MUSICIANS FROM MARLBORO MARKS 50TH SEASON IN NEW HOME AT CARNEGIE HALL WITH OPENING CONCERT ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14; Seven Artists Present Program for Flute Harp & Strings with Works of Kurtag, Szervanszky, Debussy and Beethoven

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                                        Seven Artists Present Program for Flute Harp & Strings with Works of Kurtag, Szervanszky, Debussy and Beethoven 

Vermont’s storied Marlboro Music School & Festival has been the musical training ground and muse for three generations of artists – many going on to become leaders in all areas of music.  It’s touring program – Musicians from Marlboro – is fifty years old this season and has provided audiences not only with a chance to hear varied instrumental and vocal programs, often including rarely-heard repertoire, but also to ‘discover’ exceptional young artists early in their careers. Among those heard on such MFM tours over the last five decades, are such pianists as Biss, Bronfman, Denk, Goode, Perahia, Schiff, Serkin and string players including Frank, Laredo, Tetzlaff and founders or members of the Brentano, Cleveland, Emerson, Guarneri, Juilliard, Orion, St. Lawrence and Tokyo Quartets, among many others.

   So when Musicians from Marlboro opens its season on Tuesday, October 14th at 8 PM in its new home at Carnegie Hall’s intimate Weill Recital Hall (where the Metropolitan Opera and James Levine, a former Marlboro participant himself, held their chamber music series for many years), there will be both unusual works and new artists to discover.  The program offers a wonderfully eclectic mix – Kurtag’s string quartet Officium breve in memoriam Andreæ Szervánszky, Op. 28;  then, a work for flute, violin and viola by Szervánszky,  the dedicatee of the Kurtag; Debussy’s haunting Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp; and in the second half, the Beethoven String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29..  Five exceptional young professionals join acclaimed colleagues violist Kim Kashkashian and flutist Marina Piccinini, both of whom gained valuable performing experience on these tours as young artists
 Many of chamber music’s leading ensembles of the last fifty years trace their roots to summers in Vermont and the special community that legendary pianist Rudolf Serkin shaped and guided for forty years and which Mitsuko Uchida and Richard Goode,  adding their own imprint, have continued with great success for the last two decades.  So, it’s no surprise that within the first ensemble of this 50th season of Musicians from Marlboro concerts lurks a new group born out of the close association each of the members have with the Vermont musical retreat.  Flutist Marina Piccinini, violist Kim Kashkashian and the young harpist Sivan Magen, met there in 2010 and felt that their collaboration should last more than that one summer.   They formed a group which they called Tre Voce and, this Fall ECM Records is releasing a recording of theirs with works by Takemitsu, Gubaidulina and the Debussy,  which they are playing on the Marlboro program.
   Subscriptions at $ 105 for the three-concert Musicians from Marlboro series maybe be obtained at or by calling 215-569-4690.
   Single tickets at $ 40 from the Carnegie Hall Box Office or CarnegieCharge
   Programs and artists for the three Musicians from Marlboro concerts are listed below.
   The Musicians from Marlboro series of three concerts is also presented annually in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; in Washington, DC at The Freer Gallery; in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society      at the Kimmel Center; and in Greenwich, CT at the Greenwich Library.  The Carnegie Hall series is made possible with the support of Lester and Dinny Morse with assistance from from Susan and Elihu Rose.  The October program will    also be heard in Oneonta, NY, presented by the Oneonta Concert Association.  Further details about obtaining tickets at all the venues for the Musicians from Marlboro concerts can be obtained at
   For the hundreds of artists who have participated in the Marlboro Touring Program over the past five decades, Jonathan Biss perhaps best captured their sentiments when he wrote:
   “I was 18 when I went on my first of several Marlboro tours, and it was nothing short of a formative experience. I’d had very limited performing experience at the time… If Marlboro had been an unmatchable opportunity to study a piece over time, Musicians from Marlboro was a chance to learn about a piece through the simple act of playing it repeatedly – a different kind of lesson but no less valuable .”
   And for audiences around the country, the Washington Post reflected what they have discovered each year, “you may not know the names of all the artists but Musicians from Marlboro is a virtual guarantee of musical excellence.”
Carnegie Hall
Presented by Marlboro Music

Musicians from Marlboro

Weill Recital Hall
Performance Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | 8 PM


  • David McCarroll, Violin
    Nikki Chooi, Violin
    Kim Kashkashian, Viola
    Wenting Kang, Viola
    Karen Ouzounian, Cello
    Marina Piccinini, Flute
    Sivan Magen, Harp


  • GYÖRGY KURTÁG Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, Op. 28
  • SZERVÁNSZKY Trio for Flute, Violin, and Viola
  • DEBUSSY Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
  • BEETHOVEN String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29   
Performance Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | 8 PM


  • Sarah Shafer, soprano
  • Rebecca Ringle, mezzo-soprano
  • Michelle Ross, Violin
    Brook Speltz, Cello
  • Izabella Simon, piano
  • Dénes Várjon, piano


Schubert: Notturno in E-flat Major, D. 897
Kurtag: Pieces for Piano Four-Hands
Dvorak: Moravian Duets for soprano and mezzo
Brahms: Four Duets, Op. 61
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”
Performance Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 8 PM


  • David McCarroll, violin
  • Itamar Zorman, violin
  • Hélène Clément, viola
  • Peter Wiley, cello
  • Tony Flynt, bass
  • Mary Lynch, oboe
  • Wei-Ping Chou, horn
  • Patrick Pridemore, horn


Beethoven: Sextet in E Flat, Op. 81b (for two horns and string quartet)
Brahms: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1
Mozart: Divertimento No. 11 in D Major, K. 251 (for oboe, two horns & strings)
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