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Stephen Smoliar’s memorable concerts of 2016
MUSICAL REFLECTIONS OF 2016
CHACONNES, REVISITED AT SALONS AT THE REX
SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC FACULTY CONCERT
FRESH SOUND SERIES IN SAN DIEGO
SUNSET ARTS WITH KATE STENBERG
FLOWER PIANO 2016
GARDEN OF MEMORY 2016
NEW MUSIC WORKS IN SANTA CRUZ, MARCH 2016
GARDEN OF MEMORY 2015
NEW MUSIC WORKS IN SANTA CRUZ, MARCH 2015
SF SYMPHONY SoundBox
Terry Riley Tribute
Schubert, Beethoven, and Mozart with Stuart Canin
Patterns of Plants by Mamoru Fujieda – on Pinna Records
ROOM Series Upright Concert
Mozart Piano Quartets with Alexander String Quartet
Other Minds Festival
Lou Harrison Piano Concerto with La Jolla Orchestra
Henry Cowell at San Quentin
A Sweeter Music CD, released 9/24/13 on the Other Minds label
Center for New Music with Adam Tendler
Solo Recital at Old First Church, San Francisco
Garden of Memory at the Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA
State of the Arts on KDFC
‘The Mystical Tone’ at Le Poisson Rouge
Alfred Loeffler New Music Symposium, Chico State University, 2/14/12
Lou Harrison Piano Concerto with Berkeley Symphony – 12/8/11
Old First Church, San Francisco – 11/11/11
Portland International Piano Festival
Other Minds 2011
Other Minds presents Rudhyar in Retrospect- September 2010
Sarah Cahill and Carl Stone at the Stone in NYC’s East Village
Second International Conference on Music and Minimalism
A Sweeter Music: preview articles
A Sweeter Music: Reviews
Other Minds New Music Seance 2008
Other Minds New Music Seance 2007
Concert with Cellist Emil Miland, San Francisco, January 2007
Noontime Concerts San Francisco 2006
Old First Church San Francisco 2006
Trinity Chapel Berkeley 2006
Other Minds New Music Séance 2005
Berkeley Arts Festival 2004
Two Redheads and 88 Solenoids with Kathy Supove 2004
Ruth Crawford Centennial 2002
Leo Ornstein and George Antheil concert, Miller Theater 2000
General

Articles

Patterns of Plants at Noguchi Museum
Selected

Quotes

“fiercely gifted” -New York Times
“Apart from being an exceptional pianist and muse to scores of inventive composers, Sarah Cahill is a first-rate communicator who specializes in connecting the music she plays to broader streams of everyday life.” -Time Out New York
“as tenacious and committed an advocate as any composer could dream of” -San Francisco Chronicle
“She is a virtuosic yet naturally fluid player who somehow manages to coax a liquid sound from the piano even when battering the keys and raising hell.” -New Music Connoisseur
“Cahill negotiated all these and other difficulties with consummate grace, leaping rapidly all over the keyboard without ever losing her even sweetness of tone.” -Kyle Gann, Village Voice, 12/12/00
“This formerly West Coast pianist is more and more resident in New York these days, giving us the benefit of her phenomenal technique, her instinctive command of recent aesthetics, and quite possibly the most interesting repertoire of any pianist around.” -Kyle Gann, Village Voice, 12/18/01
“passionately mercurial” – Kyle Gann, Village Voice, 11/14/00
“Athletically graceful at the keyboard yet able to distinguish ppp from pppp” – Kyle Gann, Village Voice, 5/2/00
“excellent” – Alex Ross, New Yorker, 12/4/00
“Ms. Cahill played all the music with an illuminating clarity” – Allan Kozinn, New York Times, 12/9/00
“There could be no more intoxicating introduction to Crawford’s music than this superb recording” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/3/01
“Sarah Cahill has a unique gift for coloring, interpreting, and expressively heightening new music almost as if it were Chopin, and does so in such a winning, compelling way that one scratches his head wondering why every new music pianist doesn’t follow her example.” – Mark Grant, New Music Connoisseur
“One will not soon forget Cahill’s delicate performance of (Cowell’s) ‘The Fairy Answer'” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 2/4/97
“That Cowell’s experiments with piano tone clusters… were not just gimmicks was abundantly clear from Sarah Cahill’s exhilarating performance” -New York Times, 3/19/97
“Cahill is a strong advocate, both in her obvious passion and her technical and emotional fluency.” -Amazon.com, 8/9/01
“Sarah Cahill, a performer fervently admired by the New Music crowd, as well as by people interested in pianos and the people who play them. Ms. Cahill is a good-looking woman with an intense gaze and a businesslike demeanor. She has a nicely laid-back manner, but she doesn’t talk down to her audience and she doesn’t waste time trying to charm them.” -Charleston Post and Courier, 5/31/01
“Pianist Sarah Cahill is both historian and evangelist” -CD Now
“Cahill, youthful, slight, blond and mild-mannered, presents a persona ideally suited to Crawford’s world.” -Andante.com
“Her examinations had volatility, conviction and a kind of restless originality that served (Debussy’s) ‘Pour le piano’ surprisingly well.” -Washington Post, 10/10/01
“Cahill plays the lively, unpublished ‘Set of Two Movements’ (by Cowell) as if inspired by a roomful of Irish dancers.” -East Bay Express, 1/14/00
“Her playing is both spontaneous and refined, and she has a wonderful feeling for Ravel’s complex rhythmic phrasing. Her ‘Scarbo’ is electrifying, and in ‘Miroirs,’ she creates a magical atmosphere… Altogether an outstanding recording.” -West County Times, 12/6/97
“Cahill… played with a virtuosity that demonstrated Cowell’s precise command of his peculiar art.” -New Yorker, 2/97
“The program opened with the Toccata in D major by J.S. Bach, played by Sarah Cahill with remarkable technique and sympathetic engagement.” -Appenzeller Zeitung, 7/6/77
“If I had my way, Sarah Cahill would be declared a public treasure and forbidden to ever leave the city limits.” -Berkeley Voice, 11/26/99
“Cahill supplied an electrifying rendition of two magnificent unpublished works” -American Record Guide, 2/97