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The Cassatt String Quartet in Concert
December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM$20 – $25
The Cassatt String Quartet presents world premieres by composers Ileana Perez-Velazquez, Zachary Wadsworth, and Dylan Schneider, each of whom is a member of the Williams College faculty. Each composition is inspired by their favorite artwork in the Clark’s permanent collection. To celebrate the opening of Williamstown’s Holiday Walk weekend, the Cassatt String Quartet will round out the program with the festive music of Vivaldi’s “Winter” from the Four Seasons, and selections from the holiday favorite “The Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky.
Acclaimed as one of America’s outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan-based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East, with appearances in London for the Sapphire Jubilee Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The quartet has recorded more than thirty CDs for the Koch, Naxos, New World, Point, CRI, Tzadik, and Albany labels and is named for the celebrated American Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt.