Soprano Georgine Resick to Perform at the Clark July 10
For Immediate Release
July 01, 2004
Soprano Georgine Resick will perform a concert entitled "Seeds of Change: French Music from the Time of Courbet" at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Saturday, July 10, at 2 p.m. The program
will include vocal and piano music of the 1840s and 1850s, including works by Berlioz, Liszt and Bizet. Resick will also discuss the influences of the French Revolution and German composers on French music of the mid-19th-century. Doris Stevenson will accompany Resick on piano. The concert complements the Clark's summer exhibition "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!": The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier, which features great paintings from the same time period. Admission to the concert is free.
Known for her Mozart and Strauss interpretations, Georgine Resick has
performed at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Cologne Opera, Paris Opera, and many other great venues throughout the world. She has also performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Rome's Academy of Santa Cecelia Orchestra, the
Israel Philharmonic, and the National Symphony in Washington, D.C. Her roles include Hilda Mack in Elegy for Young Lovers, Marzelline in Fidelio, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and Adele in Die Fledermaus. Resick is also associate professor at the University of Notre Dame.
"Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!" is on view June 27 through September 6. The show features masterpieces by Gustave Courbet, Eugène Delacroix, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Camille Corot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Alexandre Cabanel, and others. The show highlights some of the most influential images of 19th-century French painting, including the famous title painting by Courbet. The 45 paintings, 20 drawings, and five
sculptures, many of which have rarely been seen in the United States, are all drawn from the collection of Alfred Bruyas (1821-1876). Bruyas was one of the foremost collectors of art of his day in France.
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery admission is $10 (members, students, and 18 and under free). For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.