Antioch University New England Sponsoring Apple Hill Concert

As part of its commitment to be an active community partner in the Monadnock Region, Antioch University New England will sponsor the Tuesday evening July 25th, concert of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music at its facility in Nelson, NH.

“As Antioch continues to develop partnerships in the Monadnock Region that are aligned with its values and vision for social justice and peace, this partnership with Apple Hill is a natural extension,” said David Caruso, president of Antioch University New England. “We are excited about the possibilities of working together in the coming years with Apple Hill as they work to realize their mission of Playing for Peace.”

For more information about Apple Hill and its mission⁠—Playing for Peace⁠—go to their website at

Reservations for seating ($25 each) in the Concert Barn can be made by calling the Apple Hill office at 800-472-6677 or 603-847-3371. Those preferring to sit outside on the lawn can bring lawn chairs and listen just outside the barn itself. Contributions are always welcome. Come early for the Tuesday night pasta fest, make your reservation for dinner by calling the Apple Hill offices at the number(s) above.


At the July 25th concert, Apple Hill pianist Eric Stumacher will perform two Mozart Piano Concertos with members of the Keene Chamber Orchestra as Concert VI of the 2006 Apple Hill International Festival Tuesday Evening Concert Series, at the Apple Hill Concert Barn in Nelson, NH, at 7:30 PM.

This special event is part of the year-long 250th Birthday Celebration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 2006. The program will contain the Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, Piano Concerto in G Major K. 453, and Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488.

This concert will also mark the debut of Mr. Stumacher’s new personal Steinway piano, and will be the first time that Apple Hill will have presented works for a thirty-piece chamber orchestra in its Tuesday Evening Concert Series.

Since indoor seating will be even more limited than usual, reservations and early arrival are strongly suggested, though there will be plenty of room outside the concert barn, where the concerts can be heard while overlooking the spectacular sunset view of New Hampshire and Vermont.

Admission to the Apple Hill Summer Festival concerts is by donation. Limited reserved seats can also be purchased in advance for $25 a seat. Concert goers can picnic on the grounds or make reservations for the pasta feast which precedes the concert at 6 PM.

The numbers to call for updated program information and reservations are 800-472-6677 or 603-847-3371.

For over thirty years, Apple Hill’s mission of Playing for Peace has inspired many to honor the special voice in all people, regardless of age, background, culture, or ability. Playing for Peace has focused on the belief that music has the capacity to enhance human impulses of brotherhood and sisterhood, transcending the national, cultural, and political boundaries, which divide people. Apple Hill believes its music has the unique power to amplify inherent characteristics that define peoples’ humanity: strength, commitment, empathy, persistence, responsibility, and relaxed awareness.

Since 1988, the Apple Hill Chamber Players have expanded their touring to include not only to all corners of the United States, but also Playing for Peace tours to the Middle East, Europe, and other parts of the world. Nationally and internationally the Apple Hill Chamber Players perform concerts, conduct master classes and workshops, and award Playing for Peace scholarships to bring international and American musicians of diverse backgrounds and conflicting cultures together to form special communities at the annual Apple Hill Music School and Festival at our home base in East Sullivan, NH, USA.

Within the USA, the Playing for Peace mission encircles participants and audience members of all backgrounds, ages, experience levels, and abilities, with an emphasis on reaching out to inner-city minorities.

The May 1992 Apple Hill Chamber Players tour of Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, and the subsequent August 1992 experiences of eleven Israeli and Arab scholarship students at Apple Hill, were documented in the namesake PBS broadcast and video “Playing for Peace”, by the Emmy award-winning Peter Rosen, seen by more than four million viewers.

At the Apple Hill Chamber Music School and Festival, a thirty-one-year tradition, challenge and safety coexist to encourage musical and personal risk-taking and growth. Each summer in the rustic country setting of our two-hundred-year-old New England farm, we create an exuberant and retreat-like atmosphere which combines ordinarily disparate elements: non-competitiveness, the pursuit of personal and musical excellence, high individual motivation, patience, rapid bursts of learning and improvement, fun, energetic physical activity, love and acceptance of music for its own sake, vigorous encouragement of people of all backgrounds and abilities-from professional musicians to skilled and enthusiastic music students of all ages.

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