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2018

  • Wed
    24
    Jan
    2018

    San Francisco Performances: PIVOT series

    8:30 pm

    The Strand Theater
    1127 Market St
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    In an intensive five-day exploration, PIVOT celebrates creator-performers on the American artistic edge. Sarah leads a celebration of visionary California composer Lou Harrison’s 100th birthday, partnering with the Alexander String Quartet, Kate Stenberg, and William Winant Percussion Group, in a program including the Varied Trio, Summerfield Set, Song for Quetzalcoatl, Threnody for Carlos Chavez, Music for Violin with Various Instruments, and Quartet Set.

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  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018

    Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: Visions de l'Amen

    7:30

    Berkeley Piano Club
    2724 Haste St, Berkeley

    Sarah joins pianist Eric Zivian in Messiaen's Visions de l’Amen for two pianos as well as the premieres of Chris Castro's IV-I and Philip Acimovic's Reverent Murmurs, presented by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.

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  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: Visions de l'Amen

    7:30

    Berkeley Piano Club
    2724 Haste St, Berkeley

    Sarah joins pianist Eric Zivian in Messiaen's Visions de l’Amen for two pianos as well as the premieres of Chris Castro's IV-I and Philip Acimovic's Reverent Murmurs, presented by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.

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  • Mon
    05
    Feb
    2018

    Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: Visions de l'Amen

    7:30

    San Francisco Conservatory of Music

    50 Oak Street, San Francisco

    Sarah joins pianist Eric Zivian in Messiaen's Visions de l’Amen for two pianos as well as the premieres of Chris Castro's IV-I and Philip Acimovic's Reverent Murmurs, presented by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.

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  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018
    Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Ethos NewSound Festival

    State University of New York at Fredonia

    Sarah performs works by Meredith Monk, Ursula Mamlok, George Lewis, Ingram Marshall, Samuel Adams, Annea Lockwood and others, and also leads a piano recital seminar master class and reads works by students.  

  • Wed
    28
    Mar
    2018

    New Music Miami ISCM Festival

    7:00 pm

    Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Sarah's solo program features the premiere of Orlando Jacinto Garcia’s A Gamelan in the Distance, in memory of Lou Harrison; the premiere of a new work by Jacob Sudol; Lou Harrison’s A Summerfield Set; Ursula Mamlok’s 2000 Notes; Tania León’s Ritual; George Lewis’ Endless Shout; Meredith Monk’s St. Petersburg Waltz; and Ann Southam’s Glass Houses No. 7.

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  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018

    China Gates at Piano Department Recital

    7:30 pm

    San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco

    At a free recital offered by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Piano Department to celebrate the Conservatory's centennial, in a program of works written by composers who have either taught or studied at SFCM, Sarah performs John Adams' China Gates, written for her when she was a seventeen-year-old student.  Other composers in this concert include Robert Helps and Aaron Jay Kernis and, for some reason, Debussy and Rachmaninov.  https://sfcm.edu/events/piano-department-centennial-recital

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    Bard Music West: The World of Henry Cowell

    7:30 pm

    Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. (at 23rd), San Francisco, CA 94114

    Bard Music West returns to Noe Valley Ministry with a deep dive into the world of Bay Area visionary Henry Cowell.  Sarah performs Cowell's High Color, John Cage's Bacchanale, Johanna Beyer's Gebrauchsmusik I, Leo Ornstein's Suicide in an Airplane, and Dane Rudhyar's "Stars" from Pentagram No. 3.

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  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    New Music Works: Because

    7:30 pm

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

    New Music Works presents Because, a chamber program featuring music by Akinele Bankole, John Thomas, John Lennon/Paul McCartney, Frank Pesci, and Jon Scoville. Sarah will premiere new pieces for solo piano by Jon Scoville and Julia by Bunita Marcus.

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  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018

    chamber music at Bellevue Club

    4 pm

    Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

    Sarah teams up with flutist David Latulippe and cellist Andres Vera for Louise Farrenc's Trio, Poulenc's Flute Sonata, and Robert Starer's Remembering Felix with Latulippe as narrator.  This may be a private event, so please contact the Bellevue Club if you'd like to come.

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018

    Other Minds 23 Festival

    7:30 pm

    ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    Sarah will join forces with the Other Minds Ensemble and vocal soloists Kevin Baum, Randall Wong, Joel Chapman, and Sidney Chen to perform Virgil Thomson's Capital Capitals (text by Gertrude Stein) as part of the Other Minds 23 Festival.

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  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018
    Sun
    13
    May
    2018

    pre-concert talks for the LA Phil

     Disney Hall, Los Angeles.

    Sarah gives pre-concert talks about Schubert's Fantasia in F minor for Four Hands, Bruch's Concerto for Two Pianos, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 7 before concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 

  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    Duo with Kate Stenberg

    noon to 1 pm

    Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA

    Sarah and violinist Kate Stenberg perform works by Kaija Saariaho, Linda Catlin Smith, Grazyna Bacewicz, Gabriella Frank, and Ruth Crawford in a free noontime concert.

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  • Sun
    27
    May
    2018

    memorial concert for Eve Vanderstoel

    1 pm

    Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley.

    For a concert in memory of Eve Vanderstoel, Sarah performs works by composers who have been meaningful or close to Eve and her husband Graeme Vanderstoel, including Lou Harrison, Paul Dresher, Jon Scoville, and Ruth Crawford.  

  • Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018

    Garden of Memory

    5-9pm

    Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 

    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 Pamela Z, Danny Clay and Amy Foote, Adam Tendler, Robin Petrie, Zachary James Watkins, Gyan Riley, Paul Dresher and Joel Davel, Amy X Neuburg,  the ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Dylan Mattingly, Laura Inserra, Maggi Payne, Theresa Wong, Sarah Cahill and Kate Stenberg, 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.  Sarah performs the Bay Area premiere of I Still Play by John Adams, and is joined by violinist Kate Stenberg for Kaija Saariaho's Tocar and three movements from Gabriela Frank's Suenos de Chambi.
     

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