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Oct. 11, 2006

Hancher Presents Musicians From Marlboro Nov. 1 In Clapp Recital Hall

Musicians from Marlboro, touring for the famed Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, will perform chamber music for winds by Mozart, Ravel, Poulenc and Elliott Carter at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the University of Iowa Clapp Recital Hall.

The concert, presented by Hancher Auditorium, will feature Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 452, for piano and winds; Ravel's "Chansons madecasses" for baritone, flute, cello and piano; Elliott Carter's "Eight Etudes and a Fantasy" for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon; and Poulenc's Sextet for piano and winds.

The public is also invited to observe two master classes, free of charge on Tuesday, Oct. 31 in Harper Hall of the Voxman Music Building: with oboist Rudy Vrbsky at 4 p.m., and pianist Gilbert Kalish at 7 p.m.

The Marlboro ensemble, anchored by Kalish, was assembled to explore works featuring winds in combination with piano and voice -- a combination rarely heard from touring ensembles.

Musicians from Marlboro, now in its 42nd season, has been noted not only for the quality of its performances, but also for offering valuable touring experience to artists at the beginning of their careers and touring with unusual chamber repertoire.

Musicians from Marlboro tours have introduced now-well-known talents including Yefim Bronfman, Pamela Frank, Richard Goode, Jaime Laredo, Murray Perahia, Paula Robison, Andras Schiff, Peter Serkin, Richard Stoltzman, Christian Tetzlaff, Benita Valente and Harold Wright. They have also included artists now heard in the Brentano, Chicago, Emerson, Guarneri, Juilliard, Orion, Miami, Muir, Tokyo and Ying quartets, and the Beaux Arts and Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson trios.

Included in the ensemble coming to the UI is baritone Thomas Meglioranza, a 1992 graduate of Grinnell College.

The Marlboro Music Festival is a remarkable mentoring project -- reflected in the Kalish-led ensemble coming to the UI. Each summer, on a rural hilltop in Marlboro, Vt., master concert artists gather with exceptional young professionals on the campus of Marlboro College. For seven weeks, the generations rehearse, exchange ideas and play together as one large musical family.

In a process originated by Marlboro, the senior artists play side-by-side in chamber ensembles with their young colleagues, passing on vital artistic insights firsthand. With an emphasis on musical excellence and learning, Marlboro provides ideal study conditions and virtually unlimited rehearsal time, with no pre-planned concert deadlines.

The Nov. 1 Musicians From Marlboro concert is supported by Richard and Judith Hurtig.

Tickets are $30; UI student $15; senior citizen $27; youth $21. Discounted concert tickets are available as part of volume purchases: A simultaneous purchase of five events or more qualifies for a 15-percent discount.

Hancher Auditorium box office business hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. From the local calling area, dial (319) 335-1160. Long distance is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial (319) 335-1158, which is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

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