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News Music for a Sunday Afternoon: Neglected Masterpieces from France

MARLBORO, VT – (February 21, 2012) – Pianist Robert Merfeld and violinist Bayla Keyes perform a program entitled Neglected Masterpieces from France, in Ragle Hall at Marlboro College on Sunday, March 4, at 3:00 pm. The concert is free and open to the public. 

Robert Merfeld has taught at Brandeis University, the Juilliard School, Dartmouth University and Longy Conservatory. He has collaborated with numerous prominent artists and performed widely, including at the Aspen, Marlboro, Ravinia, Caramoor and Olympic Music Festivals and in solo recitals at Merkin Hall, the Brattleboro Music Center and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Merfeld has been a performing memberand teacher at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music since 1969.

Bayla Keyes currently performs throughout America as recitalist, as soloist with orchestras and as a member of the contemporary music ensemble Boston Musica Viva and the acclaimed piano trio, Triple Helix. She also teaches violin and chamber music at Boston University and is artistic director of both the Interlochen Chamber Music Conference and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute String Quartet Seminar.

Merfeld and Keyes will be joined by two prize-winning Boston University students, Sarah Atwood on violin and Jung Lim Kim on piano, for an afternoon of rarely performed works by French composers. Featuring a piano piece for four hands by Debussy, the program will also include works by Ravel, Fauré, Leclair and Messaien. 

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College public relations department at 802-251-7644 or In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College events line at 802-451-7151.

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 close collaboration. 


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