“'Sarah Gibson's piece employs beautiful textures... it's a work that makes you want to hear a second performance.”

– earrelevant, melinda bargreen

Sarah Gibson is a Los Angeles based composer and pianist whose works draw on her breadth of experience as a collaborative performer. Her compositions reflect her deep interest in the creative process across various artistic mediums—especially from the female perspective. She has received commissions from the League of American Orchestras and the Toulmin Foundation, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Summer Music Festival & School, Grossman Ensemble, and Seattle Symphony, among others.

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Sarah Gibson - 2022 Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commission Recipient
May 26, 2022

Sarah Gibson - 2022 Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commission Recipient

This commission for a new orchestra piece will be premiered by Sarasota Orchestra March 31, April 1-2, 2023.

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“'I prefer living in color' inspires irresistible fun.”

– The San Francisco Classical Voice

Upcoming Performances

October 21-22, 2023
Hayes Hall @ Artis
Naples, FL

Naples Philharmonic & Lee Mills

Hayes Hall @ Artis

In the opening concert of their season, Lee Mills directs the Naples Philharmonic in a program of Gibson's warp & weft, Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.”

November 4-5, 2023
Nov. 4: First Presbyterian Church @ 7:30pm; Nov. 5: SF Conservatory of Music @ 4pm
San Francisco, CA

Left Coast: Voices for Change

Left Coast Ensemble & San Francisco Girls Chorus

Left Coast and the San Francisco Girls Chorus team up to present a program which centers the voices of Californian women composers.

This concert generously sponsored by Susan Shalit and Mary Logger.

The beautiful and varied program includes works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Lisa Mezzacappa, Reena Esmail, Jessie Montgomery, Gabriella Smith as well as a new work written for the occasion by Sarah Gibson. Themes explore environmental and social justice. Selections from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas frame the program.

November 24-26, 2023
Heinz Hall
Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Heinz Hall

Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a program of Gibson's to make this mountain taller, a commission by the League of American Orchestras with the generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, the cinematic Violin Concerto by Korngold with Randall Goosby (violin), and a selection of Strauss' Waltzes & Polkas.