Orange County's Philharmonic Society Welcomes Musicians from Marlboro
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The last date listed for Musicians from Marlboro was Tuesday April 5, 2011 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Irvine Barclay Theatre
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Featured review from Rich Schmidt
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The Musicians From Marlboro brightened the horizon for Chamber Music in the Southland when they played at the Barclay Theatre on Tuesday. This group of enthusiastic, energetic and accomplished young persons played in various array a program beginning with an excellent rendition of Janacek's mildly dissonant and very slavic String Quartet No.1. They followed this with the popular Mozart String Quintet in Eb K.614 in which the viola is doubled. Ever the comedian Mozart's mirthful quotes were faithfully rendered as the musicians glanced at each other and smiled while playing. Apparently further energized by the enthusiastic reception offered by the audience they played, after intermission, Mendelsohn's Octet in Eb Op. 20; composed when he was merely 16 years of age. I guess they don't make 'em like that anymore. The instrumentation is essentially two string quartets and they made good use of both of them. The cellist, Susan Babini wore a slinky gown with a hundred little pleats, black when closed and white when open. Breathtaking and tasteful. We'll keep watch for any return engagement of the Marlboro Musicians.
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Jessica Lee, violin
Yonah Zur, violin
Miho Saeugsa, violin
Maiya Papach, viola
Mark Holloway, viola
Scott St. John, violin/viola
Susan Babini, cello
Na-Young Baek, cello
Janacek: String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Mozart: String Quintet in E-flat major, K. 614
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20
Musicians from Marlboro, the touring extension of the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, graces the Barclay stage with a performance of Janácek: String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata,” Mozart: String Quartet in E-flat major, K. 614, and Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20.
Musicians from Marlboro tours are noted not only for their joyous and thoroughly-prepared performances but also for offering valuable touring experience to artists at the beginning of their careers and touring with unusual as well as beloved chamber repertoire. Since their inception, the Musicians from Marlboro tours have introduced such great talents as Yefim Bronfman, Pamela Frank, Richard Goode, Jaime Laredo, Murray Perahia, Paula Robison, András Schiff, Peter Serkin, Richard Stoltzman, Christian Tetzlaff, Benita Valente and Harold Wright, among others. They have also included other exceptional artists now heard in the Brentano, Chicago, Emerson, Guarneri, Juilliard, Orion, Miami, Muir, Tokyo, St. Lawrence and Ying Quartets, and the Beaux Arts, Eroica, and Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trios and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.