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Current Season (2019 - 2020)

Current Season (2019 - 2020)

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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2018 - 2019 Season

2018 - 2019 Season

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 7:30 pm

Words and Music

A Celebration of Songs commissioned by CAG

Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street

CAG presents a concert of 13 recently commissioned songs by American composers, set to the poetry of Lucy Miller Murray, founder of Market Square Concerts and CAG Board member. The one-hour concert features songs by Michael Brown, Jeremy Gill, Jake Heggie, Paul Moravec, and Richard Wilson.

Performers include CAG artists Sarah Wolfson, soprano; Mischa Bouvier, baritone; Yoonah Kim, clarinet; and David Shifrin, clarinet. They are joined by collaborative pianist Renate Rohlfing.

The concert is in honor of Richard Weinert, CAG President 2000-2018.

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Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 4:00 pm

Cultivate your X Factor: create your own momentum

 

See CAG’s Resources page for the full video from this event!

Join us for the first in a series of free livestreamed events focusing on enhancing musicians’ careers.

We’ll be joined by top artist managers Charlotte Lee (Primo Artists), Christina Baker (Opus 3 Artists), and Lee Prinz (Colbert Artists Management) to discuss how young artists can develop their own unique narrative in this evolving industry.

The panel will be hosted by CAG’s Tanya Bannister (President) and Chris Williams (Vice President, Artist Management).

The event will be broadcast live – check out Concert Artists Guild and The Violin Channel on Facebook, or CAG’s YouTube channel to join the stream. All are invited to participate and ask questions!

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 6:30 pm

OPENING NIGHT: JUDI FLOM WINNERS’ CONCERT

Featuring the Winners of the 2018 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition

Louis K. Meisel Gallery, 141 Prince Street

Join CAG in welcoming our new winners with a performance and reception at the Louis K. Meisel Gallery.

This is a special event for CAG subscribers and donors.

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Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Argus Quartet

Co-First Prize Winner, 2017 CAG Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sponsored by Marilyn G. and Joseph B. Schwartz, longtime friends of CAG

The Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles, winning First Prize at both the 2017 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition and the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. As the current Graduate Resident String Quartet at The Juilliard School, Argus is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse programming. In that spirit, the ensemble’s repertoire includes not only masterworks of the chamber music canon, but also a wide range of pieces by living composers.

The program will include:

Haydn: String Quartet in B minor, Op. 33 No. 1
Juri SeoRespiri
Christopher Theofanidis: Visions and Miracles
Ted Hearne: Overlay (For David Lang)
Janáček: String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”

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Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Harlem Gallery Pop Up: Mitya Nilov, percussion

Winner, 2018 CAG Competition

Talis Gallery | Harlem Pop Up
263 West 132nd Street

Directions

Join percussionist Mitya Nilov at the pop up Talis Gallery in Harlem for a reception and performance!

About the Pop Up:
Talis Gallery Harlem Pop Up presents world-class photography in a newly-renovated two-family townhouse on a tree-lined street in the heart of Harlem. While the spectacular townhouse is for sale, the exhibition showcases unique framed and unframed images in a relaxed environment that promotes the elegance, beauty and magic of photography.

5% of sales will be donated to Concert Artists Guild.

About the artist:
For more than five decades, Ralph Gibson has dominated surreal photography. He creates images that incorporate everyday fragments with sensual and mysterious undertones, and through them, he builds narrative meaning. Taking pictures of simple things, he transforms them into something arresting, giving the final product contemplative significance. Gibson’s photographs are in the permanent collections of over one hundred museums, he has published over fifty art books, and his works have been in over two hundred exhibitions worldwide.

Photographer Ralph Gibson

 

Tuesday, December 11, 6pm

FREE | RSVP required
events@concertartists.org

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 4:00 pm

A Career With Intention: violinist Jennifer Koh

 

See CAG’s Resources page for the full video from this event!

CAG alum Jennifer Koh will be joined by President Tanya Bannister for a discussion about Jennifer’s career path.

