MARLBORO >> Two works by the distinguished Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina In Croce for cello and bayan (a form of accordion) and Quasi Hoquetus for bassoon, viola and piano - will be featured on Marlboro Music's third weekend of concerts on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. in Marlboro College's Persons Auditorium.
In addition to In Croce, also to be heard on the Saturday program will be Artistic Director Mitsuko Uchida in a performance of the Mozart Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 ("Kegelstatt Trio") with clarinetist Gabriel Campos Zamora and violist Hsin-Yun Huang. The concert is dedicated to the memory of pianist Luis Batlle who passed away in May and was a beloved member of the Marlboro Music community for over 50 years, leading its vocal program for much of that time. Other works will be the Schubert Gebet for four voices and piano and the Britten String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36, which will be preceded by Purcell's Chacony, in G Minor, Z. 730.
Principal woodwinds of the Cleveland Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony will be joined by younger professional colleagues in a performance of the Mozart Serenade in C Minor, K. 388 on Sunday's program, which also includes the Gubaidulina Quasi Hoquetus with Brad Balliett, bassoon, Ayane Kozasa, viola and Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano and the Beethoven Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2 with pianist Jonathan Biss, violinist Alexi Kenney and Mendelssohn Quartet founding cellist Marcy Rosen. The artists in the Mozart are Frank Rosenwein and Emily Beare, oboes; Carey Bell and Afendi Yusuf, clarinets; Catherine Chen and Brad Balliett, bassoons; and Richard King and Lauren Hunt, horns.
Concerts continue through Aug. 14 with tickets and further information available at marlboromusic.org or by calling 802-254-2394. There will be special Friday concerts on Aug. 5 and 12 at 8 p.m.
There is a shuttle service from Brattleboro to/from Saturday evening performances being offered by Thomas Transportation. Reservations must be made no later than two days prior with Thomas Transportation – 603-352-5550.
The artists to be heard in the Gubaidulina on Saturday's program are Jay Campbell, cello, who recently joined the Jack Quartet, and Elsbeth Moser, bayan, who will be one of the soloists in a new work by Ms. Gubaidulina that will be premiered by the Boston Symphony in the coming season. The Schubert Gebet will be performed by Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Sara Couden, mezzo-soprano; Vasil Garvanliev, tenor; Theo Hoffman, baritone; and Lydia Brown, piano, and the Purcell and Britten by Luosha Fang and Alexi Kenney, violins; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; and Sujin Lee, cello. The Britten Quartet No. 2 was written and premiered in 1945 to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Purcell's death and the third movement, Chacony, was inspired by the Purcell Chacony in G Minor, which will be played directly before the Quartet on Saturday.
WQXR, which produced four one-hour programs of summer and tour performances – "The Magic of Marlboro" – to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Musicians from Marlboro touring program, will re-broadcast the series on Wednesdays at 10 PM. The series is also available online at wqxr.org/series/magic-marlboro.
The programs for the third Marlboro Music weekend are as follows:
SATURDAY, at 8 p.m.
MOZART - Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 ("Kegelstatt Trio")
Mitsuko Uchida, piano; Gabriel Campos Zamora, clarinet; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
GUBAIDULINA - In Croce
Jay Campbell, cello; Elsbeth Moser, bayan
SCHUBERT - Gebet
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Sara Couden, mezzo-soprano; Vasil Garvanliev, tenor; Theo Hoffman, baritone; Lydia Brown, piano
PURCELL/BRITTEN - Chacony, in G Minor, Z. 730
BRITTEN - String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
Luosha Fang, violin; Alexi Kenney, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Sujin Lee, cello
SUNDAY at 2:30 p.m.
MOZART - Serenade in C Minor, K. 388
Frank Rosenwein, oboe; Emily Beare, oboe; Carey Bell, clarinet; Afendi Yusuf, clarinet; Catherine Chen, bassoon; Brad Balliett, bassoon; Richard King, horn; Lauren Hunt, horn
GUBAIDULINA - Quasi Hoquetus
Brad Balliett, bassoon; Ayane Kozasa, viola; Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano
BEETHOVEN - Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2
Jonathan Biss, piano; Alexi Kenney, violin; Marcy Rosen, cello