Leon Fleisher helps to close Marlboro Music's 67th season

Conducting Stravinsky's 'Pulcinella Suite' and Mozart's 'Linz' Symphony

MARLBORO — Marlboro Music closes its 67th season with three programs on Friday and Saturday, at 8 p.m, and Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., on the campus of Marlboro College, 2472 South Road. Most of the resident artists join conductor Leon Fleisher in performances of Stravinsky's delightful "Pulcinella Suite" on Friday and Mozart's "Linz" Symphony on Sunday.

Friday's program also includes resident composer Brett Dean's "Winter Songs" for tenor and woodwind quintet; George Benjamin's virtuosic "Viola, Viola"; and Mahler's "Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen" for baritone, woodwinds, strings, and piano. Benjamin was Marlboro's resident composer in 2005.

Faur 's C Minor Piano Quartet will open Saturday's program with pianist Shai Wosner and violist Nobuko Imai being joined by their younger colleagues — violinist Anna Lee, who is studying at the Kronberg Academy while pursuing a degree in comparative literature at Harvard College and cellist Sujin Lee, who obtained a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Columbia University while completing undergraduate studies at Juilliard and, then, earning a master's degree from New England Conservatory. Dean's Epitaphs for string quintet and the Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, No. 1, Op. 8 complete the program.

In addition to the Mozart "Linz" Symphony conducted by Fleisher, Sunday afternoon's program will offer the Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 and will feature Marlboro's brilliant woodwind players in the Dvorak Serenade in D Minor, Op. 44. The Dvorak ensemble includes principals of Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony and some exceptional young professional winds.

Remaining tickets and further information may be obtained at marlboromusic.org, or by calling 802-254-2394.

Programs and artists for the final weekend are as follows:

On Friday, at 8 p.m.— Mahler/Schoenberg: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen: Theo Hoffman, tenor; Marina Piccinini, flute; Afendi Yusuf, clarinet; Carmit Zori, violin; Kobi Malkin, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; Sujin Lee, cello; Nathaniel West, double bass; Shai Wosner, piano; Lydia Brown, harmonium.

Dean: Winter Songs: Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Marina Piccinini, flute; Nathan Hughes, oboe; Olivier Patey, clarinet; Catherine Chen, bassoon; Trevor Nuckols, horn.

Benjamin: Viola, Viola: Matthew Lipman, viola; Rebecca Albers, viola.

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite: Marlboro Music Festival Orchestra; Leon Fleisher, conductor.

On Saturday, at 8 p.m. — Faur : Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15: Shai Wosner, piano; Anna Lee, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Sujin Lee, cello.

Dean: Epitaphs: Abigail Fayette, violin; Alina Kobialka, violin; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Brett Dean, viola; Christine J. Lee, cello.

Brahms: Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8: Cynthia Raim, piano; Robyn Bollinger, violin; Christoph Richter, cello.

On Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. — Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87: Gabriele Carcano, piano; Carmit Zori, violin; Christine J. Lee, cello.

Dvorak: Serenade in D Minor, Op. 44, B. 77: Nathan Hughes, oboe; Emily Beare, oboe; Olivier Patey, clarinet; Afendi Yusuf, clarinet; Catherine Chen, bassoon; Steven Dibner, bassoon; Nicolee Kuester, horn; Trevor Nuckols, horn; Wei-Ping Chou, horn; Sasha Scolnik-Brower, cello; Nathaniel West, double bass.

Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425, "Linz": Marlboro Music Festival Orchestra; Leon Fleisher, conductor.

Before each concert and at intermission, a local farm or producer will be on hand offering products for sample and sale. The final weekend tastings will feature Roselily Farm, Tavernier Chocolates, Whetstone Ciderworks, and Honora Winery.


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