Recognized for intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance, violinist Jennifer Koh is a forward-thinking artist dedicated to exploring a broad and eclectic repertoire, while promoting diversity and inclusivity in classical music. A 1994 winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, Jennifer has blazed her own trail, expanding the contemporary violin repertoire through a wide range of commissioning projects and premiering more than 70 works written especially for her.

The event will be broadcast live – check out Concert Artists Guild and The Violin Channel on Facebook, or CAG’s YouTube channel to join the stream. All are invited to participate and ask questions!

With thanks to Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows for providing the space for this event.

Saturday, Feb 09, 2019 6:00 pm

Harlem Gallery Pop Up: Brandon Ridenour Come Together album release

 

Saturday, February 9, 6pm
Music from 7pm

FREE | RSVP required
events@concertartists.org

Talis Gallery | Harlem Pop Up
102 West 131st Street

Directions

CAG trumpeter, pianist, and composer/arranger Brandon Ridenour performs music by the Beatles with an impressive collection of diverse collaborators for the release of his album Come Together, featuring songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.

Brandon created this project to honor the 50th anniversary of the song “Come Together,” written in 1969 by John Lennon. With a little help from his friends and the greatest songs ever written, Brandon reignites this message to the world. Also featuring CAG artists PUBLIQuartet and Yoonah Kim!

Buy the album

Trumpeter Brandon Ridenour

About the Pop Up:
Talis Gallery Harlem Pop Up presents world-class photography in a newly-renovated two-family townhouse on a tree-lined street in the heart of Harlem. While the spectacular townhouse is for sale, the exhibition showcases unique framed and unframed images in a relaxed environment that promotes the elegance, beauty and magic of photography.

5% of sales will be donated to Concert Artists Guild.

About the artist:
For more than five decades, Ralph Gibson has dominated surreal photography. He creates images that incorporate everyday fragments with sensual and mysterious undertones, and through them, he builds narrative meaning. Taking pictures of simple things, he transforms them into something arresting, giving the final product contemplative significance.

Photographer Ralph Gibson

 

Saturday, February 9, 6pm
Music from 7pm

FREE | RSVP required
events@concertartists.org

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 7:30 pm

Prevailing Winds

CAG Encores!

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

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CAG welcomes artists Imani Winds; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Tanya Bannister, piano; Tom Gallant, oboe; and PUBLIQuartet for a program of wind-centered works.

Program:

Russell Platt: Quintet for Bassoon and Strings (1996–97)
Peter Kolkay and PUBLIQuartet

Poulenc: Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon, FP 43
Tom Gallant, Peter Kolkay, and Tanya Bannister

Martinů:
Sextet for Piano and Wind Instruments, H. 174
I. Prelude
Tom Gallant, Peter Kolkay, Tanya Bannister, and members of Imani Winds

Intermission

Jeff Scott: Startin’ Sumthin’ (2012)
Lalo Schifrin: La Nouvelle Orleans
Valerie Coleman: Tzigane (2011)
Imani Winds

Read the program for this concert:

 

Watch Imani Winds perform Startin’ Sumthin’ by member Jeff Scott:

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

Read the program for this concert:

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

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.

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.

Program:

J. S. Bach: Sonata No. 3 in E major for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1016
John Corigliano: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1963)

Intermission

Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121

Read the program notes for this concert:

Watch YooJin and Renana perform Corigliano’s sonata:

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 5:30 pm

Wearing Many Hats: Creating a Multi-Faceted Career

 

WATCH THE LIVESTREAM HERE!

A panel of multi-faceted artists discuss the need for musicians to take on diverse career roles in today’s world. The conversation will feature cellist and arts leader Adrian Fung; violist, composer, and educator Jessica Meyer; and CAG President Tanya Bannister; and will be moderated by violinist and Sybarite5 member Sarah Whitney.

