CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS A CONCERT OF CHAMBER MUSIC

October 10, 2019
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—Co-artistic directors of the Clark’s Performing Artists in Residence program, Jeewon Park (piano) and Edward Arron (cello), present a concert of chamber music Sunday, October 27, at 3:00 pm, in the Clark’s Michael Conforti Pavilion. Special guest musicians Anton Miller (violin) and Rita Porfiris (viola) join them for this performance.
 
The October 27 concert features works by:
 
  • Franz Schubert (Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major for Piano Quartet, D. 487)
  • Leoš Janáček (Pohádka for Cello and Piano)
  • Antonín Dvořák (Piano Quartet no.1 in D Major, Op. 23)
  • Gabriel Fauré (Piano Quartet no. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15)
 
Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has since appeared as a soloist with major orchestras and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He is the artistic director and host of the acclaimed Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and teaches at UMass Amherst. Park made her solo orchestral debut at the age of twelve, performing Chopin’s First Concerto with the Korean Symphony Orchestra. Since that time, she has performed in prestigious venues across North America, Europe, and Asia, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and Seoul Arts Center in Korea, and she regularly appears at prominent festivals throughout the world.
 
Porfiris has performed in major concert halls across the globe as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist. She has received Austria’s Prix Mercure and is associate professor of viola and chair of chamber music at The Hartt School. Since his Carnegie Hall concerto debut in 1992, Miller has appeared throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and pedagogue. He is on the violin and chamber music faculty at The Hartt School. Together, they have recorded three albums as the Miller-Porfiris Duo.
 
This performance is presented through the generous support of Mela and Paul Haklisch. Jeewon Park performs on a Steinway & Sons piano, provided through a special arrangement with the firm. A reception for the artists follows the program.

Tickets are $25 ($20 for members). Students are free with valid ID. Visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524 to reserve tickets.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
 
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 275,000 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, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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