Presentations

Upcoming Performances

Sunday, Oct 06, 2019 11:00 am

2019 CAG Competition Finals

 

Merkin Concert Hall

Be the first to see CAG’s new stars at the 2019 CAG Competition Finals!

CAG’s annual competition identifies musicians with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to make an impact in the world. The winners receive management contracts, a New York showcase performance, and professional career development and coaching.

After the finalists perform, the winners will be announced live from the stage.

This concert is free and open to all.

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019 7:00 pm

Invoke, multi-string quartet

Winner, 2018 CAG Competition

Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater

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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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 and 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 
Gabriella Smith: Carrot Revolution (2015)
Haydn: String Quartet in B minor Op. 64 No. 2
Komitas: Armenian Folk Songs
Sibelius: Voces Intimae

Watch the Aizuri Quartet perform Gabriella Smith’s “Carrot Revolution”

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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
Liszt: Dante Sonata

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

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Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 7:30 pm

Mitya Nilov, percussion

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.

Watch Mitya and pianist Liana Pailodze Harron perform Piazonore by Alexej Gerassimez:

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