Adrian Fung is the founding cellist of the Afiara Quartet, a 2008 CAG Competition winner. He is an associate dean and associate professor at the University of Oklahoma’s Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, where he leads the creation of a new arts management and entrepreneurship program (AME). He is also the Executive and Artistic Director of Vancouver-based concert presenter Music In The Morning, and Summer Music Vancouver, a summer festival and chamber music institute. He recently served as Vice President for Innovation at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Jessica Meyer is a versatile composer, violist, educator, and mother. She has premiered pieces for solo viola internationally – expanding the repertoire for viola by championing new works, while also composing her own. She has written for the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, cellist Amanda Gookin for her Forward Music Project at National Sawdust, A Far Cry, SYBARITE5, and PUBLIQuartet. Jessica is equally known for her inspirational work as an educator, where she empowers musicians to be the best advocates for their own careers through workshops at The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Chamber Music America conference, and at universities around the US.

Violinist Sarah Whitney is a founding member of the acclaimed string quintet SYBARITE5, a 2011 CAG Competition winner. In 2015, Sarah founded Beyond the Notes, an innovative concert series dedicated to breaking down the barriers between performers and the audience. Sarah’s writing is featured regularly in for Strings Magazine and 21CM.org, and her widely-read blog The Productive Musician focuses on health and wellness, productivity, and strategies for developing and maintaining an effective mindset.

Pianist Tanya Bannister was a 2003 winner of the CAG Competition. In addition to an active performing career, she has developed an interest in institution building in the arts over many years, principally through her work as Artistic Director of Alpenkammermusik, an annual chamber music festival in Austria, as a founder of RoadMaps, an artistic, humanitarian and cultural venture, and as the current President of Concert Artists Guild.

The event will be broadcast live – check out Concert Artists Guild and The Violin Channel on Facebook, or CAG’s YouTube channel to join the stream. All are invited to participate and ask questions!

Thank you to Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows for providing the space for this event.


2017 - 2018 Season

2017 - 2018 Season

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 7:00 pm

Opening Night: Judi Flom Winners Concert

Featuring the Winners of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition

Louis K. Meisel Gallery
141 Prince Street

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Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 7:30 pm

CAG Encores!

Featuring the Brasil Guitar Duo; members of the Enso String Quartet; Christina Jennings, Flute; Tanya Bannister, piano

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sponsored by the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund

CAG welcomes current alumni artists the Brasil Guitar Duo (a 2006 Competition winner), who will combine with members of the Enso String Quartetpianist Tanya Bannister (both 2003 winners), and flutist Christina Jennings (a 2001 winner) in a mixed program of classic and new works, including Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15 and works for flute and two guitars by the Brasil Guitar Duo’s members, Douglas Lora and João Luiz.

Program:

W. A. Mozart: Flute Quartet in C Major, K. 285b
    Enso String Quartet and Christina Jennings, flute

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15
    Enso String Quartet and Tanya Bannister, piano

Darius Milhaud: Sonatina for Flute, Op. 76 (arr. João Luiz)
Tendre
João Luiz: Northeastern Nostalgia
Douglas Lora: Para você, uma Flôr
    Brasil Guitar Duo and Christina Jennings, flute

Leo Brouwer: Sonata de Los Viajeros
Egberto Gismonti: Sete Anéis (arr. João Luiz)
Egberto Gismonti: Karatê (arr. João Luiz)
    Brasil Guitar Duo

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Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 7:30 pm

Jiji, guitar and Brandon Ridenour, trumpet at (le) poisson rouge

 

CAG is thrilled to partner with (le) poisson rouge to present two rising talents, guitarist Jiji and trumpeter and composer Brandon Ridenour.

Working together with the common goal of fostering young musicians, we will provide new artists with an opportunity to perform beyond the traditional recital hall setting and reach LPR’s diverse and enthusiastic audience. Please join us for what we hope is the first of many concerts co-presented by LPR and CAG!

Tuesday, November 28
(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker Street

Doors open 6:30pm
Show time 7:30pm

Table Seating: $20 advance, $25 day of show
Standing Room: $15 advance, $20 day of show

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 6:30 pm

Dominic Cheli, piano

First Prize Winner, 2017 CAG Competition

This concert is reserved for CAG donors and their guests. Donate to CAG here.

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.

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.

