A Treasured Place in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont
In 2021, the Marlboro School of Music purchased the former Marlboro College campus known as Potash Hill, a beautiful and historic property located in the foothills of southern Vermont, which has served as our summer home since 1951. This purchase, and the establishment of Potash Hill, Inc., ensures that the property will remain intact and be preserved for generations to come, bringing a vital measure of stability to the organization, the surrounding community, and the many friends and neighbors who have lived, learned, and listened here, and who have come to treasure this special place.
We are committed to being good stewards of the land, to raising the funds necessary to preserve Potash Hill and honor its rich history, and to nurture its potential for the future. As our vision for Potash Hill develops, we invite you to explore this website, and to help us in supporting future uses of the campus that are compatible with our mission and values, and which will enhance the cultural and economic vitality of the town, region and state.
Marlboro Music, the internationally-acclaimed chamber music study center and festival, has called Potash Hill home since its founding in 1951. Explore Marlboro’s illustrious history and learn how you can experience the concerts and open rehearsals at “the classical world’s most coveted retreat” (The New Yorker).
Based on Potash Hill, the Marlboro Nordic Ski Club promotes lifelong participation in the sport of cross country skiing. The Club is responsible for design and maintenance of the extensive trail network that winds throughout the campus. Become a member today!
We are delighted to welcome the Marlboro Studio School, a new crafts school that will be based in the Visual Arts Center. Ceramics classes start soon. Visit marlborostudioschool.org for more information and to sign up for classes.
This morning at 7am, about 500 runners began the 26.2 mile journey from Potash Hill to @gccgreenfield — a perfect day for a marathon, and hats off to @ne.greenrivermarathon for doing such a great job making it happen!
This evening on Potash Hill @marlboromusic is having a benefit concert for the community— all proceeds support Marlboro town organizations.
This weekend, we are excited to share the music of Helmut Lachenmann, our 2023 Composer-in-Residence. On Friday at our Town Benefit Concert, hear "Got Lost," performed by soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon and pianist Sahun Sam Hong. On Saturday evening, String Quartet No. 3 “Grido” will feature violinists Leonard Fu and Claire Bourg, violist Sally Chisholm, and cellist Jay Campbell. Sunday afternoon, Lachenmann`s Allegro sostenuto will be played by clarinetist Javier Morales-Martinez, cellist Zach Mowitz, and our co-artistic director, pianist Jonathan Biss.
Tickets are still available for our Friday and Saturday concerts; link in bio!
📷: Helmut Lachenmann in a rehearsal of Allegro sostenuto. Photo by Matt Genders @matt.g.photographer