Marlboro Music

July 31, 2019, 7:00 pm

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Each summer in Vermont, the sign that greets everyone coming to Marlboro Music is “Caution: Musicians at Play.” A BBC journalist said, if there were a banner across the entrance, it should say “Espressivo.” These two signs— the actual and the imagined— describe the musical experiences at Marlboro. Artistic director Mitsuko Uchida explained to Bill that Marlboro, founded in 1951, has a historic link that goes back directly to composers of the Second Viennese School, to Brahms, and all the way to Mozart and Haydn. Exploring Music’s visit this summer reminded us of Mozart’s spirit when he dedicated six quartets to Papa Haydn: “Please… receive them kindly and be to them a father, guide, and friend!” Listen for this spirit of entrusting and sharing chamber music with this multi-generational family of Marlboro Music.