Marlboro Music Fest
Lonely Planet review
At first sight, this village 8 miles west of Brattleboro is pretty but unremarkable: a white church, a white inn, a white village office building and a few white houses. But to chamber-music lovers, Marlboro looms very large as the home of the Marlboro Music Fest held on Saturdays and Sundays from early July to mid-August. The festival was founded in 1951 and directed for many years by the late Rudolf Serkin, and attended by Pablo Casals. The small Marlboro College comes alive with enthusiastic music students and concertgoers, who consistently pack the small, 700-seat auditorium. Many concerts sell out almost immediately, so it’s essential to reserve seats, by phone or mail, in advance. All seating is reserved.