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News Pianist Robert Merfeld Performs at Marlboro College, April 27

MARLBORO, VT – (April 17, 2008) – Pianist Robert Merfeld returns to Marlboro College for another performance in the “Music for a Sunday Afternoon” series on April 27.

The concert will take place at 3:00 pm in the Serkin Center for the Performing Arts, Ragle Hall and is free and open to the public. The concert was originally scheduled for April 20, but was moved to April 27 after the Paul Cohen concert was cancelled.

Merfeld’s program consists of Schubert’s Six moments musicaux, Brahms’ Variations on an Original Theme and two pieces from Granados’ Goyescas. In addition, he will be joined by violinist Julia Glenn for Brahms’ Violin Sonata in A Major, op. 100.

Merfeld is one of the founding members of Apple Hill Chamber Players and has performed internationally as a soloist and with orchestras and chamber music ensembles. He graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory as a student of Emil Danenberg and received a master's degree from the Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Beveridge Webster. Currently, he is on the faculties of Boston and Harvard universities and coordinates the chamber music programs at the Longy School of Music.

Glenn is a student at Harvard University and the New England Conservatory and is a top prize winner in regional competitions. She is the daughter of violinist Bayla Keyes, who has performed frequently at Marlboro with Merfeld.

For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department 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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