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 7:30 pm

Yoonah Kim, clarinet

Winner, 2016 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

With Mariko Furukawa, piano

Program:

Dawn to Dusk
Jörg Widmann: Fantasie for Solo Clarinet (1993)
Maurice Ravel: Pièce en forme de Habanera
Andrew Hsu: fumarole entombed (2018) *
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major

*Commissioned by CAG with the generous support of the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund

The first solo clarinetist to win CAG in nearly 30 years, Yoonah Kim became the first woman to win first prize at the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition in 2016. She is also a member of Ensemble Connect, a highly selective two-year fellowship program under the joint auspices of Carnegie Hall, The Weill Institute, and The Juilliard School.

2016 - 2017 Season

2016 - 2017 Season

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 6:00 pm

Steven Lin, piano

Winner, 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition

Works by Chopin, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.

This concert is reserved for CAG members and their guests. Become a member here.

Friday, Oct 28, 2016 7:00 pm

Opening Night: Judi Flom Winners Concert

Featuring the Winners of the 2016 Concert Artists Guild Competition

The Century Association, 7 West 43rd Street

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 7:30 pm

CAG Alumni Concert

Featuring the Parker Quartet; Carol Wincenc, flute; Bridget Kibbey, harp; Michael Brown, piano

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

In honor of Victor and Sono Elmaleh

Program:

Béla Bartók: Suite Paysanne Hongroise
(arr. Paul Arma, trans. Bridget Kibbey)
        Carol Wincenc, flute and Bridget Kibbey, harp

Leonard Bernstein: from Thirteen Anniversaries
        No. 1. For Shirley Gabis Rhoads Perle
Michael Brown: Homage to Copland (2007)
Michael Brown: Thoughts for Richard (2015) (world premiere)
Leonard Bernstein: “Lonely Town” from On the Town (arr. Michael Brown)
        Michael Brown, piano

André Caplet: Conte Fantastique
after The Mask of the Red Death, by Edgar Allen Poe
        Bridget Kibbey, harp and Parker Quartet

Intermission

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
        Michael Brown, piano and Parker Quartet

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 7:30 pm

Verona Quartet

Winner, 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Maurice Ravel: String Quartet
Michael Gilbertson: Quartet (world premiere)*
intermission
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59 No. 2 “Razumovsky”

*co-commissioned by Concert Artists Guild and the BMI Foundation

CAG is a presenter partner of Composers Now. 

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 7:30 pm

CAG Encores!

Featuring the Lysander Piano Trio; Naomi Louisa O’Connell, mezzo-soprano; Jennifer Stumm, viola

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sponsored by the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund

Program:

Views of Ireland (Irish songs by various composers)
Naomi Louisa O’Connell, mezzo-soprano and Brent Funderburk, piano

Paul Hindemith: Sonata No. 4 for Viola and Piano, Op. 11
Jennifer Stumm, viola and Liza Stepanova, piano

Gilad Cohen: Around the Cauldron (2016)*
Lysander Piano Trio

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15
Lysander Piano Trio and Jennifer Stumm, viola

*World Premiere
Commissioned for the Lysander Piano Trio by Concert Artists Guild, with support from the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 7:30 pm

Daniel Hsu, piano

First Prize Winner, 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Beethoven: Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
Schubert: Four Impromptus, D.899/Op. 90
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

19-year-old pianist Daniel Hsu was the First Prize Winner of the 2015 CAG Competition, and he was honored as a Gilmore Young Artist for 2016, including performances last spring at the prestigious Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. He has also earned top prizes in numerous other competitions, most recently the Bronze medal at the 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan. Daniel has recently been invited as one of 30 competitors to the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which will take place from May 25 to June 10 in Fort Worth, Texas. He presents his New York Debut recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 6:30 pm

Ko-Eun Yi, piano

Winner, 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition

This concert is reserved for CAG members and their guests. Become a member here.

