About h So
A curiosity in the cultural background behind the music she plays led Sarah Stone to baroque cello and viola da gamba. She makes music around the country with New York Baroque Incorporated, Repast Baroque, Seraphic Fire, Apollo’s Fire, Baroque Music Montana, Washington National Cathedral, The Thirteen, and Trinity Baroque Orchestra. Sarah is Associate Artistic Director of New York Baroque Incorporated and Interim Executive Director of the chamber ensemble Repast Baroque, programming concerts for both groups' 23/24 season.
"The show is not over... Questlove keeps spinning into the early morning. Sir Patrick Stewart has been reading a Shakespeare sonnet everyday. Sarah Stone, who plays cello and viola da gamba, has stuck to her “Bach Everyday” performances from her apartment in New York City. Since March 19, she’s done a Bach Chorale each day." (Geoff Edgers, The Washington Post, June 10, 2020). Recording everyday for over a year, Everyday Bach includes chorales from cantata in order of BWVs, Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, Art of the Fugue, and the B Minor Mass. Everyday Bach was featured in the Washington Post, The Greene Space (WNYC), and Early Music America, and can be found on Tiktok and Youtube.
Because she thinks bringing early music to unexpected places is important in diverse communities; Sarah works with Bitterroot Baroque, a community baroque orchestra in rural Hamilton, Montana, that brings in period ensembles and musicians to perform and teach at early music workshops since 2015.
Sarah holds a Masters in Historical Performance from the Juilliard School, a Masters from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelors of Music from Rice University. She has studied with Mara Finkelstein, Norman Fischer, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Elizabeth Reed, Sarah Cunningham, and Phoebe Carrai. She loves gardening, animation, long walks, deep-dives into digitized collections, and her cats Nyx and Erebus.