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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Exceptional Young Professionals Play Masterworks at Marlboro with Distinguished Artists Including Mitsuko Uchida

Exceptional Young Professionals Play Masterworks with Distinguished Artists, Including Co-Artistic Director Mitsuko Uchida, on Second Weekend of Concerts - Saturday, July 23 at 8:30 PM and Sunday, July 24 at 2:30 PM

Two Photo Exhibits Celebrate Marlboro's 60th Anniversary - At The Concert Site and also a One-Man Show of Photos by Noted Photojournalist Clemens Kalischer, 90 Years-Young, At Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Marlboro Music, celebrating its 60th Anniversary Season, offers some of the world's most exceptional young professional instrumentalists and singers the special opportunity to explore music in-depth, playing alongside distinguished senior artists with the unheard of luxury of three to seven weeks of rehearsal time. 10 of the 23 musicians to be heard in the second weekend of concerts (on Saturday, July 23 at 8:30 PM and Sunday, July 24 at 2:30 PM) are participating at Marlboro for the first time, and will perform with Co-Artistic Director Mitsuko Uchida (with Richard Goode) and other noted artists, including members of the Guarneri and Juilliard String Quartets. Over its seven-week season, they have a chance to explore music of living composers, rarely-known works, and chamber music masterpieces - all suggested by the 80 resident artists. Of the 120 works in rehearsal in the third week and the 25 suggested for possible performance, six works were chosen a few days ago for the second weekend of concerts, including the Mozart Oboe Quartet, the Brahms Clarinet Trio, and the Schumann Piano Quintet with Ms. Uchida, Colin Carr, and three young artists on Saturday evening, and also the Ravel Chanson Madecasses, the Shostakovich Third Quartet, and the Brahms G Minor Piano Quartet on Sunday afternoon.

Remaining tickets, from $ 5 to $ 35, for this and subsequent weekends through August 14, can be obtained online at www.marlboromusic.org (which also contains video, audio samples and area information) or by calling 802-254-2394.

As part of Marlboro's 60th Anniversary celebration, concertgoers have the opportunity to see two photo exhibits documenting Marlboro's first 60 years: one at Marlboro College's Drury Gallery which is in close proximity to where the weekend concerts are held and which includes photos from the 1950s to the present by the many marvelous photographers who have documented the this place that the New Yorker recently described as "the classical world's most coveted retreat." The Gallery is open during the day and before and after the weekend concerts. There is also a one-man show which will run through October 23rd at the nearby Brattleboro Museum and Art Center - Clemens Kalischer: Six Decades of Marlboro Music, with 49 photos by the noted photojournalist who has been covering the Marlboro community since 1956. His photos also play a prominent role in a Marlboro show at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center (located next to the Metropolitan Opera) which can be seen through August 20th.

Concertgoers will also receive a complimentary copy of a special 60th Anniversary publication, Reflections on Marlboro Music, which contains articles by Arnold Steinhardt of the Guarneri String Quartet (formed at Marlboro in 1964), pianist Jonathan Biss, Financial Times columnist Harry Eyres (who experienced Marlboro for the first time last summer), and recollections by other participating artists and audience members along with evocative photos of Marlboro's six decades. Also available will be three new recordings on the Marlboro Recording Society label, including a Beethoven Archduke Trio with Mitsuko Uchida, Soovin Kim, and David Soyer, and four early recordings available for the first time on CD through ArkivMusic, which also has many Marlboro performances available on an on-demand basis.

The programs and artists for the coming weekend as as follows:

SATURDAY, JULY 23 at 8:30 PM

MOZART Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
Hassan Anderson, oboe
Lucy Chapman, violin
Veit Hertenstein, viola
Brook Speltz, cello
BRAHMS Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
Jerry Chae, clarinet
Peter Wiley, cello
Nareh Arghamanyan, piano

INTERMISSION

SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Elena Urioste, violin
Robin Scott, violin
Vicki Powell, viola
Colin Carr, cello


SUNDAY, JULY 24 at 2:30 PM

RAVEL Chansons madécasses
Naomi O’Connell, mezzo-soprano
Emi Ferguson, flute
Andrew Janss, cello
Lydia Brown, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 3, Op. 73
Ying Fu, violin
Nikki Chooi, violin
Samuel Rhodes, viola
Gabriel Cabezas, cello

INTERMISSION

BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25
Michael Brown, piano
Caroline Goulding, violin
Hanna Lee, viola
Colin Carr, cell

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