For Immediate Release
March 1, 2016
Williamstown, Massachusetts—A legendary bagpiper and a renowned chamber music trio are scheduled to perform at the Clark Art Institute in April. On Friday, April 1 at 7:30 pm, join Irish bagpiper Paddy Keenan for an evening of cabaret-style music. Known for his wild and free style, Keenan plays uillean pipes—bagpipes with bellows strapped around the waist and pumped by the elbow, producing a sweeter and quieter tone than their Scottish cousins. Keenan is recognized well beyond traditional Irish music circles as a solo artist and as a founding member of the groundbreaking Bothy Band. Local favorite folk band Long Journey opens; food and drink will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20 (Clark members $18) and can be purchased by visiting or calling 413 458 0524.
The popular Performing Artists in Residence series continues on Sunday, April 17 at 3 pm. Under the direction of cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park, with violinist and Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra David Chan, the trio presents an intimate afternoon of chamber music including works by Arvo Pärt, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Felix Mendelssohn. An artists’ reception follows the performance. Tickets are $25 (Clark members $20; students with valid ID free) and can be purchased by visiting or calling 413 458 0524.
Both events will be held in the Michael Conforti Pavilion.
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, consisting of 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. 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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