Marlboro College


Marlboro, VT -- (November 23, 2010) -- The Marlboro College Music for A Sunday Afternoon series presents a performance by cellist Paul Cohen and pianist Robert Merfeld at 3:00pm on December 5 in Ragle Hall.

The first half of the program will consist of J.S. Bach's Cello Suite #1 in G Major, a premier of David Walther's composition, "Crumb Cakes" for solo electric cello, and Robert Schumann's solo piano piece, "Waldszenen." After the intermission, past members of the Apple Hill Chamber players, Betty Hauck on viola and Moby Pearson on violin will join Mr. Cohen and Mr. Merfeld for a reading of the Piano Quartet in A Major by Johannes Brahms.

Music for a Sunday Afternoon concerts are free and open to the public. All performances during the 2010-11 season are dedicated to Luis Batlle, who is retiring from the Marlboro College music faculty after 30 years. Batlle has handpicked many of his favorite performers for the season. A complete schedule can be found at

Paul Cohen has appeared regularly with orchestras throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1996, he has expanded his musical activities to include recording for motion pictures and has participated in Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning film scores by John Williams, Michael Nyman, and James Horner. He is a recording artist for Centaur Records.

Robert 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. Currently, he is on the faculties of Boston and Harvard universities and coordinates the chamber music programs at the Longy School of Music.

For more information, please contact the Marlboro College Public Relations office at 802-251-7644 or In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. 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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