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2011

  • Tue
    08
    Feb
    2011

    Performance of Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin and Schubert’s Drei Klavierstucke

    7:30pm

    Mayville State University, 330 Third Street. NE, Mayville, ND https://www.mayvillestate.edu/CalendarEvents

    Sarah performs a classical program including Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin and Schubert’s Drei Klavierstucke.  

  • Sun
    27
    Feb
    2011

    NDMOA Concert Series - The Mystical Tone

    2pm

    North Dakota Museum of Art, 261 Centennial Drive Stop 7305, Grand Forks, North Dakota. www.ndmoa.com

    Sarah returns to this beautiful, innovative, and inspiring museum to perform The Mystical Tone, a program of spiritual music including Scriabin’s Five Preludes opus 74 and Vers la flamme, Dane Rudhyar’s Granites, preludes by Ruth Crawford, and Rosemary Brown’s “transcriptions” of Schubert, Chopin, and Liszt.

     

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2011

    Other Minds Festival - Performance of Gann's Time Does Not Exist

    8pm

    Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, San Francisco.  www.otherminds.org.

    As part of the 16th Other Minds Festival, Sarah performs Kyle Gann’s Time Does Not Exist.  This year’s festival features a stellar roster of composers from around the globe, including Louis Andriessen, Janice Giteck, Han Bennink, Jason Moran, Agata Zubel, I Wayan Balawan, David Jaffe, and Kyle Gann.  

  • Sun
    13
    Mar
    2011

    Performance of works by Riley, Kitzke and Reagon

    4pm

    Christ Church Episcopal in Los Altos. 1040 Border Road, Los Altos, CA. http://www.ccla.us/announcements/evensongoctober17th4pm

    Sarah performs music by Terry Riley, Jerome Kitzke, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and others from her commissioning project A Sweeter Music.  

  • Fri
    22
    Apr
    2011

    New Keys Concert Series - Two duos by Terry Riley

    8pm

    San Francisco Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. San Francisco.  www.newkeysconcert.org

    Sarah and Regina Schaffer perform two of Terry Riley’s four-hand duos-- Etude from the Old Country and Waltz for Charismas, both commissioned by Sarah—as part of the New Keys concert series.  The evening also includes works by Michael Dale, Hilda Paredes, Damon Waitkus, Joby Talbot, and Mark Clifford.  

  • Sun
    15
    May
    2011

    Ravel, Schubert, Chopin and Debussy at Pt. Reyes Dance Palace

    4pm

    Point Reyes Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Point Reyes.  www.dancepalace.org.

    Sarah performs at one of the most blissful places on earth, at the edge of the little town of Point Reyes Station.  The program includes Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, Schubert’s Drei Klavierstucke, Chopin’s Barcarolle, and Debussy’s L’Isle joyeuse.  

     

  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2011

    Spoleto Festival USA - Selections from A Sweeter Music

    Charleston, South Carolina.  www.spoletousa.org.

    At the Spoleto Festival USA, Sarah performs selections from her ongoing project A Sweeter Music, for which she has commissioned eighteen new works for solo piano on the theme of peace and war.  The title is from Martin Luther King Jr's Nobel Lecture: "We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war." London's Financial Times calls it "a unique commissioning programme that unites artistic aspirations with moral philosophy," and the San Francisco Chronicle says that "the music, helped along by the impassioned force of Cahill's playing, amounted to a persuasive and varied investigation of the subject."  Sarah's concert features the premiere of Paul Dresher’s Two, Entwined as well as compositions by Frederic Rzewski, Meredith Monk, Terry Riley, Mamoru Fujieda, and Jerome Kitzke, with video for each work by John Sanborn.  

  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2011

    Garden of Memory

    5pm

    Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland. www.gardenofmemory.com.

    New Music Bay Area presents Garden of Memory, the annual summer solstice concert at the Chapel of the Chimes, a beautiful columbarium and mausoleum designed by Julia Morgan. Sarah performs Terry Riley's four-hand Etude from the Old Country with Regina Schaffer. Performers you can hear during this popular event include Kitka, Paul Dresher and Joel Davel, Miya Masaoka, Amy X Neuburg, the William Winant Percussion Group, the Del Sol Quartet, Monique Buzzarte, Gyan Riley, and many more. Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle calls Garden of Memory "a walk-through fun house of musical and visual splendor." 

  • Tue
    12
    Jul
    2011

    Berkeley Arts Festival - Cowell, Crawford, Rudhyar, et al.

    8pm

    2133 University Avenue, Bekeley.  www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.

    Tuesday, July 12, 8 pm - Sarah performs the opening concert for The Berkeley Arts Festival at its new home, a former bike shop on University Avenue right above Shattuck.  Sarah performs music by Henry Cowell, Ruth Crawford, Dane Rudhyar, Frederic Rzewski, Paul Dresher, and Tomas Svoboda, with wine and homemade cookies afterwards.  The month-long Berkeley Arts Festival features a stellar line-up including Jerry Kuderna, Dan Plonsey, Luciano Chessa, Theresa Wong, Adam Tendler, and many others.  

