Miro Sprague Quintet to Perform Free Concert at the Clark Art Institute

For Immediate Release
 
August 27, 2014
 
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Williamstown, MA—The Miro Sprague Quintet, spearheaded by jazz pianist and composer Miro Sprague, performs at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, September 7 at 1 pm. The concert is free and open to the public.
Joining Sprague are Josh Johnson, alto saxophone; Eric Miller, trombone; Marty Jaffe, bass; and Paul Wiltgen, drums. The quintet performs original music and creative arrangements of jazz standards.
Sprague, whose “touch on the piano has sensitivity, space, and interesting harmonic perspectives” (The International Review of Music) is known for his dynamic performance style. A western Massachusetts native, Sprague received his bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and his master’s degree from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA. While at the Institute Miro had the opportunity to study with renowned jazz masters including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Jimmy Heath. Sprague has toured United States, Europe, and Japan and is releasing his fourth studio album Blue Dreaming on September 1.
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The Clark Art Institute is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, open to the public with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
 
The Clark opened its expanded facilities on July 4, 2014, unveiling new and enhanced spaces that accommodate the continued growth of the Institute’s programs. Included in this final stage of the project are the new 42,600-square-foot Clark Center designed by Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, expansion and renovation of the original Museum Building and the ongoing renovation of the Manton Research Center by Selldorf Architects, and a sweeping redesign of the grounds by Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture. The first phase of the campus expansion project was completed in 2008 with the opening of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill, a striking conservation and exhibitions facility also designed by Tadao Ando.
 
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