FOUR NATIONS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS BAROQUE CONCERT AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE

“Nocturne for the Kings of Spain” celebrates exhibition Splendor, Myth, and Vision

For Immediate Release
September 15, 2016
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Join The Four Nations Ensemble at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm for “Nocturne for the Kings of Spain,” the last in a series of three evenings of Baroque music celebrating the Clark’s exhibition Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado. The exhibition is on view through October 10, 2016.
 
Preceding the concert from 6:00–7:30 pm, ticketholders enjoy private access to Splendor, Myth, and Vision. Tapas and drinks are available for purchase in Café 7 beginning at 6 pm.
 
Tickets are $35 ($25 members, $15 students with valid ID). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.
 
“Nocturne for the Kings of Spain” looks at impressions of Spain that even today define Iberia. The musicians will perform works by François Couperin, George F. Handel, Domenico Scarlatti, Antonio Soler, Johann Hasse, Alessandro Melani, and Luigi Boccherini.
 
Vocalists include Reginald Mobley, alto, and Pascale Beaudin, soprano. Instrumentalists include Oliver Brault and Tatiana Chulochnikova, violin; Kyle Miller, viola; Loretta O’Sullivan, cello; Jaap ter Linden, cello and gamba; and Andrew Appel, harpsichord.
 
Program:
L’Éspagnole by François Couperin (1668–1733)
Gravement, et mesuré—Vivement—Affectueusement
Légérement—Gayement—Air Tendre—Vivement et marqué
 
Oh Lord, whose mercies numberless (from Saul) by George F. Handel (1685–1759)
 
Sonata for harpsichord in d minor by Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757)
 
Per questo dolce amplesso by Johann Hasse (1699–1783)
 
Sonata for harpsichord in d minor by Antonio Soler (1729–1783)
 
Se d’Amor la cruda sfinga (from L’Empio Punito) 1669 by Alessandro Melani (1639–1703)
 
Pallido il sole by J. Hasse
 
Quintet for 2 violins, viola, and 2 cellos by Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805)
Grave—Tempo di Fandango—Minuetto   
 
Four Nations concerts and programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
 
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, 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, consisting of 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 is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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