Musicians from Marlboro perform at BMC in benefit for music school students

BRATTLEBORO — Great literature is the inspiration for the works to be performed by Musicians from Marlboro at the Brattleboro Music Center Saturday, Oct. 16.

The 3 p.m. concert will feature soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon; Geneva Lewis and David McCarroll, on violin; Zhanbo Zheng, on the viola; Marcy Rosen, on the cello; and pianist Kuok-Wai Lio.

Schubert's Ave Maria will be heard alongside its more rarely performed companion songs from this German setting of Sir Walter Scott's Lady of the Lake.” Literary allusions continue with Janáček's String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata,” taking after the Tolstoy novella of the same name.

The performance concludes with Schumann's String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1, composed in the spring of 1842, his incredible “chamber music year.”

In celebration of its recent purchase of Potash Hill, and recognizing the special history it shares with the Brattleboro Music Center, Marlboro Music is donating the performer fees for this concert.

Admission is by donation ($10 to $25 suggested) and will support scholarships for BMC Music School students.

Note that, for everyone's safety, proof of vaccination or negative results of a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours is required for admittance to events at the Brattleboro Music Center. Masks must be worn at all times while at the venue.

For more information, contact the BMC at 802-257-4523 or [email protected].

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