CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS FREE CHAMBER CONCERT: SENSE OF PLACE THROUGH MUSIC

The Orchestra Now Joins Juilliard Players
 
Williamstown, MA—Leading players of The Orchestra Now and Juilliard come together to present a free concert on the Spencer Terrace of the Clark Art Institute’s Lunder Center at Stone Hill on Saturday, September 3 at 3 pm. The chamber music repertoire is inspired by the Clark’s exhibition Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill, on view through October 10.
 
The program includes Charles Ives’s famous Piano Sonata No. 2, rearranged for winds. As a musical member of the American Romantic movement, Ives sought to convey emotional experience, memory, and sense of place in his music. Many of his pieces were written to recall specific experiences and events.
 
Program:
·         Charles Ives: 'The Alcotts' from Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840–60 (1905-1915)
·         Elliott Carter: Woodwind Quintet (1948)
·         Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No.12 “American Quartet”
 
Performers include Izzy Lepanto Gleicher on flute, Kemp Jernigan on oboe, Eric Umble on clarinet, David A. Nagy on bassoon, and Patrick Jankowski on horn.
 
VIP seating on the terrace for Clark members at the Sponsor level and above is available with a reservation. For VIP seating, or for membership information, email [email protected] or call 413 458 0425.
 
The Orchestra Now is an ensemble of forward-thinking, exceptional musicians working to redefine what it means to be an orchestra. Orchestra Now members, in residence at Bard College, have had recent engagements at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Members of this unique training orchestra and master’s degree program join with students from the renowned Julliard music program for this special event.
 
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, 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 is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. 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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