iGeneva Lewis, Marcy Rosen, David McCarroll, and Zhanbo Zheng perform Schumann. Photo by Pete Checchia.

2021/22 Season

Group One: October 16—24, 2021

Schubert’s beloved Ave Maria will be heard alongside its more rarely performed companion songs from this German setting of Sir Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake. Literary allusions continue with Janáček’s bristling String Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata, taking after the Tolstoy novella of the same name. The performance concludes with Schumann’s String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1, composed in the spring of his incredible “chamber music year.”


Group Two: January 23—30, 2022

Three trios and a sextet comprise this well-balanced program of Schumann’s F Major Piano Trio, Perkinson’s String Trio; Schoenberg’s String Trio, and Dvořák’s ever vital String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48.


Group Three: February 12—20, 2022

From Haydn’s characteristically classical Divertissement in G Major, Hob. IV:7 to a work for alto and double bass written by Marlboro’s 2016 composer-in-residence, Sofia Gubaidulina, and from the mixed winds and strings ensemble in Prokofiev’s Quintet, Op. 39 to Stravinsky’s Three Songs from Shakespeare and Brahms’s String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88, this program promises to be truly varied, with pieces chosen from some of the best Marlboro performances from the past five years.


National Tour: March 25—April 3, 2022

Works of Britten and Schubert shine in this program with equal intensity and tenderness. Schubert’s String Quartet, D. 87, written when he was only 16 years old, provides a youthful counterpoint to Britten’s String Quartet, No. 3, written within the final year of his life. The lyrical Auf dem Strom for tenor, horn, and piano offers a personal narrative of loss and memory that complements the Canticle’s public commemoration of the 1940 London Raids.

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