CANCELLED AND REPLACED: Global Tipping Points with Playing For Peace

  • Monday, December 03, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
  • UNH Manchester 88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH 03101



Due to unfortunate circumstances one of the members of the quartet was injured and we will not be able to move forward with this event. BUT we have scheduled Steve Martineau, Executive Director of Friends Forever International, for the same night, Monday, December 3rd. He is going to discuss his groups work within New Hampshire and communities around the world that work to ensure young adults have the ability to build their leadership skills for a better tomorrow!


Global Tipping Points

A three-part series on today's global challenges

Monday, December 3rd

Featuring Playing for Peace

Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill), Manchester. Directions & Parking Info Here. (For safety and storm closure information, check here

Join us for the 3rd session of our three part Global Tipping Points series. We have focused this fall on how music can change the world; and continue this theme for our final event. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music's program, called Playing for Peace.  This New Hampshire based program brings people together from conflict areas around the world (i.e. Israel and Palestine) to teach them how to play chamber music together.  They use the skills of listening, watching, adjusting, sensitivity, and flexibility to play together, as well as to build relationship that can strive for change back home.

Apple Hill will discuss the highly important work that they do to create peace throughout the world and will demonstrate how the work is done.  Their string quartet will be in attendance to demonstrate the skills that are taught.

To Learn More About the Playing for Peace Program Click HERE

About Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and Playing for Peace 

Apple Hill exists to create, perform, and teach chamber music at the highest standard, broaden the appreciation of chamber music through the development of educational programs, and cultivate connection and understanding among people of diverse backgrounds and cultures through the Playing for Peace program.

Founded in 1971 and situated on 100 acres of fields and woodlands in rural New Hampshire, Apple Hill is a center of chamber music performance and teaching. It is stewarded today by the organization’s director, Leonard Matczynski, and ensemble-in-residence, the Apple Hill String Quartet. These professional musicians present concerts and educational workshops throughout the world and, during the summer, teach and coach chamber music to participants of all ages and levels at Apple Hill’s Chamber Music Workshop. Each summer, Apple Hill welcomes 300 students and 45 faculty to the Workshop, a program known and loved for its musical depth and warm community spirit. Over 12,000 students have attended since the early 1970s.

Central to the mission of Apple Hill is Playing for Peace, an innovative outreach program founded in 1988 that focuses on social change and connection through music. Apple Hill travels to areas where there is a history of conflict—in the Middle East to Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, and the West Bank/Palestine; to England, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland; to the Greek and Turkish areas of Cyprus; to the Caucuses area of Eurasia; and to many US cities, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Memphis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco—performing concerts and leading chamber music workshops.

The principal tenet of Playing for Peace is this: At the chamber music workshops, musicians are assigned to play in small ensembles alongside musicians from conflicting communities. For example, Arabs study and perform music with Israelis, Catholics with Protestants, Greeks with Turks, and African Americans with Caucasian Americans. We coach each ensemble in the skills of chamber music—listening, watching, adjusting, sensitivity, and being flexible—the same skills needed to work and function effectively in the world. The participants learn not only to play music but also to communicate and connect with each other in ways that may not be possible in their home countries.

Presented in partnership with UNH Manchester's homeland security, history, humanities and politics and society programs, and the Fulbright Association


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