(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 8 pm, the Carpe Diem String Quartet will perform Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Opus 80 as their traditional work in The Clark’s popular chamber music series.
In celebration of The Clark’s Unearthed exhibition, Carpe Diem will be joined by award-winning pipa player Yihan Chen in a performance of Five Seasons by contemporary Chinese composer Lei Liang, who has been awarded both a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Aaron Copland Award.
Rounding out their program, the quartet will perform “Fiddle Suite Montana” by Korine Fujiwara, the quartet’s violist. One of the most versatile quartets of its generation, the Carpe Diem String Quartet has captured the imagination of audiences and critics alike and earned critical acclaim with innovative programming and electrifying performances. Their musical passions have inspired them to explore gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz music, in addition to the traditional string quartet repertoire.
Concert tickets are $25 ($20 for Clark members and students) and may be purchased online at The Clark or by calling 413 458 0524.
Prior to each concert in this series, the galleries will remain open until 6 pm and a delicious three-course fixed-price dinner will be served in the Clark’s Café at 6 pm. Dinner tickets are $27 per person (does not include beverage, tax, or gratuity); space is limited and reservations are required. For dinner reservations, call 413 458 0524.