Pandora’s Gift

We’re starting a blog to document the making of Pandora’s Gift, a major new performance art piece that will be the cornerstone of Volti’s 2014-2015 season.   Periodically one of the collaborators will chime in here with news about some aspect of the...

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Julian Kusnadi is thrilled to be joining Volti this season as a tenor and baritone. He previously served as Director of the Fleet Street Singers and has vocal directed several musical theater productions. In 2011, he was cast in a two-month international tour of a...

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While Monica Frame, mezzo soprano, has sung with ensembles ranging from the National Chamber Choir of Israel to the San Francisco Choral Artists, her singing on Valve electronic games and commercials enjoy the most YouTube hits.  She is the alto soloist and section...

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Colby Smith is a recent graduate of Westminster Choir College where she had the privilege of performing in world renowned music halls such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kimmel Center and NJPAC under the batons of Joseph Flummerfelt, David Robertson, Kurt...

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Joyce Todd McBride, alto, has been performing music from the 12th to the 21st century in the Bay Area for many years.  She is a composer, arranger, and conducts the women’s chorus Conspiracy of Venus, which performs music from Joni Mitchell to Bjork.  She is also a...

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Alto Sharmila Guha frequently performs as a soloist and ensemble member in various musical settings, from classical to jazz to folk. In 2008, she released her debut solo jazz album, featuring classics from the American Songbook alongside new jazz arrangements of...

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A frequent oratorio and concert soloist, Shauna Fallihee, soprano, has sung with San Francisco Choral Society, Masterworks Chorale, Albany Chamber Orchestra, NothingSet Ensemble, Pacific Collegium, S.F. Composer's Chamber Orchestra and AVE. She made her Carnegie Hall...

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Joshua Diamant, tenor,  joined Volti last year. A native New Yorker, he moved to Berkeley in 2011. He is the music teacher at Stratford School in Pleasanton and runs a growing private piano studio. He holds a B.A. in music from Columbia University,...

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Yuhi Aizawa Combatti, a Japan-native soprano, is a recent graduate of Westminster Choir College.  Yuhi made her operatic debut at Spoleto Festival in 2005 as the Swallow in the U.S. premiere of Braunfels’ Die Vögel.  She has also performed as a soprano soloist in...

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