For Immediate Release
September 2, 2015
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Contemporaneous, recently recognized for a “ferocious, focused performance” (The New York Times), performs a free concert at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, September 12 at 3 pm. The concert will be held outdoors on the Spencer Terrace at the Clark’s Lunder Center at Stone Hill.
Contemporaneous is an ensemble that performs the works of living composers through innovative concerts, commissions, recordings, and educational programs. The program includes Dylan Mattingly’s “A Way a Lone a Last a Loved a Long the Riverrun,” Conor Brown’s “Weave,” and Frederic Rzewski’s “Coming Together.”
Based in New York and active throughout the United States, Contemporaneous has performed more than 80 concerts at a wide range of venues, including Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Merkin Concert Hall, Baryshnikov Arts Center, St. Ann’s Warehouse, and the Bang on a Can Marathon.
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, open to the public with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (open Labor Day, September 7). Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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