For Immediate Release
January 4, 2023
CLARK ART INSTITUTE HOSTS THREE
WILLIAMS COLLEGE I/O FEST PERFORMANCES
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute hosts three events as part of I/O Fest, the Williams College Department of Music’s annual immersion in the music of today. Students in the music program take audiences on a tour of new sounds and adventurous music during a concert for families on January 15. This year’s lineup also features a film screening on January 14 and a performance by guest ensemble GEORGE following the Family Concert on January 15. Visit clarkart.edu/events for more information.
The schedule of performances at the Clark includes:
Milford Graves Full Mantis
Saturday, January 14, 4:30 pm
The first ever feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, this documentary explores Graves’ kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. Graves was a founding pioneer of avant-garde jazz, having performed internationally since 1964, both as a soloist and in ensembles.
Run time: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Sunday, January 15, 1 pm
Michael Conforti Pavilion
I/O New Music presents an exploration of new sounds and adventurous music. The group performs a family concert with I/Out Loud, Kids 4 Harmony, and special guest GEORGE.
GEORGE in Concert
Sunday, January 15, 4 pm
Michael Conforti Pavilion
Genre-crossing jazz and new music ensemble GEORGE performs music from their forthcoming album Letters to George. Composer and percussionist John Hollenbeck formed GEORGE during the COVID pandemic by bringing together Anna Webber, a flutist, saxophonist, and composer; Aurora Nealand of the New Orleans band Royal Roses; and Isis Paola Giraldo (a.k.a. Chiquita Magic), a musician and music producer.
For more information on I/O Fest, visit music.williams.edu/ensembles/io.
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 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 clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
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