The Musicians from Marlboro return to Greenwich Library with a new group of esteemed performers. The touring extension of the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont will appear as part of the Friends of Greenwich Library's Cole Concert Series on Saturday, October 30, at 4 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium.
Five musicians and one concert singer will perform the works of Respighi, Dvorák, Cuckson and Mozart.
The program highlights exceptional young musicians together with seasoned artists in chamber music programs of rarely heard works and masterpieces of varied instrumentation. Accomplished concert singer and recitalist Jennifer Johnson, mezzo-soprano, will add a new dimension to the touring group's previous performances at the Library. Marlboro festival senior artist and violinist Ida Levin will be accompanied by Yonah Zur, violin, Beth Guterman, viola, Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello, Zachary Cohen, double bass, Sivan Magen, harp, Jose Vicente Castello, horn, and Sarah Beaty, clarinet.
The Musicians from Marlboro touring program has introduced many of today's leading solo and chamber music artists to American audiences; among them are pianists Richard Goode, Murray Perahia, Yefim Bronfman and András Schiff, violinists Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo and Shlomo Mintz, flutist Marina Piccinini, clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and soprano Benita Valente. Now in its 44th season, Musicians from Marlboro offers audiences across North America a sample of the varied programs and spirit of music making so characteristic of Marlboro, prompting the Washington Post to describe Musicians from Marlboro as "a virtual guarantee of musical excellence" and The New York Times to call them "extraordinary... rising stars and music legends play side by side."
The performance is free and open to the public. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., show begins at 4 p.m. This program is made possible by the Sylvia and Leonard Marx Foundation and the Friends of the Greenwich Library. For more information, please call the Friends Office at 622-7938.