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Bob’s Blog: Preview of March 2017 Concert

Bob’s Blog: Preview of March 2017 Concert

Last November we began our On the Way to 40 Campaign, referring to our goals of commissioning and touring as we approach our 40th season in 2019/20. With our upcoming concerts (March 3 in Berkeley, March 4 in San Francisco), we begin a different and monumental journey...

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Interview with Amy Beth Kirsten

Interview with Amy Beth Kirsten

Volti recently "sat down" with Amy Beth Kirsten to discuss her music and upcoming visit for "The Next Page" concerts on November 7 & 8: V: Hello Amy. What do you hope are the most important elements of It is possible these things do not exist: for an audience?...

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“Youth and Music” a huge success–thank you!

“Youth and Music” a huge success–thank you!

Thank you to all the performers, composers, and audience members who helped to make our 2015 Choral Institute Showcase Concert a huge success. The house was full, and from start to finish, the audience was treated to the best that young minds and voices can conceive....

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Volti Announces 2015-16 Season

Volti Announces 2015-16 Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Volti Announces its 2015-16 Concert Season - "The Next Page” - The Year of the Young Composer San Francisco, CA, September 21, 2015—The Bay Area’s acclaimed contemporary music chamber chorus, Volti, will spend its 37th season celebrating three...

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Pandora’s Gift – Program Notes

Pandora’s Gift – Program Notes

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PROGRAM PDF It's production week! At the time of this writing the singers and creative team are just finishing their first tech rehearsal in Z Space (See image above - by singer Shauna Fallihee). Were all very close to seeing Pandora's Gift come to...

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Behind Closed Eyes . . . Pandora’s Gift Comes to Life

Behind Closed Eyes . . . Pandora’s Gift Comes to Life

The creative team for Pandora's Gift is in overdrive these last few weeks before the premiere. The intensity and immersion of rehearsals leading up to production week is both challenging and exhilarating. As Executive Director Barbara Heroux likes to say, Pandora is...

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There Is Magic Afoot . . .

There Is Magic Afoot . . .

Bob Geary's Creative Process with Pandora's Gift When asked about his current thinking at the helm of the great ship Pandora's Gift, Bob Geary offered these musings: This is getting interesting. Alchemy? Magic? Spirit? Paradigm shifts? Tectonic shifts? This is the Bay...

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Poet Denise Newman on writing the libretto

“Pandora’s Gift” is the sixth libretto I’ve written for Mark Winges and by far, the most ambitious. We’ve had a clear and efficient collaborative process from the start. We typically begin by discussing the thematic focus and general structure of a piece, and then I...

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