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Sarah Cahill — The Future is Female

On Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8pm, Sarah Cahill, described as “a sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” by The New York Times, will perform The Future is Female as a livestream performance presented by Old First Concerts. This concert will be available to watch with a suggested donation. All donations received before and during this concert go to support two organizations which have been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown – Old First Concerts and Compass Family Services, which provides a wide variety of human services to homeless families and those at risk of homelessness.

The Future is Female is a curation and performance project featuring more than sixty compositions by women around the globe, ranging from the 18th century to the present day. Cahill describes it as “a ritual installation and communal feminist immersive listening experience.” For this performance, Cahill presents an evening-length version of the project with the following pieces, focusing on music from the 20th and 21st centuries:

Gabriela Ortiz: Preludio y Estudio 3 (2011)
Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water (1967)
Germaine Tailleferre: Partita (1957)
Elizabeth A. Baker: Four Planes (2015)
Sofia Gubaidulina: Chaconne (1965)
Lois V Vierk: Yeah Yeah Yeah (1990)
Grażyna Bacewicz: Scherzo (1934)
Betsy Jolas: Tango Si (1984)
Elena Kats-Chernin: Peggy’s Rag (1996)

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