MARLBORO, VT Sunday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in Marlboro College's Whittemore Theatre, cellist Jacob Charkey and pianist Luis Battle will perform works for cello and piano by Gabriel Fauré, Franz Schubert and Stanley Charkey.
The program will include two well known and beloved works for cello and piano, Schubert's "Arpeggione" Sonata and Fauré's "Elegie" op. 24. It will also include other works by Fauré and two works by Marlboro College professor and composer Stanley Charkey. The two Charkey pieces will be "Movement for Cello and Piano" (1997) and the premiere of "Open....." for unaccompanied cello (2000). The latter work was written for Jacob Charkey by his father Stanley in honor of his graduation from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. It will be performed again at his upcoming degree recital in Houston.
Charkey grew up in Brattleboro and studied with Zon Eastes, Paul Cohen, and Leopold Teraspulsky. During high school, he was principal cellist with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. He participated in the Yellow Barn and Musicorda summer music festivals and was recipient of the Windham Orchestra Young Artist Prize. He has returned to Brattleboro to perform locally on a number of occasions. He is presently studying cello with Norman Fischer at Rice University. After his graduation this spring, he is planning to move New York to pursue a career as a freelance musician as well as to start new musical projects with musicians from the Wild Ginger Philharmonic, a chamber orchestra based that is devoted to works of the late nineteenth century.
Batlle is a well known pianist and chamber musician both internationally and locally. He is a regular performer with the Marlboro Music Festival as well as with "Music from Marlboro" concerts heard throughout the world. Batlle is a professor at Marlboro College.
This concert provides the opportunity to hear both young and older local artists and to hear both new and old works for the cello.
Marlboro's Whittemore Theater is fully accessible, and this event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (802) 257-4333 or check out Marlboro online at www.marlboro.edu.