PERFORMING ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE TO PRESENT CHAMBER CONCERT AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE

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March 5, 2018

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Williamstown, Massachusetts—Performing Artists in Residence co-artistic directors Edward Arron (cello) and Jeewon Park (piano) join soprano Hyunah Yu and violinist Jeffrey Multer for an afternoon of intimate chamber music at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, March 18 at 2 pm. Tickets are $25 ($20 for Clark members; free for students with valid ID) and may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling the box office at 413 458 0524. The concert will be held in the Michael Conforti Pavilion.

 

Musicians will perform Johannes Brahms’s Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8 and selected songs by Hugo Wolf, Robert Kahn, and Jules Massenet.

 

This performance is presented through the generous support of Mela and Paul Haklisch.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. He has appeared in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In 2013, Mr. Arron completed a ten-year residency as the artistic director of the critically acclaimed Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert, a chamber music series created in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Museum’s prestigious Concerts and Lectures series. Currently, he is the artistic director, host, and resident performer of the MusicalMasterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut, as well as the Festival Series in Beaufort, South Carolina and Chamber Music on Main at the Columbia Museum in Columbia, South Carolina. He also curates a series, “Edward Arron and Friends,” at the Caramoor International Music Festival. 

Pianist Jeewon Park has garnered the attention of audiences for her dazzling technique and poetic lyricism. She has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, 92nd Street Y, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kravis Center, and Seoul Arts Center in Korea. Park has appeared at major concert halls across North America, Europe and Asia. Recently, she performed as a soloist in the inaugural festival of the IBK Chamber Hall at the Seoul Arts Center, in addition to engagements at such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Vilar Performing Arts Center, and Kumho Art Hall, among others. She regularly returns to the Caramoor International Music Festival where she first appeared as a Rising Star in 2007, and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York. 

Soprano Hyunah Yu has received acclaim for her versatility in concert and opera roles of several centuries, for her work in chamber music, for her support of new music written by contemporary composers, and for her recorded and broadcast performances. She is known particularly for her performances of the music of J. S. Bach. Yu appears regularly with esteemed conductors, opera houses, well-known music festivals, and major orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. An avid chamber musician and a recitalist, Yu has enjoyed re-engagements with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Musicians from Marlboro, Baltimore’s Shriver Hall Concert Series, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Vancouver Recital Society, the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and many others. In 2004 she made her Carnegie Hall debut as a part of their “Evenings of Song” series. A highlight of Yu’s opera career thus far has been singing the title role in Mozart’s Zaide in New York, London, and Vienna under the direction of Peter Sellars and conducted by Mostly Mozart’s Louis Langrée.

Violinist Jeffrey Multer was appointed concertmaster to The Florida Orchestra in 2006 where he currently holds the Suzette and Monroe Berkman chair. His many musical posts include serving as first violinist of the critically acclaimed Elements Quartet, whose New York series was named Best Classical Music Event of 2003 by The Washington Post. Multer has appeared as soloist and recitalist at Lincoln Center in New York, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Rudolphinium in Prague, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Multer’s diverse chamber music activities include serving as artistic director of chamber music at the Eastern Music Festival at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In addition, he has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Great Lakes Festival in Detroit, and has served as first violinist of the Oxford String Quartet and as a member of Leon Fleisher’s Kennedy Center Theater Chamber Players.

 
ABOUT THE CLARK

The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 270,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

 

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; Bank of America Museums on Us; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit

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