Volti Season 41
Path of Miracles
Friday, October 11, 2019 8PM
The Presidio Theatre, SF
PLEASE NOTE: This performance takes place at the Presidio Theatre on the Main Post in the Presidio. (Not to be confused with the movie theater on Chestnut Street by the same name!)
Inspired by the Camino de Santiago and created by ODC/Dance’s KT Nelson in collaboration with San Francisco’s vocal ensemble, Volti, Path of Miracles, is a critically acclaimed site-specific performance experience originally performed in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. ODC/Dance brings this piece to The Presidio Theatre for audiences to discover this newly restored iconic Bay Area venue and experience a multi-sensory performance throughout the venue. With a transcendent score by Joby Talbot, and intensely physical choreography, Path of Miracles is an immersive, personal journey told through music and dance.
In Volti’s next concerts, “Almost Speechless,” we explore the voice as an instrument. We will premiere “Tomorrow’s Dream Not the Same,” the newest work from our resident composer Mark Winges. Rhythmic, lively and incredibly exciting, it allows us to experience vocal music without the overlay of text.
Tonia Ko’s newest work, “Starting Places,” will also receive its premiere. Ko uses fragments of text generated by members of Volti about places we’ve called home. The words appear only occasionally in a vocal texture of vowel and consonant sounds.
We are very excited to bring back Zibuokle Martinaityte’s “Chant des Voyelles,” which we commissioned in 2018 and will record for our next album. And finally, we will reprise Danny Clay’s improvisatory “Playbook Choruses,” which are also wordless creations.
Join us — we will be almost speechless and we hope to leave you that way!
Friday, February 28, 2020. Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco 8:00 PM – Buy tickets
Saturday, February 29, 2020. Hillside Club, Berkeley, 7:30 PM – Buy tickets
Politically Charged – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. WE HOPE TO PRESENT THESE CONCERTS IN OCTOBER – WE’LL KEEP YOU POSTED!
Volti joins forces with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble from Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir to premiere “Denial,” a new piece by Michael Gilbertson, based on current writings on climate change.
Volti will also sing a new piece by Eric Tuan.
Friday, April 24, 2020. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2020. First United Methodist, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2020. First Congregational, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, 3:00 PM.
These concerts are produced by the SF Chamber Orchestra. Admission is free! Donations gladly accepted.
For more information, directions to venues, etc. please go to the SFCO website.
Subscribe to the season, and get preferred Member seating at the April concerts, for just $105!