Marlboro College

News Music for a Sunday Afternoon presents Merfeld, Keyes and Special Guests, February 27

MARLBORO, VT- (February 15, 2011) - Pianist Robert Merfeld and violinist Bayla Keyes return to Marlboro College for its Music for Sunday Afternoon series on Sunday February 27, at 3:00 pm in Ragle Hall.

The duo will be joined by Julia Glenn (violin) and Paul Glenn (violoncello and double bass) for portions of an eclectic program that includes Johan Halvorsen's Passacaglia based on a theme by George Friedrich Handel and 20th century composer Nelson Keyes' Three Love Songs for Piano. The group is also scheduled to perform sonatas by Bach, Bartok and Ravel.

This performance is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Luis Batlle Music Chair during the concert. In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College Events line at 802-451-7151.

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. He is on the faculties of Boston and Harvard universities and coordinates the chamber music programs at the Longy School of Music.

Bayla 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.

Julia Glenn has performed throughout the United States, Europe, South Korea, and China. Recent highlights include a live broadcast on Boston's WGBH, a solo appearance at Peking University, and a collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma. In November, she made her debut in Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, where she was a first place winner of the 2010 Alexander & Buono International String Competition.

Paul Glenn has served as principal cello of both the Concord Orchestra and the New England Philharmonic, with whom he played for over fifteen years. He has played bass and cello with several other orchestras, including the Lexington Symphony and the Civic Symphony Orchestra.

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

For over 60 years, Marlboro College has offered 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 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

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