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For Immediate Release
October 21, 2021

PERFORMING ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE SERIES RETURNS TO CLARK ART INSTITUTE

Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Sunday, November 21 at 2 pm, pianist Jeewon Park and cellist Edward Arron, co-artistic directors of the Performing Artists in Residence series at the Clark Art Institute return to resume their popular concert series, now in its ninth year. The Sunday afternoon concert will be presented in the Clark’s Michael Conforti Pavilion and features a special program of music for piano and cello, offering Mendelssohn: Sonata in B-flat Major for Cello and Piano, Opus 45, Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (1978), and Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Opus 19.

Korean-born pianist Jeewon Park has garnered the attention of audiences around the world for her dazzling technique and poetic lyricism. Since making her debut at the age of twelve performing Chopin’s First Concerto with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Park has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Seoul Arts Center in Korea. An avid chamber musician, she has performed at prominent festivals throughout the world, including the Spoleto USA, the Emilia-Romagna Festival (Italy), the Music Alp in Courchevel (France), and the Kusatsu Summer Music Festival (Japan). Ms. Park is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale University, where she was awarded the Dean Horatio Parker Prize. She holds the DMA degree from SUNY Stony Brook.

Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. Mr. Arron tours and records as a member of the renowned Ehnes Quartet, and appears regularly at the Caramoor International Music Festival, where he has been a resident performer and curator of chamber music concerts for more than twenty-five years. He appears in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia and is the artistic director and host of the acclaimed Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut. A graduate of the Juilliard School, he has participated in Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project as well as Isaac Stern’s Jerusalem Chamber Music Encounters. Mr. Arron is on the faculty at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In January 2021, the couple's recording of Beethoven’s Complete Works for Cello and Piano was released on the Aeolian Classics Record Label and received the Samuel Sanders Collaborative Artists Award from the Classical Recording Foundation.

The concert is presented without intermission. Please note that patrons will not be seated after the performance begins.

Tickets: $25 nonmembers/$20 Clark members. Free for all students with a valid student ID. All ticket sales are nonrefundable. All guests must wear masks during the performance. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu/events.

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.  

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 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday and daily in July and August. Advance timed tickets are required. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303. As of November 1, visitors age twelve and older will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to entering the Clark’s facilities. Visitors age five and older are required to wear face masks at all times while indoors, and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. For details on health and safety protocols, visit clarkart.edu/health

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