February 3, 2003
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The Musicians From Marlboro, a touring extension of Vermont's Marlboro Music Festival, will present the next concert in the Music at Amherst series on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. They will perform Mozart's Flute Quartet in D Major, Martinu's String Trio, Ginastera's "Impreciones de la Puna" for Flute and String Quartet, and the String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88 by Brahms. The Brahms quintet continues a mini-festival of Brahms: the artists in the remaining concerts in this year's series will play music of the German composer.

The tour which will be coming to Amherst features noted flutist Paula Robison, in addition to violinists Soovin Kim and Scott St. John, violists Che-Hung Chen and Hsin-Yun Huang, and cellist Jonathan Karoly. Offering exceptional young musicians the chance to work with seasoned artists in chamber music programs of rarely heard works of varied instrumentation, Musicians from Marlboro has introduced many of today's leading solo and chamber music artists to American audiences, giving many of them their first touring experiences. Wrote the Washington Post of the program, "The formula is simple. You take a small ensemble of exceptionally talented musicians, add a group of pieces not overly familiar but well worth hearing, and spice it with the intensity and enthusiasm that comes from attending the Marlboro Music Festival, a place where the young virtuoso and the mature artist can get away from their normal routines and cultivate the art of chamber music. The result has been some absorbing and gripping music-making."

Admission to the concert is $21, senior citizens $18, and students $5. Tickets may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195 on weekday mornings. The Amherst College Concert Office has a Website at www.amherst.edu/~concerts/.