Dec. 17-19: Pianist Sara Davis Buechner in “Of Pigs and Pianos” At TheaterLab in New York City

Beginning December 17th at 7:30 PM, pianist Sara Davis Buechner premieres “Of Pigs and Pianos” — the new one-woman show of her extraordinary life story in music and words. This theatrical and musical evening consists of excerpts from her recently-completed autobiography, illustrated with luminous piano performances, visual imagery and dramatic narration.

Ms. Buechner is one of America’s most well-known classical pianists, as well as one of the first transgender women to transition mid-career (in the 1990s).

She now shares her own tale of courage and integrity in the face of overwhelming personal and professional obstacles, to LGBTQA+ groups around the world, and opens that story in a delightful and absorbing new way with this unique showcase for her astounding talents.

Featuring piano music of Haydn Mozart, Chopin, Ferruccio Busoni, Federico Longás, Yukiko Nishimura, Péter Wolf, and Sara Davis Buechner herself.

Held on the 3rd floor of Manhattan’s TheaterLab, 357 West 36th Street (between 8th-9th Avenues), the show runs 1’15”, and will be presented four times without intermission: December 17th (7:30 PM); December 18th (two shows: 2 PM and 7:30 PM); and December 19th (5:00 PM with a post-show reception). 

Tickets are $30 general admission; $15 for students, seniors, and members of the LGBTQAI+ community, and are available at 

Complete program (subject to change):
◇ 1 Péter Wolf: Adagio (from Wolf-Temperiertes Klavier – The Wolf-Tempered Clavier)
◇ 2 Wolfgang Mozart Sonata in F major KV. 332 (Adagio)
◇ 3 Franz Josef Haydn: Serenade in C major (transcription by Mieczyslaw Münz)
◇ 4 Frédéric Chopin: Sonata in B minor op. 58 (Allegro maestoso)
◇ 5 Federico Longas: Aragón
◇ 6 Ferruccio Busoni: Elegy no. 3 “Meine Seele bangt und hofft zu dir”
◇ 7 Sara Davis Buechner: Canción para dos niñas (from Escenas callejeras del Bronx)
◇ 8 Yukiko Nishimura: Hide-and-Seek (Etude no. 6)
◇ 9 Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in G minor K. 8

“Of Pigs and Pianos” starring Sara Davis Buechner, is written by Ms. Buechner with Sal Trapani; directed by Sal Trapani; designed by Phillip Baldwin; and produced by Ms. Buechner in association with Orietta Crispino of TheaterLab and Yamaha Artist Services New York under the direction of Bonnie Barrett.

For more information about the program, please visit the TheaterLab website,
or contact them at either: (212) 929-2545 or [email protected]

For more about Sara Davis Buechner, please visit