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Musicians from Marlboro to Perform April 13

For Immediate Release

March 25, 2003

Enthusiastic performances by rising stars of chamber music are the hallmark of Musicians from Marlboro, which makes its annual appearance at  the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, April 13, at 3:00 p.m. The ensemble of young musicians from the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont will play Quartet in C major, Hob: III:58, Opus 54, No. 2, by Franz Josef Haydn; String Quartet No. 3 (1927) by Béla Bartók; and Divertimento No. 17 in D Major, K. 334 (1779) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Tickets are $10 ($8 for members) and are available at the Clark museum shop or by calling 413-458-2303, extension 324.

Musicians for the May 1 performance will be Todd Phillips, violin, Catherine Cho, violin, Brian Chen, viola, Sumire Kudo, cello, Kurt Muroki, double bass, Angela Cordell, horn, and Patrick Pridemore, horn.

Musicians from Marlboro offers exceptional young musicians from the summer Festival together with seasoned artists in chamber music programs of rarely-heard works and masterpieces of varied instrumentation. Each year, more than twenty-five artists take time from their regular activities to bring Musicians from Marlboro concerts to cities around the country. The Musicians from Marlboro touring program has introduced many of today's leading solo and chamber music artists to American audiences, including pianists Richard Goode and Andreas Schiff, violinist Jaime Laredo, flutist Paula Robison, and soprano Benita Valente. Now in its thirty-sixth season, Musicians from Marlboro offers audiences across North America a sample of the varied programs and spirit of music making so characteristic of Marlboro, prompting the Washington Post to describe Musicians from Marlboro as "a virtual guarantee of musical excellence."

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery admission is free now through May.

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