Free Concert with Renowned Harpsichordist Victor Hill at the Clark

For Immediate Release

February 22, 2012

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—Renowned harpsichordist Victor Hill will present a solo recital featuring J. S. Bach, François Couperin, and Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 pm. Admission is free.

Featured on the program are Bach’s “Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue,” a suite by François Couperin, and selected sonatas by Giuseppe 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. Couperin (1668–1733) was a French Baroque composer, harpsichordist, and organist known as Couperin le Grand (“Couperin the Great”). Scarlatti (1685–1757) was an Italian composer whose work is chronologically classified as Baroque, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style.

Hill was Professor of Mathematics at Williams College for 40 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 free through June 15. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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February 26: Renowned harpsichordist Victor Hill will present a solo recital at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 pm. Admission is free. Featured on the program are Bach’s “Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue,” a suite by François Couperin, and selected sonatas by Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

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