The Musicians From Marlboro touring program, currently celebrating its 48th season, was created as an extension of the Marlboro Music Festival. Musicians From Marlboro tours are noted not only for their joyous and thoroughly prepared performances, but also for offering valuable touring experience to artists at the beginning of their careers, and for featuring programs of unusual as well as beloved chamber repertoire.
The concert features Soovin Kim, violin; Itmar Zorman, violin; Lily Francis, violin/viola; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Paul Wiancko, cello; Benjamin Jaber, horn; and Matan Porat, piano.
Musicians From Marlboro programs are generally built around a work performed in a recent summer in Vermont that so impressed artistic directors Richard Goode and Mitsuko Uchida that they felt it should be shared with others on tour. The gripping “Ligeti Horn Trio” was just such a piece, one that the artists had explored for 10 1/2 weeks over two summers before giving a performance that had everyone cheering.
Coupled with a beautiful Haydn Quartet and the wonderfully romantic Mendelssohn String Quintet in A Major, it makes for a wonderfully diverse program especially, in the hands of violinist Kim and his exceptional young colleagues.
Known for his spectacular virtuosity as well as his probing musicianship, Kim has received some of the most prestigious honors in the world including the Henryk Szeryng Career Award, the Avery Fisher Career Grant, and first prize in the Paganini International Violin Competition. Kim enjoys a broad musical career, regularly performing repertoire such as Bach sonatas and Paganini caprices for solo violin, Mozart and Vivaldi concertos without conductor, as well as big Romantic concertos, sonatas for violin, piano ranging from Beethoven to Ives, and new world-premiere works almost every season. He also immerses himself in the string quartet literature for two months each year as first violinist of the Johannes Quartet. Kim is the founder and artistic director of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington. He is a dedicated violin professor at both Stony Brook University and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
The Musicians From Marlboro Brattleboro concert will be held on Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 pm, at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street.
The five-concert season subscriptions are $120, $80, and $40, individual concert tickets are $30, $20, and $10. To purchase tickets call (802) 257-4523 or visit www.bmcvt.org.