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Pianist Sarah Cahill Embarks on Nationwide Lou Harrison Centennial Tour in 2017

In celebration of composer Lou Harrison’s 2017 centennial, pianist Sarah Cahill will perform concerts of his music spanning half a century, as well as music by his close friends and colleagues, in a nationwide tour to cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Cleveland, Orlando, Maui, Chicago, and more. Her concerts will range from solo piano recitals featuring unpublished works by Harrison to performances of Harrison’s Piano Concerto to chamber performances with well-known Harrison collaborators and scholars, including percussionist William Winant, who premiered the Varied Trio with Harrison.

Sarah Cahill had the opportunity to work closely with Lou Harrison, and has championed many of his works for piano. She visited him several times at his home in Aptos, California, and copied rare scores from his collection. She continues to research his music through people who knew him and the Harrison archives at University of California Santa Cruz.

Spring 2017 tour dates:

January 14 – Mountain View, CA – Stanford Live Artist Spotlight
February 10-12 – Emeryville, CA – ODC Theatre
March 12 – Chicago, IL – Constellation’s Frequency Series
March 24 – San Francisco, CA – Presidio Officer’s Club
April 2 – Claremont, CA – Harvey Mudd College
April 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Tuesdays@Monk Space
April 6 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
May 13 – Berkeley, CA – BAMPFA Full Series
May 14 – Santa Cruz, CA – New Music Works
May 20 – Kahului, HI – Ebb and Flow Arts
May 21 – Kamuela, HI – Ebb and Flow Arts

Fall 2017 tour dates include Philadelphia, Boston, Orlando,
Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Miami, Cleveland, and more.