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2013

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2013

    SMMMASH Panel - The Body

    7pm

     Stanford Cubberly Auditorium, Stanford University.

    As part of the Stanford Multidisciplinary Multimedia Meeting of Arts, Science, and Humanities (SMMMASH), Sarah participates in a panel about The Body, joined by Antara Bhardwaj, Oussama Khatib, and Ken Goldberg, and moderated by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi. 

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2013

    Berkeley Arts Festival Classical Program

    8pm

    Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Avenue between Shattuck and Oxford, 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 Four Pieces opus 119 by Brahms. 

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2013

    Berkeley Arts Festival - Andrew Lovett's Four Preludes

    8pm

    Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Avenue between Shattuck and Oxford, Berkeley.  www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.

    Sarah performs Andrew Lovett’s Four Preludes, sharing an evening with author and scholar Philippa Kelly, who will discuss  Across the Atlantic, Across the Pacific: Conversations About Diaspora, exploring the sense of loss and shame in the cultures of both colonial and Aboriginal Australians. She looks at how the theater, and especially the themes of King Lear, can help us understand and express racial blindness in the context of national histories of loss. British-born composer Andrew Lovett composed his preludes as a gift for a young friend who was learning piano and had a strong penchant for the music of JS Bach. Philippa Kelly, a descendant of convicts shipped from England to Australia in chains is resident dramaturg for the California Shakespeare Theater and author of The King and I

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2013

    Berkeley Arts Festival - Maria de Alvear's Intenso

    8pm

    Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Avenue between Shattuck and Oxford, Berkeley. www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.

    Sarah performs the U.S. premiere of Intenso, a seventy-minute meditative piece by Spanish-German composer Maria de Alvear.  Alcohol and cookies will be served. 

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2013

    Berkeley Arts Festival - Imaginary Dances and Glass Houses

    8pm

    Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Avenue between Shattuck and Oxford, Berkeley.  www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.

    Sarah pairs two post-minimalist masterpieces: Imaginary Dances by William Duckworth (1943-2012) and selections from Glass Houses by Ann Southam (1937-2010). 

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2013

    Imaginary Dances and Glass Houses with Adam Tendler

    8pm

    Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.  www.roulette.org

    Sarah pairs two post-minimalist masterpieces: Imaginary Dances by William Duckworth (1943-2012) and selections from Glass Houses by Ann Southam (1937-2010). Splitting the evening with Sarah is the brilliant young pianist Adam Tendler, who will present brand new solo piano and electroacoustic works by his composer friends from across the world, including a premiere of his own. 

     

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2013

    New Music Miami Festival - Selections from A Sweeter Music

    7:30pm

    CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios | 420 Lincoln Road, 4th Floor, Miami Beach

    As part of the New Music Miami Festival, Sarah performs selections from her project A Sweeter Music, including Frederic Rzewski’s Peace Dances, Terry Riley’s Be Kind to One Another, Meredith Monk’s Steppe Music, Phil Kline’s The Long Winter, and excerpts from Larry Polansky’s B’midbar.  Presented in collaboration with the Foundation for Emerging Technologies and the Arts. 

  • Fri
    10
    May
    2013

    Kaija Saariaho's Tocar with Rene Mandel

    6pm

    Claremont Hotel, Berkeley.  

    At a gala for the Berkeley Symphony, Sarah plays Kaija Saariaho’s Tocar with violinist Rene Mandel, who is executive director of the Berkeley Symphony. 

  • Sun
    19
    May
    2013

    Berkeley Arts Festival - Tribute to Composer Don Cobb

    4pm

    Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Avenue between Shattuck and Oxford, Berkeley. www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.

    A tribute to composer Don Cobb, who was born in Oakland in 1936, studied with Leon Kirchner and Darius Milhaud, and wrote extensively for chamber groups and for voice.  Sarah performs the suite Remnants with clarinetist Larry London, violinist Victor Romasevich, and bassist Michael Taddei, and also performs Places No. 9 for solo piano.  Also on the program is Crazy Jane Songs set to poetry by W.B. Yeats, with soprano Eileen Morris, flutist Jane Lenoir, oboist Robin May, clarinetist Marilyn Martella, violist Nancy Ellis, bassoonist Karla Ekholm, trumpetist Laurie McGaw, trombonist Kurt Patzner, and tubaist Peter Wahrhaftig, tuba, conducted by Larry London. 

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2013

    California Presenters panel - Defying Boundaries

    2pm

    The Sainte Claire Hotel, 302 S Market Street, San Jose.  http://www.calpresenters.org/

    2 pm Wednesday, May 29- Sarah is a panelist for a session called “Defying Boundaries,” about presenting music in unusual and alternative spaces, at the California Presenters conference.   

  • Wed
    19
    Jun
    2013
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2013

    Pre-concert Talk - Mark Adamo's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

    San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102

    http://sfopera.com/Season-Tickets/2012-2013-Season/The-Gospel-of-Mary-Magdalene.aspx

    Sarah is the pre-opera speaker before each performance of Mark Adamo’s new opera The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, commissioned by San Francisco Opera.  Mary Magdalene is placed at the center of the story in this world premiere by Adamo, whose Little Women is apparently the most frequently performed new opera of the past twenty years.  Kevin Newbury directs a cast that includes Sasha Cooke, William Burden and Maria Kanyova. Nathan Gunn sings the role of Yeshua. Michael Christie, in his San Francisco Opera debut, conductsSarah’s pre-opera talks are free to ticketholders and take place in the main theater in the orchestra section, 55 minutes before curtain.

