High Notes — October, 2012
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Welcome to the new season with Concert Artists Guild — one full of wonderful concerts, opportunities to engage with the stellar young artists CAG represents and to ensure the financial stability of the organization through the generosity of a matching grant from Victor Elmaleh.
Thanks to this matching grant, you can double the effect of your commitment to CAG. When you make your membership gift, please add to the momentum by increasing your contribution too. Victor Elmaleh will match all gifts up to $100,000.
COMPETITION FINALS ON OCTOBER 17th
The Final Round of the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition is right around the corner!
This day of live judging is the culmination of the 2012 Competition, and is open to the public free of charge. Cheer on your favorites and witness concert music’s next generation.
October 17, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm at Merkin Concert Hall — 129 West 67 Street
AMPHION STRING QUARTET TOURS THE NONTRADITIONAL
This October, the Amphion String Quartet plays four engagements that stretch beyond the concert hall to fresh audiences. CAG targets audiences and venues like this through its New Music/New Places program, which is aimed at providing a casual environment in which to hear concert music.
On Friday, October 5, the Quartet opens the 2012 Illuminations Chamber Concert Series; on Sunday, October 14, it joins the Barbès Classical series at Barbès Bar and Performance Space in Park Slope, Brooklyn; on Tuesday, October 16 it partners with dynamic music collective Le Train Bleu for an evening of Gershwin’s music atSymphony Space; and on Sunday, October 21 it is presented by the Tertulia chamber music series for a concert in a unique atmosphere — the concert is held at Tarallucci e Vino restaurant, 15 East 18th Street, Manhattan.
ALUMNA CLAIRE CHASE WINS MACARTHUR GRANT!
CAG Alumna Claire Chase (First Prize Winner, 2008 Concert Artists Guild Competition), has won a prestigious MacArthur Award! This Award recognizes Chase’s success as an “arts entrepreneur,” creating “a new model for the commissioning, recording and live performance of classical music, and opening new avenues of artistic expression for the 21st century musician.”
Claire is the founder of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), a free-form ensemble that promotes new music and commissions new works from young and emerging composers. The ensemble has presented over 300 world premieres to date in a variety of locales.
You can read the full write-up in The Chicago Tribune.
Please join us in congratulating Claire on this tremendous honor!