Sarah Walder

Sarah Walder of the Arizona Project presents a concert for cello and cello with loop station, Sunday August 27, 3:00 p.m., at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Prescott.


Sarah will be performing her program, Cello Trip, which includes Bach’s masterly third suite and her own compositions for cello with loop-station, inspired by medieval tunes and renaissance counterpoint with a bit of dramatic Baroque flair. The music is easy, fun, funky, sweet, scratchy, angry, bold, and spacious, with something for everybody to enjoy.


Sarah is also introducing her first solo CD, also entitled Cello Trip. In 2016, she implemented a performance art project, the Arizona Project, in an effort to change pre-conceived notions about classical music by integrating art into the commonplace. During the months of July and August, she played the Bach suites at various locations in Flagstaff in unusual and/or unaesthetic spots: on trash cans, in parking lots, or along roadways. Cello Trip At the culmination of the project, she performed two concerts of Cello Trip. The concerts were well-received, and as a result, she decided to record her first solo CD. She is pleased to present it now as part of the 2017 Arizona Project. CDs will be available at the concert for a special price of $10. Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 children.


Sarah grew up in the deserts and mountains of Arizona. She studied cello and historical performance practice on viola da gamba at Oberlin Conservatory and Baroque cello at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Sarah plays a wide range of low and historic stringed instruments from periods ranging from the medieval era to the 21st century: vielle, violas da gamba, violone, Baroque cello, Classical cello, modern cello and modern cello with loop-station. She spends her time in both the Netherlands and in Flagstaff.