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Dorian Wind Quintet and Pianist Spencer Myer to Perform at the Clark

For Immediate Release

August 16, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The final concert in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s 2013 chamber music series takes place on Tuesday, August 20 at 8 pm. The Dorian Wind Quintet, who will be joined by pianist Spencer Myer, will perform Reicha’s Quintet in E flat major as well as Bach’s Organ Works arranged for wind quintet.

Tickets are $25 ($20 members, $10 students). Tickets may be purchased online at www.clarkart.edu, by phone at 413 458 0524, or in person at the museum.

The Dorian Wind Quintet was formed in 1961 at Tanglewood and has gained notoriety in the four decades since their founding for their musicianship and dedicated approach to their repertoire. The New York Times praised the quintet for their “enthusiastic, incisive performance,” and the Los Angeles Times remarked that the Dorians combine “polish with vigor.” The Dorian Quintet was also the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall in 1981.

Spencer Myer, who joins the quintet for Thuille’s Sextet in B flat major, is a rising star among classical piano players. Winner of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, Myer is equally at home in orchestral, solo, or chamber settings, and has played in many of the world’s most distinguished concert venues. The Independent (London) praised Myer as a performer who makes “the hardest things look easy…Myer is definitely a man to watch.”

An optional three-course meal, served at 6 pm in the Clark Café, is available for $29 per person (does not include beverage, tax, and gratuity). Reservations are required; please call 413 458 0524.

The Chamber Music series is made possible in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Cultural council of Northern Berkshire.

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 is closed for renovation through September 3, 2013.

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PRESS CONTACT:
Sally Majewski
pr@clarkart.edu

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