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News MARLBORO COLLEGE PRESENTS BELA BARTOK’S COMPLETE WORKS FOR PIANO AND VIOLIN, FEBRUARY 17

MARLBORO, VT— (February 7, 2008) — The “Music for a Sunday Afternoon” series at Marlboro College continues with “Bela Bartok: Complete Works for Piano and Violin” on February 17 at 3:00 p.m. in Ragle Hall.

Performing the Hungarian composer’s works will be pianist Robert Merfeld and violinist Bayla Keyes. The program includes Rhapsody No. 1, Rhapsody No. 2, Sonata No. 1, Opus 21 and Sonata No. 2. The concert is free and open to the public.

Merfeld is on the piano and chamber music faculties of Boston and Harvard Universities and the Longy School of Music. He has performed as part of chamber music ensembles and as a soloist in music festivals across the globe, including Aspen, Ravinia, Caramooor and Marlboro.

Keyes is a founding member of the Muir String Quartet, with whom she won the Evian and Naumburg Competitions. She is a Professor of Violin at Boston University and works with several Boston-based ensembles, including Triple Helix, Boston Musica Viva and Sonos.

Composer, pianist and teacher, Bela Bartok was influenced throughout his compositional career by his Hungarian and Romanian heritage, and became one of the first to study ethnomusicology, collecting Middle Eastern and Eastern European folk songs.

For more information, please contact the Marlboro College Public Relations office at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu.

Celebrating 60 years, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

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