Presentations: CAG Presents

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 7:30 pm

CAG Encores!

Featuring the Brasil Guitar Duo; members of the Enso String Quartet; Christina Jennings, Flute; Tanya Bannister, piano

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sponsored by the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund

CAG welcomes current alumni artists the Brasil Guitar Duo (a 2006 Competition winner), who will combine with members of the Enso String Quartetpianist Tanya Bannister (both 2003 winners), and flutist Christina Jennings (a 2001 winner) in a mixed program of classic and new works, including Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15 and works for flute and two guitars by the Brasil Guitar Duo’s members, Douglas Lora and João Luiz.

Program:

W. A. Mozart: Flute Quartet in C Major, K. 285b
    Enso String Quartet and Christina Jennings, flute

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15
    Enso String Quartet and Tanya Bannister, piano

Darius Milhaud: Sonatina for Flute, Op. 76 (arr. João Luiz)
Tendre
João Luiz: Northeastern Nostalgia
Douglas Lora: Para você, uma Flôr
    Brasil Guitar Duo and Christina Jennings, flute

Leo Brouwer: Sonata de Los Viajeros
Egberto Gismonti: Sete Anéis (arr. João Luiz)
Egberto Gismonti: Karatê (arr. João Luiz)
    Brasil Guitar Duo

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Upcoming in the Series

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Jiji, guitar

First Prize Winner, 2016 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sponsored Marilyn G. and Joseph B. Schwartz, longtime friends of CAG

Works by Steve Reich, J. S. Bach, Ginastera, and Leo Brouwer

Guitarist Jiji is an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar, playing an extensive range of music from traditional and contemporary classical music to free improvisation. Her impeccable musicianship combined with compelling stage presence and fascinating repertoire earned her First Prize at the 2016 CAG Competition.

 

Jiji, guitar
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 7:30 pm

Sam Suggs, double bass

2016 New Music/New Places Fellow

The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street

Works by Penderecki, J.S. Bach, and Sam Suggs (world premiere*)

*A co-commission by the BMI Foundation and CAG

Versatile double bassist Sam Suggs was named Concert Artists Guild’s New Music/New Places Fellow at the 2016 CAG Competition. As a performer-composer, Sam is committed to expanding the literature of the double bass canon, often combining performances of classic works with his own compositions and reworkings.

Sam Suggs, double bass
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 7:30 pm

Yoonah Kim, clarinet

Winner, 2016 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

With Mariko Furukawa, piano

Works by Bernstein, Poulenc, Brahms, and Andrew Hsu (world premiere*)

*Commissioned by CAG with the generous support of the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund

The first solo clarinetist to win CAG in nearly 30 years, Yoonah Kim became the first woman to win first prize at the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition in 2016. She is also a member of Ensemble Connect, a highly selective two-year fellowship program under the joint auspices of Carnegie Hall, The Weill Institute, and The Juilliard School.

Yoonah Kim, clarinet