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, 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.

Program:

Carl Vine: Piano Sonata No. 1 (1990)
Scriabin: Poème in F-sharp Major, Op. 32 No. 1
Scriabin: Fantasie in B minor, Op. 28

Intermission

David Hertzberg: Softly her tower crumbled in the sweet silent sun
(World premiere – a co-commission by the BMI Foundation and CAG)
Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118 No. 2
Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418

Watch Dominic perform Carl Vine’s Piano Sonata No. 1:

Dominic Cheli, piano
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 7:30 pm

YooJin Jang, violin, with Renana Gutman, piano

Winner, 2017 CAG Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

In memory of William Reid Pitts, Jr. M.D., beloved husband of Marguerite O. Pitts

Applauded by The Strad for her “fiery virtuosity” and “consummate performances,” violinist YooJin Jang is a winner of the 2017 CAG Competition, and is also First Prize winner of the 2016 Sendai International Music Competition in Japan. YooJin’s 18-19 season includes concerto debuts at New York’s Chautauqua Institution and in Japan with the Osaka Symphony Orchestra.

The program will include works by Schumann, Sibelius, and Corigliano.

YooJin Jang, violin, with Renana Gutman, piano