Video: Allen Cohen / Marlboro Music
Marlboro Music, the storied chamber-music summit in Vermont, celebrates this month its sixtieth anniversary. In the new few days, more than two hundred alumni of the institution will be converging on Marlboro for an unprecedented reunion. There are commemorative photo exhibits at the Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library (through August 20), at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, and at the Drury Gallery on the Marlboro campus. Recent Marlboro performances can be heard on various radio outlets, including WQXR (Mondays at 9PM), WFCR in Amherst (Fridays from 2-3PM), WCRB in Boston, Vermont Public Radio, and American Public Media's Classical 24 and Performance Today. And in August Marlboro will be launching a new live-recording series: the first three releases, including a performance of Beethoven's "Archduke" with Mistuko Uchida, Soovin Kim, and the late David Soyer, will be available through ArkivMusic, in digital and CD form. I wrote about Marlboro in a 2009 essay that appears in my book Listen to This. The video above, featuring the finale of Dvořák's Serenade for winds, is the work of Allen Cohen, son of the late violinist Isidore Cohen, a longtime Marlboro mainstay.