Marlboro Music Festival 2022
The Marlboro Music Festival 2022 gathers some 85 exceptionally talented instrumentalists and singers of widely varying ages, backgrounds, and points of view. New musical leaders are joined by eminent concert artists from around the world who live together for seven weeks as one nurturing and closely-knit family.
While in residence, the artists have the rare luxury of virtually unlimited time to rehearse works of their own choosing from the vast chamber music repertoire. These special, in-depth collaborations allow the musicians to exchange ideas, test new approaches, get to the heart of the music, and make lasting discoveries. After three weeks of rehearsals, Marlboro shares its music-making on five weekends of public concerts.
Marlboro performances are also heard through our off-season Musicians from Marlboro national touring program and on radio broadcasts, recordings, and streaming from our website.
After three weeks of daily rehearsals, Marlboro artists begin sharing the results of their in-depth collaborations with audiences. Public concerts are presented from mid-July to mid-August on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons as well as on two Friday evenings each summer. The programs are 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 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.