American Public Media’s Performance Today Offers Exclusive View into Legendary Marlboro Music Festival

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American Public Media’s Performance Today Offers Exclusive View into Legendary Marlboro Music Festival

Concert Audio, Interviews, Photos and P reviously Unheard Marlboro Archives at performancetoday.org

ST. PAUL, MN (August 2, 2010) Performance Today, from American Public Media (APM), is honored to announce a special week of coverage from the legendary Marlboro Music Festival with concert audio, interviews, ,photos, and previously unheard selections from the vast Marlboro archives . After being largely closed to the media for over a decade, Marlboro’s presence on Performance Today marks an exciting glimpse into the renowned festival that pairs the world’s leading classical musicians with talented protégés.

For several weeks every summer since 1951, the Marlboro Music Festival has welcomed dozens of the best-of-the-best chamber musicians in the world to the forested hills of southeast Vermont . The festival gives the musicians an exceptional and eccentric opportunity: the space and time to experiment, and maybe even fail. In the end, only about a quarter of the works rehearsed are played for the public at weekend events. At Marlboro, the process – not the performance – is the point.

Throughout the week of August 2-6, 2010, Performance Today audiences will be granted a unique behind-the-scenes look at Marlboro. Host Fred Child will meet many of the young and old musicians that bring their experience and maturity, as well as fresh perspective and energy, to their joint pursuits. Child will also guide listeners through Marlboro performances. Listeners will be introduced to a violinist, who was one of only six students in 1951, the Festival’s inaugural year; first-time young musicians who are excited and nervous at entering the storied world of Marlboro; and dozens of candid and revealing interviews, including Marlboro’s co-artistic directors Mitsuko Uchida and Richard Goode.

Performance Today , hosted by acclaimed classical music host and commentator Fred Child, is a unique celebration of today’s art of classical music. The two-hour weekday program features classical music in concert from studios, festivals and concert halls across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features from American Public Media studios. On any given day, listeners to Performance Today may hear performances from the great concert halls of New York , Prague , London , Berlin and Paris .  For local broadcast times, visit performancetoday.org/stations .