gamelan musicians from Gamelan Laras Tentrem; and Quartet Davis from Oberlin

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 16 Yoga for Musicians, with writer and yoga instructor Sharon O’Brien Sunday, June 30 The Aesthetics of African-American Classical Music: From Gospel to Henry Louis Gates, presented by faculty violist Chris Jenkins Sunday, July 14 Music and the Brain: A Scientific Perspective on Music Performance with musicians Anna Kasdan and Ivan Tan Sunday, July 28 Alexander Technique for Musicians, with violist Lisa Sailer Sunday, August 11 Physical Theatre for Musicians, with actor, director, and Apple Hill alumna Eva Steinmetz


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

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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)

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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