Volti: Songs With(out) Words: is there there there?
Date: February 21, 2012
Location: California, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
If you had three husbands …
Gertrude Stein’s poetry inspires Seattle composer John Muehleisen in his new piece for VOLTI, San Francisco’s award-winning chamber choir. Volti concerts on March 2/3/4, 2012, in San Francisco, Mill Valley and Berkeley, explore the expressive potential of the human voice, both through poetry and through the beauty and variety of the pure musical sounds achievable with an ensemble of 20 top-notch professional singers. The all-contemporary program features recent works by Bay Area composers Robin Estrada and David Conte, and works by Huang Ruo and Reena Esmail, as well as the Muehleisen world premiere.
Songs With(out) Words: Is there there there?
John Muehleisen … is knowing … (settings of Gertrude Stein texts) *
If You had Three Husbands
A Portrait of One
Robin Estrada Paghahandog #
Reena Esmail The White Key ^
David Conte The Homecoming
Huang Ruo Without Words
* Volti commission, World Premiere
# Volti commission, encore performance
^ West Coast Premiere
For details, see www.VoltiSF.org