High Notes, September 2012 — CAG’s Monthly Newsletter

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Thanks to a matching gift from Victor Elmaleh, this year you can double the effect of your commitment to CAG. Please add to the momentum created with his generosity by increasing your contribution too. He will match all gifts up to $100,000.

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CAG ARTISTS IN THE NEWS THIS SUMMER

Leading up to Sybarite5’s recent performance at Chautauqua, The Chautauquan Daily ran a feature on the ensemble, highlighting its range of repertoire. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM and see the group’s CAG produced Zankel Hall debut at Carnegie Hall. Hear more on the Sybarite5 website!

Pianist Michael Brown enjoyed press in The Seattle Times for a two-piano recital with Julio Elizalde that “…wowed the audience with crisp articulation, seemingly instinctive unanimity and accuracy of marksmanship.” Brown was also noted as a composer in a separate article for his new piece “Dialogue for Violin and Cello,” written for violinist Arnaud Sussmann and cellist Nicholas Canellakis.

Mezzo-soprano Naomi O’Connell was noted by the Boston Globe for her performance of Ravel’s “Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé” at the Marlboro Music Festival, VT on August 4. The Globe called Naomi an “…outstanding mezzo-soprano, her voice cool, precisely controlled, and perfect for this music.”

COMPETITION NEARS FINAL STAGES

This year’s Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition is almost at its final stage and we want you to join us for the Final Auditions! The Auditions are free to the public so please come and cheer on your favorites.

Who will this year’s winners be?

October 17, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm at Merkin Concert Hall — 129 West 67 Street

Bridget Kibbey, harp
Friday, September 14: 8 PM
The Concert Hall at Drew University
Madison, NJ
Sybarite5, string quintet
Saturday, September 15: 2 PM
Pequot Library
Southport, CT
Sarah Wolfson, soprano
Sunday, September 20: 2:30 PM
Coe Hall Mansion
Oyster Bay, NY
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