A quartet consisting of Robert Merfeld, Bayla Keyes, Julia Glenn, and Ariana Falk will perform four chamber works from the 19th century Czech composer, including Dvorak’s set of “Bagatelles” composed for the unusual instrumentation of two violins, cello, and harmonium. The Estey Organ Museum in Brattleboro is loaning Merfeld a harmonium from their collection for the performance.
Other works in the program include “four Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano, op. 75,” “Romance for Violin and Piano, op. 11,” and “Piano Trio No. 4, op. 90,” which is also known as “Dumky.”
Pianist Merfeld is one of the founding members of Apple Hill Chamber Players and has performed internationally as a soloist and with orchestras and chamber music ensembles. Currently, he is on the faculties of Boston and Harvard universities and coordinates the chamber music programs at the Longy School of Music.
Keyes is a founding member of the Muir String Quartet, with whom she won the Evian and Naumburg competitions. She is a Professor of Violin at Boston University and works with several Boston-based ensembles.
Violinist Glenn is a student at Harvard University and the New England Conservatory and is a top prize winner in regional competitions. She is the daughter of Keyes.
Cellist Falk has recently appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Columbia Symphony, Olympia Symphony, Yale Bach Society Orchestra, and Banff Festival Orchestra.
Music for a Sunday Afternoon concerts are free and open to the public. For more information please contact the Marlboro College public relations office at (802) 251-7644 or email@example.com.