A Cause That Transcends Time: Discovery & Renewal at Marlboro
We celebrate our 70th anniversary not only by recognizing Marlboro’s past but by noting the vital role it plays in the world today and its aspirations for the future.
Many members of this community believe that the lessons Marlboro offers extend beyond music, that its values and practices are applicable to advanced education more broadly and to many other fields, human endeavors, and social interactions. In exploring these themes, we asked musicians, trustees, staff, and family members to articulate their views of Marlboro: what makes it different, what lessons does it teach, how has it impacted their lives, and how may it influence and benefit other institutions and society at large?
In our printed booklet and the online gallery below, we share excerpts of their responses, accompanied by images of life on this bucolic Vermont hilltop and of some of the many musicians and others who have devoted themselves to Marlboro and its ideals, and to this art form that endlessly enriches and inspires us all.
Marlboro, in many ways, embodies what is possible in a “good society.” It is a place, an experience, a community of hope and possibility, a light on the hill that shines especially brightly into our world today, too often dimmed by many darknesses.
—Luisa Saffiotti, trustee
Young musicians must take their courage in both hands and offer up their unique voice, no matter how vulnerable it may make them feel. —Kim Kashkashian, violist
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