September 7 and 8, 2018: Galileo's Daughters will be in Maine! Friday, September 7 at 6 pm: Acadia Night Sky Festival in Bar Harbor Saturday, September 8 at 7 pm: Opera House Arts at the Stonington Opera House
News: Check out Sarah's review from her June 22, 2018 performance at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival! "The program had another star with whom the lutenist [Ronn McFarlane] could share the limelight. Vocalist Sarah Pillow, who has parlayed her jazz background outward into various styles... was on hand as guest to offer picturesque interpretations of several songs....she delivered admirably, from John Dowland's "Come Again" through the program's rousing conclusion, a nonsense ballad from medieval England called "Nottamun Town."
An original encore, "Sings in Her Sleep," demonstrated that her voice could sustain a singer-songwriter intimacy...from belting ("John Barleycorn," which ended the first half) to the hard-to-define early-art-song territory (Dowland's "Fortune, My Foe"), she showed herself to be an adaptable artist. Emotional urgency was sometimes linked credibly to a soft-spoken manner, as in the medieval Welsh lament "Ddoi di dai." Read the whole review here (By blogger Jay Harvey, former chief critic of the Indianapolis Star)
Announcing Dava Sobel's latest book! The Glass Universe tells the story of the women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. Observatory director Edward Pickering hired them because he believed women were careful workers--and would accept lower pay than men. There was a broad field for “woman’s work”in that exciting period when photography upended astronomy. Read both Galileo's Daughters' stellar preview and review in the Santa Cruz, CA Sentinel about their performance of "Perpetual Motion: Galileo and His Revolutions"
Sarah Pillow's crossover of Henry Purcell's "O Let Me Weep" was featured in an encore broadcast from John Schaefer's WNYC New Sounds program. The whole program is a great listen, (program #2209) or cue ahead to 36:30 minutes into the program to hear Sarah. WNYC New Sounds