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News Music for a Sunday Afternoon presents Renana Gutman and friends

MARLBORO, VT - (January 11, 2012) – Award-winning pianist Renana Gutman returns to Marlboro College for the first two concerts in this year’s Music for a Sunday Afternoon series, performing in Ragle Hall on January 27 and February 3, at 3:00 pm. The concerts are an opportunity to hear world-class music in the snowy hills of Vermont, and they are free and open to the public.

On January 27, Gutman will perform Bach’s
French Suite in C minor, Schubert’s Sonata in A minor and the Sonata in
B minor by Liszt, considered his greatest composition for solo piano. Then on February 3 Gutman is joined by violinist Tessa Lark and cellist Alice Yoo for a selection of piano trios. They will perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat major, op. 1, no. 1 and Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat major, op. 99.

Gutman has been praised by the New York Sun for the “true poetry in her phrasing.” A Marlboro Music Festival participant, she has performed across three continents, including the Jerusalem and Haifa symphonies, Belgium’s I Flamminghi and Doctors Orchestral Society in New York. Gutman has been a top prizewinner at a number of international piano competitions, including the Los Angeles Liszt competition. She is a graduate of Mannes College of Music, where she studied with Richard Goode and received both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. 

Lark has performed widely with a number of symphonies and orchestras, and was a featured soloist with both the Beijing Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Yoo has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, and is a top prizewinner of a number of cello competitions. Both are graduates of the New England Conservatory of Music and past Yellow Barn Music Festival musicians.

Marlboro College’s Music for a Sunday Afternoon series is one of several opportunities for the public to enjoy the variety of visiting speakers, artists and musicians that enrich the curriculum in this close-knit learning environment. For more information on upcoming events, go to

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College marketing and communication office at 802-251-7644 or In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College Events line at 802-451-7151.

Marlboro College provides independent thinkers with exceptional opportunities to broaden their intellectual horizons in a small and close-knit learning community, create a strong framework for personal and career fulfillment and make a positive difference in the world. With two locations in southern Vermont’s Green Mountains, our undergraduate campus in the town of Marlboro and our graduate school in Brattleboro, students discover new avenues for using their skills to benefit themselves and others. Marlboro students engage in deep exploration of their interests in an atmosphere that emphasizes critical and creative thinking, independence, social justice, sustainability and community.



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