CAG Newsletter May 2013

RITE OF SPRING JUNE 11
Rite of Spring, CAG’s 2013 gala at The Rubin Museum of Art on June 11, 2013, is a night of music, food, drinks, art and an excellent way to support the work of the organization. The evening features performances by the Brasil Guitar Duo, Windsync wind quintet and soprano Sarah Wolfson. Join us as we honor GRAMMY winning guitarist Sharon Isbin and CAG Vice Chairman Norbert Weissberg, this year’s CAG Virtuoso Award recipients.

JOIN US AT THE LOOK & LISTEN FESTIVAL — MAY 17-18-19

Noted as “…one of the most appealing choices season after season…” by TimeOut New York, the 2013 Look & Listen Festival fills the Pratt Manhattan Gallery with sound and CAG musicians.

– Claire Chase & Svet Stoyanov play flute and percussion works by Stuart Smith, Luciano Berio, and a world premiere by Marcos Balter 
– Phyllis Chen
 & Cuddle Magic offer a set from their avant-folk collaborative CD
– Bridget Kibbey, harpist, performs on an evening of works curated by Suzanne Farrin
– Two world premieres co-commissioned by CAG and L&L: composer/pianist Michael Brown with cellist/filmmaker Nick Canellakis who create a New York themed multi-media work; and Brazilian composer/guitarist João Luiz writes for Sybarite5

AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE: “LET’S HAVE LOTS MORE” FROM MICHAEL BROWN

Michael Brown’s first album, Schubert, Debussy, Brown garnered a wonderful review in the May/June issue of American Record Guide. TheGuide praised Michael’s playing as “refreshingly understated” and “deliciously played, with all the perkiness and sparkle one could want.” Read the full review here!

Michael’s album is available for purchase online and is part of the Victor Elmaleh Collection — a fast-growing catalog of albums by artists hand-selected by Mr. Elmaleh himself.

TIMES-PICAYUNE CALLS IMANI WINDS “HURRICANE OF CREATIVITY”

CAG alumni Imani Winds brought the 2012-2013 New Orleans Friends of Music season “…to a glorious climax with snapping fingers, an audience sing-along and an astounding blend of jazz expressivity and classical chops ” last month. The quintet played works by Debussy, works by the groups player-composers Valerie Coleman (flute) and Jeff Scott (French horn), Lalo Schifrin’s approrpiate “La Nouvelle Orleans”, a work by jazzer Jason Moran and an arrangement of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” Read the full review here.

CONCERTS IN THE TRI-STATE AREA

Naomi O’Connell mezzo soprano
Tuesday, May 7 | 7:00 PM
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn
Amphion String Quartet
Sunday, May 12 | 4:00 PM
Beacon, NY
Sybarite5
Wednesday, May 15 | 12:30 PM
1000 Harbor Blvd., Lincoln Harbor, Weehawken, NJ

Sybarite5
Thursday, May 16 |12:00 PM
World Wide Plaza Summer Concert Series — FREE and open to the public
350 West 50th Street (at 8th Avenue), NYC
Hye-Jin Kim violin
Friday, May 17 | 6:00 PM
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Sybarite5
Saturday, May 18 | 7:30 PM
Linden String Quartet
Monday, May 19 | 4:00 PM
Jay Campbell cello
Thursday, May 23 | 8 PM
New Amsterdam Singers
Sant Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
552 West End Avenue (at 87th Street)
Canellakis-Brown Duo
Friday, May 24 | 8:00 PM
Barbès Brooklyn
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn