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Ensemble Schumann to Perform at the Clark October 14

For Immediate Release

September 14, 2007

Ensemble Schumann’s outstanding artists, pianist Sally Pinkas, violist Steve Larson, and oboist Thomas Gallant, will perform a program of works by such composers as Robert Schumann, Robert Kahn, and W.A. Mozart at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, October 14, at 3 pm. Tickets are $15 ($12 members and students) and can be purchased by calling 413-458-0524, from the museum shop during business hours, or online at www.clarkart.edu.

The exciting program will include Robert Kahn’s Serenade in F Minor, Op. 73 for oboe, viola, and piano, Robert Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro for oboe and piano and Fairy-Tale Pictures (Marchenbilder) for viola and piano Op. 13, Charles Martin Loeffler’s Deux Rhapsodies for oboe, viola, and piano, and W.A. Mozart’s Trio for oboe, viola, and piano in E Flat Major K. 498 “Kegelstatt.”

Members of this distinguished ensemble have performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston, Wigmore Hall in London, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and Tanglewood, among many others.

Pinkas has collaborated with many distinguished chamber groups and appeared as a soloist around the world. She is pianist-in-residence of the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College where she is also professor of music.

Larson is a member of the acclaimed Adaskin String Trio, and as a soloist has won top prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. He is professor of viola at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford.

Award-winning oboist Gallant has been praised by The New Yorker as “a player who unites technical mastery with intentness, charm and wit.” He is a first-prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild International New York Competition. He has appeared as a guest soloist with the Kronos Quartet and has collaborated with flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal, the Colorado and Lark Quartets, and the Adaskin String Trio.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, MA. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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