The journey has begun ...
In eager anticipation of an exciting collaboration next season, when Volti will join ODC/Dance in fully staged performances of British composer Joby Talbot's "Path of Miracles," the Bay Area's premier contemporary music vocal ensemble sings the first movement of that piece in concert on March 3 in Berkeley and March 4 in San Francisco. "Path of Miracles" is an absolutely gorgeous evening-length depiction of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across Spain.
The spiritual theme continues with the otherworldly soundscape of Gyorgy Ligeti's "Lux Aeterna," familiar to many from its use in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Also on the program are Å½ibuokle Martinaityte's "The Blue of Distance" and Ingrid Stolzel's "Into Being." Finally, you'll hear the world premiere of Berkeley composer Robin Estrada's "Caeli Enerrant," a plea in these troubled times to "do to others as you would have them do to you." Robert Geary conducts.
Volti is a professional vocal ensemble based in San Francisco. Volti's twenty singers, under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Robert Geary, are dedicated to the discovery, creation, and performance of new music. Volti's mission is to foster and showcase contemporary American music and composers, and to introduce contemporary vocal music from around the world to local audiences.
$10 to $35 including discounts for students and seniors.
Contact: Barbara Heroux
8pm to 10pm, St. Mark's Episcopal Church 2300 Bancroft Way
8pm to 9:30pm, California Jazz Conservatory: 2087 Addison Street
With Tammy Hall, Michael Zisman, Kent Bryson, and Greg Skaff . $24 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org
8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street,
$36-$86. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org
8pm to 3/3 12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800,