2012
 

JANUARY 2012

FEBRUARY 2012

    Saturday, February 4, 2012, 8pm
    Shrine Auditorium
    665 West Jefferson Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    Gustavo Dudamel will lead the combined forces of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela - joined by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and community choruses - in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, known as the “Symphony of a Thousand,” at the historic Shrine Auditorium for a spectacular performance with over 1000 musicians and singers. A roster of vocal soloists will also take part.
    The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela performs multiple concerts as part of their residency for The Mahler Project. For more details on this concert, visit laphil.com.
    Sunday, February 12, 2012, 7pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 S. Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    "Grant Gershon’s signature programming — interesting juxtapositions of complementary works – is perfectly revealed in this large-scale concert which is a Disney Hall debut for any Bruckner Mass..." For more details and ticket information, please visit lamc.org.

MARCH 2012

    Sunday, March 18, 2012, 7 - 7:45pm
    Bengal and Beyond
    3630 Balboa Street (Outer Richmond)
    San Francisco, CA 94121
    (415) 221-8184
    Bengal and Beyond will perform jazz arrangements of Bengali songs at the Bengali Film Festival, presented in cooperation with Bird and Beckett Books and Records. Bengal and Beyond are Sharmila Guha (voice), Prasant Radhakrishnan (sax), Bishu Chatterjee (bass), and Bryan Bowman (drums).
    Monday, March 26, 2012, 7 - 10pm, FREE admission
    Jazz Search West 2012: Preliminary Round
    Vitus
    201 Broadway Street
    Oakland, CA 94607
    Sharmila will be competing in the "Bay Area’s ONLY jazz talent search [for] solo instrumentalists and vocalists." If she is picked as a finalist in this preliminary round, she will advance to the Grand Finale at Piedmont Piano Company on Saturday, March 31, 2012, for a chance to win fantastic career-advancing prizes! House band: Dan Zemelman(piano), Marcus Shelby (bass), Jeff Mars (drums).
    Saturday, March 31, 2012, 7 - 10pm, $10 admission
    Jazz Search West 2012: Grand Finale
    1728 San Palbo Ave. (at 18th St.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    (510) 547-8188
    Sharmila made it through the preliminaries and was picked as one of the 14 finalists! Please come out and be her cheering section, as it may be a factor in swaying the judges to pick the 3 winners. House band: Walter Bankovitch (piano), Jeff Chambers (bass), Jeff Marrs (drums).

APRIL 2012

    Sunday, April 29, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30pm, donation encouraged
    Bengal and Beyond
    653 Chenery St. (Glen Park)
    San Francisco, CA 94131
    (415) 586-3733
    Bengal and Beyond will perform jazz arrangements of Bengali songs, featuring Sharmila Guha (voice), Prasant Radhakrishnan (sax), Bishu Chatterjee (bass), and Bryan Bowman (drums).

MAY 2012

    Sunday, May 6, 2012, 7 - 9pm, free admission - SOLD OUT
    UCLA, Royce Hall
    340 Royce Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    The American Youth Symphony (AYS) presents a concert of Igor Stravinsky, Béla Bartók, and Danny Elfman. "Following the success of The Goldsmith Project, this is the first in a 3 year exploration of the work of four-time Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman. While Elfman has composed concert works as well, this is a rare opportunity to hear his film scores performed live!" Sharmila will sing in the Women's chorus singing Elfman's music, featuring selections from the scores of "Batman," "Sommersby," and "Edward Scissorhands" (includes a music to film performance).

JUNE 2012

    Sunday, June 10, 2012, 7pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 S. Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    "Our closing concert is a tribute to the late great Polish composer Henryk Górecki, frequently compared in musical style to Arvo Pärt and John Tavener..." For more details and ticket information, please visit lamc.org.

SEPTEMBER 2012

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 12 - 1pm
    Bengal and Beyond
    425 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA
    Presented by People In Plazas, Bengal and Beyond will be offering a free lunchtime performance of jazz influenced Bengali songs. Sharmila Guha (voice), Prasant Radhakrishnan (sax), Bishu Chatterjee (bass), Bryan Bowman (drums).
    Sunday, September 30, 2012, 2pm
    Legion of Honor Museum
    100 34th Avenue
    San Francisco, CA
    Sharmila will begin her first season with Volti, a 20-voice vocal ensemble whose mission is to foster and showcase contemporary American music and composers. The ensemble will perform at the closing ceremonies of the SoundWave(5) Festival.

OCTOBER 2012

    Sunday, October 21, 2012,7pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (323) 850-2000

    "If big choruses, breathtaking pianissimos and seat-rumbling organ swells are your cup of tea, you’ll be on cloud nine when the Master Chorale ascends to the heavens on opening night. We’ll pull out all the stops to showcase the famous Disney Hall Pipe Organ with music ranging from subtle tapestries of sound to royal anthems sung in all their thunderous glory!

    "Opening Night Benefit Gala Dinner immediately following the performance. For pricing and information: 213-972-3138."

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30pm, FREE
    1117 Market Street, across from UN Plaza, near 7th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Volti holds a young-composer competition every year for our Choral Arts Laboratory program. Join this year’s winner, 30-year-old composer Dan Visconti, the 20 Volti singers, and conductor Bob Geary, and find out what happens as Volti reads through the first draft of the music he’s writing for Volti. Volti will premiere “Wear Flowers in Your Hair” in concerts in March 2013. Come be part of the process of midwifing this music, and then come back in March to hear the finished product! FREE admission, but seating is limited. Those on the pre-registration list will be assured of admission. Donations gratefully accepted. Register at Brown Paper Tickets.

NOVEMBER 2012

    Saturday, November 3, 2012, 7pm
    First Unitarian Universalist Center
    1187 Franklin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    Volti opens its concert season with a celebration of song featuring the high school choirs from our educational outreach program, the Choral Institute for High School Singers. These kids are amazing musicians and this concert is a high-spirited explosion of sound, as each choir sings selections of its own and then all — high school and adult singers — join in a final massed piece featuring 100 or more voices. For tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets

DECEMBER 2012

    Sunday, December 2, 2012, 7pm (Palos Alto, CA)
    Friday, December 7, 2012, 8pm (San Francisco, CA)
    Saturday, December 8, 2012, 8pm (Berkeley, CA)
    With tongue only slightly in cheek (because it’s really hard to sing that way), Volti offers an alternative way to celebrate the love and spirituality of the season. Highlighting the program is the premiere of "Cancionero Amoroso," five love songs in five languages from Armando Bayolo. We’ll also sing Stacy Garrop's "Songs of Lowly Life" and Shawn Crouch's "The Garden of Paradise," as well as works by David Shapiro and Charles Halka. For tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets.

 

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