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Hermitage Piano Trio to Perform Classic Chamber Music Repertoire at The Clark
Weekly chamber music concert series runs through August 21

For Immediate Release

July 26, 2012

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Williamstown, MA—On Tuesday, August 7, at 8 pm, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s popular chamber music concert series continues with the dynamic Hermitage Piano Trio. The Clark’s intimate auditorium with its soaring acoustics is one of the best performance venues in the region. Concert tickets are $25 ($20 for Clark members and students) and may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524. The galleries will remain open until 6 pm.

A delicious three-course fixed-price dinner is available prior to each 8 pm chamber music concert, served in the Clark’s café at 6 pm. Dinners are $27 per person (does not include beverage, tax, or gratuity); space is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, call 413 458 0524.

Named after the landmark museum in their native Russia and descending from the great Russian musical tradition, the Hermitage Piano Trio is a rarity in the chamber music world: an ensemble made up of three musicians who are each noted soloists in their own right. For their concert at the Clark, they will perform the Haydn Piano Trio in F Major, Hob XV:2; the Arensky Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Opus 32; and the Tchaikovsky Trio in A Minor, Opus 50.

The Clark’s chamber music series continues with the Carpe Diem String Quartet on Tuesday, August 14, and the Shanghai String Quartet on Tuesday, August 21.

The Hermitage Piano Trio

Violinist Misha Keylin debuted at Carnegie Hall at age 11 and has been earning critical and popular acclaim for his exuberant musicality, keen interpretive insight, and rare tonal beauty ever since. He is noted for a wide range of repertoire, attracting particular attention with his world-premiere CD series of the seven Henry Vieuxtemps violin concertos, released by Naxos, which have garnered numerous press accolades and awards. In a career that has spanned 40 countries on five continents, Keylin has been guest soloist with many of the great orchestras of the world.

Cellist Sergey Antonov was hailed as “a brilliant cellist” by the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich and went on to prove his mentor’s proclamation when he became one of the youngest cellists ever awarded the gold medal at the world’s premier musical Olympiad, the quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Competition. His entry into this elite stratum of sought-after classical artists has already placed him on stages at world-renowned venues around the world, from Russia’s Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory to Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Pianist Maxim Mogilevsky, who debuted at the age of 13 with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra to rave reviews, is a passionate interpreter of the repertoire of his native Russia. He has performed with orchestra all over the world—most recently with the New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, Orchestre National de France, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Bogotá Symphony—and has graced such prestigious U.S. stages as Carnegie Hall, Frick Collection, and Rockefeller University in New York City.

About The Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

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

Calendar Listing

August 7, 8 pm: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s popular chamber music concert series continues with the dynamic Hermitage Piano Trio. The Clark’s intimate auditorium with its soaring acoustics is one of the best performance venues in the region. Concert tickets are $25 ($20 for Clark members and students) and may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524. The galleries will remain open until 6 pm. A delicious three-course fixed-price dinner is available prior to each 8 pm chamber music concert, served in the Clark’s café at 6 pm. Dinners are $27 per person (does not include beverage, tax, or gratuity); space is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, call 413 458 0524. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Sally Morse Majewski
The Clark
413 458 0588
smajewski@clarkart.edu

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