January 31, 2017
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park, artistic co-directors of the Clark Art Institute’s Performing Artists in Residence program, perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano on Sunday, February 19 at 2 pm in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Tickets are $25 ($20 members, free for students with valid ID). A reception follows the concert. To reserve, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.
This extraordinary cycle of five sonatas performed in one monumental concert offers a fascinating window into the arc of Beethoven’s compositional career.
This event is made possible by Mela and Paul Hacklish.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Cellist Edward Arron
has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. He has appeared in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He is the artistic director, host, and resident performer of the Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut, as well as the Festival Series in Beaufort, South Carolina and Chamber Music on Main at the Columbia Museum in Columbia, South Carolina. He curates a series, “Edward Arron and Friends,” at the Caramoor International Music Festival.
Pianist Jeewon Park
has garnered the attention of audiences for her dazzling technique and poetic lyricism. She has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, 92nd Street Y, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kravis Center, and Seoul Arts Center in Korea. Park has appeared at major concert halls across North America, Europe and Asia. She regularly performs at the Caramoor International Music Festival, where she first appeared as a Rising Star in 2007, and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York.
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 270,000 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 is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu
or call 413 458 2303.
Clark Art Institute
413 458 0471