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Pianist Sarah Cahill presents The Future is Female
November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm$27
Sarah Cahill, recently described as “a sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” by The New York Times, brings her ongoing project The Future is Female to Chapel Hill, presented by Carolina Performing Arts on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 5pm at CURRENT Artspace + Studio (123 W. Franklin Street). CURRENT is an immersive performing arts venue opened in 2018 by Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Future is Female features music for solo piano written by over forty women from around the globe. With this physical manifestation of her lifetime dedication to supporting the artistic work of women, Cahill will illuminate works by women composers that range from the 18th century to the present day.
Sarah Cahill describes The Future is Female as “a ritual installation and communal feminist immersive listening experience.” The performance begins at 5pm and will be approximately five hours long. A “marathon” performance meant to be experienced uniquely, it is not meant to be a seated classical recital. Guests can enter and exit at will, sit, stand, bring snacks, and even explore the performance space.
Cahill’s program includes music by Amy Beach, Chen Yi, Gabriela Lena Frank, Tania León, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Kaija Saariaho, Clara Schumann, Elena Ruehr, and Cecile Chaminade, among many others.
Cahill’s radio show, Revolutions Per Minute, can be heard on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco. She is on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory, and curates a monthly series of new music concerts at the new Berkeley Art Museum. For more information, visit www.sarahcahill.com.