Concert Artists Guild Presents Rising Cellist Jay Campbell and Premiere of Three New Works, 3/10
Concert Artists Guild presents the adventurous young cellist Jay Campbell, First Prize Winner of the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, on its Concerts in New York series on Monday evening, March 10th at 7:30 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Together with pianist Conor Hanick, Jay offers a program that reflects his dedication to new music, presented within an historical framework.
The evening features three new works by innovative composers David Fulmer, Simon Steen-Andersen, and Matthias Pintscher, bookended with works by Debussy and Stravinsky. For the World Premiere of David Fulmer's Cantantes Metallis (co-commissioned by the BMI Foundation and Concert Artists Guild), Jay and Conor are joined by percussionist Mike Truesdell, who also takes part in the US Premiere of Berlin-based composer Simon Steen-Andersen's Beside/Besides. Matthias Pintscher's Uriel (NY Premiere) is hauntingly dream-like work which Jay premiered in the US at the Krannert Center in 2013. The complete program is:
Debussy: Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano (Jay Campbell, cello, Conor Hanick, piano)
Matthias Pintscher: Uriel  (NY Premiere) (Jay Campbell, cello, Conor Hanick, piano)
Simon Steen-Andersen: Beside / Besides [2004/2006] (US Premiere) (Jay Campbell, piano, Mike Truesdell, percussion)
David Fulmer: Cantantes Metallis  (World Premiere) (Jay Campbell, cello, Conor Hanick,
Stravinsky: Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano (Jay Campbell, cello, Conor Hanick, piano)
Tickets are $20, $10 for students and are available by calling 212-247-7800 or by visiting www.carnegiehall.org.
Praised by The New York Times for his "electrifying performances" which "conveyed every nuance," American cellist Jay Campbell combines superb tonal control, eclectic musical interests and a diverse spectrum of repertoire, which has led to collaborations with musicians ranging from Elliott Carter and Pierre Boulez to David Lang and John Zorn to members of Radiohead and Einstürzende Neubauten.
In addition to his Weill Recital debut and his recent appearance at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Mr. Campbell will be heard in recital, with pianist Conor Hanick, at the Italian Academy at Columbia University this season. He will also record his first solo CD for CAG Records as well as a chamber music disc for Tzadik. He is featured on concerts celebrating John Zorn's 60th birthday at the Lincoln Center Festival and Columbia University's Miller Theatre, and he also tours internationally during the season with Zorn and his ensemble. Festival appearances include the Moab Music Festival, Rockport Chamber Music Festival and Festival Heidelberger Frühling in Germany.
Recent concerto highlights include his New York Philharmonic debut performing Tan Dun's "Silk Road Encounters" from Crouching Tiger Concerto on a Young People's Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, and his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Youth Symphony at Stern Auditorium, as well as Lucerne Festival Academy, Oakland East-Bay Symphony, The Juilliard Orchestra and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. Among the conductors with whom he has collaborated are Pierre Boulez, Matthias Pintscher, Michael Morgan, Jeffrey Milarsky, Joshua Weilerstein. and Ryan McAdams.