Marlboro Music opens its 2023 season this weekend

MARLBORO — The 2023 Marlboro Music Festival invites audiences to Potash Hill for the first concerts of the season and free open rehearsals in Persons Auditorium.

From among the more than 75 pieces that were rehearsed last week, Marlboro artists have chosen six fascinating works to share, from Mozart and Haydn string quartets to Janáček's Mládí for woodwind sextet.

The program on Saturday, July 15, at 8:30 p.m., also offers a rare opportunity to hear Marlboro's Artistic Directors Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss collaborating on Schubert's Allegro in A Minor, D. 947 (“Lebensstürme”). Each of the other ensembles pairs what the festival describes as “some of the world's most extraordinary emerging musicians” with Marlboro senior artists such as flutist Marina Piccinini, violinist Scott St. John, violist Sharon Wei, and cellist Peter Wiley.

Limited seating is available for Saturday evening's concert at Persons Auditorium. Tickets are $20-$40 from or the Marlboro box office (802-254-2394).

The Sunday, July 16 performance is sold out, but the box office is maintaining a waiting list for returned tickets. Audience members may contact the reception desk for more information at 802-254-2394 or [email protected].

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