Recent and  Upcoming


June 25 - Spectrum  NY Solo ConcertMusic for violin alone, violin and piano and violin with electronics by Andrew List, Bela Bartok, Kurt Rohde, Charles Nichols and Mark Engebretson.  With Francine Kay, Piano.


June 26, 4:00 pm   NYCEMF Il prete Rosso, Charles Nichols at the NY Electro Acoustic Music Festival


July  4-15  Zodiac festival and Academy, Valdeblore, France- performances by faculty and students.


JULY 14th,release date for Sarah's two new CDs:  Music for a New Century, with 21st century violin concerti from Sidney Corbett and Christopher Adler and Bela Bartok: Music for Violin and Piano, with Timothy Lovelace, Piano.  


August 18, 20. Zenith Chamber MUsic Festival

August 18, 7:30 pm at Caspe Terrace in Waukee, Iowa and August 20th, 5:30 pm at the Des Moines Social Club.


September 29, 2015Summer Music, Iowa State University, Mary Ellen TYE  Recital Hall, 

Sarahal for 2 violins and live electronics - written for Sarah by Mari Kimura (2013).  With Reuben Kebede.


September 30, 2015. 4:30 pm.  ICMC,  University of North Texas, Denton, Tx.  Charles Nichols Il Prete Rosso at the International Computer Music Conference. 


October 27.   Live Performance   Iowa Public Radio


October 28th Midweek Music, 12 noon, St. john's Lutheran, Des Moines, IA.


October 28th , 7:30 PM , Faculty Recital, Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University.These 3 solo concerts feature Sarah performing music of Bach, Bartok and Beethoven.  With Francine Kay, Piano.


November 5, 2015.  CMS, Indianapolis, IN.  Charles Nichols' Il Prete Rosso for violin, interactive electronics and motion sensor in a special concert at the College Music Society Conference.


November 14, 2015.  SCI.  Gainesville, FloridaCharles Nichols' Il Prete Rosso for violin, interactive electronics and motion sensor at the Society for Composers INc. Conference.


NOvember 24, 2015.  Parameters of Sound, University of Wisconsin Whitewater Solo recital of new music for violin alone and violin with electronics.  Featuring a premiere from Eric Lyon and music of Jeff Herriot, Jeffrey Mumford, Mark Engebretson and others.








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All Bartok CD  with  pianist  Timothy Lovelace   released on the Bluegriffin label!

This is the first CD of a projected 2 CD set of Bartok's music  for violin and piano.  It has already been praised in early reviews saying "the playing is strong, the interaction between the performers effective and the overall impression is winning"

Please listen to the second sonata here and here


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Il    Prete    Rosso solo  Recital at Center For New Music San Francisco 
Click here for a review in the San Francisco Examiner of my recent solo recital at The Center For New Music San Francisco where I played music by Charles Nichols, Mark Engebretson, Sidney Corbett, Andrew List, Kurt Rohde, Jeff Herriot and Mari Takano:  Il Prete Rosso, a piece I commissioned from Charles Nichols, will also be presented at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival on June 26 at the Abrons Art Center in New York City.  This video is from the world premiere at the 3rd Practice festival in Richmond, Virginia last November.




In June of 2011 I had the pleasure of performing the North American premiere of Sidney Corbett’s violin concerto Yaël at the Chamber Music Midwest Festival in WisconsiThe live recording of that concert was so haunting and expressive that I decided to release Yaël on a CD.  The only question was, with what?Later that summer after playing Christopher Adler’s violin piece Jolie Sphinx on solo recitals in Berlin I asked him to write me a concerto and was thrilled when he said yes.  Now, four years later, this project comes to fruition and I am honored to introduce these two beautiful, original and quite striking works to a larger public.


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Have fiddle, will travel

June 21, 2015

"Sarah Plum, who teaches violin at Drake University, heads to New York this week to play, among other things, a piece for amplified violin, interactive electronics and a motion sensor at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.

It's the start of a busy summer for Plum, whose plans include other concerts in the United States and Europe, plus the release on July 14 of two new albums: "Music for a New Century" and the first volume of "Bela Bartok: Music for Violin and Piano."


Michael Morain, Arts Reporter

The Des Moines Register