Arts & Culture

UWF Dr. Grier Williams School of Music presents Sara Davis Buechner, piano

The University of West Florida Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will present Sara Davis Buechner on Monday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the Rolfs Music Hall at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus.

Noted for her musical command, cosmopolitan artistry and visionary independence, Buechner is one of our most original concert pianists. The New York Times lauded her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess.” Japan’s InTune magazine sums up: “Buechner has no superior.” 

Buechner has performed in every state and province of North America — as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with top orchestras like the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra; and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Hollywood Bowl. She has toured throughout Latin and South America and Europe. Buechner enjoys a notable following in Asia, where she has been a featured soloist with the Sydney Symphony, New Zealand Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, and Shanghai Philharmonic, among many others. 

Buechner joined the faculty of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance in 2016, after previously teaching at the Manhattan School of Music, New York University and the University of British Columbia.

As a proud transgender woman, Buechner also appears as a speaker and performer at important LGBTQ events and has contributed interviews and articles about her experience to numerous media outlets worldwide. 

Buechner’s performance will include such pieces as Minuet from “Berenice” by G.F. Handel, Sonata in E flat major, KV 282 by Wolfgang Mozart, and Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, among others.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and military, $14 for UWF faculty and staff and non-UWF students, and $7 for high school students. UWF students get in free with a valid Nautilus card. For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact the CFPA Box Office at 850.857.6285 or online at