For Immediate Release
January 7, 2022

CLARK ART INSTITUTE hosts WILLIAMS COLLEGE i/o fest 2022 performances 

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute is hosting five performances as part of the Williams College Music Department’s I/O Fest, an annual expedition into the music of today. From January 13 through 16, 2022, students in the music program will take audiences on a tour of new sounds and adventurous music. These free programs are presented in the Clark’s Michael Conforti Pavilion, but advance registration is required. Visit for more information. 

The performance schedule is: 

I/O Ensemble Performance
Thursday, January 13, 4– 5 pm
 The Williams College Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Matthew Gold and the Williams College Department of Music, present a free performance of the group’s continuing I/O program of new music. 

I/O Fest featuring Jacqueline Kerrod
Friday, January 14, 4–5 pm
Featured artist Jacqueline Kerrod presents improvisations for acoustic and electric harp in conjunction with the Williams College Percussion Ensemble.  

I/O Fest featuring The Black Box Ensemble 
Saturday, January 15, 3–4 pm
The BlackBox Ensemble, a New York City-based contemporary music collective, presents "Intersections," a program of new voices exploring experimentation, innovation, and human connection. 

I/O Out Loud: Family Concert
Sunday, January 16, 1–2 pm
A special one-hour interactive event for families provides an exciting opportunity for children to experiment with the joys of experimenting with sound and music.  

I/O Ensemble: Concert
Sunday, January 16, 4–5 pm
An immersive program of new music and fresh voices inviting listeners to experience music in new ways with a focus on cutting edge composition and unconventional modes of performance. I/O Fest 2022 features guest ensembles, music by composers-in-residence, and performances by the I/O Ensemble, IOTA, and an array of Williams faculty, students, alumni, and guests. 

For more information on I/O Fest, visit 

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 285,000 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 or call 413 458 2303. 

Visitors age twelve and older are required to show proof of COVID-19 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

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