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Musicians from Marlboro to Perform at the Clark April 11

For Immediate Release

March 31, 2000

The acclaimed Musicians from Marlboro will make their annual appearance at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 p.m.

On the program are Drobnosti: Kleine Stucke (Miniatures), Op. 75 A by Antonin Dvorák, String Quartet No. 2, Opus 17, by Bela Bartok, and Quintet No. 1 in A Major, Opus 18, by Felix Mendelssohn. Tickets are $15 ($10 for members, $5 for students) and are available at the Clark Museum Shop or by calling 413-458-2303, extension 324.

Members of this year's touring group from the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont are Soovin Kim, violin, Scott St. John, violin, Naoko Shimizu, viola, Baird Dodge, viola, and Valérie Aimard, cello. Kim captured first prize at the Niccolo Paganini International Violin Competition in 1996. He has performed with the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras and has appeared in recital at Weill Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and throughout Europe. St. John was founder and artistic director of "Millennium," a contemporary music network for young musicians, and been a regular participant at the Marlboro Music Festival. Shimizu is the 1998 First Prize Winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions; she made her recital debuts in 1999 at the Kennedy Center and at the 92nd Street Y in New York. She has performed as soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic, the New Japan Philharmonic, and Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Camerata St. Petersburg. Dodge has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1995 and has collaborated with such artists as Ida Kavafian, Young-Uck Kim, and Toby Appel. Aimard studied cello with Michel Strauss and Philippe Muller and was awarded the Premier Prix for both cello and chamber music at the Paris Conservatory. She is a member of the contemporary music ensemble L'Itinéraire and has spent three summers at the Marlboro Music Festival.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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