Apple Hill presents 43rd year of summer concerts

Apple Hill’s 10 Tuesday night concerts will be held in Apple Hill’s Louise Shonk Kelly Concert Barn at 7:30 p.m.

New this season is a series of five free Sunday evening open rehearsals, coachings and classes held in the concert barn on campus. Director Leonard Matczynsk has announced

The first Tuesday concert will be on June 18, featuring works by Poulenc, Clara Schumann and Dvorak and performed by summer session No. 1 faculty.

On June 25, there will be a violin recital by Elise Kuder, violinist in the Apple Hill String Quartet, performing works by Biber, Brahms and a world-premiere composition for violin, viola and electronic sounds by Apple Hill String Quartet violist Michael Kelley and his sister Bevin Kelley, based on a short story by Ray Bradbury.

On July 2 the concert will feature music by Mozart, Beethoven and Ligeti performed by summer session #2 faculty and the Apple Hill String Quartet: Elise Kuder and Sarah Kim, violin; Michael Kelley, viola, and Rupert Thompson, cello.

On July 9 the Young Artists Fellowship Concert #1 will be presented with the Boston Public String Quartet playing Haydn, Shostakovich and Faure. The July 16 concert will offer works by Britten, Dvorak and Deak played by summer session #3 faculty.

The July 23 gala fundraising concert will present summer faculty and student musicians performing side by side in works by Bach, Telemann, Lutoslawski and Ginestera. A $75 donation is requested.

On July 30 a concert will feature summer session faculty #4 including Israeli pianist Sally Pinkas and Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh performing works by Bruch, Mozart and Brahms.

The Young Artist Fellowship Concert #2 on Aug. 6 features the Boston Conservatory Honors String Quartet and the Apple Hill Fellowship String Quartet performing Ravel, Haydn and Janacek.

The Aug. 13 concert will present summer session #5 faculty performing Bach, Ginestera and Robert Schumann.

The final summer concert on Aug. 20 will present the Dirt Road Ensemble conducted by Director Leonard Matczynski performing Dowland, Britten and Dvorak. All are invited after the concert to enjoy dessert and dancing to close out 43 years of Apple Hill summer concerts.

For more information, contact Apple Hill at or 847-3371 or visit

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