Final Apple Hill concert Tuesday

Soprano Kendra Colton will be the featured artist at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music’s final summer concert of the season, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Louise Shonk Kelly Concert Barn.

She will be performing the aria “V’adoro, pupille” from G.F. Handel’s opera “Julius Caesar.” Colton has been a soloist with major orchestras, ensembles and festivals including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Houston Symphony. She has also appeared at Tanglewood, Banff, Santa Fe, the Casals and the Carmel Bach chamber music festivals. Her operatic credits include the Boston Lyric Opera, the Boston Early Music Festival, and the International Handel Festival in Gottingen. She also has performed Bach’s “St. John Passion” and “Cantata BWV 133” with Emmanuel Music where she appears regularly in recitals, oratorios and at its weekly Cantata series. A graduate of Oberlin College, she is now on its faculty.

The final concert will also feature the 15-piece Dirt Road Ensemble performing Handel’s seldom-heard concerto “Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 6 No. 7.” This ensemble, conducted by Apple Hill’s Artistic and Executive Director Leonard Matczynski, is made up of Apple Hill students and faculty. The concert will end with the Apple Hill String Quartet, New Hampshire’s only resident string quartet, performing American composer Meredith Monk’s only string quartet, “String Songs.”

Dessert and dancing will follow the concert. Tickets for reserved seating inside the concert barn are available online at or by calling 847-3371, ext. 5. If available, tickets for unreserved seating may be purchased the night of the concert. Outside seating is free. Those wishing to enjoy an al fresco dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. should call ahead to reserve a place.

This concert marks the end of Apple Hill’s 44th season, which features summer workshops for 300 students from here and abroad, and 10 Tuesday night concerts, featuring faculty and students from around the world.

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