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Gryphon Trio to Perform Innovative Chamber Music at the Clark

For Immediate Release

August 05, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—On Tuesday, August 13 at 8 pm, the Gryphon Trio will perform at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as part of the Clark’s summer chamber music series. Tickets are $25 ($20 members, $10 students). To order tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the museum.

The Gryphon Trio is a versatile and vibrant ensemble that is able to simultaneously play the classic pieces of the chamber music repertoire while pioneering new directions for the art form, including multimedia pieces and creative adaptations of pieces outside the traditional songbook. Violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys, and pianist Jamie Parker will play not only classic pieces like Haydn’s Piano trio in A major Hob. XV: 18 and Ravel’s Trio in A minor, but also Two Tangos by Piazzolla, and a commissioned multimedia piece, Old Photograph by Christos Hatzis.

The trio has garnered praise from the Los Angeles Times, which said that they “play with strength and unanimity,” and praised their “big, bold, almost orchestral performances.” The trio is also well-regarded in their native Canada, where they were awarded two Juno awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys) for Best Classical Album in 2004 and in 2011.

An optional three-course prix fixe meal will be served in the Clark Café before the concert, offering a selection of appetizers, entrées, and desserts. Tickets are $29 per person. Reservations are required; please call 413 458 0524.

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 receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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. The Clark’s library is closed for renovation through September 3, 2013.

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PRESS CONTACT:
Amanda Powers
pr@clarkart.edu

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