Thu April 6th, 2017
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $15 / $20
Day of Show: $20 / $25
free for members
Table Seating: $20 advance, $25 day of show
Standing Room: $15 advance, $20 day of show
Pianist Sarah Cahill celebrates the hundredth birthday of maverick composer Lou Harrison with a wide range of his piano music including early unpublished scores, his Schoenberg-inspired Suite, and his exuberant Summerfield Set, paired with music by his friends and colleagues including Henry Cowell and Johanna Beyer and a selection of Party Pieces written in “exquisite corpse” style by Lou Harrison, John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Virgil Thomson.
TABLE SEATING POLICY Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area. All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
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Sarah Cahill, recently called “a sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” by The New York Times, has commissioned, premiered, and recorded numerous compositions for solo piano. Over forty composers have dedicated works to Cahill, including John Adams, Terry Riley, Pauline Oliveros, Julia Wolfe, Yoko Ono, Annea Lockwood, and Ingram Marshall. Cahill had the opportunity to work closely with composer Lou Harrison, and has championed many of his works for piano, including his Piano Concerto which she performed with the La Jolla and Berkeley Symphonies. She visited him several times at his home in Aptos, California, and copied rare scores from his collection. She has also premiered pieces by Toshi Ichiyanagi, George Lewis, Leo Ornstein, and many others. Her discography includes over twenty albums on the New Albion, CRI, New World, Tzadik, Albany, Innova, Cold Blue, Other Minds, and Pinna labels. Cahill’s radio show, Revolutions Per Minute, can be heard every Sunday evening from 8 to 10 pm on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco. Cahill is on the piano faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory and curates a monthly series of new music concerts at the new Berkeley Art Museum.
Photo Credit: Marianne LaRochelle