Music for a Sunday Afternoon: Vermont Headstones
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 3:00pm • Ragle Hall, Serkin Center
Concert by Katherine Murdock, Mark Hill, Robert Merfeld, and Daren Jackson
Music for a Sunday Afternoon series regular Robert Merfeld (piano) is joined by three colleagues from the University of Maryland School of Music, Mark Hill (oboe), Katherine Murdock (viola), and Daren Jackson (baritone). The program will consist of music by Bruch, Bach, and the world premiere of a new work by Marlboro faculty member Stan Charkey, Vermont Headstones, a set of 12 songs for oboe, viola, and baritone based on headstone inscriptions. Violist Katherine Murdock has performed throughout the world with such groups as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Chamber Music Society, and the Mendelssohn String Quartet, of which she was a member for seven years. Oboist Mark Hill was for many years a member of the New York Chamber Symphony and is currently principal oboe of the National Philharmonic, with whom he was recently featured as soloist on Mozart’s Oboe Concerto and Bach’s Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin. Baritone Daren Jackson has participated in numerous competitions, most notably the Mondavi Young Artists Competition, which directly led him into being cast as the titular character in the contemporary opera The Magic Fish.