For Immediate Release
April 20, 2023


Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute hosts two music performances presented by Williams College students. On Sunday, April 30 at 3 pm, the Williams College Chamber Choir performs its annual concert. On Sunday, May 7 at 1 pm, the Williams College Music Department presents an afternoon of exceptional chamber music. Both performances are free and take place in the Clark’s auditorium.

For the April 30 performance, the Williams College Chamber Choir presents David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion in its version for chamber choir, soloists, and percussion. This work was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2008. Lang sets the text of the traditional Hans Christian Andersen’s story The Little Match Girl in the form of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, interspersing Andersen’s narrative with his own versions of snippets from Bach. For the May 7 performance, the Williams College Music Department plays a program of piano, string, and wind chamber music. The performance showcases students performing selections from their spring semester chamber music collaborations.

Free; no registration is required for either event. For more information, 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 some 300,000 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, from September through June, and daily in July and August. Admission is free January through March and is $20 from March through December; admission is free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is also available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.

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