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News PIANISTS FEATURED IN MARLBORO'S "MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY AFTERNOON" SERIES THIS APRIL

Marlboro, VT - (March 19, 2009) - Marlboro College's signature chamber music series, Music for a Sunday Afternoon, returns in April with four concerts that highlight the piano.

The series begins April 5 with pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute, who performed at Marlboro College last spring with Trio Cavatina. The Lithuanian-born Jokubaviciute regularly appears at international music festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Bard, and Prussia Cove, and has been a featured soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lithuanian National Symphony. She will perform Sonatas by Mozart, Berg and Schubert.

Andrea Passigli will present a program consisting of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Skryabin on April 12. The Italian pianist credits Rudolf Serkin for his musical development and for inviting him to participate in the Marlboro Music Festival. Passigli has recorded solo piano and chamber music works for Ema Records and is a professor at the Conservatory G. Frescobaldi in Ferrara, Italy.

On April 19, Marlboro favorites Robert Merfeld and Bayla Keyes will be joined by special guests Julia Glenn on viola, Ariana Falk on cello and Victoria Aschheim on percussion for a program that will blend compositions by Dvorak and Prokofiev with contemporary works by Merfeld and Marlboro College music professor Stan Charkey.

The series closes on April 26 with pianist Daniel Epstein performing works by Nielsen, Beethoven and Chopin. Epstein is a founding member of the Raphael Trio, which performed at Marlboro this past February. Epstein received international acclaim in 1973 when Eugene Ormandy presented him in a series of performances that led to an RCA recording with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Kosciuszko Chopin Award, the National Arts Club Prize, the Prix Alex de Vries in Paris, France and the Concert Artists Guild Award.

All performances start at 3:00 pm and are free and open to the public. Concerts are held in Ragle Hall, located in the Serkin Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, contact the Marlboro College public relations office at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. In the event of inclement weather, call the events hotline at 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

For more than 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College has also offered graduate degrees and certificate programs for working adults at the Marlboro College Graduate School, located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, since 1997.

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