The Flying Garbanzos to Perform at the Clark July 9

For Immediate Release

June 26, 2002

The Flying Garbanzos will perform a free outdoor concert at the Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, July 9, at 6:00 p.m. The four-piece all-acoustic group is known to local audiences for their mix of original, contemporary, and traditional instrumental tunes, mostly of Celtic, Appalachian, and Canadian derivations. The concert will take place on the Clark's South Lawn. Picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets are encouraged.

The Flying Garbanzos are: Eric Buddington, fiddle, viola, and wooden flute; Josh Pisano, percussion; Tony Pisano, guitar, mandolin, and accordion; and Dale Ott, upright bass. The group is a favorite on the northern Berkshire music scene, making regular appearances at the Appalachian Bean Cafe and at contra dances in the region. Their latest CD "Windsor Lake" is available at Papyri Books in North Adams and Toonerville Trolley in Williamstown.

The July 9 concert is the first of four offered at the Clark on Tuesdays in July. Upcoming concerts will be: Mac McHale and the Old Time Radio Gang on July 16, The Steve Murray 7 jazz band on July 23, and the Quintessential Brass Quintet on July 30. In the event of rain, the performance will take place in the auditorium. On the evenings of the band concerts, the Clark galleries will remain open until 6:00 p.m. Currently on view are four special exhibitions celebrating the art and architecture of Vienna: Gustav Klimt Landscapes, Josef Hoffmann: Homes of the Wittgensteins, Otto Wagner: The Academy of Fine Arts, and Bernardo Bellotto: Views of Imperial Vienna.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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