Reviews & Features

Marlboro has been fortunate to receive in-depth profiles in the local, national, and international press. Below is a selection of notable articles that have been written about Marlboro, exploring what Alex Ross (in his 2009 New Yorker feature) calls “the classical world’s most coveted retreat.”

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Where Musicians Bask in the Luxury of Time

Vivien Schweitzer of the New York Times sketches a portrait of community and music-making and explores the particular value of time at Marlboro (August 8, 2011).

New England native returns to Marlboro Music Festival

The Republican features Marlboro participant Lily Francis, who reflects on the living traditions of the festival after a 10-year absence from Marlboro (August 4, 2016).

Sofia Gubaidulina Pursues Music of the Soul

Jeremy Eichler explores the subjects of composition, history, and truth with 2016 Composer in Residence Sofia Gubaidulina.

Marlboro Celebrates 50 Years on Tour

Profile of the Musicians from Marlboro touring program in The Wall Street Journal (April 6, 2016).

Why Rehearsals Matter At Marlboro

Marlboro "can count itself as a genuine laboratory or think tank, where young artists deepen their knowledge and broaden their perspectives about music that audiences often take for granted." —Deceptive Cadence from NPR Classical

Beguiling Beethoven, Sumptuous Schubert

"The performance is nothing short of magical. Every gesture is at once clear and full and yet contained."—NPR Classical on the 60th anniversary recording of Beethoven's "Archduke" Trio

Hendricks Brings Moyse Trio to Marlboro

Feature article published in the local Brattleboro Reformer in 1950 upon Marlboro College President Walter Hendricks announcing the creation of the Marlboro Music Festival.

Musicians at Play: A Marlboro Memoir

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.

Uchida, Neidich connect at Marlboro

Review by David Weininger in the Boston Globe (July 29, 2014).

It All Started at Marlboro

"The Vermont hills are certainly filled with music, classical music, but it wasn't always that way," writes Jim Lowe in the Rutland Herald.

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The Real Story from Marlboro

David Patterson of the Boston Musical Intelligencer reviews the October 2014 Marlboro tour featuring “some of the best harp playing I have ever heard” (October 20, 2014).

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Musicians from Marlboro Take Their Lessons on the Road

The New York Times reviews the first of a new series of Musicians from Marlboro concerts at Carnegie Hall (October 16, 2014).

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An Energetic Evening with Musicians from Marlboro

Washington Post review of a Musicians from Marlboro concert at the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. (October 17, 2014).

Marlboro Men

Profile of longtime Marlboro administrators Anthony Checchia and Frank Salomon in the January 2011 edition of Chamber Music magazine.

Photographer Captures Marlboro Music Festival

Vermont Public Radio interviews photographer Clemens Kalischer and shares many of his indelible images from Marlboro on the occasion of Kalischer's 90th birthday (July 28, 2011).

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