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News Benjamin Hochman and Jennifer Koh play Music for a Sunday Afternoon, April 24

MARLBORO, VT- (April 12, 2011) - Pianist Benjamin Hochman and violinist Jennifer Koh perform at Marlboro College, on Sunday April 24, at 3:00 pm in Ragle Hall.

Hochman and Koh are scheduled to perform Debussy's Sonata for violin and piano, Bach's Keyborad Partita no. 6 in E Minor, and Brahms' Sonata No. 2 in G for Violin and Pianon, Op. 78.

Marlboro's 2010-11 Music for A Sunday Afternoon Series has been dedicated to retiring music professor Luis Batlle. Donations will be accepted to benefit the endowment fund of the Luis Batlle Chair in Music during the concert.

Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized in the United States and abroad for her ability to fuse intensity of temperament with a classical poise and elegance. Since she came to international attention in 1994 as winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition, Koh has gone on to perform as guest soloist with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony of Washington, D.C., the Moscow Radio Symphony, and the Helsinki and Czech Philharmonics. She is an active chamber musician and recitalist, performing regularly around the United States and the world, and has recorded and performed with numerous acclaimed musicians. "When Jennifer Koh performs new music, she invests "her entire heart and soul" in the enterprise" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Benjamin Hochman has achieved widespread acclaim for his performances as orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. The Kansas City Star calls Hochman's playing "Such breathless perfection that time seems to stand still". Mr. Hochman has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras, Seattle Symphony and the National Arts Centre. His performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio's Young Artist Showcase and Performance Today, CBC (Canada), ABC (Australia), Radio France, and Israel's Voice of Music radio station, as well as on the European television network, Mezzo.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College Events line at 802-451-7151.

Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and master's degree and certificate programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration, nonprofit management 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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