Festivals & Series

Sara Davis Buechner, piano

Part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series

Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 7:30pm CST

Galvin Recital Hall

“Agile, powerful, and exciting.” –New York Classical Review

Lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times) and “thoughtful artistry in the full service of music” (Washington Post), Sara Davis Buechner is a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist who has performed with top orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra; and in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Hollywood Bowl. Buechner has earned top prizes at premiere international piano competitions, and was a Bronze Medalist of the 1986 Tschaikowsky Competition in Moscow and the Gold Medalist of the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. A proud transgender woman, Buechner also appears as a speaker and performer at important LGBTQ events and has contributed interviews and articles about her own experience to numerous media outlets worldwide.

W. A. Mozart, Fantasia No. 3 in D Minor, K. 397 
W. A. Mozart, Sonata in D Major, K. 284 (“Dürnitz”) 
Johannes Brahms, Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79 
Joaquín Turina, Bailete (Suite de danzas del siglo XIX), Op. 79
Federico Longas, Five Spanish Pieces

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Single tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.