Christopher T. Clark
After graduating from Harvard College in 1962 and earning an M.A. in English Literature at Georgetown University in 1967, Christopher Clark’s early employment was as a teacher at the Harvey School in Katonah, NY; a salesman at Little, Brown Co. publishers in Boston; and as a research analyst at H. C. Wainwright on Wall Street.
In the late 1970’s, Mr. Clark established Great Performance Tours in New York, where he continues as the active President and owner. He and his staff organize and lead approximately forty specialized tours every year to the major opera and music festivals throughout Europe, the U.S., and South America.
Mr. Clark is a former General Manager of the Spoleto Festival (USA) and the former National Chairman of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions. He has also served as Vice President of the Board of Rye Country Day School, and he has served on The PAC’s Board for 15 plus years. The PAC’s Artistic Director Christopher Beach invited him to be the first new Trustee and to assist him in expanding the Board.
Mr. Clark is an avid tennis player and skier, a devoté of great literature, and an enthusiastic patron and follower of the NY performing arts scene. He has been married to his wife Eloise (Bunny) – a talented artist and muralist – for nearly fifty years, with three children, eight grandchildren, and large families on both sides. As one of nine children, Mr. Clark’s own parents’ direct descendants now number more than 120 relatives.
Mr. Clark is a member of the Knickerbocker Club, the NY Athletic Club, and Manursing Island Club in Rye, where he and Bunny have lived in the same house for more than forty years. He is grateful to The Performing Arts Center for enriching the cultural and social life of his years in Westchester County.