father, Stevens Hewitt, played oboe with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Sarah attended the Cleveland
Institute of Music and the Mannes College of Music, from whence she
acquired her Master’s degree.
September 1999, she wed violinist Michael Roth in the Church
of St. James the Less in Scarsdale, New
whom she has worked include the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the New York Pops, the
Philharmonia Virtuosi, and the Willow Ensemble.
November 1997 through 2nd January 2000, she was in the orchestra
pit for a Broadway production of The
participated in the Distinguished Alumni Recital Series at the Mary Louise
Curtis Branch of the Settlement
on 18th March 2007.
and 31st May 2008, the Willow Ensemble appeared at Grace Church
Chantry in New York. Their program comprised Mein Herz ist Bereit by Nicolaus Bruhns, “Quartet
in A minor, Op. 132” by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Sonata
IV” by Gioachino Rossini, and “Summer
Music” by Samuel Barber.
Sarah was back
on Broadway between 15th August 2002 and 4th January
2009 for a production of Hairspray.
2009, she was one-eighth of an ensemble that performed the “Octet”
by Franz Schubert at the Woman’s Club.
She was busy
on Broadway from 2009 to 2011:
From 1st March 2009 through 14th June 2009,
she played cello in the revival of Guys
and Dolls; She performed music for a revival of Ragtime from 15th November 2009 through 10th
January 2010; and, from 14th November 2010 through 2nd
January 2011, played music for the original musical comedy, Elf.
Ensemble returned to Grace Church Chantry on 10th and 11th
June 2011 for a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata, BWV 82 (Ich habe genug)
and “Suite in G minor, BWV 808” (“Englische”),
and Franz Schubert’s “Die Forelle”
and “Piano Quintet in A major” (“The Trout”).
September 2011, she and fellow cellists Kathy Cherbas,
Louise Dubin and Saeunn
Thorsteinsdottir and pianist Hiroko Sasaki appeared
at John Street United Methodist Church in New York. The recital included “Air Irlandais Varie”, “Caprice
No. 9” and “Fantasy on The
Enchanted Flute by Mozart, Op. 40” by August Franchomme,
and Franchomme’s arrangements of “Ballade
in F minor, Op. 52”, “March Funebre”,
“Mazurka, Op. 33”, No. 3” and “Preludes, Op. 28,
Nos. 7 and 20” by Frederic Chopin.
Sarah was back
in the orchestra pit for a Broadway revival of Follies from 12th September 2001 through 22nd
January 2012. From 26th
April through 13th May 2012, she performed music for the
original musical, Leap of Faith.
which she appears include: Another World and The Crying Light by Antony & the
Johnsons; The Brian Woodbury Songbook;
Forbidden Kiss: The Music of S.D. Burman by Najma; In the Wee, Small Hours in London and
New York and Variety is the Spice
of Braff by Ruby Braff;
Our Kind of Soul by Daryl Hall
& John Oates; and, The Scarlet