Performing Artists in Residence at the Clark Art Institute present Pärt, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn: Masterworks for Piano, Violin, and Cello at the Clark on Sunday, April 17, 2016 in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Co-artistic directors Edward Arron, cello, and Jeewon Park, piano, join violinist and Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra David Chan for the performance. An artists’ reception follows the concert. Tickets are $25 ($20 members; students free with valid ID). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.
The musicians perform pieces by Arvo Pärt (Fratres for Cello and Piano and Spiegel im Spiegel for Cello and Piano), Camille Saint-Saëns (Sonata No. 1 in d minor for Violin and Piano), and Felix Mendelssohn (Piano Trio No. 2 in c minor, Opus 66).
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
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. He is the artistic director, host, and resident performer of the MusicalMasterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut, as well as South Carolina’s Festival Series and Chamber Music on Main.
Pianist Jeewon Park has garnered the attention of audiences for her dazzling technique and poetic lyricism. She 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 where she first appeared as a Rising Star in 2007, and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York.
Violinist David 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 seventeen, 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.
This event is made possible by Mela and Paul Haklisch; piano courtesy Steinway & Sons.