Past Performances

January 24, 2023


Zipper Concert Hall

Piano Spheres presents HOCKET: Exploded Keyboards

Los Angeles, CA

HOCKET explores the virtuosity of two prepared pianos with a wide variety of materials including coins, screws, nuts & bolts, and more in John Cage’s seminal work, Three Dances for two prepared pianos. Alongside this groundbreaking work, HOCKET will be premiering companion pieces by Sarah Gibson for the same instrumentation and Peter S. Shin for two prepared pianos and electronics as well as works by Yoko Ono and others.

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December 9, 2022

7:30 PM

Kilbourn Hall @ the Eastman School of Music

Ossia performs intertwine

Rochester, NY

OSSIA takes its name from the score marking that indicates a musical alternative. This ensemble provides alternatives for the performance of new music at the Eastman School of Music, throughout the Rochester area and beyond.

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November 10, 2022

7:00 PM

Brand Library Recital Hall

The Eclipse Quartet performs all ashore

Glendale, California

The Eclipse Quartet consists of violinists Sarah Thornblade and Sara Parkins, violist Alma Fernandez and cellist Maggie Parkins.

​This program features female composers: Sarah Gibson, Gabriela Lena Frank, Zenobia Powell Perry, Chen Yi, Vivian Fung, Jessie Montgomery, Alisson Krusmma, Julia Wolfe.

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November 4, 2022

8:00 PM

Parish Hall @ First Church

Departure Duo performs The Boys Are There

Jamaica Plains, Boston

Departure Duo performs a concert of music by Sarah Gibson, Emily Koh, Mikhail Johnson, and Emily Praetorius.

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September 21, 2022


Daniel Recital Hall @ CSULB

CMS National Conference

Long Beach, California

Gibson performs works of conference composers and CSULB Musicians

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September 6, 2022

7:30 PM


The Boys Are There

Berlin Germany

Departure Duo

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August 20, 2022

3:00 PM

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

As One Who Loves Poetry

West Virginia, United States
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July 19, 2022

Aspen Art Museum

I Prefer Living in Color

Colorado, United States

MICHAEL FRAZIER blackportrait
STEPHEN HARTKE Meanwhile: Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays
SARAH GIBSON I prefer living in color

Talented AMFS students play chamber music in the artful, open-air space on the roof of the Aspen Art Museum.

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June 21, 2022



Tuesdays @ MONKSpace

"For LA: a celebration of resiliency"

Gibson: all ashore (performed by Eclipse Quartet)

​HOCKET performs

Perich: Duet

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June 3, 2022

The Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Blvd

Music for Quarter-tone Pianos

Culver City, CA 90230
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February 25, 2022

8:00 PM

Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center - Benaroya Hall


Union St, Seattle, WA 98101

Cutting edge piano duo HOCKET spent 2020 commissioning composers nationwide to write music about the pandemic experience. The result was the astounding #What2020SoundsLike. Now a celebratory 2-part program sees seven composers imagining #What2022SoundsLike — dedicated to a hopeful future emerging from the pandemic. This first concert takes place in Benaroya Hall's wildly innovative Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center. The program continues on the other side of the building with another concert at 10pm, [untitled] 2022.

Our new Octave 9 series stretches the boundaries of creative possibility, immersing you in new worlds through the fusion of music and technology.

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February 5, 2022

4:00 PM

Zipper Concert Hall 200 S Grand Ave.

Frederic Rzewski: An Appreciation

Los Angeles, CA 90012

The iconic composer-pianist Frederic Rzewski was to have given a Piano Spheres recital this coming February in a rare US appearance. On Saturday Feb 5, 2022, pianists Ursula Oppens and Lisa Moore join Piano Spheres core artists, Emerging Artists, and Guest Artists from the last 20 years in a celebration of Rzewski’s music. An open air, four-hour concert/celebration of his life and legacy on the Colburn Plaza starting at 4:00, includes many of his works for piano.  

The following concert at Zipper Hall at 8:00 includes the world premiere of “Suite,” commissioned by Piano Spheres, the west coast premiere of “Amoramaro,” the two-piano version of “Winnsboro Cottonmill Blues” performed by HOCKET, and other works to be announced.

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February 25, 2022

10:00 PM

Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby - Benaroya Hall

[Untitled] 2022

Seattle, WA 98101

Hot on the heels of the 8pm performance of #What2022SoundsLike in Benaroya Hall's innovative Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center, this celebratory program continues across the building in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby. Seattle Symphony musicians join cutting edge piano duo HOCKET for the second concert in this two-part program dedicated to a hopeful future emerging from the pandemic. [untitled] 2022 features hints of jazz with new works by powerfully inventive(LA Times) composer Hitomi Oba and Jazz- and pop-influenced composer Jonathan Richards. HOCKET soloists Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff add another unique twist with two original compositions inspired by #What2022SoundsLike.

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October 30, 2021

8:00 PM

Boston Court Pasadena

Boston Court presents HOCKET

Pasadena, CA

Boston Court presents HOCKET: The Composer/Performer Initiative
October 30, 2021
8:00 PM

Boston Court Pasadena
70 N Mentor Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106

With guest composer/performers Alexander Elliott Miller and Nicholas Bentz.

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September 26, 2021

3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Audobon Society at Debs Park 4700 Griffin Ave,

Catalogue d’oiseaux

Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States

Featured pianists: Genevieve Feiwen Lee, Vicki Ray, Nelson Ojeda Valdés, Thomas Kotcheff, Aron Kallay, Steven Vanhauwaert, Yevgeniy Milyavskiy, Danny Holt, Mark Robson, Joanne Pearce Martin, Sarah Gibson, David Kaplan, Nadia Shpachenko.

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