Clark Art Concerts at the Conforti Series
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A new concert series at the Clark Art Institute, Concerts at the Conforti, kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 28 with an afternoon performance of new classical music at 3 pm followed by an evening show of electronic music at 7 pm.
Both events are presented in the Michael Conforti Pavilion at the Clark.
The American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) performs the afternoon concert featuring music composed and arranged by AMOC musicians. According to a press release, Doug Balliett, Emi Ferguson, Jordan Dodson, and Keir GoGwilt create a unique blend of folk, baroque, and classical influences to tell musical stories about journeys across the Camino de Santiago, the Irish Sea, and the continental United States. Combining spoken narration, song, and virtuosic instrumental playing, this program tells compelling stories about the dreams, desires, and difficulties that draw folks away from home.
Sam Prekop and Greg Davis headline the evening concert, presented in partnership with Belltower Records (North Adams, Massachusetts), with Western Massachusetts' own Wednesday Knudsen and Kryssi Batallene opening.
According to a press release, for more than twenty-five years, as a solo artist and as a part of The Sea and Cake, Sam Prekop has created a sound that is both inventive and warm. His distinctive vocals, guitar playing, and work on modular analog synthesizers are innovative and delicate, and always bear his signature sense of melody. Greg Davis is an internationally recognized electronic musician and composer who has been making records and playing shows since 2001. Wednesday Knudsen and Kryssi Batallene are noted for their performance in solo and collaborative projects such as those with Pigeons, Mountain Movers, and Headroom. Both are local to the greater western Massachusetts/New York State region.
Tickets to either the afternoon or evening concert are $10 for general admission, $8 for members, and $7 for students. A ticket for either event admits the ticket holder to both performances. For more information and to register, visit clarkart.edu/events.
The next Concerts at the Conforti performance, presented by Bill Nace and Matt Krefting, is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 pm in the Michael Conforti Pavilion.
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