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Violin and Piano Performance at Marlboro College’s New Serkin Center for the Performing Arts

Marlboro, Vt.--Violinist Kathy Andrew and pianist Maura Glennon offer a concert on Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 p.m. in Ragle Hall in Marlboro College’s Rudolf and Irene Serkin Center for the Performing Arts. The duo will perform Brahms’ Sonata in A Major, opus 100, Lowell Liebermann’s Sonata No. 1 and Beethoven’s Sonata in c minor.

Brahms’s second sonata, composed in 1886, is one of three that he wrote for violin and piano late in his life. It is a three-movement piece that is predominantly lyrical, with a flexibility of expression and conversation between the two instruments. Beethoven’s four-movement Sonata for Violin and Piano, Opus 30, No. 2 was written during the same year (1802) as his Second Symphony, and it clearly shows that he was on the verge of his dramatic middle period of composition. The Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, Op. 46 by Lowell Liebermann is very tonal and classical in form. The two-movement work is full of delicate long lines as well as wild accented rhythms. Liebermann is composer in residence with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Kathy Andrew, violinist, performs regularly with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (where she is assistant concertmaster), Opera North (concertmaster), and for over 20 years with the New England Bach Festival. She has played solo and chamber music recitals throughout New England and in New Mexico. In 1998 she toured the U.S. with Eric Clapton’s “Pilgrim Tour” as a member of his 21-piece string section. Andrew received her M.M. from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and currently teaches at Keene State College, The Putney School and the Brattleboro Music Center, where she also conducts the Music School’s Senior Orchestra.

Maura Glennon, pianist, has performed throughout the U.S. and abroad as an accompanist and soloist. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including top prizes in the Florida Chopin Competition, the Florida Orchestra Concerto Competition, the MTNA Collegiate Chamber Music Competition, the Carmel Chamber Music Competition, and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.  Glennon received her M.M. and D.M. degrees in performance from Florida State University, and is associate professor of music at Keene State College.

This concert is free and open to the public. Ragle Hall is completely accessible. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

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