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 05, 2019 7:00 pm

Invoke, multi-string quartet

Winner, 2018 CAG Competition

Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
A co-presentation with Joe’s Pub

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

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

The Aizuri Quartet is the winner of 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. Through its engaging and thought-provoking programs, the ensemble has garnered critical acclaim, and its debut album, Blueprinting, was nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award in the “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble” category.

Program:

LOCALLY SOURCED
Komitas: Armenian Folk Songs
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 64 No. 2 in B Minor
Paul Wiancko: LIFT (2016)

Watch the Aizuri Quartet’s Grand Prize-winning performance at the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition:

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Aizuri Quartet
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 7:30 pm

Yi-Nuo Wang, piano

First Prize Winner, 2018 CAG Comeptition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Chinese pianist Yi-Nuo Wang was selected as first prize winner of the 2018 CAG Competition, which is just the latest in a series of impressive first-prize performances, along with the 2017 Wideman International Piano Competition in Louisiana.

Program:

Bartók: Piano Sonata
Brahms: 8 Klavierstucke, Op. 76
Rachmaninoff:
Piece in D minor
Daisies, Op.38 no.3
Prelude in G-flat major, Op. 23 No. 10
Chen Yi: Ba Ban (2000)
Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Watch Yi-Nuo play Rachmaninoff’s Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3:

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Yi-Nuo Wang, piano