Presentations: CAG Presents

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 7:30 pm

Brandon Ridenour, Trumpet

Winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

WEILL RECITAL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL

With pianist Rachel Naomi Kudo and Useful Chamber

George Gershwin: Three Preludes (arr. Ridenour)
Maurice Ravel: Habanera (arr. Ridenour)
Claude Debussy: Four Preludes (arr. Ridenour)
Johannes Brahms: Sonatensatz

Intermission

(Featuring Useful Chamber)
Camille Saint-Saëns: Septet
Antonio Vivaldi: Sento in Seno (arr. Ridenour)
J.S. Bach: Agnus Dei (arr. Ridenour)
Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances (arr. Ridenour)

“A major talent in the making.”
-The Grand Rapids Press


Upcoming in the Series

Sunday, Oct 06, 2019 11:00 am

2019 CAG Competition Finals

 

Merkin Concert Hall

Be the first to see CAG’s new stars at the 2019 CAG Competition Finals!

CAG’s annual competition identifies musicians with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to make an impact in the world. The winners receive management contracts, a New York showcase performance, and professional career development and coaching.

After the finalists perform, the onstage announcement of the winners will be followed by a reception at Merkin Concert Hall.

This concert is free and open to all.

2019 CAG Competition Finals
Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019 7:00 pm

Invoke, multi-string quartet

Winner, 2018 CAG Competition

Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater

Described as “not classical…but not not classical” (David Srebnik, SiriusXM Classical Producer), Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental band’s other “not-nots” encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism.  Invoke weaves all of these styles together to create truly individual music written by and for the group.

Invoke will perform AMERICAN POSTCARDS: featuring Invoke originals and new music by American composers.

Watch Invoke perform an original work, Dogs:

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Invoke, multi-string quartet
Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019 7:30 pm

Aizuri Quartet

 

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

The Aizuri Quartet has won numerous awards, including the Grand Prize at the 2018 M Prize Chamber Arts Competition, as well as top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. Through its engaging and thought-provoking programs,  the ensemble has garnered critical acclaim. In 2019, the Aizuri Quartet’s debut album, Blueprinting, was nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award in the “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble” category.

The Aizuri Quartet will perform LOCALLY SOURCED: works by Haydn, Komitas, and Sibelius influenced by their surroundings.

Watch the trailer to the Aizuri Quartet’s album, Blueprinting:

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Aizuri Quartet