Two photo exhibits celebrate Marlboro Music’s 60th anniversary

Posted on: August 9, 2011

In Tuesday’s (8/9) Boston Globe, Mark Feeney writes, “The presence of music makers is a given in ‘Clemens Kalischer: Six Decades of Marlboro Music’ and ‘Six Decades of Marlboro Music,’ complementary (indeed, overlapping) shows that observe the 60th birthday of the celebrated Vermont summer festival and teaching institute.… The Kalischer show, which consists solely of Marlboro images, runs at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center though Oct. 23. The nearby Marlboro show runs through Sunday (8/14), the festival’s final day. … Both shows have a summer-camp and photo-album feel. It’s telling that hardly any of the 49 images in ‘Clemens Kalischer’ include just a single person—and one that does, of the pianist Rudolf Serkin, for decades the heart and soul of Marlboro, has a dog in it, too. Marlboro is that kind of place. Serkin was the face of Marlboro, too, and he had a wonderfully photogenic one: severity suffused with radiance. Other famous musicians crop up in the photographs: the cellist Pablo Casals; the current Marlboro co-directors, the pianists Mitsuko Uchida and Richard Goode.” A separate Marlboro Music review in Tuesday’s (8/9) New York Times by Vivien Schweitzer describes the festival’s “unheard-of luxury of time” as a “mantra enthusiastically touted by the resident musicians.”

Posted August 9, 2011