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Victor Hill Concert - May 16

For Immediate Release

April 28, 2010

April 28, 2010
FREE CONCERT WITH VICTOR HILL AT THE CLARK
For Immediate Release
Digital image available upon request

Williamstown, MA—Harpsichordist Victor Hill will present a solo recital at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, May 16, at 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Featured on the program are two contrasting works of J. S. Bach, the sunny “Partita in G major” and the intense “Toccata in F-sharp minor.” Also included are nine Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti.

Hill plays the double-manual harpsichord of 18th century design that was custom built for him n 1997 by Richard Kingston of Asheville, North Carolina. He tunes it himself in a common 18th century pitch and temperament.

Hill was for 40 years Professor of Mathematics at Williams College. He studied in Amsterdam with the noted Dutch harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt and has played some 900 concerts throughout the United States and in Europe.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $15 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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