The Marlboro Festival


Classical New England ventures to Vermont for an encounter with a legendary festival.

Hear the 2012 Marlboro Chamber Music Festival episode of New England Summer Festivals

Hear the 2011 Marlboro Chamber Music Festival episode of New England Summer Festivals

The Marlboro Chamber Music Festival as founded in 1951 by Rudolf Serkin, with Adolf Busch, Hermann Busch and Marcel, Blanche and Louis Moyse.

Co-Artistic Directors are Mitsuko Uchida and Richard Goode.

Serkin had been Artistic Director until his death in 1991.

Marlboro is 1.5 hours from Williamstown, MA, and 2 hours from Tanglewood.

The 2012 festival begins on July 14 and concludes on August 12, with concerts every Saturday and Sunday, as well as the final two Friday evenings.

The festival is known for an egalitarian approach to music-making among seasoned mentors and exceptional young professionals.

Repertoire for each week's concerts is determined a week before each performance.

Concerts take place at Persons Auditorium on the campus of Marlboro College.

The iconic welcome sign to Marlboro

Its location in southern Vermont makes Marlboro an idyllic getaway, two-and-a-half hours from Boston and four hours from New York City.  Many options are available for lodging and for exploring area attractions.


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