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News Pianist Claude Frank featured in Music For a Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at Marlboro College

MARLBORO, VT— (March 11, 2008) —Internationally-renowned pianist Claude Frank is among the distinguished musicians performing during April's Music for a Sunday Afternoon Concert series at Marlboro College.

Appearing with the world's leading orchestras since his 1959 debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Claude Frank is an internationally celebrated interpreter of Beethoven's works for piano. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras of five continents and his best-selling RCA release of 32 Beethoven sonatas and his world wide performances of the cycle was considered "10 Best" by Time Magazine.

Frank will perform on April 13 at 3:00 p.m. Other Music for a Sunday Afternoon concerts in April include violinist Veronica Kadlubkiewicz on April 6, pianist Robert Merfeld and violinist Julia Glenn on April 20, and cellist Paul Cohen on April 27.

All concerts will be held in Ragle Hall at the Serkin Center for Performing Arts and are free and open to the public.

Veronica Kadlubkiewicz will perform all six Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin over the course of two separate concerts beginning at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on April 6.
Kadlubkiewicz has performed nationally and internationally, including at the Marlboro Music Festival, the Bach Aria Festival, the Monadnock Music Festival and the Warsaw Autumn Festival. She has taught violin and chamber music at Smith College, the University of Massachusetts and Amherst College.

Robert Merfeld performs works by Brahms, Schubert and Granados on April 20, at 3:00 p.m. For Brahms' Violin Sonata in A Major, Merfeld will be joined by violinist Julia Glenn, who is attending Harvard University and studies with James Buswell at the New England Conservatory. Merfeld is a founding member of the Apple Hill Chamber Players, and is on the faculties of Boston University and the Longy School of Music. Glenn is the daughter of violinist Bayla Keyes, who has often performed at Marlboro College with Robert Merfeld.

Cellist Paul Cohen will perform selections from Bach, and music for electric cello, including "Crumb Cakes" by David Walther, and a new piece by Stan Charkey, professor of music at Marlboro College, on April 27, at 3:00 p.m. Appearing regularly with orchestras throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic, Cohen has also recorded for motion pictures and served as Artist-in-Residence at Emory University, Keene College, and the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.

Marlboro College's "On the Record" series of lectures, presentations and performances celebrates the college's 60th anniversary. More information about these and other future events can be found at www.marlboro.edu.

For more information, please contact the Marlboro College Public Relations office 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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