A PPLE H ILL N OTES SPRING 2007 APPLE HILL CENTER for CHAMBER MUSIC Architect’s model of Auditorium from the west. Apple Hill needs your support for the new John & Jean Hoffman Community Auditorium & Learning View from the east. Center We need to raise $60,000 I n January, 2007, Apple Hill was awarded a grant from the NH Community Development Finance to match the grant awarded for this exciting Authority for $180,800 towards the new year round facility. construction of a Community Audi- Your donation is needed programming office space. The audi- torium & Learning Center. This torium will be accessible from the year-round facility will seat up to 60 now! See details inside. front and back, as well as from the people for music performances, re- Farm House and the Rehearsal Barn. cordings, community events, work- existing “Link,” which currently sits New bathrooms (handicapped acces- shops and conferences. between the Farm House and Re- sible), parking, and a New England hearsal Barn. In addition to the audi- cape exterior will make the building For those of you who know the cam- torium, the basement will house comfortable, accessible, and match pus, this building will replace the four rehearsal rooms and education the local country style. PO BOX 217, SULLIVAN, NH 03445-0217 800/472-6677 INFO@APPLEHILL.ORG WWW.APPLEHILL.ORG From the President Friends: All these opportunities have associated costs. While we always welcome regular yearly contributions to These are exciting times at Apple Hill. Apple Hill, this year we ask that you consider in- creasing your annual gift to address some of these We are pleased to announce that the new audito- special projects. rium and community room between the farm- house and the rehearsal barn will be named in We must raise an additional $60,000 over and above honor of John and Jean Hoffman. John has been our regular budget to fund the building project. In president of the Board of Trustees for the last six addition, we need $10,000 to upgrade the web site, years and, both Jean and John are enthusiastic another $10,000 to electrify a yurt, and additional supporters of Apple Hill. The project comes as a leadership gifts to fund tours. result of being awarded a grant from the Commu- nity Development Finance Authority. Apple Hill needs the facility improvements in order to continue to attract both domestic and international We have had successful AHCP school concerts in participants. Keene, Nelson, Sullivan, and Marlow/Stoddard with others being planned for the fall including The Board of Trustees diligently reviews policies that Marlborough. In addition AHCP have performed make Apple Hill safe and compliant with state and at the Colonial, at the United Church of Christ for federal regulations, addressing safety and health stan- Martin Luther King/Jonathan Daniels celebration, dards and protecting Apple Hill and its participants and at St. Paul’s School, the Congregation Aha- with appropriate insurance coverage. vas Achim in Keene and others. These policies and regulatory changes support a more We have increased the number of summer Tues- creative environment for all participants to enjoy the day concerts from eight to ten, including two spe- special community that makes Apple Hill. As a re- cial evenings – the Brandenburg Gala and a new sult, the process of conflict resolution through the Pops Concert. study and performance of chamber music can evolve more easily. We anticipate having a full complement of par- ticipants in the summer sessions. Members of the Board of Trustees and the Staff share this vision and support it with their dollars, time, ex- We have a three-year concert schedule and plan perience, talent, and participation in the programs. Apple Hill Chamber Players recordings. We hope you will join us in making Apple Hill an We have proposed two international tours for even better place to learn and enjoy music. 2007, Ireland and the Middle East, and several domestic tours. I look forward to seeing you at Apple Hill this sum- mer. We are stabilizing our finances, cutting waste and committing to activities only if fully funded. Sincerely, We are planning house parties to foster new donor relationships and to celebrate Apple Hill’s music and mission of Playing for Peace. We have a strong board working to make limited Alfrieda J. Englund dollars stretch and balancing the needs of a President, Board of Trustees changing organization focused on the transforma- tive power of music. From the Executive Director In the Middle East, in the US, in the Greek and ishes all sides positively and simultaneously, and Turkish communities of Cyprus, in