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News Final Marlboro Music Festival Concert This Weekend

Richard Goode Performs Beethoven “Choral Fantasy” with chorus of Music festival community, also features works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Mozar tand Schoenberg

Marlboro, VT – Marlboro Music Festival is concluding its 2007 series with a series of three special concerts on Friday, August 10th at 8:30pm, Saturday, August 11th at 8:30pm and Sunday, August  12th at 2:30pm. All of these performances will occur in the Persons Audotorium on the Marlboro College campus.

In the Marlboro tradition, to conclude an exciting summer of intensive exploration of over 250 works from Bach to resident composer Sebastian Currier, the 57th season of this unique musical community will end with Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy.” With Richard Goode (co-artistic director with Mitsuko Uchida) as soloist and Ignat Solzhenitsyn conducting on Sunday, August 12 at 2:30pm, it brings together 75 resident artists as orchestra members, or in a chorus that includes family members, staff, neighbors and innkeepers.

The final three-concert weekend at Marlboro College’s Persons Auditorium opens with a special concert on Friday, August 10 at 8:30pm, with the rarely-heard Quartet for Horn and String Trio, Op. 20, No. 1 by Beethoven contemporary Johannes Andreas Amon; with Schoenberg’s dramatic String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 7 and the chamber music favorite Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor, Op 49.

The Saturday, August 11 program at 8:30pm offers two masterworks – Mozart’s Serenade for Thirteen Woodwinds in B-flat, K. 361 and the Beethoven String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2. Sunday afternoon’s 2:30pm concert opens with Mozart’s Nocturnes for two sopranos, bass and three clarinets, followed by the Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp and the Brahms String Quintet in F, Op. 88, and concluding with the Beethoven Choral Fantasy.

Tickets priced from $5 (canopy area seating) to inside seats at $15-$35 are available at (802) 254-2394 or www.marlboromusic.org. Only canopy area seats remain for the August 12 concert. Visitors may attend free rehearsals in the Auditorium with schedules available by calling (802) 254-2394 Families may obtain a free ticket for children 8-19 for each adult ticket purchased for the Friday, August 10 performance.

Marlboro music-making can be heard also during the regular winter concert season through four touringMusicians from Marlboro” ensembles. Three-concert series are held in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on November 9, March 21 and April 18; in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on November 11, March 23 and April 20; in Philadelphia at different venues on November 4, March 19 and April 17; in Washington, DC at the Freer Gallery of Art on November 7, March 18 and April 16; and two performances will be given at Greenwich, CT Library on March 16 and April 13.

Musicians from Marlboro performances will also be presented by Ravinia Festival’s Rising Star Series, and other partners in Irvine (CA), Schenectady (NY), Rochester (NY), Buffalo (NY), San Francisco and Sarasota (FL). For information, visit www.marlboromusic.org or write to Marlboro Music, 201 West 54th Street, Suite 1C, New York, NY 10019.

You can also enjoy a series of Marlboro performances – ten separate ‘Marlboro Moments’ produced and broadcast on New York’s classical music radio station WQXR, which are being distributed by WFMT in Chicago for broadcast on stations around the country.

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

Final weekend programs and artists are as follows:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 at 8:30pm

Amon Quartet for Horn and String Trio, Op. 20, No. 1
José Vicente Castelló, horn
Vera Beths, violin
Beth Guterman, viola
Karen Ouzounian, cello

Schoenberg String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 7
Yonah Zur, violin
Hiroko Yajima, violin
Jonathan Vinocour, viola
Michal Korman, cello

Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49
Igor Levit, piano
Lucy Chapman, violin
Karen Ouzounian, cello

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

Mozart Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, K. 361, Gran Partita
Rudolph Vrbsky, oboe
Jaren Philleo, oboe
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Erin Svoboda, basset horn
Timothy Carter, basset horn
Tristan Rennie, bassoon
Martin Garcia, bassoon
Radovan Vlatkovic, horn
José Vicente Castelló, horn
Wei-Ping Chou, horn
Patrick Pridemore, horn
Jeffrey Beecher, double bass

Beethoven String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky”
Miho Saegusa, violin
Celeste Golden, violin
Rebecca Albers, viola
Marcy Rosen, cello

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

Mozart Selection of Notturni
Charlotte Dobbs, soprano
Lorraine Hinds, soprano
Jeremy Galyon, bass
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Erin Svoboda, basset horn
Timothy Carter, basset horn

Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Marina Piccinini, flute
David Kim, viola
Sivan Magen, harp

Brahms Quintet in F Major, Op. 88
Amy Lee, violin
David Bowlin, violin
Ji Hyun Son, viola
Samuel Rhodes, viola
Michal Korman, cello

Beethoven Fantasia in C Minor for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra (Choral Fantasy), Opus 80
Richard Goode, piano
Junko Watanabe, soprano
Lorraine Hinds, soprano
Emily Bullock, mezzo soprano
Nathan Farrington, tenor
James Martin, baritone
Jeremy Galyon, bass
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor
The Marlboro Orchestra and Chorus

Programs subject to change

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