NewsPress Release: 2/12/2001Marcia Eckert to Perform at Marlboro College
MARLBORO, VT - Marcia Eckert, acclaimed pianist from New York's Hunter College, will perform in Marlboro College's Whittemore Theater on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will include works of J. S. Bach, Maurice Ravel, Frederic Chopin and Ursula Mamlock.
A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, Eckert holds degrees in piano performance from Indiana University School of Music and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her teachers have included Jorge Bolet, Gilbert Kalish, Claude Frank, William Masselos, Seymour Bernstein and Lucy Greene, as well as Luis Batlle, master pianist and professor of music at Marlboro.
Eckert has appeared in the Mostly Mozart Festival, London's Leighton House and Merkin, Alice Tully, and Weill concert halls. As a member of the Ehrlick/Eckert Duo, she has made a special project of presenting music for violin and piano by women composers. The duo's recording of the music of Germaine Tailleferre was released on the Cambria label in March, 1995. Eckert serves on the keyboard and theory faculty of Hunter College, where she was a 1998 recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has been teaching piano and chamber music in the Mannes Preparatory Division since 1983.
Eckert will perform Bach's Toccata in E minor, Maurice Ravel's Miroirs and a number of works by Frederic Chopin, including his Polonaise in C# minor, Op. 26 no. 1. And in its Vermont premiere, she will play Ursula Mamlock's newly completed piece, 2000 Notes.The Whittemore Theater is fully accessible. For more information on this or any other Marlboro College event, please call (802) 257-4333, or check out www.marlboro.edu.