High Notes December

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TWICE THE MOMENTUM | DOUBLE THE EFFECT

The National Endowment for the Arts has supported CAG with a grant of $25,000 for touring engagements and the commissioning of new works. AND, thanks to a matching grant from Victor Elmaleh, you can double the effect of your commitment to CAG. When you donate, please add to the momentum of the NEA and Victor Elmaleh by increasing your contribution too. Victor Elmaleh will match all gifts up to $100,000.
With two great reasons to give, DONATE NOW

MISCHA BOUVIER — MESSIAH & MORE
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This December, CAG baritone Mischa Bouvier enjoys performances across the States. He joins tPreviewhe Atlanta Baroque Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah on December 2nd; and then sings that same classic work with the Colorado Symphony, including three performances in Denver and one in Vail (Dec. 11-16). Closer to home, he performs a solo concert on December 4th at Barbès Bar & Performance Space in Park Slope, Brooklyn — part of the new CAG Sings series; takes the stage with the Choral Society of the Hamptons in the Charpentier Cantata and Pergolesi Magnificat, December 9; and returns to Manhattan on the 29th to sing Monteverdi’s Madrigals of Love & War with the ensemble TENET as part of Trinity Church’s 12th Night Festival.

Check out Mischa’s website for updates throughout the month!

CAG STRING QUARTETS AT WQXR BEETHOVEN MARATHON
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The Amphion String Quartet joined the Afiara and Grammy Award-winning Parker String Quartets at the 2012 WQXR Beethoven Festival. CAG was well-represented by these three of the eleven participating quartets. The packed venue — The Greene Space — and broadcast reached thousands of listeners with performances of the complete Beethoven String Quartets.

Listen to the full performances here!

NAOMI O’CONNELL CREATES BUZZ IN JUILLIARD/MET COSÌ 
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CAG mezzo soprano Naomi O’Connell joined a powerful cast at the Juilliard School for several performances of Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte, a co-production of Juilliard and the Metropolitan Opera and conducted by Alan Gilbert. The Opera was met with great success and garnered a review by The New York Times, which described Naomi’s performance as “rich” and “sassy.” Read the full review here! And, you can catch Naomi in her Weill Recital Hall debut, March 12 on the CAG Series!

CONCERTS IN THE TRI-STATE AREA
Jay Campbell cello
Tuesday, December 4 | 8:00 PM
Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th St., NYC

Mischa Bouvier baritone
Tuesday, December 4 | 7:00 PM
Barbès Bar & Performance Space
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Daria Rabotkina piano
Sunday, December 9 | 2:00 PM
East Meadow Public Library
East Meadow, NY

Michael Brown piano
CD Release Concert!
Sunday, December 9 | 7:00 PM
Barbès Bar, Park Slope, Brooklyn

The Linden String Quartet + Michael Brown piano
Friday, December 14 | 10:00 AM
Queens College
Queens, NY

The Linden String Quartet + Michael Brown piano
Sunday, December 16 | 4:00 PM
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

Sarah Wolfson soprano
Monday, December 17 | 7:30 PM
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC

Sarah Wolfson soprano
Wednesday, December 19 | 12:00 PM
Brookhaven National Laboratory: Berkner Hall
Upton, NY

Mischa Bouvier baritone
Saturday, December 29 | 7:00 PM
Trinity Wall Street
74 Trinity Place, NYC

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