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.