There’s one thing all musicians wish there was more of: time. Like wine, music is best served after it has been aged, but there’s just never enough time — unless you’re at Marlboro.
Marlboro Music is one of the few places in the world where musicians gather to learn, rehearse and practice with no goal of performance in mind. Every summer at Marlboro, more than 250 pieces are rehearsed but only one-fourth are heard in performance. The pieces that do make it to the stage are some of the most thoughtful performances you’ll come across.
On this week’s Summer Concert Showcase, host Bill McGalughlin takes a look at Marlboro’s history, cafeteria etiquette and, of course, great music making.
Marlboro, Vt. (July 14-Aug. 12)
Marlboro Music is located about 160 miles north of New York City on the campus of Marlboro College in the southeast corner of Vermont. When you drive onto campus you’ll see a sign that reads, “Musicians at play” and that’s when you know you’ve arrived. Marlboro Music offers 12 concerts throughout the summer on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
Music heard on this week's program:
Franz Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Op. 129, D. 965 (The Shepherd on the Rock)
Benita Valente, soprano; Harold Wright, clarinet; Rudolf Serkin, piano
Franz Schubert: Adagio for Piano Trio in E-flat, Op. 148, D. 897, "Notturno"
David McCarroll, violin; Bronwyn Banerdt, cello; Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Francis Poulenc: Sextet for Winds and Piano:
Brook Ellen Schoenwald, flute; Hassan Anderson, oboe; Alicia Lee, clarinet; Steven Dibner, bassoon; David Cooper, horn; Matan Porat, piano
Franz Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Hob. XV: 29
Yonah Zur, violin; Wei Yu, cello; Richard Goode, piano
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