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2017

  • Sat
    14
    Jan
    2017

    Stanford Live Artist Spotlight

    7:30 pm

    Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, CA

    For the Artist Spotlight series presented by Stanford Live, free and open to the public, Sarah performs Sofia Gubaidulina's Chaconne, Terry Riley's Fandango on the Heaven Ladder, John Adams' China Gates, two Etudes by Philip Glass, Henry Cowell's Exultation, and Lou Harrison's Jig.  

    http://arts4all.org/events/sarah-cahill-dec-2017

  • Fri
    10
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    12
    Feb
    2017

    Nancy Karp and Dancers with Stenberg Cahill Duo

    Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm
    Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm
    Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA

    Sarah Cahill and violinist Kate Stenberg perform movements from Lou Harrison's Grand Duo with Nancy Karp and dancers. Part of Sarah's Lou Harrison Centennial Tour.

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  • Fri
    17
    Feb
    2017

    Presidio Sessions with Paul Dresher Ensemble

    6 pm

    Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, SF 94129

    Sarah joins the Paul Dresher Ensemble at Presidio Sessions, presented by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. 

    Musicians:
    Paul Dresher and Joel Davel, invented instruments; Sarah Cahill, piano; Ashley Bathgate, cello; Lisa Moore, piano

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  • Wed
    22
    Feb
    2017
    Fri
    24
    Feb
    2017

    "Inside Music" Pre-Concert Talks at San Francisco Symphony

    Sarah joins the panel for three "Inside Music" Pre-Concert Talks, moderated by Laura Stanfield Prichard, at the San Francisco Symphony's performances of John Adams' Scheherazade.2.

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  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2017

    Chaconnes at Women's Faculty Club at UC Berkeley

    4 pm

    The Women’s Faculty Club, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720

    Free and open to the public.

    Sarah performs her Chaconnes program, an exploration of the form as it appears in the seventeenth century to the present day, including chaconnes by Henry Purcell, Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Louis Couperin, George Friedrich Handel, Carl Nielsen, Sofia Gubaidulina, Stefan Wolpe, and Danny Clay.

    www.womensfacultyclub.com

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017

    Inside the (G)earbox: John Adams @ 70

    Concert II: 8pm

    Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E Young Drive East, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095

    Sarah performs John Adams' China Gates as part of a day-long event celebrating his work at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

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  • Wed
    08
    Mar
    2017

    Music for Piano by Luciano Chessa

    7 pm

    Columbia University Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027

    Sarah Cahill joins Italian composer Luciano Chessa for a performance of his works.

    PROGRAM:

    Louganis (2007), with a video by Terry Berlier
    Tre Danze da Salotto (1983/2010)
    Cupric Donna I & II (Premiere)
    Le Miniere (2003) from "Quadri da una città fantasma"
    Dr. Quill, Let There Be Light (2013)
    Green Sea (Premiere)

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  • Sun
    12
    Mar
    2017

    Lou Harrison Centennial Concert

    8 pm

    Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

    In celebration of composer Lou Harrison’s 2017 centennial, Sarah will perform a range of favorite and unpublished works by Lou Harrison as well as music by his friends and colleagues.

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  • Fri
    24
    Mar
    2017

    Stenberg Cahill Duo at Presidio Sessions

    6 pm

    Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129

    Sarah and violinist Kate Stenberg perform works for violin and piano at Presidio Sessions, presented by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. Part of Sarah's Lou Harrison Centennial Tour.

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  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017

    Harvey Mudd College

    8 pm

    Harvey Mudd College, Shanahan Center, Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711

    Sarah performs at Harvey Mudd College as part of her Lou Harrison Centennial Tour. Free and open to the public.

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  • Tue
    04
    Apr
    2017

    Happy Birthday Lou Harrison!

    8 pm

    Tuesdays@Monk Space, 4414 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90004

    In a co-presentation with MicroFest, T@MS presents San Francisco pianist Sarah Cahill and LA’s own Varied Trio (Aron Kallay, Shalini Vijayan, and Yuri Inoo) in a celebration of Lou Harrison’s life and music in honor of his centennial year.

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  • Thu
    06
    Apr
    2017

    Lou Harrison Centennial Concert

    7 pm

    Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

    Pianist Sarah Cahill celebrates the hundredth birthday of maverick composer Lou Harrison with a wide range of his piano music including early unpublished scores, his Schoenberg-inspired Suite, and his exuberant Summerfield Set, paired with music by his friends and colleagues including Henry Cowell and Johanna Beyer and a selection of Party Pieces written in "exquisite corpse" style by Lou Harrison, John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Virgil Thomson.

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  • Sun
    07
    May
    2017

    An Evening with Sarah Cahill: Lou Harrison on the Piano

    8 pm

    Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Sarah Cahill celebrates the centennial of maverick composer Lou Harrison as part of MicroFest North. Her program features Harrison's Summerfield Set, several movements from the Suite, two Cembalo Sonatas, the early Jig and Range-Song, and several unpublished and rarely performed works.

