Teaching at San Francisco Conservatory
Sarah resumes teaching a class on 20th Century Keyboard Literature at the San Francisco Conservatory.
Benefit for American Friends Service Committee - Selections from A Sweeter Music8pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco. http://www.afsc.org/pacificmtn/ht/display/EventDetails/i/84399/pid/82363
Sarah performs compositions from her project “A Sweeter Music,” with video by John Sanborn, in a benefit for the American Friends Service Committee.
Panel discussion with violinist Midori and others10am
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco. www.performances.org.
Sarah moderates two panel discussions with violinist Midori, with participants including John Adams, Joan Jeanrenaud, Mason Bates, and others.
Performance of Oliveros' The Gender of Now8pm
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York. http://www.millertheatre.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?nid=1340
Sarah teams up with the remarkable trombonist Monique Buzzarte in Pauline Oliveros’ improvisational The Gender of Now, as part of a marathon concert celebrating Oliveros, this year’s recipient of the William Schuman Award from Columbia University.
Caramoor’s Turns of the Centuries: Piano Panoply4pm
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York. http://www.caramoor.org/html/greatartists.htm
Sarah performs works by Annie Gosfield, Tania Leon, Annea Lockwood, Ingram Marshall, and Terry Riley as part of Caramoor’s Turns of the Centuries: Piano Panoply. The other pianists are Benjamin Hochman, Ieva Jokubaviciute, Andrius Zlabys, and Joel Fan.
Performance of new works by Paul Dresher and Annie Gosfield4pm
Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco. (415) 474-1608 and www.oldfirstconcerts.org
Sarah performs new works by Paul Dresher and Annie Gosfield.
Other Minds presents Rudhyar in Retrospect8pm
Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon Street, San Francisco. (800) 838-3006, and www.otherminds.org.
Other Minds presents Rudhyar in Retrospect, a celebration of Dane Rudhyar (1895–1985), and Sarah plays several of his solo piano compositions from the 1920s and 1970s. According to Other Minds, “Rudhyar was a unique figure in 20th-century American culture: a composer, thinker, painter, poet, novelist, and the pre-eminent figure in astrology. He was American modernism’s proto-multiculturalist. He connected dissonance to his studies in comparative religion, theosophy, and metaphysics, was a leader and mentor to fellow composers Henry Cowell, Ruth Crawford Seeger and Carl Ruggles, and later influenced a new generation including John Cage, Lou Harrison, James Tenney, and Kyle Gann.” Sarah performs Transmutation: tone sequence in seven movements (1976), Stars from Pentagram No. 3 (1925), and Granites (1929). David Abel, Julie Steinberg, and the Ives String Quartet also perform. Before the concert, a pre-concert panel discussion with the composer’s widow Leyla Rudhyar Hill and biographer Deniz Ertan (University of Nottingham) is moderated by Other Minds Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian. A special exhibition of Rudhyar’s paintings, manuscripts, and correspondence will be displayed at both concerts.
Rudhyar in Retrospect7:30pm
Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. (800) 838-3006, and www.otherminds.org.
Rudhyar in Retrospect, same program as Monday.
San Francisco Performances’ Salons at the Rex6:30pm
Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco. (415) 392-2545, or www.sfperformances.org.
As part of San Francisco Performances’ Salons at the Rex series, Sarah performs a program of mystical works including Scriabin’s Five Preludes opus 74, Dane Rudhyar’s Granites, and preludes by Ruth Crawford.