Caramoor Virtuosi, a Selection of America's Finest Young Professional Musicians, to Perform at the Clark

For Immediate Release

August 09, 2011

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The celebrated young musicians of Caramoor Virtuosi will perform at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, August 16 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25 ($20 members and students with ID) and may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.

The Caramoor Virtuosi is an ever-evolving ensemble composed of America's finest young professional musicians who began their association with Caramoor as participants in the Rising Stars workshops founded by André Previn. Founded in 1992, the Rising Stars workshops were designed to provide exceptional young musicians with the artistic and collegial support needed to cross the threshold from promising students to committed artists. After completing Rising Stars, these young musicians may be selected to participate in the Caramoor Virtuosi and traditionally appear in various combinations throughout the year at the Caramoor International Music Festival. While each member of the Virtuosi has taken a unique path to a noteworthy career, Caramoor remains a treasured musical home to this extraordinary group of musicians. 

The Caramoor Virtuosi’s concert at the Clark will feature Jeewon Park (piano), Colin Jacobsen (violin), Nicholas Cords (viola), and Edward Arron (artistic director and cellist) performing Schubert’s Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major for Piano Quartet, D.487; John Harbison’s "November 19, 1828" for Piano Quartet (1988); Jean Françaix String Trio in C Major; and Brahms’s Piano Quartet in G Minor, Opus 25.

The Clark’s chamber music series continues with one of the world’s most esteemed chamber ensembles, the St. Petersburg String Quartet, who will perform with special guest Gilbert Kalish on piano on August 23. Young rising artists Kristin Lee and Alexandre Moutouzkine will conclude the series on August 30. Tickets for Caramoor Virtuosi and the St. Petersburg String Quartet are $25 ($20 members and students with ID). Tickets for Kristin Lee and Alexandre Moutouzkine are $17 ($12 for members and students with ID). Tickets may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.

The Clark’s soaring acoustics and intimate auditorium offers one of the best performance venues in the region; the galleries will remain open until 6:00 pm. Before each concert, enjoy a delicious three-course fixed-price dinner in the Clark Café for $27 per person (does not include beverage, tax, or gratuity). Reservations are required; space is limited. For reservations, call 413 458 0524.

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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August 16—The celebrated young musicians of Caramoor Virtuosi will perform at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, August 16 at 8:00 pm. The program will feature Schubert’s Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major for Piano Quartet, D.487; John Harbison’s "November 19, 1828" for Piano Quartet (1988); Jean Françaix String Trio in C Major; and Brahms’s Piano Quartet in G Minor, Opus 25. The Clark’s chamber music series continues with one of the world’s most esteemed chamber ensembles, the St. Petersburg String Quartet, who will perform with special guest Gilbert Kalish on piano on August 23. Young rising artists Kristin Lee and Alexandre Moutouzkine will conclude the series on August 30. Tickets for Caramoor Virtuosi and the St. Petersburg String Quartet are $25 ($20 members and students with ID). Tickets for Kristin Lee and Alexandre Moutouzkine are $17 ($12 for members and students with ID). Tickets may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact: 
pr@clarkart.edu

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