  • Fri
    15
    Jul
    2011

    Portland Piano Festival - Cowell, Crawford and others

    3:30pm

    Portland Piano Festival www.portlandpiano.org.

    At the Portland Piano Festival, Sarah performs works from the American experimental tradition by Henry Cowell, Ruth Crawford, and others, as well as two Etudes in Fugue Style by Czech-American composer Tomas Svoboda.  Sarah also has the privilege of joining Svoboda himself on the piano bench for his Suite for four hands. 

  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2011

    Portland Piano Festival - Selections from A Sweeter Music

    10:45am

    Portland Piano Festival www.portlandpiano.org.

    At the Portland Piano Festival, Sarah performs works from her project A Sweeter Music, including the West Coast premiere of Paul Dresher’s new Two, Entwined as well as music by Terry Riley, Mamoru Fujieda, and others. 

  • Wed
    20
    Jul
    2011

    Mendocino Music Festival - Selections from A Sweeter Music

    3pm

    Mendocino Music Festival www.mendocinomusic.com.

    As part of the Mendocino Music Festival, Sarah performs new work from her project A Sweeter Music, including Paul Dresher’s Two, Entwined and music by Meredith Monk and The Residents, with video by John Sanborn.  

  • Mon
    25
    Jul
    2011

    Berkeley Arts Festival - Dresher's Two, Intwined and music by Fujieda

    8pm

    2133 University Avenue, Bekeley.  www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.

    Sarah performs Paul Dresher’s Two, Entwined and music by Mamoru Fujieda at the Berkeley Arts Festival.  

  • Fri
    29
    Jul
    2011

    NY Premiere of Paul Dresher's Two, Intwined

    8pm

    The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, New York City.  www.thestonenyc.com.

    Sarah performs the New York premiere of Paul Dresher’s Two, Entwined and other recent pieces as part of a series curated by New Albion Records.  Maverick composer Carl Stone has the 10 pm set.  

  • Sun
    25
    Sep
    2011

    Cal Performances’ Fall Free For All - The Mystical Tone

    5pm

    Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley. http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu 

    Sarah performs in Cal Performances’ Fall Free For All, a day of free performances around the UC Berkeley campus.  Sarah’s 45-minute program is The Mystical Tone, featuring spiritually inspired works by Scriabin, Satie, Dane Rudhyar, Cowell, Ruth Crawford, and Rosemary Brown.  Also appearing around campus are the American Bach Soloists, Kitka, Jane Lynch, the New Century Chamber Orchestra, the Berkeley Symphony Wind Ensemble, and more.  

  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2011

    Berkeley Arts Festival - Fujieda's Patterns of Plants

    8pm

     Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Avenue (above Shattuck), Berkeley.  www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.

    The Berkeley Arts Festival, under the intrepid leadership of Bonnie Hughes, continues through October in its new space, a former bike shop, now graced with paintings by local artists and a nine-foot Baldwin, with stellar concerts almost every night of the week.  Sarah plays a program of Patterns of Plants by Mamoru Fujieda, a Japanese composer who has spent decades exploring the voices of plants in his work for keyboard and for traditional Japanese and Western instruments.  Fujieda will be in attendance.   

  • Sun
    02
    Oct
    2011
    Wed
    05
    Oct
    2011

    Recording of Mamoru Fujieda's Patterns of Plants

    Sarah records an album of Mamoru Fujieda’s Patterns of Plants for the Tzadik label at the UC Santa Cruz recital hall.

  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2011

    Performance of works by Marshall, Shatin, Ziporyn and others

    8pm

    Old First Church. 1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco.  (415) 474-1608 and  www.oldfirstconcerts.org.

    Sarah performs a program of recent piano music by Ingram Marshall, Judith Shatin, Evan Ziporyn, and others, including a few of Terry Riley’s four-hand pieces with fellow pianist Regina Schaffer.  

  • Thu
    08
    Dec
    2011

    Lou Harrison's Piano Concerto with the Berkeley Symphony

    8pm

    Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley (near Bancroft and Telegraph), Berkeley. www.berkeleysymphony.org.

    Sarah is soloist for Lou Harrison’s magnificent Piano Concerto with the Berkeley Symphony, with guest conductor Jayce Ogren.  The epic sweep of Lou Harrison’s four-movement concerto encompasses gamelan, the California landscape, romantic 19th century concertos, and the medieval estampie:  in the second Stampede movement, at breakneck speed, the pianist uses a “cluster bar” for octave clusters, joined by a battery of percussion.  Also on the program are the West Coast premiere of Lei Liang’s Verge and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5.  Pre-concert lecture at 7:10 pm.  

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