Meet soloist Sara Davis Buechner; shares the stage with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra for Viennese Favorites and Beethoven 4, Jan. 26



Pianist Sara Davis Buechner performs R. Strauss’s Burleske and Mozart’s Rondo for Piano and Orchestra

About Sara Davis Buechner, piano

  • Praised worldwide as a musician of “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” by the New York Times. “When it comes to clarity, flawless tempo selection, phrasing and precise control of timbre, Buechner has no superior,” wrote a critic for Japan’s InTune magazine.
  • Active repertoire of more than 100 concertos ranging from Albeníz to Zimbalist, she has appeared as a soloist with many of the world’s prominent orchestras.
  • Numerous recordings have received prominent critical appraisal.
  • Discography includes music by Bach, Brahms, Busoni, Dvořák, Mozart, Stravinsky and Turina; Hollywood piano concertos by Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman; rare American music of George Gershwin, Dana Suesse, Pauline Alpert and Joseph Lamb; and the complete piano music of Miklós Rózsa. Her piano artistry may also be heard on the recent DVD of Carl Dreiser’s 1925 silent film Master of the House, available through the Criterion Collection.
  • Joined the prestigious piano faculty of Temple University, Philadelphia, in 2016.
  • Formerly, taught at New York University, the University of British Columbia, and was an honorary visiting professor of music at the University of Shanghai.
  • In 2017, marked her 30th year as a dedicated Yamaha artist.
  • As a proud transgender woman, Ms. Buechner also appears as a speaker and performer at important LGBTQ events, and has contributed interviews and articles about her own experience to numerous media outlets worldwide.

Learn more about Sara Davis Buechner on her website:

***At a Glance ***

TACO Classical Series concert
Viennese Favorites & Beethoven 4
Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m.
The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence

Tania Miller, conductor
Sara Davis Buechner, piano
MENDELSSOHNA Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
R. STRAUSSBurleske
MOZART: Rondo for Piano and Orchestra
BEETHOVEN: Fourth Symphony
J. STRAUSS: On the Beautiful Blue Danube

Buy Tickets

Tickets start at $15 (including all fees) and can be purchased online at, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by phone 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). On day of concerts only, tickets are also available at The VETS Box Office (Friday, 3:30 p.m.–showtime; Saturday, 4 p.m.-showtime). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Questions can be emailed to

Open Rehearsal
Friday, Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m., at The VETS
General Admission is $15. Tickets are available at or 401.248.7000.