Concert Artists Guild is thrilled to announce that it has partnered with (le) poisson rouge to bring you a performance by two rising talents, Korean guitarist Jiji and trumpeter and composer Brandon Ridenour, on November 28th. Working together with the common goal of fostering young musicians, CAG and LPR 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, 2017 Doors 6:30pm
Works by Debussy, Gershwin, Reich, Glass, and the NY premiere of Kintsukuroi by Jiji. Also featuring guitar duo L I N U (with Gulli Bjornsson) and pianist Peter Dugan.
Table Seating: $20 advance, $25 day of show Standing Room: $15 advance, $20 day of show
Purchase tickets here. About Jiji
Applauded by the Calgary Herald as “…talented, sensitive…brilliant,” Korean guitarist Jiji is an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar. She has performed with the Kansas City Symphony and Tanglewood Chamber Orchestra, and in recitals at Carnegie Hall, Mass MOCA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her performances have been featured on PBS, NPR’s From The Top and Hong Kong’s RTHK. Jiji entered the Curtis Institute of Music as one of the first two guitarists in its distinguished history and recently earned her Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music.
About Brandon Ridenour
A virtuoso trumpeter and composer, Brandon Ridenour’s brilliance and self-assurance on the concert stage led to his victory at the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition. Lauded as “A major talent in the making” (Grand Rapids Press), his wide-ranging activities as a soloist and chamber musician, paired with his passion for composing and arranging, are manifested in his versatile performances and unique repertoire. At the age of twenty, Brandon became the youngest member to join the iconic Canadian Brass, going on to record ten albums and received two Juno Award nominations with the group. He has performed concertos with the National Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Indianapolis and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Brandon won the 2006 International Trumpet Guild solo competition. The newest of his three solo recordings is Fantasies and Fairy Tales, featuring his own virtuosic arrangements for trumpet and piano.
Since 1951, CAG has helped more than 500 young musicians launch concert careers. Winners of CAG’s annual competition receive comprehensive management support, including a debut recital on the CAG Presents Series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, concert bookings, opportunities through the CAG Commissioning Program and CAG Records label, marketing, publicity, and mentorship. Notable alumni artists include violinists Ani Kavafian and Jennifer Koh, soprano Martina Arroyo, pianist Barry Douglas, clarinetists David Krakauer and David Shifrin, flutists Carol Wincenc and Marina Piccinini, lmani Winds, Grammy-winning ensembles Eighth Blackbird, Pacifica and Parker String Quartets and MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase.