Spring Appeal

Director Javier Caballero, right, with fellow alumni Tony Rymer and Eddie Pogossian

Dear friend of Apple Hill,

Greetings from a snowy Apple Hill! As the new executive director and recent transplant to the Monadnock region, I am learning all about studded snow tires, mud season, and black flies—none of which were mentioned in the job description, by the way. Yet with spring around the corner, I am also feeling immense gratitude that I get to live here year-round and lead an organization that means so much to me and so many others. One of my top priorities today is to thank you for your support of Apple Hill and ask for your continued partnership as we look ahead to an exciting summer together.

I remember my first summer, 23 years ago, meeting new people, playing great music, and being awestruck by the beautifully rustic campus. Hopefully, you also remember your first time here and understand how Apple Hill uses chamber music to build community, bring out the best in everyone, and create empathic world citizens that transcend boundaries of all kinds.

This meaningful impact is regularly communicated to us through the ways our alumni, community partners, and audience members choose to give back to Apple Hill. They regularly attend our Tuesday concerts, return year after year to our summer workshop, and generously support our mission through their philanthropy. They even write us letters, offering gratitude for what becomes one of the most memorable experiences in their lives. I know. I wrote my very own letter many years ago expressing just that.

As I begin this exciting new journey, sustaining the spirit of Apple Hill is a huge responsibility and my role is substantial. And I need your help. We have an opportunity to work together to introduce new generations to the people, music, and beauty of Apple Hill. Please consider renewing or increasing your gift to Apple Hill today so that others may experience the impact that you and I have experienced. You can find more information at applehill.org/give.

Thank you for your trust and support as we embark on this exciting next chapter for Apple Hill.

With gratitude,

Javier Caballero
Executive Director

PS—I look forward to welcoming you back to our concert series this summer at our newly renovated central campus—your generosity made that possible!