Old First Concerts
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013 AT 8:00PM

Sarah Cahill
Sarah Cahill, piano
Shinji Eshima Delta 88 Premiere (composer in attendance!)
John Kennedy Naturali Periclitati
Ann Southam selections from Glass Houses
Samuel Carl Adams Piano Step
Henry Cowell Rhythmicana and High Color

Sarah Cahill, recently called “fiercely gifted” by The New York Times and “as tenacious and committed an advocate as any composer could dream of” by the San Francisco Chronicle, 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, Annea Lockwood, and Evan Ziporyn, and she has also premiered pieces by Lou Harrison, Julia Wolfe, Ingram Marshall, Toshi Ichiyanagi, George Lewis, Leo Ornstein, and many others. Cahill has researched and recorded the 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. Recent appearances include Spoleto Festival USA, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the Pacific Crossings Festival in Tokyo, the Portland Piano Festival, and the Mendocino Music Festival. sarahcahill.com

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