MARLBORO — Marlboro Music Festival's fourth concert weekend, featuring three opportunities to attend, is nearly here as 35 resident artists will perform masterworks and new music by their resident composer.
On Friday, Aug. 4, Marlboro Music Festival gives back to the local community with the annual town benefit concert in Persons Auditorium. All proceeds from this event support Marlboro town organizations.
Helmut Lachenmann is this season's composer in residence at Marlboro Music. "This is a rare U.S. visit for the 87-year-old German composer who has shaped contemporary music worldwide over the past 50 years with his 'Musique Concrète Instrumentale,'" say organizers. During his time at Marlboro, Lachenmann has worked closely with musicians on a selection of works, three of which will be heard during this weekend's programs.
Audiences will also experience music by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, and Schubert this weekend, with performances by Co-Artistic Director Jonathan Biss and many senior artists, including wind players Nathan Hughes, Anthony McGill, Alberto Menéndez Escribano, and Peter Whelan; violinists Joseph Lin and Daniel Phillips; violists Sally Chisholm and Kim Kashkashian; cellist Jay Campbell; soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon; and pianists Lydia Brown and Anna Polonsky.
Tickets are available for Friday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Aug. 5, concerts. Tickets are $20–40 and may be purchased at marlboromusic.org or by calling the Marlboro box office at 802-254-2394.
Sunday's performance is sold out; the box office maintains a waiting list for returned tickets. Audience members may contact the Marlboro reception desk for more information at 802-254-2394 or [email protected].
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