PERFORMING ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE ANNOUNCE CHAMBER CONCERT AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE

For Immediate Release
March 24, 2016

Williamstown, Massachusetts—Performing Artists in Residence at the Clark Art Institute present “Pärt, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn: Masterworks for Piano, Violin, and Cello” at the Clark on Sunday, April 17 in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Co-artistic directors Edward Arron, cello, and Jeewon Park, piano, join violinist and Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra David Chan for the performance. An artists’ reception follows the concert. Tickets are $25 ($20 members; students free with valid ID). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.
 
The musicians perform pieces by Arvo Pärt (Fratres for Cello and Piano and Spiegel im Spiegel for Cello and Piano), Camille Saint-Saëns (Sonata No. 1 in d minor for Violin and Piano), and Felix Mendelssohn (Piano Trio No. 2 in c minor, Opus 66).
 
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
 
Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. He has appeared in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He is the artistic director, host, and resident performer of the MusicalMasterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut, as well as South Carolina’s Festival Series and Chamber Music on Main.
 
Pianist Jeewon Park has garnered the attention of audiences for her dazzling technique and poetic lyricism. She has appeared at major concert halls across North America, Europe and Asia. Recently, she performed as a soloist in the inaugural festival of the IBK Chamber Hall at the Seoul Arts Center. She regularly returns to the Caramoor International Music Festival where she first appeared as a Rising Star in 2007, and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York.
 
Violinist David Chan is the concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and an active soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He first gained international recognition when, at the age of seventeen, he won a top prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. He is the founder and artistic director of Musique et Vin au Clos Vougeot in France and a frequent guest at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and La Jolla’s SummerFest.
 
This event is made possible by Mela and Paul Haklisch; piano courtesy Steinway & Sons.
 
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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