The Primate Fiasco to Perform Free Outdoor Concert July 28

For Immediate Release

July 14, 2009

The Primate Fiasco is a self-described “psychedelic Dixieland” band from Northampton, Massachusetts. Catch this exciting group on Tuesday, July 28, at 6 pm, during the final outdoor concert at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The concert is free and held on the Clark’s expansive south lawn (picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs encouraged). The Clark’s Café will sell barbeque fare and the galleries will remain open until 6 pm on this evening. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the auditorium. Concert admission is free.

The quintet features Nick Borges on trumpet, Dave DelloRusso on banjo and harp, Steve Yarbro on saxophone and clarinet, Tim Bouchet on tuba, and Chris Trevethan on drums. While the band members do perform traditional Dixieland jazz, they frequently use their traditional instruments to produce music that is often recognized as funk, reggae, bluegrass, hip hop, rock, latin, or even trance, however, the band members are hesitant to label their music, and instead simply call it “music to have fun to.”

Concertgoers will enjoy the Primate Fiasco’s entertaining antics. Dance contests and audience participation rule their family-friendly performances. Their unique sound attracts audiences of all ages and demographics. With influences as diverse as The Beatles, John Coltrane, and Sublime, their Clark performance is sure to offer something for everyone.

This series is supported in part by Williamstown Savings Bank.

On view this summer at the Clark is Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influence. Georgia O’Keeffe burst onto the New York art scene in 1916 and captured the imagination of people around the world, not only with incredible artistic talent, but through her bohemian spirit as well. Experience this distinctly American artist’s early works with those of modernist Arthur Dove, whom she credited as having the most significant role in the formation of her abstract works. Also on view is Through the Seasons: Japanese Art in Nature featuring traditional screens and scrolls and contemporary ceramics, emphasizing the inspirational role of nature in Japanese art. Clark docent Adele Rodbell will lead tours of Through the Seasons at 4:30 pm on Tuesdays in July. Cost is free with gallery admission.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, MA. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit


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