College brings together talent and presents an afternoon of music
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MARLBORO- Robert Merfeld, piano, Bayla Keyes and Julia Glenn, violin, and Michelle LaCourse, viola, will perform a selection of classical and contemporary music including Mozart’s Duo in G Major for Violin and Viola and Brahms’ Second Violin Sonata in A Major on Sunday, December 2, at 3 pm, in Ragle Hall, Serkin Center, Marlboro College. Additionally, Enescu’s “Impressions d’Enfance” will feature projected photographic images by Finn Campman and the concert will premier Merfeld’s “Animal Miniatures” for viola.

Merfield, MM, The Julliard School, is a collaborative piano lecturer at the College of Fine Arts, Boston University. Merfield has appeared as a lecturer at the Brattleboro Music Center, the Damascus Conservatory, and Dartmouth College, and has taught at Brandeis University and the Julliard School. Merfield has performed at venues in Aspen, Marlboro, Ravinia, Caramoor, and Olympic Music festivals.

Violinist Keyes, MM, Yale University, is Associate Professor of Music at the College of Fine Arts, Boston University. Following her professional history with Music from Marlboro, Keyes created the Muir String Quartet and traveled internationally, achieving the Evian and Naumburg Awards and two Grand Prix du Disques. Keyes currently performs throughout America as an orchestral recitalist and soloist, and is currently a member of Boston Musica Viva, a contemporary music ensemble, and the renowned piano trio Triple Helix. Keyes is currently a board member of Chamber Music America.

Glenn, violin, has performed as a soloist throughout the United States and China, as well as an orchestral and chamber artist throughout Asia and Europe. She has achieved first prize in competitions in the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, New England String Ensemble, and Wellesley Symphony, as well as top awards in the Fischoff National Competition and competitions of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and New England Philharmonic. Glenn is currently a student at the New England Conservatory. She will receive her MM from NEC in May 2013 as part of the five-year Harvard-NEC dual degree program.

LaCourse, MM, Peabody Conservatory of Music, has performed on four continents, as well as Italy, Spain, Brazil, and South Korea. Her style as been described as “a miraculous blend of intense passion and artistic elegance.” LaCourse has commissioned several new pieces for viola including “Chocolates: Music for Viola and Piano” by James Grant. LaCourse achieved Boston University’s 2009 Metcalf Cup and Prize, the university’s most prestigious honor for excellence in teaching. She is currently Associate Professor of Music, viola, at the College of Fine Arts, Boston University, in which she also serves as Chair of Applied and Performance Studies and Chair of the String Department.

Campman, photographer, teaches language arts and fine arts at the Hilltop Montessori School and is artistic director of Company of Strangers, a theater company that focuses on visual theater with an inclination toward objects and puppets.

For more information contact the Marlboro College public relations department at (802) 251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu.
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