Harpsichordist Victor Hill to Perform
Free Concert at the Clark
For Immediate Release
April 25, 2013
Williamstown, MA—Renowned harpsichordist Victor Hill will present a free solo recital at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm. Admission is free.
The recital will feature “Goldberg Variations” by J. S. Bach. This work is the culmination of Bach’s harpsichord compositions.
Hill was a professor of mathematics at Williams College for forty 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 in a common eighteenth-century pitch and temperament.
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 receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and 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.
The Clark’s library will be closed for renovation June 1 through September 3, 2013.