Free Concert with Renowned Harpsichordist Victor Hill at the Clark

For Immediate Release

January 21, 2011

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA— Renowned harpsichordist Victor Hill will present a solo recital at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, February 6 at 3:00 pm. Admission is free.

Featured on the program are Johann Sebastian Bach’s "Partita in A minor" and sonatas by Bach and Domenico Scarlatti. German composer Bach (1685–1750) was a master of the Baroque period renowned for the artistic beauty, technical skill, and intellectual depth of his ecclesiastical and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments. Italian composer Scarlatti (1685-1757) is also considered a master of the Baroque period, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style. Although he composed in a variety of musical forms, today Scarlatti is known for his 555 keyboard sonatas, which are among the most original productions of their time.

Hill was Professor of Mathematics at Williams College for forty years. He studied the harpsichord in Amsterdam with the noted Dutch harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt and has played more than 900 concerts throughout the United States and in Europe. Hill plays the double-manual harpsichord of eighteenth-century design that was custom built for him in 1997 by Richard Kingston of Asheville, North Carolina. He tunes the instrument himself in a common eighteenth-century pitch and temperament.

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 is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is 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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February 6: Renowned harpsichordist Victor Hill will present a solo recital at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, February 6 at 3:00 pm. Admission is free. Featured on the program are Johann Sebastian Bach’s "Partita in A minor" and sonatas by Bach and Domenico Scarlatti. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact:
pr@clarkart.edu

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