Marlboro College


MARLBORO, VT - (April 1st, 2010) - Marlboro College will present a free, open to the public concert featuring the innovative chamber music of the Fireworks Ensemble, at 3:00 PM, on Sunday, April 11 in Ragle Hall.

Fireworks Ensemble combines the talents of eight classically-trained but musically omnivorous young virtuosi who pride themselves on being able to play just about anything, regardless of style, time period, or instrumentation. Their program at Marlboro will consist of original compositions by bassist Brian Coughlin, as well as works by Igor Stravinsky, Frank Zappa, Lois Vierk, Raymond Scott, Sapo Perapaskero and Aphex Twin.

In the course of its seven year history, Fireworks has premiered over a hundred new works, promoting emerging composers worthy of wider recognition, and commissioning works by established masters. In 2005 Fireworks was one of four ensembles invited by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters to participate in its Young Performers' Career Advancement Program, which culminated in a performance at Carnegie Hall. Recent events include performances and residencies in Florida, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia, and New York City's Miller Theater for a performance with rock legend Lou Reed.

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

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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