On Sunday April 14th at 3 pm, the Newport String Project will present a unique collaboration with the award-winning Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music (NH).

This concert will feature the internationally acclaimed musicians of Apple Hill in a collaborative concert with the Newport String Quartet and will include works by Andrea Tarrodi and Dmitri Shostakovich, alongside a performance of Mike Kelley’s enchanting “Five Animal Stories” for String Octet, a musical evocation of Armenian folk tales. This free performance at Ochre Court is a not-to-be-missed event in one of Newport’s most stunning venues.

This concert is presented in partnership with the Newport Daffodil Days Festival and Salve Regina University.

Called “dashing and extraordinary” by The Strad Magazine, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its concerts presenting interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire, neglected masterpieces, and music from around the world, as well as world premieres and commissioned pieces. The quartet serves as the resident quartet at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, an organization that builds long-term learning relationships between professional and student musicians of all ages, levels, and cultures. Apple Hill offers educational and mentoring programs each year to 300 students as part of its Summer Chamber Music Workshop (NH) and to thousands more throughout the world while producing approximately 60 concerts each year. Learn more at www.applehill.org

Noted for its eclectic and innovative programming, the Newport String Project is committed to presenting highly expressive performances of masterworks, alongside works by emerging and rarely heard composers in intimate, inclusive settings throughout Newport. With a dual emphasis on performance and education, the project also includes a rigorous youth mentoring program, which currently provides free lessons in violin, viola and cello to forty students in Newport. To learn more about the Newport String Project’s mission, learn more at www.newportstringproject.org

Suggested donation $10, $25 & $50+

All proceeds support the performance and educational programming of the Newport String Project.

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