Marlboro Music finishes 67th season this weekend
Conductor Leon Fleisher, seen here leading a rehearsal, will be featured in the final weekend of performances at Marlboro Music.

Marlboro Music finishes 67th season this weekend

Conductor Leon Fleisher to lead performances of Stravinsky’s ‘Pulcinella Suite,’ Mozart’s ‘Linz’ Symphony

MARLBORO — Marlboro Music, Vermont's cherished chamber music retreat, closes its 67th season with three fascinating programs on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 13, at 2:30 p.m., on the campus of Marlboro College, with most of the resident artists joining 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.

Fauré's great 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, studying at the Kronberg Academy while pursuing a degree in comparative literature at Harvard College and cellist Sujin Lee, who obtained a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University while completing undergraduate studies at Juilliard and then earned 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 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 Dvorak's 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.

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