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Music in Bass Hall: The Apple Hill String Quartet

April 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

$12 - $40
Apple Hill String Quartert

Tickets $15 / $12 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235

Apple Hill String QuartertThe Apple Hill String Quartet returns to Bass Hall with guest artist Peggy Pearson, oboe. The program includes  the world premiere of a new quartet for oboe and strings by James Primosch, an exquisite arrangement of Haydn’s Symphony #97 for oboe and strings, and concludes with the A minor string quartet of Brahms.

The Apple Hill String Quartet has earned accolades from around the world for their interpretive mastery of such traditional repertoire as Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, and Ravel — along with their special dedication to seldom heard masterworks and contemporary music. They have performed concerts extensively throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as part of Apple Hill’s innovative Playing for Peace™ program.

Education is an integral part of the quartet’s mission — therefore they have conducted mini-residencies in embassies, communities, schools and universities locally in the Monadnock region, nationally in the major U.S. cities, and throughout the world in such faraway places as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Algiers, Cyprus, Ireland, England, Burma, Vietnam, Malaysia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and Russia. They also spend countless hours as dedicated teacher-performers at Apple Hill’s renowned Summer Chamber Music Workshop, held each summer on the 100-acre Apple Hill campus.

As 21st-century musicians, the quartet is deeply committed to the commissioning of new works. Their recent commission by composer and long-time “Apple Hiller” Daniel Sedgwick was premiered at Apple Hill in 2009 and performed to critical acclaim throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Their project, “Around the World with Playing for Peace™“, features the rich multicultural repertoire of works and compositions associated with countries visited through thePlaying for Peace™ program, as seen through the lens of the string quartet. Featured composers have included Victor Ullman (String Quartet #3, written in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp), Turkish composer Ekrem Zeki Ün, Armenian composers Alan Hovhaness and A. Zohrabian, Syrian composer Kareem Roustom, and American composers Roger Sessions, John Harbison, Tom Oboe Lee, Larry Siegel, and Charles Ives.

The quartet is comprised of Elise Kuder and Colleen Jennings, violins, Michael Kelley, viola, and Rupert Thompson, violoncello.

 Note: Occasionally customers have reported an issue when trying to buy tickets online: there is a request to check a box agreeing to the terms and conditions (for Paypal), but no box is available to check. This is an external issue, apparently related to browsers or other things beyond our control. If you find that you are unable to proceed with the online ticket purchase, just give us a call at 63-924-3235, and we will add your name to the reservations list. You may pay at the door with cash, check, or credit card.

Details

Date:
April 25, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$12 - $40
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Venue

Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture
19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Phone:
603-924-3235