Musicians From Marlboro touring ensemble returns to the Union College Concert Series at Memorial Chapel on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at 8 p.m.
The program begins with Haydn’s classic "String Quartet in A Major, Op. 55, No. 1, Hob. III:60" and is followed by Hungarian composer György Ligeti’s seminal "Horn Trio." The concert closes with Mendelssohn’s rousing "String Quintet in A Major, Op. 18."
Founded in 1951 by the eminent pianist Rudolf Serkin and his colleagues, the Marlboro Music Festival is widely considered to be the world’s foremost chamber music center for professional musicians. Under the artistic direction of Richard Goode and Mitsuko Uchida, Marlboro emphasizes diverse chamber music, abundant rehearsal time, and the pairing in ensembles of different generations of musicians. With uncompromising standards, Marlboro performances and its community are acclaimed throughout the world. Since 1964, the Musicians from Marlboro Touring Program has introduced audiences across the nation to this unique center and to many of today’s most respected musical leaders.
The group will be comprised of violinist Soovin Kim (international soloist and first violinist of the Johannes Quartet) and his emerging colleagues: violinist/violist Lily Francis; violinist Itamar Zorman (co-winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition); violist Milena Pajara-van de Stadt (Dover Quartet); cellist Paul Wiancko (Harlem Quartet); hornist Benjamin Jaber; and pianist Matan Porat.
Individual tickets are $25 or $10 for students. Subscription packages offer significant savings. For information, call 388-6080 or visit http://www.unioncollegeconcerts.org.