2015 - 2016 Season

2015 - 2016 Season

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 7:30 pm

Opening Night

Judi Flom Winners Concert

Featuring the Winners of the 2015 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th St, New York

 

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 7:30 pm

Steven Lin, Piano

Co-presented with The American Friends of the Arthur Rubinstein International Music Society

Works by Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Ravel,
and David Hertzberg (world premiere*)

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

“…sparkling virtuosity…and thoughtful interpretations blessedly free of mannerism.”
-The Washington Post

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*commissioned by Concert Artists Guild and the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund

Purchase tickets at Carnegie Hall’s website

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 7:00 pm

Alexi Kenney, violin

ROBERT MILLER GALLERY
524 West 26th Street, New York

Violinist Alexi Kenney performs a solo program.

J.S. Bach: Partita No. 3 in E Major
Erwin Schulhoff: Sonata for Solo Violin
Kaija Saariaho: Nocturne (1994)
Nicola Matteis: Fantasia
J.S. Bach: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor

Doors 6:30pm
Concert 7:00pm

This is a free concert.

robertmillergallery.com

 

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 7:00 pm

Bridget Kibbey, harp, and Amphion String Quartet

BRIC
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
(transcribed by B. Kibbey & Amphion Quartet)

Claude Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane, for Harp and Strings (1904)

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1

André Caplet: Conte Fantastique, for Harp and Strings (1908)
(inspired by Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death)

 

Tickets to this event are free with RSVP. Reserve tickets here.

This event is part of BRIC’s Stoop Series, which illuminates the arts and life around us in Brooklyn through artistic performances, presentations, participatory activities and dynamic conversations.

 

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 7:30 pm

Fei-Fei Dong, Piano

Winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

works by Galuppi, Schumann, Lowell Liebermann, and Liszt

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

“The audience held its breath in rapt attention to this amazing musical experience.”
–Palm Beach Daily News

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CAG is a presenter partner of Composers Now. 

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 7:30 pm

Brandon Ridenour, Trumpet

Winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

WEILL RECITAL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL

With pianist Rachel Naomi Kudo and Useful Chamber

George Gershwin: Three Preludes (arr. Ridenour)
Maurice Ravel: Habanera (arr. Ridenour)
Claude Debussy: Four Preludes (arr. Ridenour)
Johannes Brahms: Sonatensatz

Intermission

(Featuring Useful Chamber)
Camille Saint-Saëns: Septet
Antonio Vivaldi: Sento in Seno (arr. Ridenour)
J.S. Bach: Agnus Dei (arr. Ridenour)
Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances (arr. Ridenour)

“A major talent in the making.”
-The Grand Rapids Press

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 7:30 pm

Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

THE GREENE SPACE

Soyeon Kate Lee performs solo works for piano.

Alexander Scriabin:
Sonata-fantasie in G-sharp Minor
Impromptu alla Mazurka Op. 2, No. 3
Impromptu in B-flat Minor Op. 12, No. 2

Lera Auerbach (1973— ):
Suite (9 preludes from Op. 41) for Piano, Op. 41a (1999)

Alexander Scriabin:
Feuillet d’album, Op. 45
Fantasy in B Minor, Op. 28

Intermission

Miguel Roig-Francoli (1953— ):
Six Preludes after Chopin (world premiere, 2015)

Dmitri Shostakovich:
From 24 Prelude and Fugues, Op. 87 –
No. 14 in E-flat Minor
No. 15 in D-flat Major

Claude Debussy:
From Preludes Book I –
La fille aux cheveux de lin
Minstrels
Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest

Claude Debussy:
L’isle joyeuse

Co-presented with ChamberMusicNY.

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CAG is a presenter partner of Composers Now. 

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 7:30 pm

In Mo Yang, Violin

First Prize Winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

WEILL RECITAL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL

With pianist Adam Golka

Heinrich I.F. von Biber: Sonata No. 1 in D minor, C. 90 (“The Annunciation”)
David Hertzberg:  Daphne unbound (world premiere)*
Robert Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor, WoO 27

Intermission

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”)

“…an arresting performer: now sweet, now excitable, now chaste, now florid, and always, everywhere, in command.”
-The Boston Globe

