For Immediate Release
January 10, 2023


Williamstown, Massachusetts—A new concert series at the Clark Art Institute, Concerts at the Conforti, kicks off on Saturday, January 28 with an afternoon performance of new classical music at 3 pm followed by an evening show of electronic music at 7 pm. Expertly calibrated for the winter, the concerts overrun the boundaries of categorization and celebrate the act of listening. Both events are presented in the Michael Conforti Pavilion at the Clark.

The American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) performs the afternoon concert, presenting a program on journeying, featuring music composed and arranged by AMOC musicians. Doug Balliett, Emi Ferguson, Jordan Dodson, and Keir GoGwilt create a unique blend of folk, baroque, and classical influences to tell musical stories about journeys across the Camino de Santiago, the Irish Sea, and the continental United States. Combining spoken narration, song, and virtuosic instrumental playing, this program tells compelling stories about the dreams, desires, and difficulties that draw folks away from home.

Sam Prekop and Greg Davis headline the evening concert, presented in partnership with Belltower Records (North Adams, Massachusetts), with Western Massachusetts' own Wednesday Knudsen and Kryssi Batallene opening. For more than twenty-five years, as a solo artist and as a part of The Sea and Cake, Sam Prekop has created a singular sound that is both inventive and warm. His distinctive vocals, guitar playing, and work on modular analog synthesizers are innovative and delicate, and always bear his signature sense of melody. Greg Davis is an internationally recognized electronic musician and composer who has been making records and playing shows since 2001. Wednesday Knudsen and Kryssi Batallene are noted for their performance in solo and collaborative projects such as those with Pigeons, Mountain Movers, and Headroom. Both are local to the greater western Massachusetts/New York State region.

Tickets to either the afternoon or evening concert are $10 for general admission, $8 for members, and $7 for students. A ticket for either event admits the ticket holder to both performances. For more information and to register, visit

The next Concerts at the Conforti performance, presented by Bill Nace and Matt Krefting, is scheduled for Sunday, February 5 at 3 pm in the Michael Conforti Pavilion.

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, 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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