Presentations: New Music/New Places

New Music/New Places introduces new listeners to concert music and brings performances to diverse settings around NYC.

Past Performances

Current Season (2018 - 2019)

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


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

2017 - 2018 Season

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

2015 - 2016 Season

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 7:00 pm

Alexi Kenney, violin

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.


Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 7:00 pm

Bridget Kibbey, harp, and Amphion String Quartet

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, Apr 12, 2016 7:30 pm

Soyeon Kate Lee, piano


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


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
Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest

Claude Debussy:
L’isle joyeuse

Co-presented with ChamberMusicNY.


CAG is a presenter partner of Composers Now. 

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

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

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
Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 7:30 pm

Asmira Woodward-Page, violin

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

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

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
Sunday, Mar 09, 2014 7:30 pm

PUBLIQuartet, string quartet


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
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

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


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 works by Piazzolla, Barber, Beethoven, Bernstein & more