Presentations: CAG Presents

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 by 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.

The full program is:

Isaac Albéniz: Asturias (Leyenda)

BREATHE AND DANCE
Marin Marais: Les Voix Humaines
J. S. Bach: Allegro from Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro, BWV 998

Arvo Pärt, arr. Manuel Barrueco: Fratres
(featuring the Argus Quartet, violist Nick Revel and bassist Erez Meyuhass)

Gulli Björnsson: Dimmar Öldur Rísa (Dim waves rise) (2017)
Guitar and electronics

Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint (1987)

TWENTIETH CENTURY GROOVES
Leo Brouwer: Paisaje Cubano Con Campanas (1986)
Ben Verdery: Tread Lightly for You Tread on My Dreams (2008)
Alberto Ginastera: Finale from Sonata for Guitar, Op. 47 (1976)

This concert is part of the Composers Now Festival.
The Composers Now Festival celebrates living composers, the diversity of their voices, and the significance of their musical contributions to our society. During the month of February, the Festival brings together myriad performances ranging in genre from jazz to indie, classical to post-classical, experimental to folk, and beyond. Composers will be in attendance at all events. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York.


Upcoming in the Series

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Argus Quartet

Co-First Prize Winner, 2017 CAG Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

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

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 Quartet in Residence 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.

Ted HearneFor David Lang (2017)
Juri SeoRespiri (2016)
Janáček: String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”

Intermission

Haydn: String Quartet in B minor, Op. 33 No. 1
Christopher Theofanidis: Visions and Miracles (1997/2002)

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Argus Quartet
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 7:30 pm

Prevailing Winds

CAG Encores!

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

CAG welcomes artists Imani Winds; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Steven Lin, piano; Tom Gallant, oboe; and PUBLIQuartet for a program of wind-centered works by Poulenc, Martinů, Russell Platt, and Valerie Coleman.

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Prevailing Winds
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 7:30 pm

Dominic Cheli, piano

Co-First Prize Winner, 2017 CAG Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Applauded by MusicWeb International for his “splendid playing…great skill and technical prowess,” St. Louis native Dominic Cheli‘s career is rapidly advancing. In addition to winning the CAG Competition in 2017, he was named the winner of the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition and released his debut CD for the Naxos label, featuring the music of Muzio Clementi. Highlights of his 18-19 season include performances at the Mostly Mozart and Ravinia Festivals, in addition to his Weill Recital Hall debut with CAG.

The program will include works by Liszt, Scriabin, and David Hertzberg (world premiere – a co-commission by the BMI Foundation and CAG).

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Dominic Cheli, piano