Cahill will perform a recital in Killian Hall.
Nov 16 | Sun | Visiting Artist: Pianist Sarah Cahill, new music champion in a solo concert featuring works from her recent CD A Sweeter Music, including Terry Riley’s Be Kind to One Another, on NPR Music’s top 100 songs for 2013, Evan Ziporyn’s Fragrant Forest from Pondok, and works by Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Meredith Monk, and Phil Kline. 4pm, Killian Hall. Free.
Bay area pianist, writer and producer Sarah Cahill 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. She has also premiered pieces by Lou Harrison, Julia Wolfe, Ingram Marshall, Toshi Ichiyanagi, George Lewis, Leo Ornstein, and 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. Recent appearances include a concert at San Quentin of the music Henry Cowell wrote while incarcerated there, Lou Harrison’s Piano Concerto with Steven Schick and the La Jolla Symphony, and Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet at the Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival.