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News Orkestra Marhaba plays Turkish classical and mystical music, October 23

MARLBORO, VT ­– (October 12, 2011) – Orkestra Marhaba will perform a selection of Sufi devotional songs as well as Ottomon classical music, secular songs and dance pieces in a free concert at Marlboro College on Sunday, October 23, at 3:00pm. Sponsored by Marlboro’s music and humanities departments, and performed in the Serkin Center for Performing Arts’ Ragle Hall, the concert complements a course on Islam but is free and open to all.

The music of Orkestra Marhaba a creative collaboration of modern and traditional instruments, including the ney, a seven-holed flute closely associated with sacred and traditional music in the Middle East and Asia. The ensemble is made up of Frederik Stubbs and Shanteri Baliga on ney and bendir (frame drum), Tev Stevig on a long-necked lute called a tenbur, John Lobosco on clarinet, Diana Taylor on oboe and Vanessa Beresford on violin.

For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or

Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts for 60 years, with 300 undergraduate students enjoying 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. Marlboro College Graduate School offers master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of education, internet technologies, health care administration, non-profit administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability, with courses designed around small classes at the downtown Brattleboro campus complemented by online work and collaboration.


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