Clark Art Institute's resident chamber musicians performing Sunday


WILLIAMSTOWN >> Performing Artists in Residence at the Clark Art Institute present "Pärt, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn: Masterworks for Piano, Violin, and Cello" at the Clark at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Co-artistic directors Edward Arron, cello, and Jeewon Park, piano, join David Chan, violinist and concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, for the performance.

An artists' reception follows the concert.

The musicians will perform Pärt's Fratres for Cello and Piano, and Spiegel im Spiegel for Cello and Piano; Saint-Saëns' Sonata No. 1 in d minor for Violin and Piano), and Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 2 in c minor, Opus 66.

Chan is the concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and an active soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He first gained international recognition when, at the age of 17, he won a top prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. He is the founder and artistic director of Musique et Vin au Clos Vougeot in France and a frequent guest at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and La Jolla's SummerFest.

Arron has appeared in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He is the artistic director, host, and resident performer of the MusicalMasterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Conn., as well as South Carolina's Festival Series and Chamber Music on Main.

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. She regularly returns to the Caramoor International Music Festival and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York.

Tickets information is available online at or by phone at (413) 458-0524.


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