*commissioned by Concert Artists Guild and the BMI Foundation

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2014 - 2015 Season

2014 - 2015 Season

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 7:00 pm

Soo Bae, cello & Tanya Bannister, piano

works by Chopin & Rachmaninoff

Suggested $10 Donation

Barbès Bar

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 7:30 pm

Lysander Piano Trio

CD RELEASE CONCERT

Winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition

“…incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and wide palette of colours.”
– The Strad

works by Turina, Haydn, Ravel, Danielpour & Tchaikovsky

Itamar Zorman, violin
Michael Katz, cello
Liza Stepanova, piano

SUBCULTURE
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 7:30 pm

Judi Flom Winners Concert

2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition
Featuring the winners of the 2014 Victor Elmaleh Competition

The Greene Space
Monday, Nov 03, 2014 7:30 pm

PUBLIQuartet

2013 CAG New Music/New Places Ensemble
with Special Guest and SubCulture Composer-in-Residence, Gregg Kallor

“…independent-minded…”
The New Yorker

works by Debussy, Stravinsky, and original Mind The Gap compositions

Curtis Stewart, violin
Jannina Norpoth, violin
Nick Revel, viola
Amanda Gookin, cello

SUBCULTURE
Sunday, Nov 09, 2014 7:00 pm

Alexi Kenney

“…beautiful, aching tone…”
Strings magazine

with Yannick Rafalimanana, pianist

works by Janáček, Beethoven and Suk

Suggested $10 donation

Barbès Bar

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 7:30 pm

Donald Sinta Quartet

First Prize Winner, 2013 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

Works by Schubert, Barber, Ligeti & Browning,
and two world premieres by Kristin Kuster and Joseph Bozich

“Beautiful playing… the highlight of the album.”
– American Record Guide

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 7:30 pm

SYBARITE5

Winner of the 2011 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition and Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize

“Sybarite5 is not your grandparents’ chamber music”
– The Observer

Works by Piazzolla, Komitas, Radiohead, Shawn Conley, Taraf de Haidouks, Dan Visconti, & Jessica Meyer (world premiere)

Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins
Angela Pickett, viola
Laura Metcalf, cello
Louis Levitt, bass

SUBCULTURE
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 7:30 pm

Ko-Eun Yi

Winner, 2013 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

“…a fantasy world of shimmering sounds and colors…
flawless and dazzling…”

– Cincinnati Enquirer

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 7:30 pm

Alexi Kenney

Winner, 2013 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

“…beautiful, aching tone…”
– Strings Magazine

with Renana Gutman, piano

works by Westhoff, Schumann, Enescu, & Shawn Jaeger (World Premiere and co-commissioned by BMI and CAG)*

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 7:30 pm

Jay Campbell, cello & Conor Hanick, piano

Works by Fulmer, Carter, Brahms, and Stravinsky

SUBCULTURE
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 7:30 pm

PUBLIQuartet

2013 New Music/New Places Ensemble

“…independent-minded…”
– The New Yorker

works by Villa-Lobos, Ligeti, Jessie Montgomery, Howie Kenty, David Biedenbender, Eugene Birman, & an original MIND|THE|GAP composition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

2013 - 2014 Season

2013 - 2014 Season

Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 7:30 pm

Sebastian Baverstam, cello

Composer in Residence
Performing original works for cello and piano
with Yannick Rafalimanana

Barbès Bar
Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 7:30 pm

Sebastian Baverstam, cello

Composer in Residence
Solo cello works by Bach and Baverstam

Barbès Bar
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 7:30 pm

Judi Flom Winners Showcase

2013 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition
Featuring the winners of the 2013 Victor Elmaleh Competition

The Greene Space
Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 7:30 pm

Asmira Woodward-Page, violin

with special guest Katherine Cherbas, cello
works by Ravel and Bach

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 7:30 pm

WindSync

Winner, 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition
Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize Recipient

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 7:30 pm

Michi Wiancko, violin

works by Michi Wiancko & Judd Greenstein

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 7:30 pm

Hye-Jin Kim & João Luiz ‘Cultural Crossroads’

Hye-Jin Kim, violin
João Luiz, guitar

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 7:30 pm

Tanya Bannister, piano

Tanya Bannister, piano + String Quartet
CD Release Concert for Intimate Piano Concertos on CAG Records
works by Mozart, Chopin & Schubert

