Articles & Press
Marlboro has been fortunate to receive in-depth profiles in the local, national and international press. Below is a small summary of notable articles that have been written about Marlboro, exploring what Alex Ross (in his 2009 feature for The New Yorker) calls “the music world’s most coveted retreat.”
The New York Times sketches a portrait of the experience of community, music-making, and time at Marlboro (August 8, 2011).
In-depth feature on Marlboro in the June 29, 2009 issue of The New Yorker, written by Alex Ross
Profile of Marlboro administrators Anthony Checchia and Frank Salomon in Chamber Music magazine (January 2011).
“The great chamber music laboratory six hours to the north, Marlboro Music, keeps a discreet profile. But every once in a while, the festival takes its act on the road, and we are able to hear interpretations in various stages of development” (January 27, 2017).
Boston’s Arts Fuse reports on the second Musicians from Marlboro tour of the 2016-17 season, saying that tenor Nicholas Phan is “on the way to becoming a national treasure” and that this “performance will surely be among the finest I’ll hear in the year to come” (January 25, 2017).
The Boston Globe lauds Nicholas Phan as “one of the world’s most remarkable singers” in a performance that offered “glimpses into the storied summer festival’s approach to its craft” (January 24, 2017).
The Republican features returning Marlboro participant Lily Francis, who reflects on the living traditions of the festival (August 4, 2016).
The Boston Globe interviews Marlboro Composer in Residence, Sofia Gubaidulina, on the subjects of composition, history, and truth (July 29, 2016).
IXITI feature on pianist Cynthia Raim and the 2016 Musicians from Marlboro national tour performance in Detroit (April 5, 2016).
Article in the Boston Musical Intelligencer about the October 2014 tour of Musicians from Marlboro (20 October, 2014).
Washington Post review of a Musicians from Marlboro concert at the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. (October 17, 2014).
The New York Times reviews the first of a new series of Musicians from Marlboro concerts at Carnegie Hall (October 16, 2014).
Review by David Weininger in the Boston Globe (July 29, 2014).
Feature article by Jim Lowe in the Rutland Herald (July 20, 2014).
“At night, if you stand among the trees and listen, music wells out of the dark sky all around you, like dew.” Washington Post feature, August 27, 1978
An article written by Richard Woodhams, principal oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, for Symphony Magazine, recounting the history and influence of the festival from the perspective of an eminent orchestral musician.
Article published in the local Brattleboro Reformer in 1950, announcing what would become the Marlboro Music Festival. The Serkin and Busch families had settled in nearby Guilford, Vermont and lured the Moyse family to emigrate to the United States with the promise of teaching positions at the newly formed Marlboro College.