Marlboro Music Festival

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Marlboro Music Festival,

chamber music festival held on the campus of Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vt. annually in July and August. Founded in 1951 by Adolf BuschBusch, Adolf
, 1891–1952, German-Swiss violinist. He studied at the Cologne Conservatory. From 1919 to 1935 he headed outstanding chamber music groups, including the Busch Quartet, one of the greatest of the early 20th cent.
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, Rudolf SerkinSerkin, Rudolf,
1903–91, Austrian-American pianist, b. Bohemia. Serkin gave joint recitals with Adolf Busch and made his U.S. debut (1933) with the Busch chamber players. He was a soloist (1936) with the New York Philharmonic under Toscanini.
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, and several others and directed by Serkin until his death in 1991, it features performances by outstanding classical musicians and chamber groups;m aster artists perform with young professionals. The festival is now directed by pianists Richard Goode and Mitsuko Uchida. The Marlboro Festival also sponsors Musicians from Marlboro tours.

Marlboro Music Festival

Mid-July to mid-August
It was the noted violinist Adolf Busch who came up with the idea of establishing a summer community for musicians that would free them from the pressures and restrictions of concert life. Every summer since 1951, a group of artists from all over the world has gathered in Marlboro, Vermont, to exchange musical ideas. The Marlboro Music School, which holds an eight-week session each summer, is primarily a place where students or those who are just starting out on their professional careers can study contemporary and classical chamber music.
During the five-week festival, the general public has an opportunity to hear the results of their collaborations. But the primary emphasis at Marlboro is on rehearsing the works that the participants themselves have selected, rather than on performing them for the public.
Although many noted musicians have been associated with Marlboro, perhaps the best known is Pablo Casals, the world-famous cellist who conducted the Marlboro Festival Orchestra and taught master classes there from 1960 to 1973.
CONTACTS:
Marlboro Music Festival
1616 Walnut St., Ste. 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-569-4690; fax: 215-569-9497
www.marlboromusic.org
Marlboro Music Festival
P.O. Box K
Marlboro, VT 05344
802-254-2394; fax: 802-254-4307
www.marlboromusic.org
SOURCES:
MusFestAmer-1990, p. 142
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