Pianist Randall Hodgkinson to Perform at Williams College

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Randall Hodgkinson will perform a Bösendorfer piano recital on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. Hodgkinson will also give a master class for Williams College piano students that evening at 7:30 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. These free events are open to the public.     

Hodkinson will play Beethoven’s Sonata, opus 10; Carter’s Sonata; and Schumann’s Davidsbündler Dances.

Grand Prize winner of the International American Music Competition sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Hall, Randall Hodgkinson has performed with New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Boston Pops, Iceland Philharmonic and the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome. Many solo and collaborative recordings include the BBC double 5 star award winner "Petrouschka and other Prophesies" the Grammy Award winner with Dawn Upshaw, “The Girl With the Orange Lips”, the complete music for cello and piano by Leo Ornstein with cellist Joshua Gordon for New World Recordings Numerous appearances in festivals include BargeMusic, Santa Fe Festival, Chamber Music Northwest and Mainly Mozart in La Jolla, California.

Mr. Hodgkinson performs the 2 piano and 4 hand repertoire with his wife, Leslie Amper and the piano trio repertoire with the Gramercy Trio, and is an artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society. Faculty appointments include New England Conservatory of Music and the Longy School in Cambridge and Boston University and Wellesley College.
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Clark Art Virtual Writing Programs

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute will offer two free virtual writing sessions in celebration of spring at noon on Tuesday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 16. 
 
Each session features different works from the Clark's collection as inspiration for workshops led by members of the Clark's Education Department.
 
The interactive virtual program is open to all regardless of experience and offers participants a focused writing session to encourage their creativity as they write their way through a series of open-ended prompts inspired by selected paintings and works-on-paper that feature spring themes. Participants may share their writing with the group at the conclusion of the program or they can opt to remain anonymous. In addition, all participants will be provided with additional nature writing prompts to use on their next springtime visit to the Clark's Ground/work exhibition.
 
Online registration is required; space is limited to 15 participants per session. Registration for the March 9 session closes at noon on Friday, March 5, and registration for the March 16 session closes on March 12, or when capacity is reached. Registrants will receive an email with a private link to this live virtual program before the event. Visit clarkart.edu/events to register. 
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