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2012

  • Fri
    20
    Jan
    2012

    Teaching at San Francisco Conservatory

    Sarah resumes teaching a weekly class on 20th Century Keyboard Literature at the San Francisco Conservatory.

  • Fri
    10
    Feb
    2012

    Concert Celebrating Julius Eastman

    7:30pm

    Gallery B, Berkeley Art Museum, Bancroft Way below College Avenue, Berkeley.  http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/late021012

    Sarah performs in a concert celebrating the music of Julius Eastman, featuring works for multiple pianos and for two singers. Julius Eastman (1940–90) was one of the first composers to convincingly combine rock and house influences with minimalist processes. Active in New York throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he endured addiction and homelessness and died alone, most likely of AIDS-related conditions. His pioneering work paved the way for generations of experimental composers and pop artists. Guest curated by composer/musicologist Luciano Chessa, this performance will be the first major Bay Area presentation of his compositions, including Gay Guerilla, an expansive and emotional work for multiple pianos.  The five other pianists are Luciano Chessa, Chris Brown, Regina Schaffer, Dominique Leone, and Joseph Colombo.  Singers Richard Mix and Kevin Baum also perform.  

  • Fri
    24
    Feb
    2012

    Alfred Loeffler New Music Symposium Master Class

    7:30pm

    Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, California State University Chico.  http://www.schoolofthearts-csuchico.com/calendar/music.shtml

    For the Alfred Loeffler New Music Symposium, Sarah conducts a master class about new music for the piano and performs selections from her project A Sweeter Music, including Frederic Rzewski’s Peace Dances, Terry Riley’s Be Kind to One Another, Phil Kline’s The Long Winter, and an excerpt of Meredith Monk’s Steppe Music

     

  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2012

    The Mystical Tone - Scriabin, Rudhyar, Crawford, Cowell and Satie

    8pm

    Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York.  (212) 505- FISH.  http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/artist/4645

    Sarah performs "The Mystical Tone," exploring the work of composers who were inspired in the early 20th century by Theosophy, Rosicrucianism, astrology, and Transcendentalism, among them Scriabin, Dane Rudhyar, Ruth Crawford, Henry Cowell, and Erik Satie.  Composer/songwriter Julia Holter performs at 9 pm.  

  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2012

    Performance of Pauline Oliveros' The Gender of Now

    8pm

    Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.http://www.roulette.org/events/event.php/INTERPRETATIONMAR

    Sarah teams up with the remarkable trombonist/composer Monique Buzzarte in Pauline Oliveros’ improvisational The Gender of Now.  This concert is in the Interpretations series and features sets by Monique Buzzarte and composer Bun-Ching Lam.  

  • Fri
    18
    May
    2012

    Berkeley Symphony Gala - works by Mattingly and Dresher

    6pm

    Claremont Hotel, Berkeley. http://www.berkeleysymphony.org/support/special-events/

    Sarah performs Dylan Mattingly’s When Suddenly the Car Swerved and Flew Off Into Space as well as an excerpt from Racer, the last movement of Paul Dresher’s Elapsed Time for violin and piano, with Berkeley Symphony concertmaster Franklyn D’Antonio, at a gala presented by the Berkeley Symphony.  

  • Sat
    19
    May
    2012

    Performance of Riley's four-hand pieces with Regina Schaffer

    8pm

    Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Avenue, Berkeley.  www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.

    Sarah joins Regina Schaffer for a concert of Terry Riley’s four-hand pieces, including Etude from the Old Country, Cinco de Mayo, Waltz for Charismas, Jaztine, and Tango Doble Ladiado.  

  • Fri
    25
    May
    2012

    Lou Harrison's La Koro Sutro

    7:30pm

    Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way below College Avenue, Berkeley.  http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/late052512

    Sarah performs a newly discovered solo piano piece by Lou Harrison, composed in 1938 and probably not heard since then, at a major concert of his music produced by New Albion Records, celebrating what would have been the ninety-fifth birthday of the brilliant and innovative California composer. The evening features a performance of La Koro Sutro, with three choruses- the UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus, Sacred and Profane, and the USF Classical Choral Ensemble- conducted by Marika Kuzma, joined by an American gamelan led by Willie Winant, as well as chamber works, including the Varied Trio performed by the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio.  Arrive early for best seating (doors open at 5 pm). A limited number of chairs will be available; please bring a pillow and make yourself comfortable on the gallery floor.

