String Trio Performs Chamber Works by (Mostly) Modern Composers at The Clark

(L-R) Jeewon Park, Edward Arron, Kyung Sun Lee

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – A string trio in residence at The Clark will perform chamber music works by Halvorsen, Dvorák, Mendelssohn, Schnittke, Schumann, Ravel, Arvo Pärt, and Piazzolla on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at 3 pm. While in town, the musicians – Edward Arron, cello; Jeewon Park, piano; and Kyung Sun Lee, violin – will offer free master classes at Williams College open to the public.  Arron will offer a cello master class at Chapin Hall, Williams College, from 2 to 4pm on Saturday, November 17. Kyung Sun Lee will offer a violin master class at Brooks-Rodgers Auditorium, Williams College, from 2 to 4pm on Sunday, November 18.


The program for the chamber music concert includes:


·         Passacaglia on a theme by Handel for Violin and Cello, Johan Halvorsen


·         Piano Trio in E minor, Opus 90 “Dumky,” Antonin Dvorák


·         Rondo Capriccioso in E Major for Solo Piano, Opus 14, Felix Mendelssohn


·         Musica Nostalgica for Cello and Piano (1992), Alfred Schnittke


·         Intermezzo in F Major for Violin and Piano from “F.A.E.” Sonata, WoO22, Robert Schumann


·         Tzigane for Violin and Piano, Maurice Ravel


·         Fratres for Cello and Piano (1977), Arvo Pärt


·         Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (selections), arr. for Piano Trio by José Bragato, Astor Piazzolla

Arron and Park are co-artistic directors. Tickets are $25 general admission ($20 members, $10 students) and may be purchased by calling 413 458 0524.

Cellist Edward Arron is recognized worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. The 2012–13 season will mark Arron’s tenth anniversary as the artistic director of the Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert. He is artistic director, host, and resident performer of the Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Conn., as well as the concert series in Beaufort and Columbia, S.C., and also is the artistic director of the Caramoor Virtuosi. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Arron currently serves on the faculty of New York University.

Pianist Jeewon Park is renowned 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 is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale University and holds a DMA degree from SUNY–Stony Brook.

Violinist Kyung Sun Lee captured sixth prize in the 1994 Tchaikovsky Competition, a bronze medal in the 1993 Queen Elizabeth Competition, first prizes of the Washington and D’Angelo International Competitions, and third prize in the Montreal International Competition. She is currently associate professor of violin at Seoul National University. Lee was educated at Seoul National University, Peabody Conservatory, and The Juilliard School.

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, The Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, The Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit The Clark or call 413 458 2303.

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