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  • Wed
    10
    May
    2017

    Lou Harrison Centennial Concert

    Berkeley Museum of Art, 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94720

  • Sat
    13
    May
    2017

    Pre-Lou Harrison Centennial Celebration

    7 pm

    Peace United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 900 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Sarah joins Bob Hughes, Larry Polansky, and Bill Alves for a panel discussion moderated by Phil Collins, part of a pre-Lou Harrison Centennial Celebration event.

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  • Sun
    14
    May
    2017

    Lou's Day Presented by New Music Works

    3 pm and 7 pm

    Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Designated as “Lou Harrison Day” by Santa Cruz Mayor Cynthia Mathews, Sarah performs solo piano music by Lou Harrison in celebration of his 100th birthday, presented by New Music Works. Other musicians performing are William Winant Percussion Group, organist Vlada Moran, microtonal guitarist John Schneider,choreographer/dancer Tandy Beal, Farallon Recorder Trio, The Saint Cecilia Society Men’s Chorus, nMw Ensemble, and conductor Philip Collins.

    Part of Sarah's Lou Harrison Centennial Tour.

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  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017

    Ebb and Flow Arts

    Time TBA

    Castle Theater - Kahului, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732

    Sarah performs works by Lou Harrison and Terry Riley. Part of Sarah's Lou Harrison Centennial Tour.

    www.ebbandflowarts.org

  • Sun
    21
    May
    2017

    Ebb and Flow Arts

    Time TBA

    Waki’i Ranch, Kamuela, HI 96743

    Sarah performs works by Lou Harrison, Ruth Crawford, Terry Riley, Leo Ornstein, Johanna Beyer, George Antheil, and others. Part of Sarah's Lou Harrison Centennial Tour.

    www.ebbandflowarts.org

  • Wed
    21
    Jun
    2017

    Garden of Memory

    5 to 9 pm

    Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland

    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, Robin Petrie, Zachary James Watkins, Gyan Riley, Samuel Adams and Helen Kim, Paul Dresher and Joel Davel, Amy X Neuburg,  the ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Dylan Mattingly, Laura Inserra, Maggi Payne, Pamela Z, Juraj Kojs and Paula Mathusen, Sarah Cahill, and many more. Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle calls Garden of Memory "a walk-through fun house of musical and visual splendor."  Pick up a map with performer locations, or just wander freely, discovering a variety of acoustic and electronic music in the four hours before twilight.  This year will feature a musical memorial to the legendary Don Buchla. www.gardenofmemory.com

  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017

    Old First Concerts

    8 pm

    Old First Church
    1751 Sacramento Street
    San Francisco, CA 94109

    Sarah Cahill performs the West Coast premiere of Luciano Chessa's Green Sea as well as the premiere of Ricky Crews' 40 Years After China Gates, Kyle Hovatter's track, Lou Harrison's Grand Duo with violinist Kate Stenberg, Tania Leon's Ritual, and Ann Southam's Glass Houses No. 5.  

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  • Tue
    11
    Jul
    2017

    Mendocino Music Festival

    2:30 pm

    Preston Hall
    44867 Main Street
    Mendocino, CA 95460

    Violinist Kate Stenberg, pianist Sarah Cahill, and percussionist William Winant celebrate composer Lou Harrison's centennial year with a program featuring Harrison’s Varied Trio, Grand Duo, A Summerfield Set, Largo Ostinato, Tandy’s Tango, Jig and Range-Song, Changing Moment, and Dance for Lisa Karon.

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  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017

    Flower Piano at San Francisco Botanical Garden

    2 pm

    Exhibition Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden
    Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way
    San Francisco, CA 94122

    Sarah Cahill performs a two-hour set of music by Lou Harrison, in celebration of the composer's centennial year, in the Exhibition Garden of the San Francisco Botanical Garden as part of Flower Piano.

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  • Sun
    30
    Jul
    2017

    Interlochen Festival

    8 pm

    Kresge Auditorium
    Interlochen Center for the Arts
    4000 M-137
    Interlochen, MI 49643

    Sarah joins pianist Alon Goldstein as soloists for Takemitsu's Quotation of Dream: Say Sea, Take Me! with Carlos Izcaray conducting Interlochen's World Youth Symphony Orchestra Also on the program are John Adams' The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra and Debussy’s La Mer.

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  • Sun
    27
    Aug
    2017

    Sri Moonshine Music Series

    3 pm

    Camptonville Performing Arts Center, 15333 Cleveland Ave, Camptonville, CA

    Sarah performs the culminating concert of a "Grand Piano Weekend" organized by Terry Riley as part of his Sri Moonshine Music Series. Her program includes Terry Riley's Be Kind to One Another and Fandango on the Heaven Ladder as well as works by Ravel and Debussy.

