Harpsichordist Victor Hill Presents Free Concert at the Clark

For Immediate Release

September 20, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—Harpsichordist Victor Hill presents a free concert on Sunday, September 29 at 3 pm at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The concert is free and open to the public.

Hill’s program of Johan Sebastian Bach pieces includes Toccata in C minor, BWV 911; Partita 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825; Partita 2 in C minor, BWV 826; and Toccata in D major, BWV 912.

Hill was Professor of Mathematics at Williams College for 40 years. He studied the harpsichord in Amsterdam with the noted Dutch harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt and has played more than 900 concerts throughout the United States and in Europe. Hill plays the double-manual harpsichord of eighteenth-century design that was custom built for him in 1997 by Richard Kingston of Asheville, North Carolina. He tunes the instrument himself at A=415 (a semitone below modern A=440) and in the Werckmeister III unequal temperament of 1691.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are temporarily closed through September 20; Stone Hill Center galleries open September 21. Admission is free. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.


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