Concerts at the Clark Art Museum

Tuesday evening we had the distinct pleasure of attending a chamber concert at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA.  The Ying Quartet played Mendelssohn and Brahms flawlessly and beautifully.   Then we came home under the full moon and starlit Berkshires sky.  This is one of a series on Tuesdays in August, and we’re recommending it to guests of Brook Farm Inn.  You can even combine the concert with a dinner special.  Here are the details!

Make a night of a performance with a special, fixed-price dinner offered beforehand at 6 pm. On concert days, the galleries will remain open until 6 pm and the museum shop will remain open until 8 pm. Concert tickets are $21 each ($18 members and students). Dinner is $25 per person, and does not include beverage, tax, gratuity, or concert. Reservations are required; seating is limited. Call 413-458-0524 for reservations.

August 11: Trio Solisti has won an international reputation as one of the most brilliant piano trios concertizing today. They will perform the Haydn Trio in G Major “Gypsy Rondo”; Beethoven Trio in B-flat Major “Archduke”; and the Brahms Trio in C Major, Opus 87.

August 18: Ensemble-in-residence at Florida International University, the Amernet String Quartet is one of today’s exceptional string quartets. Returning to the Clark after a well-received 2008 appearance, the group will perform the Haydn String Quartet Opus 76, No. 4, “Sunrise”; Stephen Dankner’s String Quartet No. 10 (premiere performance based on Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influence); and Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1.

August 25: Annually appearing on the great stages of Europe and America, the American String Quartet is resident quartet at the Manhattan School of Music and at the summer Aspen Music Festival and School. The group will close the 2009 Sights and Sounds Series with a program including the Haydn String Quartet in D major, Opus 76, No. 5; the Bartok String Quartet No. 3; and the Brahms Quartet in A Minor, Opus 51, No. 2.

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