Preview to Program 1
In Search of American Music

Featured Artists:
Sarah Cahill, piano
Jessica Chang, viola
Allegra Chapman, piano
Laura Gaynon, cello
Luosha Fang, violin
Sara LeMesh, soprano
Volti SF

Partial Program List:
William Billings: Modern Music and David’s Lamentation for a cappella chorus
John Cage: Bacchanale for Prepared Piano
Charles Ives: Piano Trio
Ruth Crawford: Three Chants for women's chorus
Aaron Copland: 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson

Follow Henry Cowell in his search for the American voice, from early American choral works of Billings and Walker to some of the great American luminaries he promoted, including Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, and Ruth Crawford Seeger. Cowell specialist, pianist Sarah Cahill, performs and the a cappella group Volti returns after their “transcendent” performance at Bard West’s inaugural festival.

“Apart from being an exceptional pianist and muse to scores of inventive composers, Sarah Cahill is a first-rate communicator who specializes in connecting the music she plays to broader streams of everyday life. —Time Out New York