CAMPTONVILLE, Calif. In the tiny unincorporated town of Camptonville, a world-class music series returns this summer, curated by renowned musician Terry Riley.
On Saturday June 26, Sarah Cahill, nationally acclaimed New Music pianist, will perform compositions by Terry Riley on his own Kingsbury upright piano, in addition to works by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Margaret Bonds, Emahoy Tsegué-Marywam Guèbrou and Meredith Monk.
The concert takes place at the Camptonville Community Center, a former Masonic hall now being renovated by the community. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the concert begins at 6 p.m.; late arrivals will be seated at program intervals. Community health guidelines will be observed.
Terry Riley is an American composer and performing musician best known as a pioneer of the minimalist school of composition. Influenced by jazz and Indian classical music, his music became notable for its innovative use of repetition, tape music techniques, and delay systems. Since 2017, Riley has curated the Sri Moonshine Music Series, bringing world-renowned musicians to perform at Camptonville’s Community Center.
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).
The 2021 series lineup, in addition to Cahill, will feature a July concert with Gyan Riley and Peppino D’Augostino, and an August concert with Thollem.
Tickets ($25) ($20 for Community Center members) for the Cahill concert are available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5140692. The Camptonville Community Center is located at 15333 Cleveland Avenue in Camptonville, 25 miles north of Nevada City, California on Highway 49, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 530-288-5016.