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Peter Sachon

Birth Place: Virginia Beach, Virigina

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Peter Sachon not only performs with some of the finest freelance orchestras and opera companies in New York City, he also plays in Broadway shows, jazz and rock groups, and he is active in promoting new music. He has a regular blog at about reforming American orchestras.

Mr. Sachon began his cello studies at the age of 14, and one year later was accepted into the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia. He then went on to study cello with Paul Tobias at The Mannes College of Music in New York, and chamber music with Felix Galimir and Julius Levine. He also was a student in the Orchestral Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Alan Stepansky.

Mr. Sachon has participated in both the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and the Pacific Music Festival where he was principal cellist. Mr. Sachon has played with Absolute Ensemble, Riverside Orchestra, Sonos Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto Festival (Italy and U.S.), Virginia Symphony, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

Mr. Sachon toured Europe and the United States as a member of Pink Martini. He has played for the Broadway shows Fiddler on the Roof, The Light in the Piazza, High Fidelity, Legally Blonde, South Pacific, Pippin, and The King and I. Mr. Sachon has performed with Audra McDonald, Victoria Clark, Deborah Voight, Rufus Wainwright, Dee Snider, Peter Buffet, Anthony Rapp, Judy Kuhn, Josh Groban, and Billy Joel.

As a part of his series The Cello Project, Mr. Sachon has premiered more than thirty new works for cello — all written for him by Broadway composers. A brief list includes John Bucchino, Tom Kitt, Michael John LaChuisa, Stephen Schwartz, George Stiles, Andrew Lippa, Ricky Ian Gordon, Steve Flaherty, Zina Goldrich, Jake Heggie, Bobby Lopez, and Maury Yeston.

Peter Sachon Productions

[Broadway, 2013]
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
[Broadway, 2008]
[Broadway, 2007]
[Broadway, 2006]
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
[Broadway, 2005]
[Broadway, 2004]
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
[Off-Broadway, 2002]

Peter Sachon News

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog Sets West Coast Tour Ahead of New Album Out This Friday

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog – the visionary post-fusion rock trio comprising guitarist/songwriter/activist Marc Ribot, bassist Shahzad Ismaily, and drummer/percussionist Ches Smith – have announced plans for a West Coast co-headline tour alongside groundbreaking jazz quartet The Bad Plus.
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog Announces New Album & Releases First Song

Connection sees Ceramic Dog fully entrenched in their signature approach to improvised music, augmented by contributions by such special guests as singer-songwriter Syd Straw, keyboardist Anthony Coleman, saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, organist Greg Lewis, clarinetist Oscar Noriega, and cellist Peter Sachon.
New York Composers Circle Presents MOMENTS SWEEP PAST - A Concert Of New Music at Manhattan's Church Of The Transfiguration

New York Composers Circle, celebrating its 20th Anniversary season, will present Moments Sweep Past, a concert of new music on Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 PM at Church of the Transfiguration ('Little Church Around the Corner'), 1 East 29th Street in Manhattan.

Matthew Schermerhorn, Andy Rice, and Kara Masciangelo will headline Here Comes the Sun: Singing the Shadows Away on October 1st  & 8th, 2022, at 7:00pm at The Triad Theater.  
Broadway Veteran Kurt Peterson Will Appear in PROUD LADIES - A NYC Concert Premiere in October

Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson (Dear World, Follies) will appear in the NYC concert debut of Proud Ladies at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center (129 W. 67th St.) on Monday, October 10 at 7:00pm. 
Solea Pfeiffer, Jordan Donica & More to Star in 'ISN'T IT BLISS?' SONDHEIM ON LOVE at 92NY

Ted Sperling will close the Lyrics & Lyricists 50th anniversary season with “Isn’t It Bliss?” Sondheim on Love on June 18, 19 and 20. With Isn’t It Bliss? Ted explores Sondheim’s perspective on relationships.
BWW Review: JUDY KUHN Shimmers in LOVE TO ME at The Green Room 42

The beloved musical theatre star brings songs of love to The Green Room 42
Stage & Screen Star Todd Almond Releases Holiday Album A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS

When not acting for HBO Max or performing Bob Dylan on Broadway, Todd Almond took out some time to delve into some holiday music, and the result is now available online.
Todd Almond's Debut Holiday Album A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS Out Today

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Todd Almond’s debut holiday album A Pony for Christmas is available in digital and streaming formats today, Friday, November 19. Almond can currently be seen as “Gideon Wolfe” on HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” and on Broadway as “Elias Burke” in Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan’s Girl from the North Country.
Exclusive: Listen to Todd Almond Sing the Title Song From A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS

Ghostlight Records will release Todd Almond’s debut holiday album A Pony for Christmas in streaming and digital formats on Friday, November 19. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first listen of the title song, performed by and with music and lyrics by Todd Almond.
Todd Almond Announces New Holiday Album 'A Pony for Christmas'

Almond is a songwriter and performer who can currently be seen in HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” and on Broadway as “Elias Burke” in Bob Dylan’s Girl from the North Country. A folk-pop take on the classic holiday album, A Pony for Christmas weaves original compositions with new versions of traditional carols and new reworkings of pop songs.
BWW Review: Amy Beth Williams is, Herself, A THOUSAND BEAUTIFUL THINGS at Don't Tell Mama

A singing actress with many qualities similar to the greatest stage actress of her day, Amy Beth Williams has a new cabaret show that takes the audience on a musical trip around the world.
Amy Beth Williams Reprises A THOUSAND BEAUTIFUL THINGS at Don't Tell Mama

Hanson and 2-Time Bistro Award Winner, Amy Beth Williams, will reprise her show, A Thousand Beautiful Things, this fall, opening Saturday, Oct. 9th at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street. The wide-ranging repertoire features music from Ahrens and Flaherty, Rufus Wainwright, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Annie Lennox, Leslie Bricusse, and more.
BWW Review: Anthony Rapp Is A Mild-Manner Rock Singer In UNPLUGGED At Feinstein's/54 Below

The guy-next-door apparel belies the rock and roll vocals Anthony Rapp is serving up these days at 54 Below.
COCKROACHES & COLOGNE Now Available to Stream

Streaming Musicals has announced the virtual world premiere of Cockroaches & Cologne, a new 14-minute musical short film from the critically acclaimed writing team behind Marry Harry (staged Off-Broadway at the York Theatre Company in 2017 and filmed and released in 2020 by Streaming Musicals)
Broadway Catch Up: August 10 - Tituss Burgess, Billy Porter, Sir Patrick Stewart, and More!

Check out this weekend's highlights from some of your favorites, including Tituss Burgess, Billy Porter, Sir Patrick Stewart, and more!
VIDEO: The Forest of Arden Company Members Discuss Their Collaboration and Experiences

The Forest of Arden, the theatre company launched by Michael Arden, has released a new video, in which the company members talk about their creative process, and what it's been like to collaborate and create art together.
Get a First Look at Michael Arden's AMERICAN DREAM STUDY

The Forest of Arden has released a first look at Michael Arden's upcoming immersive, drive-through, socially-distanced theater piece American Dream Study.
Michael Arden Develops Immersive, Drive-Through, Socially-Distanced Theater Piece AMERICAN DREAM STUDY

Michael Arden has convened a company for the development of an entirely new immersive, part walking/part drive-through theatrical experience, taking place next week in New York's Hudson River Valley.
Sherie Rene Scott & Norbert Leo Butz, Joe Iconis, and More Set for 54 Below This Month

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

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