Chamber Music On A Mission



Classical New England takes you to New Hampshire, where chamber music is created in an egalitarian environment, and with a larger mission in mind. 

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At the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, a philosophy of teaching and performing with its roots in the early 1970's has evolved to embrace a mission of using music to connect people across cultures and generations.

With participants of the most recent summer ranging in age from 12 to 87, 60 musicians, both amateur and professional, attend each of the five 10-day sessions through the summer.

A collaborative and egalitarian ethos prevails at Apple Hill, with participants contributing to daily tasks like food preparation, maintenance of the buildings and grounds, office work, and more.

A central project of Apple Hill is Playing for Peace.  Begun in 1988, Playing for Peace takes Apple Hill musicians to places araound the globe where conflict is an everyday reality, like the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and inner cities in the US.  Four-day residencies bring together young musicians to learn the ways that chamber music practice and performance inform our abilities and efforts to understand and embrace differences among us.

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