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Sarah Cahill – Friday July 7, 2017 at 8 pm

Sarah Cahill, piano
with special guest violinist
Kate Stenberg

Luciano Chessa Green Sea West Coast Premiere
Ann Southam’s Glass Houses No. 5
Lou Harrison’s Grand Duo with special guest violinist Kate Stenberg
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. Over forty composers have dedicated works to her including John Adams, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Pauline Oliveros, Yoko Ono, and Ingram Marshall. 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 has been touring the country for Lou Harrison’s centennial and will perform both his piano concertos later this year. For this concert she will perform the West Coast premiere of Luciano Chessa’s Green Sea, the premieres of new pieces by Kyle Hovatter and Ricky Crews, Ann Southam’s Glass Houses No. 5, and Lou Harrison’s Grand Duo with violinist Kate Stenberg. For more information please visit

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