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Sarah Cahill Performs on HEAR | TOGETHER - a Day-Long Outdoor Piano Concert at Crowden Music Center

Sunday, May 9, 2021 from 10am – 7pm

Crowden Music Center | 1475 Rose St | Berkeley, CA

Outdoors at the corner of Rose and Sacramento Streets

On Sunday, May 9, 2021, Sarah Cahill, described as “a sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” by The New York Times, will perform an hour-long concert as part of HEAR | TOGETHER, a celebration of the return of live music safely, in the open air, and the diverse range of pianists and composers in the Bay Area. Running from 10am – 7pm and presented by a consortium of non- profit performing arts organizations – Alternating Currents, Crowden Music Center, Contemporaneous, and New Music Bay Area – the event will be an outdoor showcase at the Crowden Music Center (1475 Rose St | at the corner of Rose and Sacramento Streets) for pianists Allegra Chapman, Tammy Hall with singer Leberta Lorál, Marcos Silva, Dylan Mattingly, Elizabeth Dorman, Sarah Cahill, Monica Chew, and Robert Fleitz, and students from the Crowden Music Center.

Cahill’s program, beginning at 4pm, features the world premiere of selections from Frederic Rzewski’s Humanitas; unpublished works by Lou Harrison; Paul Dresher’s Two Entwined; as well as works from her project The Future is Female, including Mary WatkinsSummer Days; Margaret BondsTroubled Water; and Gabriela Lena Frank’s Barcarola Latinoamericana. Paul Dresher will be present to speak about his piece, Two Entwined.

HEAR | TOGETHER is free and open to the public and observant of Covid-19 protocols. In light of the need for social distancing, reservations via Eventbrite will be required and limited to ensure the safety of performers and audience members. Free, reserved tickets are available at

Performance Schedule for Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Crowden Music Center

10am: Crowden Music Center students

11am: Monica Chew

Book 1 of Etudes by Fred Onovwerosuoke

selections from Elena Kats-Chernin's Unsent Love Letters

12pm: Elizabeth Dorman

works by Timo Andres, Scarlatti, and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

1pm: Tammy Hall and Leberta Lorál

original compositions

American songbook standards

The Nearness of You and Blue Divine – an original by Tammy Hall (with Leberta Lorál)

2pm: Marcos Silva

3pm: Allegra Chapman

selections from J.S. Bach’s Partita in G Major, BMW 829 Reena Esmail Rang de Basant selections from Harry Burleigh’s From the Southland selections from Grazyna Bacewicz’s 10 Studies for Piano

3:20pm: Dylan Mattingly


4pm: Sarah Cahill

selections from Frederic Rzewski’s Humanitas (premiere)

Mary Watkins’ Summer Days

Margaret Bonds Troubled Water

Gabriela Lena Frank’s Barcarola Latinoamericana

unpublished works by Lou Harrison

Paul Dresher’s Two Entwined

5 - 7pm: Robert Fleitz

Dylan Mattingly’s Achilles Dreams of Ebbets Field

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