Acclaimed concert pianist Sarah Haera Tocco makes her Vineyard debut with virtuosic Romantic masterworks in a Piano Recital at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, May 24, at 8 p.m.
Since her successful debut in 1986 as an accompanist at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, for which the New York Times cited her as a “sensitive pianist,” Sarah Tocco has performed in California, New York, Massachusetts and Jamaica, as well as toured Louisiana and Viet Nam with Sharing a New Song, a community chorus based in Newton. She will perform with them throughout Brazil (including Rio de Janeiro, Ouro Preto, Salvador de Bahia, and the Amazon river town of Manaus) in June and July.
Ms. Tocco has appeared as piano soloist with the Moorpark College Symphony and the California State University-Los Angeles Symphony, performed solo recitals at MIT, and given repeat performances for the acclaimed concert series at the Newton Free Library. She has just released her debut compact disc.
The concert is a benefit for restoration of the historic Steinway at First Parish Arlington, sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust. Suggested donation is $10 to 15.