High Notes July 2012

NEW ARTISTS, NEW SEASON!

Concert Artists Guild’s 2012-2013 season begins Thursday, October 18th with the Judi Flom Winners Showcase & Awards Ceremony of the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition at The Kosciuszko Foundation. This evening features the announcement of CAG’s newest artists! Who will our next stars be?

Rock star string quintet Sybarite5 (CAG Competition Winner, 2011) kicks off the 2012-2013 Concerts in New York series on Tuesday, November 13th at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. Known for its eclectic repertoire — Mozart to Radiohead — the string quartet + double bass combination is stunning.

Stay tuned for tickets and more concert information on the CAG website!

CAG ARTIST APPEARANCES MAKE FOR A MUSICAL SUMMER

For music lovers who can’t wait for the fall season, CAG artists are making several prominent appearances! Here are just a few:

The Linden String Quartet closes its Caramoor residency with singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane, including the premiere of his commission for the Quartet — Friday, July 13, 8:00 pm, Katonah, NY

Pianist Daria Rabotkina joins the International Keyboard Institute with works by Schubert, Busoni, Hamelin and Prokofiev — Thursday, July 26, 6:00 pm, Mannes College, NYC

Sybarite5 plays at Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall as part of the prestigious Chatauqua Music Festival —Monday, August 13, 4:00 pm, Chautauqua, NY

2012 RITE OF SPRING CELEBRATES CAG IN STYLE

The 2012 Rite of Spring gala on June 12th was met with enthusiastic acclaim. The evening began with remarks from CAG Chairman Jerry Caccappolo and a conversation between President Richard Weinert and American composer and author Ned Rorem, the 2012 CAG Virtuoso Award honoree. The evening’s concert featured performances from CAG artists and alumni.

This very special evening celebrated the bright future of concert music and reflects the unwavering support of those who made it possible. To all who contributed to this wonderful success: thank you!

July 2012 Performance Highlights in the Tri-State Area:
 
Linden String Quartet
Caramoor Festival
Katonah, NY
Friday, July 13, 8:00 PM
Daria Rabotkina, piano
Huntington Summer Arts Festival
Huntington, NY
Thursday, July 19, 8:30 PM
Daria Rabotkina, piano
International Keyboard Institute & Festival
Mannes College, 150 West 85th St., NY, NY
Thursday, July 26, 6:00 PM
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