  • Sun
    03
    Jun
    2012

    Concert Celebrating Julius Eastman

    St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 25 Lake Street, San Francisco.  www.stjohnssf.org

    Sarah performs in a concert celebrating the music of Julius Eastman, featuring works for multiple pianos and for two singers. Julius Eastman (1940–90) was one of the first composers to convincingly combine rock and house influences with minimalist processes. Active in New York throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he endured addiction and homelessness and died alone, most likely of AIDS-related conditions. His pioneering work paved the way for generations of experimental composers and pop artists. Curated by composer/musicologist Luciano Chessa, this performance will include Gay Guerilla, an expansive and emotional work for multiple pianos.  The six pianists are Sarah, Luciano Chessa, Chris Brown, Regina Schaffer, Dominique Leone, and Joseph Colombo.  

  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2012

    Five Works of Jerome Kitzke

    8pm

    Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.  http://roulette.org/events/jerome-kitzke-2/

     Jerome Kitzke and The Mad Coyote, with special guests ETHEL, actor Jennifer Kathryn Marshall, pianist Sarah Cahill, percussionist Barbara Merjan and accordionist Guy Klucevsek, will perform five works of Mr. Kitzke, including the world premiere of Winter Count, with Jennifer Kathryn Marshall, ETHEL, and Barbara Merjan. Other pieces include Breath and Bone performed by Mr. Klucevsek and the composer, There Is a Field performed by Ms. Cahill, The Green Automobile performed by the composer, and The Paha Sapa Give-Backperformed by The Mad Coyote: Peggy Kampmeier – piano, and the percussionists, Barbara Merjan, Jay Johnson, Jude Traxler and Mike Perdue.
    Jerome Kitzke was born in Milwaukee in 1955 and has lived in New York City since 1984. His music arises from the North American landscape and celebrates vitality in its purest forms, thriving on the spirit of driving jazz, Plains Indian song, and Beat Generation poetry, where freedom and ritual converge. It is direct, dramatic, and visceral, always with an ear to the sacred ground. Often political and always topical, his music aims at revealing the heart of what it means to be an American early in the Twenty First Century, especially as it relates to how we live on this land and the way we came to live on it.  

  • Thu
    21
    Jun
    2012

    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 a newly discovered work by Lou Harrison from 1938 as well as Terry Riley's four-hand Cinco de Mayo with Regina Schaffer. Performers you can hear during this popular event include Kitka, Paul Dresher and Joel Davel, Amy X Neuburg, the William Winant Percussion Group, Beth Custer, the Del Sol Quartet, Monique Buzzarte, and many more. Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle calls Garden of Memory "a walk-through fun house of musical and visual splendor."  

  • Mon
    09
    Jul
    2012

    Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival

    3pm

    Interstake Center, 4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland. http://www.goldengatefestival.org/index.html

    Sarah is Master of Ceremonies for the opening concert of the Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival, sponsored by Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choirs.  This year’s choirs are travelling from Indonesia, Georgia, Denmark, Lithuania, China, Australia, and elsewhere around the globe. Free admission.  

  • Thu
    02
    Aug
    2012

    Recording of Luciano Chessa’s Petrolio

    Fantasy Studios, Berkeley.

    Sarah joins the remarkable young percussionist Chris Froh to record Luciano Chessa’s Petrolio, inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini, composed by Luciano Chessa for Sarah and Chris to perform at Villa Aurelia in Rome in 2004.  

  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2012
    Sun
    09
    Sep
    2012

    Public Performance - Satie's Vexations

    6pm

    Berkeley Arts Festival space, 2133 University Avenue, Berkeley.  www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.

    Sarah is one of several pianists performing Satie’s infamous Vexations, in which a short piece of music is played 840 times.  This is the 49th anniversary of the first public performance, organized in 1963 by John Cage.  This performance is organized by Patti Deuter, who will perform, along with Luciano Chessa, Julie Steinberg, John Kennedy, Regina Schaffer, Sarah, and many others.  Bring a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow if you intend to stay for the duration; food and water and coffee will be available.  

  • Fri
    14
    Sep
    2012

    PICO

    7:30pm

    Gallery B, Berkeley Art Museum, Bancroft Way below College Avenue, Berkeley. http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/late.php

    To open the L@TE season at the Berkeley Art Museum, New Music Bay Area and video artist John Sanborn stage a live interactive performance event celebrating the centennial of composer John Cage and his friendships with Marcel Duchamp and Nam June Paik.  Titled PICO (Performance Indeterminate Cage Opera), this work uses Cage’s Fontana Mix as an organizing structure for a live mix of three channels of prepared video, recorded sound, live musical performance and dance, and audience participation.  Performing collaborators for PICO will include dancers Joseph Copley, Margaret Cromwell, Carlos Venturo, Alyah Baker, Kelly Del Resario, Katherine Wells; musician/composer Wobbly, sound artist Mark Hosler, cellist/composer Theresa Wong, pianist Sarah Cahill, and Skip Sweeney and Roger Jones from Video Free America.  

