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May 2017

Coins of the Realm: Money, Value, and Sovereignty in the Early Modern Atlantic

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

—a conference organized by Andrew Apter, University of California, Los Angeles The conference addresses key relationships between money-forms and political authority during major transitions in the British Atlantic economy associated with the Stuart Restoration, the financial revolution, the Board of Trade and Plantations, and the Royal African Company. Of central importance is the Great Recoinage of 1696, which attempted to restore England’s national currency by realigning the nominal values of coins with their material worth as gold and silver. While…

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Chamber Music at the Clark: Ying Quartet

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ying Quartet in honor of Melvin Kaplan Robin Scott, violin Janet Ying, violin Philip Ying, viola David Ying, cello The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Now in its second decade together, the group has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications in its tours across the United States and abroad. Its performances regularly take…

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Chamber Music at the Clark: Tesla Quartet with guest pianist David Kaplan

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tesla Quartet Ross Snyder, violin Michelle Lie, violin Edwin Kaplan, viola Serafim Smigelskiy, cello The Tesla Quartet was formed at the Juilliard School in 2008 and quickly established itself as one of the most promising young ensembles in New York, winning Second Prize at the J. C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition only a few months after its inception. From 2009 to 2012 the quartet held a fellowship as the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where it studied…

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