Argus Quartet Makes New York Recital Debut At Weill Recital Hall
The Argus Quartet, Co-First Prize Winner of the 2017 CAG Competition, will make its Weill Recital Hall debut on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:30pm. The ensemble performs its trademark blend of masterworks by Haydn and Janácek alongside music by contemporary composers Ted Hearne, Juri Seo, and Christopher Theofanidis.
Haydn: String Quartet in B minor, Op. 33 No. 1
Juri Seo: Respiri - in Memoriam Jonathan Harvey
Christopher Theofanidis: Visions and Miracles
Ted Hearne: Overlay (For David Lang)
Janácek: String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
The Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today's most dynamic and versatile young ensembles, winning First Prize at both the 2017 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition and the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. As the current Graduate Resident String Quartet at The Juilliard School, Argus is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse programming. In that spirit, the ensemble's repertoire includes not only masterworks of the chamber music canon, but also a wide range of pieces by living composers.
Jason Issokson and Clara Kim, violins | Dana Kelley, viola | Joann Whang, cello
Founded in 1951, Concert Artists Guild helps young musicians launch concert careers. Winners of CAG's annual competition receive comprehensive management support, including a debut recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, concert bookings, opportunities through the CAG Commissioning Program and CAG Records label, marketing, publicity, and mentorship. Notable alumni artists include violinists Jennifer Koh, Joseph Lin (Juilliard Quartet), and Eugene Drucker (Emerson Quartet); pianists Barry Douglas, Michael Brown, and Daniel Hsu; clarinetists David Shifrin and David Krakauer; flutists Carol Wincenc, Marina Piccinini, and MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase; groundbreaking ensembles Imani Winds, the Brasil Guitar Duo, and Sybarite5; and Grammy-winning ensembles Pacifica and Parker String Quartets, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and MacArthur Fellow Eighth Blackbird.