The Roches to Perform at the Clark March 8

For Immediate Release

February 15, 2008

The Roches, three sisters famous for their signature blend of sublime singing, will perform at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Saturday, March 8. The concert, a rare appearance of the sisters together after a decade of solo projects, begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $24 ($20 per member) and available on the Clark’s website, at the museum shop during business hours, or by calling 413-458-0524.

Known for their swirling harmonies and extraordinary lyrical perspective, as well as their smart and fun live performances, The Roches are Maggie, Terre, and Suzzy, sisters from New York City. They have created a unique musical expression perhaps best described as “Roche Music” blending church choir music, traditional Irish folk, contemporary folk, rock, country, and pop with their own innate musical sensibilities.

Following a decade in which the sisters pursued a number of solo or collaborative artistic projects, The Roches reunited and in 2007 released Moonswept, building beautifully upon the quirky storytelling charm, melodic grace and rich intricate harmonies that have endeared them to contemporary folk music audiences since the mid ‘70s. Their self-titled debut album, The Roches (1979), was hailed as the "Best Record of The Year" by The New York Times. Besides several appearances on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, and A Prairie Home Companion, they have performed and recorded with Philip Glass, Paul Simon, and the Indigo Girls, just to name a few.

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