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News Friday Marlboro Music Festival Concert Benefits Town Organizations

Three concerts on next-to-last weekend offer 35 resident artists in diverse works for piano, strings, woodwinds and voice on Friday, August 3, 8:30 PM; Saturday, August 4, 8:30 PM; and Sunday, August 5, 2:30 PM

Marlboro, VT - In a longstanding tradition, Marlboro artists express thanks to the community where their program has been held each summer since 1951, by performing a concert with all proceeds going to local town organizations.

This year’s Town Benefit Concert – held in the intimate former barn that serves as the Marlboro College Dining Hall – takes place on Friday, August 3 at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $30, and $20 for stage seats. The program includes a delightful string quintet by Boccherini; a cantata by Stravinsky for soprano, tenor, 2 flutes, oboe and cello; and the String Sextet in F, Op. 118 by Max Reger – a Brahmsian composer who was a special favorite of two of Marlboro’s founders, Adolf Busch and Rudolf Serkin.

Marlboro’s fourth and next-to-last weekend includes some 35 of the 75 international artists who are spending seven weeks exploring chamber music in the kind of depth possible only at Marlboro. In addition to Friday’s Benefit Concert, concerts in the Persons Auditorium on Saturday, August 4 at 8:30 PM and Sunday, August 5 at 2:30 PM present beautiful and rarely-heard vocal chamber music – Schumann Duets for soprano, tenor and piano and his Spanische Liebeslieder for four voices and piano four-hands with Co-Artistic Director Richard Goode among the performing artists. There will also be works for flute, piano and strings by Mozart, Kodaly, Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn.

Tickets priced from $5 (canopy area seating) to inside seats at $15-$35 are available at 802-254-2394 or www.marlboromusic.org. Weekend concerts continue through August 12 with a special concert on Friday, August 10. Only canopy area seats remain for the August 12 concert.

Visitors may attend free rehearsals in the Auditorium with schedules available at 802-254-2394 starting Monday each week; families may obtain a free ticket for children 8-19 for each adult ticket purchased for the Friday, August 10 performance.

For more details, contact Frank Salomon at (802) 254-2394 (frank@franksalomon.com) or Julia Lin at (802) 254-2394 (jlin@marlboromusic.org)

Concerts August 3-5, 2007

The organizations to benefit from the Town Benefit Concert on August 3rd are the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Company, the Marlboro School Association, the Marlboro Community Club, and the Marlboro Historical Society.

Programs and performing artists for August 3, 4 and 5 are as follows:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

Boccherini Quintet in B-flat Major, G. 357
Yonah Zur, violin
Ida Levin, violin
Kyle Armbrust, viola
Na-Young Baek, cello
Jeffrey Beecher, double bass
INTERMISSION
Reger Sextet in F Major, Op. 118
Yoonshin Song, violin
Lucy Chapman, violin
Kyle Armbrust, viola
Ji Hyun Son, viola
Susan Babini, cello
Judith Serkin, cello

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

Mozart Quartet in D Major, K. 285
Jasmine Choi, flute
Lucy Chapman, violin
Jonathan Vinocour, viola
Na- Young Beck, cello
Kodaly Serenade, Op. 12
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Karina Canellakis, violin
Michael Tree, viola
INTERMISSION
Stravinsky Cantata on Medieval English Verses
Junko Watanabe, soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Jasmine Choi, flute
Marina Piccinini, flute
Rudolph Vrbsky, oboe
Jaren Philleo, English horn
Wendy Law, cello
With Female Choir
Schumann Four Duets, Op. 78
Junko Watanabe, soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Anna Polonsky, piano
Brahms Trio in C Minor, Op. 101
Noah Geller, violin
Peter Wiley, cello
Michael Namirovsky, piano

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

Beethoven Trio in D Major, Op. 9, No. 2
Amy Lee, violin
Rebecca Albers, viola
Peter Wiley, cello
Schumann Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138
Junko Watanabe, soprano
Emily Bullock, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Thomas Meglioranza, baritone
Richard Goode, piano
Renana Gutman, piano
INTERMISSION
Mendelssohn Quintet in A Major, Opus 18
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Miho Saegusa, violin
Maiya Papach, viola
David Kim, viola
Marcy Rosen, cello

Programs and artists are subject to change.

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