Linden String Quartet wins Concert Artists Guild Competition

The 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition culminated Wednesday evening with the announcement of three winners at the Awards Showcase at the Kosciuszko Foundation. Awards went to pianist Michael Brown (First Prize & Victor and Sono Elmaleh Award), baritone Mischa Bouvier, and the Linden String Quartet. Each winner of the annual competition receives a two-year management contract and joins the CAG artist roster. The winners performed a short concert program for an enthusiastic audience of industry professionals and CAG supporters.

CAG’s mission is to discover, nurture and promote young musicians. Winners of its annual competition receive comprehensive career advancement services, including the booking of professional performance engagements, commissioning and recording opportunities, and marketing and publicity support. Winners will also appear next season on CAG’s Winners Series in New York. MORE

Published October 25, 2010
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Shinik Hahm leads the Yale Philharmonia in two works of Richard Strauss and the Fourth Symphony of Brahms on Thursday, November 18


The Yale School of Music presents the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale and conductor-in-residence Shinik Hahm on Thursday, November 18 at 8 pm in Woolsey Hall (corner of College and Grove Streets, New Haven). The program features the music of Richard Strauss and Johannes Brahms.

Strauss’s tone poem Don Juan opens the evening, led by Adrian Slywotzky, a conducting fellow at the School of Music. The piece depicts the exploits of Don Juan, the same storyline that Yale Opera will explore in its winter production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Oboist Carl Oswald, a winner of the Woolsey Concerto Competition, will join the orchestra for Strauss’s Oboe Concerto in D major. Strauss wrote the concerto for John De Lancie, a GI stationed in Germany after World War II who in civilian life had played oboe in the Pittsburgh Orchestra – and who later would serve for 30 years as principal oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The concert will conclude with Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor, considered by many one of the composer’s greatest masterpieces. Despite its dark tone, the work was acclaimed from its very first performance in 1885 and has been enormously popular ever since.

Admission to the performance is free. MORE

Published October 25, 2010
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