Van Gogh's Ear

New York City’s Ensemble for the Romantic Century, in partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research, presents Van Gogh’s Ear, an original theatrical concert based on Vincent van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo. Complementing the Clark’s exhibition Van Gogh and Nature, Van Gogh’s Ear takes the audience on a journey through the artist’s final years in the south of France in a fully staged production with live performances of the music of Debussy, Fauré, Chausson, and Franck.

Performances are held August 20–30 (no performance August 24) at:

American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)
Stone House Ballroom
250 Division Street
Great Barrington, MA    

The performance schedule is listed below; click on a showtime to purchase tickets for that performance.  

NOTE: To purchase tickets after 4 pm on the day of the performance, and on weekends, call 413 645 3260.  

Thursday, August 20: 7 pm
Friday, August 21: 8 pm
Saturday, August 22: 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, August 23: 4 pm
Tuesday, August 25*: 7 pm
Wednesday, August 26: 7 pm
Thursday, August 27: 7 pm
Friday, August 28: 8 pm
Saturday, August 29: 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, August 30: 4 pm

*On Tuesday, August 25, Richard Kendall, the Clark’s curator at large and the curator of the Clark's exhibition Van Gogh and Nature, will discuss the exhibition at a free lecture at 6 pm at AIER, preceding the 7 pm performance. Kendall will touch upon Van Gogh’s lifelong preoccupation with nature, from the minutiae of birds’ nests and insects to the sweeping landscapes of rural Holland and France.

Purchase tickets to a performance for $85 each, or purchase a ticket package for $99 each that includes a ticket to a selected performance of Van Gogh’s Ear plus admission to the Clark’s exhibition Van Gogh and Nature on any day of the exhibition, which is on view at the Clark through September 13, 2015. For more information, call 413 528 1216 x 3102 or email [email protected] To purchase tickets by phone, please call the Clark Art Institute's box office at 413 458 0524.  

The Ensemble’s recent engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music was hailed as “ingenious...breathtaking...sheer poetry!” by The New York Times. Written by Eve Wolf and directed by Donald T. Sanders; set and costumes by Vanessa James; lighting design by Beverly Emmons. For information about the venue or directions, please call 413 528 1216 x3102.