For Immediate Release
April 25, 2023


Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Saturday, May 13 at 6 pm, the Clark Art Institute hosts a concert by Conrad Tao and Patrick Higgins. The performance takes place in the Clark’s Michael Conforti Pavilion.

Conrad Tao and Patrick Higgins present a two-part program, pairing historical works with the world premiere of Higgins’s “Toccata and Fugue” for solo piano. The evening also features a special guitar performance by Higgins, described by The Quietus as “one of the most gifted guitarists working right now. Tao regularly performs as a soloist with the New York and Boston Philharmonic Orchestras. As both a composer and performer, Higgins’s work expands the boundaries of classical music.

Tickets are $10 ($8 for members, $7 for college and high school students, and $5 for children under 15). For more information and to register, 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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