Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Jul 7 2017 8:00 PM

Sarah Cahill

Sarah Cahill, piano

Luciano Chessa Green Sea West Coast Premiere
plus World Premieres by Kyle Hovatter and Ricky Crews

Sarah Cahill, recently called “a sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” by The New York Times and “a brilliant and charismatic advocate for modern and contemporary composers” by Time Out New York, has commissioned, premiered, and recorded numerous compositions for solo piano. Composers who have dedicated works to her include John Adams, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Pauline Oliveros, Yoko Ono, and Ingram Marshall, and she has also premiered pieces by Lou Harrison, Julia Wolfe, Toshi Ichiyanagi, George Lewis, Leo Ornstein, and many others. Cahill has researched and recorded music by the important early 20th-century American modernists Henry Cowell and Ruth Crawford, and has commissioned a number of new pieces in tribute to their enduring influence. She enjoys working closely with composers, musicologists, and scholars to prepare scores for performance. For this concert she will present a program of recent works by young Bay Area composers, including World Premieres by Kyle Hovatter and Ricky Crews, and the West Coast Premiere of Luciano Chessa’s Green Sea.