MOVING ON!

Volti continues our 43rd season, after a bit of a break after the Angel Island Oratorio performances with Del Sol Quartet.  We’ll return to in-person performance with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, under the direction of Maestro Ben Simon, in the premiere of Denial, an oratorio on climate change by San Francisco composer Michael Gilbertson. Volti will also sing works on climate-related themes by Diana Woolner and Frank Ticheli. We’ll hope to see you April 22 at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, April 23 at First United Methodist in Palo Alto, or April 24 at First Congregational in Berkeley.

 Our Season Grand Finale in June will present a premiere of a commission by our own Eric Tuan,  along with a program of leading-edge vocal music from diverse voices including Aftab Darvishi, Jens Ibsen, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, and Tania León. June 18 in Walnut Creek, June 19 in San Francisco – more details soon.

Stay with us!  Things are interesting, and both music and Volti are unstoppable.

 

 

Bob Geary
Artistic Director

 

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ZONE OUT

“The Night House” by Yu-Hui Chang

“The Night House” by Yu-Hui Chang

For her Volti commission in 2009, Yu-Hui Chang set two poems by the wonderful poet Billy Collins. Click on the link below to listen to the second of the set. The full piece - "Being: Two Collins Songs" - is on the Volti CD "House of Voices." The CD title is taken from...

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Privilege Mvmt 5: We Cannot Leave

Privilege Mvmt 5: We Cannot Leave

Composer, singer, bandleader and recording artist TED HEARNE (b.1982, Chicago) draws on a wide breadth of influences ranging across music's full terrain, to create intense, personal and multi-dimensional works. Ted composed Privilege for Volti in 2009, when he was the...

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Ecstatic Meditations: No. 4. How God Answers the Soul

Ecstatic Meditations: No. 4. How God Answers the Soul

Ecstatic Meditations: No. 4. How God Answers the Soul by Aaron Jay Kernis “Ecstatic Meditations” is a set of four pieces by Aaron Jay Kernis, with texts by the medieval mystic Mechthild of Magdeburg. The National Endowment for the Arts has named this work one of 75...

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TURN UP

Robert Paterson’s “Graffiti Canons”

Robert Paterson’s “Graffiti Canons”

“Graffiti Canons” was inspired by graffiti images (as the title implies). It is particularly effective to listen to it while watching the accompanying slide show (YouTube link below). Volti “discovered” Robert Paterson when he was our young composer in residence under...

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Ruth Crawford: Three Chants for Women’s Chorus

Ruth Crawford: Three Chants for Women’s Chorus

It’s highly unusual for Volti to sing music written in 1930, but when you listen to this you’ll understand why. We sang this piece at the Bard Music West festival in 2018, “The World of Henry Cowell.” Movement 1, To an Unkind God https://youtu.be/qsFVlKz__cg  ...

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Pandora’s Gift

Pandora’s Gift

Pandora's Gift by Mark Winges Pandora’s Gift is a 35-minute-long staged choral piece composed by Mark Winges, premiered in May 2015 at Z Space in San Francisco by Volti and Ensemble from the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir. Libretto by Denise Newman; staging by...

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