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
Performances | Sunday, March 8, 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Leonard Nimoy Thalia At Peter Norton Symphony Space
Instrumental Storytellers awakens excitement and passion for classical music in young people and inspires traditional concertgoers to experience the music in a new way, featuring storytelling, movement, comic sketches, and poetry. Be taken on an imaginative journey for audiences of all ages!
A co-presentation with Creative Stage Collective.
Featuring the Aizuri and Argus Quartets and Kim Kashkashian, viola
CAG partners with Music for Food, a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief, for this concert, which will raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger. Featuring Mozart’s Viola Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614, Garth Knox’s Satellites, and Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings, Op. 20.
A co-presentation with Music For Food.
Suggested donation at the door is $30/$10 students and seniors. No ticket required.
This concert benefits Broadway Community.
Winner, 2018 CAG Competition
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
One of the most dynamic percussionists of his generation, Mitya Nilov is a winner of the 2018 CAG Competition. The depth, sincerity, and sensitivity of his distinctive musical voice have empowered him to captivate his audiences worldwide. Mitya has appeared in top halls around the globe, including the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall, and the New World Center in Miami, Florida.
Mitya will perform FROM RUSSIA TO ARGENTINA: a variety of percussion works including The Little Prince by Viktor Grishin and a world premiere work by 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Gilbertson, a co-commission by the BMI Foundation and CAG.
Watch Mitya and pianist Liana Pailodze Harron perform Piazonore by Alexej Gerassimez:
Tickets: $30 adults / $15 students