Presentations: CAG Presents

CAG Presents is CAG’s main stage concert series that opens with a showcase of the newest CAG Competition Winners and continues with recitals by each of the previous year’s winners.

Upcoming Performances

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

Works by Albéniz, Ginastera, Leo Brouwer, and Nina C. Young (world premiere*)

*A co-commission by the BMI Foundation and CAG

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.

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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 Penderecki, J.S. Bach, 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.

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Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 7:30 pm

Yoonah Kim, clarinet

Winner, 2016 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Works by Bernstein, Poulenc, Brahms, and Andrew Hsu (world premiere*)

*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.

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Past Performances

Current Season (2017 - 2018)

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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2016 - 2017 Season

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.

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

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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 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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CAG is a presenter partner of Composers Now. 

2014 - 2015 Season

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
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
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
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

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
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
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 7:30 pm

Steven Lin

Winner, 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
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