  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2013

    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.  Performers you can hear during this popular event include Henry Kaiser, the William Winant Percussion Group, Paul Dresher and Joel Davel, Amy X Neuburg, Wobbly, Miya Masaoka and Larry Ochs, Carl Stone, Laura Inserra, Sarah Cahill, Wayne Grim, Luciano Chessa, Juraj Kojs, 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
    08
    Jul
    2013

    Leonardo Art / Science panel

    6:45pm

    Fromm Hall, Maier Room, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco.  http://www.scaruffi.com/leonardo/jul2013.html

    Sarah joins a Leonardo Art/Science Evening, moderated by cognitive scientist and cultural historian Piero Scaruffi, focused on the intersection between the arts and sciences.  The other speakers are Christine Marie, Dave Deamer, and Adrian David Cheok. 

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2013

    Performance of Marshall, Lockwood, Adams, Riley, et. al.

    Philadelphia Arts Alliance, 251 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA http://www.philartalliance.org.

    In conjunction with an exhibition titled “Sentimental Value,” Sarah performs a group of pieces either commissioned by her or written for her, including music by Ingram Marshall, Annea Lockwood, John Adams, Terry Riley, and others.  

  • Fri
    02
    Aug
    2013

    Old First Concerts - Kennedy, Gubaidulina, Adams and Southam

    8pm

    Old First Concerts, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco.  www.oldfirstconcerts.org

    Sarah performs John Kennedy’s Naturali Periclitati, Sofia Gubaidulina’s Chaconne, Samuel Carl Adams’ Piano Step, selections from Ann Southam’s Glass Houses, and more.

  • Tue
    17
    Sep
    2013

    Pasolini Celebration - Petrolio with percussionist Chris Froh

    Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco.http://www.iicsanfrancisco.esteri.it/IIC_Sanfrancisco

    Sarah joins the dynamic percussionist Chris Froh in Luciano Chessa’s Petrolio , a four-movement homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini, as part of a city-wide celebration of Pasolini and his films, poetry, and enduring influence.  

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2013

    Other Minds announces A Sweeter Music CD release party

    2pm

    2133 University Avenue (between Oxford and Shattuck), Berkeley.  www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.

    CD release party! Other Minds announces the release of A Sweeter Music, featuring compositions by Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Kyle Gann, Meredith Monk, Carl Stone, Yoko Ono, Phil Kline, and The Residents. Sarah performs a few selections from the recording. Refreshments will be served, and signed CDs will be available for purchase, two days before the official release date!

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2013

    Italian Opera Premieres - La Giornata di Betty Boop and King Kong, Amore Mio

    8pm

    Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco. www.centerfornewmusic.com.

    With soprano Amy Foote and bass Richard Mix, Sarah performs the premieres of two Italian pocket operas: La Giornata di Betty Boop by Ada Gentile, with the composer in attendance, and King Kong, Amore Mio by Fabrizio de Rossi Re.  Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, and organized by the indomitable Luciano Chessa. 

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2013

    ResOnance at the Exploratorium

    7pm

    Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco. http://www.exploratorium.edu.

    Sarah hosts the inaugural evening of the ResOnance series in the gorgeous Kanbar Forum at the new Exploratorium. Facilitated by composer Wayne Grim, and paying homage to Charles Amirkhanian’s long-running “Speaking of Music” series at the Exploratorium, the series features onstage performances, in-depth interviews, and online episodes and site-specific sound installations that showcase work by local and visiting artists and composers. Tonight’s performer is Cheryl E. Leonard, who presents an evening of Antarctic music including compositions inspired by tidewater glaciers, weather patterns, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctic wildlife. Phillip Greenlief and Cheryl Leonard will perform live on rocks, shells, and penguin bones from Antarctica, plus icicles, kelp, sand, salt, and glass. The ResOnance series continues in December with Roscoe Mitchell.   

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2013

    Selections from The Book of Sounds, Furrer's Voicelessness and music by Southam and Lockwood

    8pm

    Center for New Music. 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco. www.centerfornewmusic.com.

    Sarah performs selections from Hans Otte’s Das Buch der Klange (The Book of Sounds), Beat Furrer’s Voicelessness,  and music by Ann Southam and Annea Lockwood as part of a joint concert with the brilliant young pianist Adam Tendler, in a series curated by Jon Raskin. 

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2013

    Selections from A Sweeter Music

    Harold Golen Gallery, 2294 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida.   www.fetafoundation.org.

    Sarah performs compositions from her project “A Sweeter Music,” including Frederic Rzewski’s Peace Dances, Ingram Marshall’s Movement (Deep in My Heart), Terry Riley’s Be Kind to One Another, selections from Larry Polansky’s bmidbar, excerpts from Meredith Monk’s Steppe Music, and Mamoru Fujieda’s 19th Collection from Patterns of Plants. 

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2013

    Evan Ziporyn’s 100 30-Second Pieces for Two Pianos

    8pm

    Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco.  www.newkeysconcert.org and www.centerfornewmusic.com.

    In a concert presented by New Keys, Sarah joins her duo partner Regina Schaffer in the first thirty of Evan Ziporyn’s 100 30-Second Pieces for Two Pianos

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