Sarah Cahill — The Future is Female

Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 8:00 PM
Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall & Online Event

Sarah Cahill, dressed in a sparkling reflective gown, is seated at the piano with her back to the viewer. The sheets of music an the white keys of the piano are illuminated in a white light, while a red light shines into the body of the open grand piano. Photo courtesy of the Artist.

Mills Music Now
Presented by Mills College Music Department and Center for Contemporary Music.

Registration is required. 

$15 general/$10 seniors and non-Mills students/Free with valid Mills ID
Capacity is limited. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors on the Mills College Campus.

Link to live stream will be shared day of event.

Pianist Sarah Cahill performs works from her highly acclaimed The Future Is Female project. The program features music by former Mills faculty Maggi Payne and Pauline Oliveros; Mills alumnae Elinor Armer, Janice Gitek, and Theresa Wong; and Oakland resident Mary Watkins.

Sarah Cahill looks into he camera, both hands near her head tighter holding a lock fo her red hair, seated before large sheets of musical score. Photo by Christine Alicino.

Sarah Cahill, hailed as “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 and premiered over sixty compositions for solo piano. Composers who have dedicated works to Cahill include John Adams, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Pauline Oliveros, Julia Wolfe, Yoko Ono, Annea Lockwood, and Ingram Marshall. Keyboard Magazine writes, “Through her inspired interpretation of works across the 20th and 21st centuries, Cahill has been instrumental in bringing to life the music of many of our greatest living composers.” She was named a 2018 Champion of New Music, awarded by the American Composers Forum (ACF).

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