A Close CorrespondenceVolti’s first concert of the season, A Close Correspondence, will be shared with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. It’s a natural alliance: Volti joins forces with this group of instrumentalists, renowned for finding provocative and beguiling ways of pairing standard repertoire with new music, for a concert about correspondence.  Left Coast will play Leoš Janáček’s “Intimate Letters” string quartet and Volti will sing “A Father’s Love,” the movement from David Lang’s “battle hymns” based on a beautiful goodbye letter from civil war soldier Sullivan Ballou. Together our ensembles present world premieres for string quartet + chamber chorus from Onur Türkmen  (text from a letter of Goethe) and Mark Winges (text from letters of Abelard and Héloïse, Janáček, and Virginia Woolf.)

A letter is meant to be read, connecting the reader with writer. These works, inspired by the dying art of letter writing, are meant to be heard.

BERKELEY
Saturday, October 15, 7:30 PM  NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE:
First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St. (at Haste)

SAN FRANCISCO
Monday, October 24, 7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St.

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