Marlboro Music is widely acclaimed as the world’s foremost center for leadership training in music. For seven weeks each summer, exceptional young musicians and master artists come together to form a closely-knit family on the campus of Marlboro College—a separate institution—in the foothills of rural, southern Vermont.
Stepping away from the daily demands of their profession, the artists at Marlboro have the unique opportunity to rehearse works from the vast chamber music repertoire in great depth, with ideal conditions, and with unlimited time. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Mitsuko Uchida and her senior artist colleagues, the resident musicians share with one another—and then with audiences on five weekends of public performances—the joyful and inspired results of their intensive collaborations.
Marlboro Music was founded in 1951 by Rudolf Serkin, Adolf and Hermann Busch, and Marcel, Blanche, and Louis Moyse. For more over 65 years, Marlboro has had a profound influence on generations of leading chamber music artists and ensembles, recitalists, principals in the world’s major orchestras, singers, composers, artistic directors, and teachers.
We invite you to join us at what The New Yorker Magazine describes as “The classical world’s most coveted retreat.”
July 13-August 11, on the campus of Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT
After three weeks of daily rehearsals, Marlboro artists begin sharing the results of their in-depth collaborations with audiences. Public concerts are presented on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons, and on Friday evenings, in August. The programs will be selected from the 60-80 groups in rehearsal at any one time; only one quarter of the more than 250 works explored during the summer can be included.
Each week, groups who feel that they have achieved especially successful results will recommend their works for performance. As a result of this dynamic scheduling process, we do not know concert repertoire or personnel more than a week in advance. Yet, the performances provide exciting musical discoveries and represent the joyous spirit and dedication to excellence of the entire Marlboro Music community. The concerts can sell out quickly, so we urge you to reserve your seats as early as possible.
How to Order Tickets
Tickets for the Marlboro Music Festival are on sale now.
Order online at marlboromusic.org
By phone at 215-569-4690
Or by mail (click here to be sure you receive our Ticket Brochure).