Presentations: CAG Presents

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 7:30 pm

Sam Suggs, double bass

2016 New Music/New Places Fellow

The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street

Works by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Penderecki, and Sam Suggs (world premiere*)

*A co-commission by the BMI Foundation and CAG

Versatile double bassist Sam Suggs was named Concert Artists Guild’s New Music/New Places Fellow at the 2016 CAG Competition. As a performer-composer, Sam is committed to expanding the literature of the double bass canon, often combining performances of classic works with his own compositions and reworkings.


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