Viennese and American Music by the Quintessential Brass July 30

For Immediate Release

July 18, 2002

The Quintessential Brass will give a free outdoor concert at the Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, July 30, at 6:00 p.m. In honor of the Berkshire-wide "Vienna Project," the program will include Viennese music as well as American brass band favorites. The concert will take place on the Clark's South Lawn. Picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets are encouraged. Children receive free balloons.

The Quintessential Brass is a professional brass quintet that has played throughout New England since 1990. Members of the quintet have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and Tanglewood. Their repertoire includes classical, jazz, swing, ragtime, Dixieland, rock, and Latin. With the music of artists from Stevie Wonder to Frank Sinatra, from Henry Mancini to the Beach Boys, the Quintessential Brass plays a range of selections for all ages.

The July 30 concert is the final concert in this year's popular band concert series, offered every July. In the event of rain, the performance will take place in the auditorium. The Clark galleries will remain open until 6:00 p.m. Currently on view are four special exhibitions celebrating the art and architecture of Vienna: Gustav Klimt Landscapes, Josef Hoffmann: Homes of the Wittgensteins, Otto Wagner: The Academy of Fine Arts, and Bernardo Bellotto: Views of Imperial Vienna.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through September 2. Gallery admission is $10 (members, students, and children free). For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu/exhibitions/klimt/.

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