  • Sat
    15
    Sep
    2012

    Private House Concert - Sonatas by Bach, Hindemith, Poulenc and Prokofiev

    3pm

    This is a house concert in Berkeley; for information, contact Sarah at scahill@aol.com.

    For the first time since they were sixteen, Sarah and flutist Lisa Allen perform together, in sonatas by Bach, Hindemith, Poulenc, and Prokofiev.  

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2012

    Art in Nature festival

    11am

    Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, CA.  http://artinnaturefestival.org/Home.html

    Sarah performs outdoors under the redwoods as part of the Art in Nature Festival.  Stroll along the mile-long Stream Trail of Redwood Regional Park and experience more than 200 artists and performers tucked among the meadows, redwoods and oaks in this family, bicycle and dog friendly festival, curated by the multitalented Sicilian musician and composer Laura Inserra.
    Experience art in nature and delve into the nature of art in twelve theme areas featuring music, dance, sculpture, painting, martial arts, poetry, body painting, circus arts, theater, visual arts, storytelling, arts & crafts and kids events.  Sarah performs works by John Cage on a baby grand.  

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2012

    Berkeley Arts Festival - Cowell, Cage and Harrison

    8pm

    Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Avenue, Berkeley.  www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.

    8 pm Saturday, September 29- Sarah plays a program of rarely-heard and unpublished works by the great Californian trailblazer Henry Cowell and his students John Cage (in celebration of his 100th birthday) and Lou Harrison, including Cowell’s Hilarious Curtain Opener, Chaconne, Rhythmicana, and High Color, Cage’s In a Landscape, One, and Two Pieces from 1946, and Lou Harrison’s Summerfield Set, Tandy’s Tango, and Dance for Lisa Karon, among other works. 

  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2012

    Berkeley Arts Festival - Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy

    8pm

    Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Avenue, Berkeley.  www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.

    Sarah performs a classical program including Beethoven’s Sonata in E major opus 109, Bach’s English Suite No. 3 in G major, Debussy’s Pour le piano, and works by Brahms.  

  • Sun
    07
    Oct
    2012

    Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy at Pt. Reyes Dance Palace

    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.  Sarah’s program includes Beethoven’s Sonata in E major opus 109, Bach’s English Suite No. 3 in G major, Debussy’s Pour le piano, and works by Brahms.  

  • Sun
    14
    Oct
    2012

    Performance of works by Cowell, Cage and Harrison

    North Dakota Museum of Art, 261 Centennial Drive, Stop 7305, Grand Forks, North Dakota.  http://www.ndmoa.com/ConcertSeries/index.html

    Sarah returns to this beautiful, innovative, and inspiring museum to perform a program of rarely-heard and unpublished works by the great Californian trailblazer Henry Cowell and his students John Cage (in celebration of his 100th birthday) and Lou Harrison, including Cowell’s Hilarious Curtain Opener, Chaconne, Rhythmicana, and High Color, Cage’sIn a Landscape, One, and Two Pieces from 1946, and Lou Harrison’s Summerfield Set, Tandy’s Tango, and Dance for Lisa Karon, among other works. 

  • Mon
    15
    Oct
    2012

    Classical Program - Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy

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

    Sarah performs a classical program including Beethoven’s Sonata in E major opus 109, Bach’s English Suite No. 3 in G major, Debussy’s Pour le piano, and works by Brahms.  

  • Sun
    18
    Nov
    2012

    Chamber Music Day - Performance of Riley's four-hand pieces with Regina Schaffer

    6pm

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street at Third, San Francisco.  www.sffcm.org.

    Sarah and Regina Schaffer perform three of Terry Riley’s exuberant pieces for four hands-- Etude from the Old Country, Jaztine, and Waltz for Charismas—at Chamber Music Day, presented by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and featuring an all-star lineup of ensembles from noon to 7 pm.    

  • Mon
    19
    Nov
    2012

    Tribute to Alan Farley

    5pm

    Veterans Green Room, War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco.  www.kalw.org.

    Sarah joins flutist David La Tulippe and other performers in a tribute to Alan Farley, beloved host and producer at KALW for nearly forty years.   Alan was a tireless advocate for the Bay Area arts scene and engaged countless musicians, authors, dancers, and actors in vibrant conversation on KALW’s airwaves.  This is a free event, but anyone planning to attend should RSVP to kalw@kalw.org.  More information, including a list of performers, will be posted soon on KALW’s website.  

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2012

    Premiere of Dylan Mattingly's Invisible Skyline

    8pm

    Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft right below Telegraph, Berkeley. www.berkeleysymphony.org.

    Sarah performs with the Berkeley Symphony to premiere Dylan Mattingly’s Invisible Skyline.  Also on the program are Ligeti’s Piano Concerto with soloist Shai Wosner and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2.  Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm.  

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