the Transcau- in a way that heightens our collective humanity? casus, in the Protestant and Catholic communities of Northern Ireland, indeed in all the conflict ar- At Apple Hill, we acknowledge and respect the eas of the world where all parties simultaneously past. However, we focus on these questions: What think they are right, conversations with words are we going to do together today? What are we alone do not resolve the differences which prevent going to do tomorrow? If we can be close friends, reconciliation. Playing for Peace inspires connec- and if we can play beautiful music together, what tion across barriers of race, gender, ethnicity, gen- else is possible? If we want tomorrow to be differ- eration, politics, and economics, using the lan- ent from yesterday, what are we willing to do dif- guage of expressive, transformational music. ferently today from what we did yesterday? It is interesting to compare the intractability of the Don’t ever underestimate the power and the effect of Transcaucasus, the Middle East, Northern Ireland, your individual acts of reaching out. There are no un- and other conflict areas of the world, including important gestures. areas of the US, with the intractability of US So- viet relations during the early and middle 1950's. Happy Spring! At the height of the Cold War, human contact be- tween Americans and Soviets was almost incon- ceivable. Yet it was the artists—musicians in par- ticular—who inspired and delivered cross-cultural contact. In so doing, they were central in the proc- ess and in the events which culminated, some forty -years later, in peaceful relations between Ameri- Eric Stumacher cans and the peoples of the former Soviet Union. Executive Director/Pianist Playing for Peace offers insight into this core question: How can we celebrate individuality and diversity in our human society in a way that nour- Sdeq, Iraq, cello Eric, USA, Executive Director, piano Vicky, USA, Program Director How to Support the Hoffman Auditorium IN HONOR OF PAST BOARD PRESIDENT JOHN HOFFMAN and How to give: his wife, Jean, the Apple Hill Board of Trustees is nam‐ ing the new building the John and Jean Hoffman Com‐ Donations can be mailed to: munity Auditorium and Learning Center. John’s leader‐ Apple Hill Ctr. for Chamber Music ship at Apple Hill spanned six years as president, during P.O. Box 217 which the organization grew dramatically, both finan‐ Sullivan, NH 03445 cially and programmatically. or on‐line at www.applehill.org To continue John’s work on behalf of the organization, the construction of this facility will allow Apple Hill to better serve the community and the For more information, contact Edie students whose lives have been touched by the Playing for Peace mis‐ Powell, Advancement Director at sion. We invite you to honor the Hoffmans and the hundreds of domestic 603/847‐3371 or firstname.lastname@example.org and international students who will benefit from the Auditorium by giv‐ ing an additional gift to Apple Hill this year. All donors will receive spe‐ cial recognition on a plaque in the new building: Apple Hill Mission Apple Seeds $100 The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music promotes peace and understanding through the transformative Saplings $500 power of playing and teaching chamber music Blossoms $1,000 around the world. Orchard Circle $5,000+ Vision Statement Through the creation of an inspirational environ‐ ment at its concerts, workshops and annual Summer Festival, the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music Named Gift Opportunities cultivates friendship, community, peace, and under‐ Support these components of the building and receive permanent recognition on the item. standing among people of diverse backgrounds, ages Auditorium Chair with small plaque (75) $250 each and cultures— at Apple Hill and throughout the world. Rehearsal Room—small (2) $7,500 each BOARD OF TRUSTEES Community Deck $10,000 Alfrieda Englund, President Rehearsal Room—large (2) $15,000 each Sherry Barndollar Rock, Vice President Sandie Phipps, Secretary Music Education Room $15,000 Drew Landry, Treasurer Building & Grounds Apartment $20,000 Juliana Bergeron Jack Calhoun Green Building Component $20,000 Arthur Cohen, M.D. Technology Services $40,000 Mary Delisle Robert Sargent Fay, Ed.D. For more information: Edie Powell, Advancement Director, 603‐847‐3371 Anne Richards Havill or email@example.com. Donall B. Healy David E. Howe Sean Kerwin Leonard Matczynski Keep the Music Playing with Your Estate! Donald Primrose Janice Kos Weekes M ANY OF YOU HAVE GIVEN GENEROUSLY to support the mission of Apple Hill. In