Caroga Arts Ensemble

Caroga Arts Ensemble
Kyle Price, Director

Caroga Arts Ensemble, directed by cellist Kyle Price, is comprised of top young professional musicians from around the country who have been part of the Caroga Lake Music Festival. Performers include top competition prizewinners, School of Music faculty and members of America’s leading orchestras and chamber groups. In the 2018-2019 season, Caroga Arts Ensemble made its debut at Ravinia Festival (Highland Park, IL), presented a weeklong educational residency at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga Springs, NY) , and performed at Chicago’s Symphony Center, Maverick Concert Series (Woodstock, NY) and TED-x Oaklawn (Oaklawn, TX). Other past appearances include Maverick Concert Series, L.L. Bean’s Summer in the Park Series, and Proctors Theater.

At the age of nineteen in 2012, Price founded the Caroga Lake Music Festival at his grandmother’s home in the Adirondacks of Caroga Lake, NY. After five successful seasons, Caroga Arts Collective, the nonprofit parent organization, was formed in 2016. In the 2019 season, Caroga Arts Collective presents the National Summer Cello Institute, InterArts Symposium, MyHil Film Series, year-round Artist Residencies, and the 8th annual Caroga Lake Music Festival which featured over a hundred accomplished musicians at more than forty events throughout the five weeks.

Caroga Arts Ensemble performed Bernstein’s Songfest at Ravinia Festival in June 2019, with maestro Alexander Platt and Singers from the Ravinia Steans Music Institute.
Photo by Ravinia.