String Quartet to Play Works by Haydn, Dvorak, Martinu and Turina at the Clark

Pianist Jeewon Park and cellist Edward Arron

Pianist Jeewon Park and cellist Edward Arron

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Cellist Edward Arron, pianist Jeewon Park, violinist Jesse Mills, and violist Ara Gregorian will perform works by Haydn, Dvorak, Martinu and Turina at the Clark Art Institute on Friday, November 6, 2015, at 7:30pm. The program features vivacious and warm pieces characterized by vibrantly colorful and rustic folk elements from each composer’s native land.

The program includes Franz Joseph Haydn’s String Trio in G Major, Opus 53, No. 1; Bohuslav Martinu’s Duo No. 1 for Violin and Cello, H. 157; Joaquin Turina’s Piano Quartet in a minor, Opus 67; and Antonín Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 87. The musicians are Performing Artists in Residence at the Clark.

The concert will be held in the Michael Conforti Pavilion; an artists’ reception follows the performance. Tickets are $25 ($20 Clark members) and free for students with valid ID. To purchase tickets, visit the Clark Art Institute online or call 413 458 0524.

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.

Two-time Grammy nominated violinist Jesse Mills has been a soloist with the Phoenix Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony, the Green Bay Symphony, Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, the Denver Philharmonic, the Teatro Argentino Orchestra (in Buenos Aires, Argentina), and the Aspen Music Festival’s Sinfonia Orchestra. He has also appeared at prestigious venues in Europe, such as the Barbican Centre of London, La Cité de la Musique in Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Carré Theatre, Teatro Arcimboldi in Milan, and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. Mills is co-founder of Horszowski Trio and Duo Prism, a violin-piano duo with Rieko Aizawa, which earned first prize at the Zinetti International Competition in Italy in 2006.

Known for his thrilling performances and musical creativity, violist Ara Gregorian made his New York recital debut in 1996 in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and his debut as soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra in Symphony Hall in 1997. He has performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center and in major metropolitan cities throughout the world. He is the founder and artistic director of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival in Greenville, North Carolina. He has also performed extensively as a member of numerous chamber music ensembles including Concertante, the Daedalus Quartet, and the Arcadian Trio.



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