doing so, we hope your lives have been enriched. The old adage that “it’s better to give than to receive” also holds true in Albert H. Weeks, Esq. Winston Yu APPLE HILL CHAMBER PLAYERS estate planning. By leaving a legacy through a gift in your will, you can Elise Kuder, violin Michael Kelley, viola continue to help Apple Hill make a difference in the world. Rupert Thompson, cello This can be done two ways—by establishing a bequest by will, or Eric Stumacher, piano through a living trust to the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, with STAFF the aid of your legal advisor. If you have already prepared a will, your Eric Stumacher, Executive Director attorney can help add a codicil to include Apple Hill as a beneficiary. Joshua Cline, Operations Director Sandy Hamm, Program Assistant You may make a bequest of a specific dollar amount or for a percentage of your estate. Vicky Pittman, Program Director Not only are such gifts personally satisfying, a planned gift may help you minimize or Edie Powell, Advancement Director eliminate estate taxes. Playing for Peace Building Friendships, Building Community Reem Abu Rahmeh. Guest Left to right, front - Sarah Kim, violin; Elise Kuder, violin; pianist and our host in Jordan. Rupert Thompson, cello; Mike Kelley, viola. The 2006 Middle East Tour Violin instruction, Elise Kuder We also traveled to schools in Marlow, Sullivan, and Nel- son, NH, enjoying the classroom atmosphere, complete with art project mobiles and Valentine's Day parties. Fi- By Elise Kuder, violin, Apple Hill Chamber Players nally, we performed house concerts, graciously hosted by This past November saw the Chamber Players, with guest Bob and Dita Englund and Harris Berman and Ruth violinist Sarah Kim, traveling the Middle East. We per- Nemzoff. formed to an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd at the Zara Expo This March we are honored to perform with guest faculty Auditorium in Amman, Jordan, joined by Apple Hill alum, violinist, Movses Pogossian, on his Dilijan Concert Series Reem Abu Rahmeh. We gave a concert in L.A., California. We will also share and class at the newly established music We performed to an with students at Antioch College (at both department at the University of Jordan. L.A. and Santa Barbara campuses) our We also attended a concert by the Jorda- enthusiastic, sold‐ experiences using music to build commu- nian National Orchestra and were thrilled nity and conflict resolution. Our trip to the to observe that at least a quarter of the en- out crowd at the West Coast concludes with a return to the semble were Apple Hill alums! Zara Expo Audito‐ Community Music School in San Fran- In Cyprus, we took part in a successful bi- cisco to perform a concert with Apple Hill communal workshop in the Troodos rium in Amman, alum , Peter Arvantely, raising funds for scholarships. Mountains organized by Cypriot Apple Jordan, joined by Hill alumni, George Georgiou and Maria There are also exciting things going on at Kasinou. Along with concerts in Istanbul, Apple Hill alum, Apple Hill. We are building the Hoffman Turkey (including a school performance Auditorium and Learning Center. This for students who enjoyed Bartok's 3rd Reem Abu Rahmeh. year-round facility will seat up to 60 peo- string quartet), we returned to Ankara, we ple for music performances, recordings, reunited with two more alums at the Conservatory. community events, workshops and conferences. We are December, January, and February were filled with events thrilled about this opportunity! around New England. We held classes and a concert at St. I am reminded of what a privilege it is to be a part of Ap- Paul's School in Concord, NH. We continued our partner- ple Hill. It is the support of our alumni base that makes it ship with the Colonial Theatre in Keene, performing for possible for the organization to continue to grow. Your 200+ students sitting onstage. For the first time we worked gifts, large and small, help us to reach you, and others with with teenagers at the Manchester School of Music, two of the Playing for Peace mission. Thank you for your contin- whom will attend Apple Hill this summer. ued support. Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music NONPROFIT Box 217 ORG Sullivan, NH 03445-0217 U.S. Postage Paid Support Playing for Peace ‐ Putney VT Help build the Hoffman Auditorium & Permit # 1 Learning Center Please help support construction of the new Hoffman Auditorium with an additional gift to Apple Hill. See details inside. Architectural model of Hoffman Auditorium from the west.
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