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  • Tue
    05
    Sep
    2017

    Performance/Masterclass at Chapman University

    12:30 pm

    Chapman University, 1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866

  • Sat
    09
    Sep
    2017

    Community School of Music and Arts

    7:30 pm

    Tateuchi Hall, Mountain View Community School, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA

    Sarah returns to CSMA for another performance of recent and rarely performed music by American composers, including George Lewis, Ann Southam, Terry Riley, Meredith Monk, Ingram Marshall, Paul Dresher, and Ruth Crawford.

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  • Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    Tue
    12
    Sep
    2017

    rehearsals for Lou Harrison Concerto for Piano and Javanese Gamelan

    MIT, Cambridge, Mass.

    Rehearsals for Lou Harrison's Concerto for Piano and Javanese Gamelan, with Gamelan Galak Tika, and a new trio by Evan Ziporyn

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017

    Silk Road Ensemble

    5 pm

    Alice Tully Hall, New York City

    Sarah joins the Silk Road Ensemble for an event celebrating Ken Burns' new series on the Vietnam War, which features music performed by the Silk Road Ensemble.

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017

    Mills College Center for Contemporary Music: 51st Anniversary Concert #2

    8 pm

    Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, CA

    Sarah and Regina Myers perform "Blue" Gene Tyranny's The Decertified Highway of Dreams for a concert celebrating the 51st anniversary of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills.

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  • Thu
    12
    Oct
    2017

    Institute of Contemporary Art: Mr. Harrison's Gamelans

    8 pm

    Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210

    Sarah performs Lou Harrison's Concerto for Piano and Javanese Gamelan with Gamelan Galak Tika and, with violinist Johnny Gandelsman, a new work by Evan Ziporyn for violin and piano.

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  • Tue
    17
    Oct
    2017

    Lou Harrison Piano Concerto with SJSU Symphony Orchestra

    7 pm

    Music Concert Hall, San Jose State University, 1 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA 95192

    Sarah performs Lou Harrison's Piano Concerto with the San Jose State University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fred Cohen.  

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  • Fri
    20
    Oct
    2017

    Cleveland Museum of Art: Lou Harrison Centennial!

    7:30 pm

    Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

    Sarah performs Lou Harrison's Concerto for Piano and Javanese Gamelan with Gamelan Galak Tika performing on a gamelan built by Lou Harrison.

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  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017

    Pauline Oliveros symposium

    7 pm

    Brooklyn College

    At a symposium honoring the legacy of Pauline Oliveros, Sarah joins trombonist Monique Buzzarte to perform Oliveros' "The Gender of Now," a piece that Monique and Sarah commissioned from Pauline Oliveros.  The symposium includes many performances and talks and panel discussions by colleagues, students, admirers, and collaborators of Pauline Oliveros.

  • Fri
    10
    Nov
    2017

    Bay Area Refugee Support Benefit

    Zion Lutheran Church & School, 495 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

  • Tue
    28
    Nov
    2017

    Patterns of Plants in Tokyo

    7 pm

    Tokyo

    Sarah performs selections from Mamoru Fujieda's Patterns of Plants in Tokyo.

  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017

    Lou Harrison in Fukuoka

    Fukuoka Circular Hall, Fukuoka, Japan

    As part of a Lou Harrison 100th birthday celebration produced by Mamoru Fujieda, Sarah performs a range of Lou Harrison's keyboard works, including unpublished and rarely-heard pieces, on three pianos: one in equal temperament, one in Werckmeister 2 tuning, and a tack piano.

  • Sun
    10
    Dec
    2017

    New Music Conflagration

    8:30 pm

    St. Petersburg Library, 3745 9th Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FL

    The New Music Conflagration presents Cahill in a solo program of "Lou Harrison and His Circle," featuring Harrison’s piano works alongside music by his friends and colleagues including Henry Cowell, John Cage, Johanna Beyer, James Cleghorn, and Frank Wigglesworth.

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  • Mon
    11
    Dec
    2017

    Lou Harrison at 100 with EnsembleNewSRQ

    8 pm

    First Congregational Church, 1031 S Euclid Ave, Sarasota, FL

    Sarah performs music by Lou Harrison to honor his 100th birthday with members of EnsembleNewSRQ.  She joins violinist Samantha Bennett for Lou Harrison's Grand Duo, and then they are joined by percussionist George Nickson for the Varied Trio.  Sarah also performs some early unpublished pieces.

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  • Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017

    Accidental Music Festival

    7:30 pm

    Timucua Arts Foundation, 2000 South Summerlin, Orlando, FL

    Accidental Music Festival presents Sarah in a program celebrating maverick composer Lou Harrison's centennial year, featuring music by Harrison and other composers in his circle.

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