SUBCULTURE
Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014 7:30 pm

Enso String Quartet

Enso String Quartet 

program features selections from Schubert Quartettsatz; Schnittke 3rd Quartet; Gillian Whitehead “No Stars, Not Even Clouds”; Gareth Farr “Mondo Rondo”; Kurt Stallmann  “Following Franz, now”; Ravel Quartet; Richard Strauss Quartet

Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 7:30 pm

Tekalli Duo, violin + piano

Tekalli Duo: Suliman Tekalli, violin + Jamila Tekalli, piano

PROGRAM: Bloch’s Nigun from Baal Shem Suite; Michael Brown‘s Violin Sonata (NY Premiere); Messiaen’s Theme and Variations; Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin; Kapustin’s Violin Sonata
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 7:30 pm

Steven Lin

Winner, 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 7:30 pm

Hye-Jin Kim, violin

with Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

CD Release Concert for From the Homeland
on CAG Records
works by Sibelius, Janacek, Smetana & Chausson

SUBCULTURE
Sunday, Mar 09, 2014 7:30 pm

PUBLIQuartet, string quartet

PUBLIQuartet

Program: Ligeti Metamorphoses Nocturnes; Jessie Montgomery Breakaway & Voodoo dolls; Curtis Stewart “Debussy meets Bird” (MIND|THE|GAP arr. on Charlie Parker tunes); & special guest: spoken word artist Darian Dauchan
Barbès Bar
Monday, Mar 10, 2014 7:30 pm

Jay Campbell

First Prize Winner, 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

Conor Hanick, piano
Mike Truesdell, percussion

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 7:30 pm

Lysander Piano Trio

Winner, 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 7:30 pm

Michael Brown

First Prize Winner, 2010 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

“…a young piano visionary…”
– The New York Times

The DiMenna Center
Sunday, May 11, 2014 7:30 pm

Thomas Meglioranza, baritone

works by Ives & those influenced by him

 

Barbès Bar
Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:30 pm
Barbès Bar

2012 - 2013 Season

2012 - 2013 Season

Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 7:30 pm

Sebastian Baverstam

works by Kodaly and Bach

Tuesday, Dec 04, 2012 7:30 pm

Mischa Bouvier, baritone

works by Russell Platt, Ned Rorem, Bryan Page, Britten & Ravel

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 7:30 pm

Jessica Lee, violin

with Julio Elizalde, piano

works by Prokofiev, Schoenfield & Janacek

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 7:30 pm

Lysander Piano Trio

Lysander Piano Trio & Author Susannah Cahalan
pair a performance of Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 with readings from Cahalan’s new memoir “Brain on Fire”

 

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 7:30 pm

Lysander Piano Trio

 works by Shostakovich, Haydn and more

Tuesday, Mar 05, 2013 7:30 pm

Enso String Quartet

Special Tuesday Evening Performance

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 7:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 7:30 pm

Canellakis-Brown Duo

NICHOLAS CANELLAKIS, CELLO &
MICHAEL BROWN, PIANO

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 7:00 pm

Canellakis-Brown Duo

Second Residency Concert

Nicholas Canellakis, cello Michael Brown, piano

works by Shostakovich, Barber, Beethoven, Brown & Bulgarian Folk Tunes, arr. Canellakis

Barbès Bar
Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 7:30 pm

Jennifer Curtis, violin

with Shawn Conley, bass and Tyshawn Sorey, drumset and Special Guests Michael Caterisano, percussion and Gareth Flowers, trumpet

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 7:30 pm

Naomi O’Connell

Naomi O’Connell, mezzo-soprano 
& Brent Funderburk, piano

DATING 101: a cabaret program that tracks the surprises, joys and hazards of relationships, from the awkward first date to the wedding vows to the divorce court.

Composers include Gershwin, Sondheim, Tesori, Goldrich & Heisler, Hugh Martin and Tom Lehrer.

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 7:30 pm

WindSync

WindSync works by Piazzolla, Barber, Beethoven, Bernstein & more