Clark Art Institute Free Concerts

I/O Fest with Williams College Department of Music

By: - Jan 04, 2023

The Clark Art Institute hosts three free events as part of I/O Fest, the Williams College Department of Music’s annual immersion in the music of today. Students in the music program take audiences on a tour of new sounds and adventurous music during a concert for families on January 15. This year’s lineup also features a film screening on January 14 and a performance by guest ensemble GEORGE following the Family Concert on January 15. Visit for more information. 

The schedule of performances at the Clark includes: 

Milford Graves Full Mantis
Saturday, January 14, 4:30 pm
The first ever feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, this documentary explores Graves’ kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. Graves was a founding pioneer of avant-garde jazz, having performed internationally since 1964, both as a soloist and in ensembles.
Run time: 1 hour, 31 minutes

Family Concert
Sunday, January 15, 1 pm
Michael Conforti Pavilion
I/O New Music presents an exploration of new sounds and adventurous music. The group performs a family concert with I/Out Loud, Kids 4 Harmony, and special guest GEORGE.

GEORGE in Concert
Sunday, January 15, 4 pm
Michael Conforti Pavilion
Genre-crossing jazz and new music ensemble GEORGE performs music from their forthcoming album Letters to George. Composer and percussionist John Hollenbeck formed GEORGE during the COVID pandemic by bringing together Anna Webber, a flutist, saxophonist, and composer; Aurora Nealand of the New Orleans band Royal Roses; and Isis Paola Giraldo (a.k.a. Chiquita Magic), a musician and music producer.