Greenwich Library is pleased to announce that the third and final performance of the season by the Musicians from Marlboro in the Friends Concert Series will take place on Tuesday, April 11 from 7:00-8:30pm. in the Berkley Theater. Doors to open at 6:30pm.
April’s concert features seven outstanding musicians performing both classical and contemporary works. Performers include Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Alexi Kenney and Lun Li, violin; Hélène Clément and Tanner Menees, viola; Yi Qun Xu, cello; William Langlie-Miletich, double bass.
In addition to classical compositions by Mendelssohn and Beethoven, one of the selected contemporary pieces was composed by past Marlboro participant Paul Wiancko.
Musical works include:
- Four Pieces, Op. 81: selections, by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
- Tema con variazioni in E Major (1847)
- Scherzo in A Minor (1847)
- Benkei’s Standing Death (2020), by Paul Wiancko
- Einige Sätze aus den Sudelbüchern Georg Christoph Lichtenbergs, Op. 37a (1996/1999), by György Kurtág
- yes I said yes I will Yes. (2012), by Amy Beth Kirsten
- String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29 (1800-1), by Ludwig van Beethoven
- Allegro moderato
- Adagio molto espressivo
- Scherzo: Allegro
Musicians from Marlboro is the touring extension of the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. The group is known for supporting artists at the beginning of their careers and for offering a range of unusual as well as beloved symphonic music. It is noted for its excellence of technique and interpretation, and Time has called its repertoire “the most exciting chamber music in the United States.”
Marlboro Musicians was founded in 1951 by pianist Rudolf Serkin, brothers Adolf and Hermann Busch, and siblings Marcel, Blanche, and Louis Moyse. Each summer, some 85 instrumentalists and singers – both masters and rising stars – take up residency in Marlboro, Vermont to rehearse, practice their craft, and perform five weekend chamber music festivals. The off-season Musicians from Marlboro national touring program can be heard on radio broadcasts, recordings, and streaming on marlboromusic.org.
The performance will run for 90 minutes. It will not be recorded or streamed. Registration through the Library’s online calendar is required starting Monday, March 20. For more information, contact Peterson Music Librarian Dora Salm at [email protected].
The Friends Concert Series is made possible through the support of the Sylvia and Leonard Marx Foundation and the Friends of Greenwich Library.