Musicians From Marlboro touring ensemble returns to the Union College Concert Series at Memorial Chapel on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.
The program begins with Beethoven’s charming classic “Kakadu” Variations, Op. 121a and is followed by English composer Thomas Adès’ Arcadiana for string quartet. These works are followed by Fauré’s oft-overlooked Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120 and Mendelssohn’s breath-taking String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2.
Founded in 1951 by 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, the performances and community are acclaimed throughout the world.
The Musicians from Marlboro Touring Program, begun in 1964, has introduced audiences across the nation to this unique center and to many of today’s most respected musical leaders. The group includes violinist Scott St. John (soloist and former first violinist of the St. Lawrence Quartet) and his colleagues: violinist Michelle Ross; violist Emily Deans; cellist Matthew Zalkind (Harlem Quartet); and pianist Gabriele Carcano.
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