Saturday, January 12, 2013, 8pm, $15
    Next Level
    1728 San Pablo Ave.
    Oakland, CA 94612
    (510) 547-8188
    Next Level vocal ensemble boasts an eclectic musical repertoire. This vocal quartet, accompanied by a rhythm section, raises the bar and redefines what a jazz-influenced vocal ensemble can be. Next Level performs original and inspired arrangements, creating a musical experience that will both entertain and move their audience. Katie Campbell (soprano), Sharmila Guha (alto), Fletcher Sheridan (tenor), Matt Falker (bass). To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188.
    Saturday, January 26, 2013, 2pm
    Sunday, Januray 27, 2013, 7pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (323) 850-2000
    “A true masterpiece! The Brahms Requiem swells with lush, romantic sounds that will sweep you away in the acoustics of Disney Hall. To complement the Brahms, Grant chose Peter Leiberson’s The World in Flower, written to deliver a message of tolerance through what the New York Times describes as a “rapturously lyrical work.” A signature Gershon pairing of classic and new to create an unforgettable concert experience!” For more details and ticket information, please visit lamc.org.


MARCH 2013

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:30pm, $15
    Guest vocalist with pianist John Rusnak
    1728 San Pablo Ave.
    Oakland, CA 94612
    (510) 547-8188
    John Rusnak makes his Northern California performance debut, for an evening of piano works by Scriabin, Liszt, Chopin, Rusnak, and Gottschalk. His playing has been described as possessing “passion, sturm und drang, true romanticism. It does not get much better than this.” He will be joined by mezzo-soprano Sharmila Guha for a set of songs by Vaughan Williams. To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188.

APRIL 2013

    Friday, April 26, 2013, 8pm
    Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3pm & 8pm
    Sunday, April 28, 2013, 3pm
    Volti: battle hymns - WEST COAST PREMIERE
    Kezar Pavilion, Golden Gate Park
    755 Stanyan St. (at Haight)
    San Francisco, CA 94117
    More than 150 choral singers will be costumed and choreographed while they sing, joined by a group of modern dancers who dance with and among the singers, in a powerful piece of music by Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang. This meditation of mankind’s relationship with war will be presented in the site-specific setting of Kezar Pavilion in Golden Gate Park. The audience will surround the singers and dancers in “courtside seating” – no proscenium separating the audience from the performers, but a close physical connection to the music and dance.
    The collaborative project includes 20 professional singers of Volti, San Francisco’s cutting-edge new-music specialists, joined by more than 100 singers from the San Francisco Choral Society, one of the most accomplished auditioned choirs in the Bay Area. The Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir will be represented by 50 young singers from its Ensemble and Ancora choirs. All three singing groups are conducted by Robert Geary.
    Creating the visual component is the original choreographer, Leah Stein, who brings her dance troupe from Philadelphia to recreate battle hymns with the San Francisco singers. Stein was one of the co-commissioners of the piece, along with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.
    For more details, to buy tickets, and to watch a clip from the first 2009 performance, visit voltisf.org.

JUNE 2013

    Sunday, June 2, 2013, 7pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (323) 850-2000
    “The name says it all! Our season concludes with an all-hands-on-deck celebration of American choral music. You’ll hear sentimental favorites by Samuel Barber, new standard-setting works by today’s brightest composers, plus “blow the roof off” arrangements by three masters of the American spiritual. This concert promises to be a show stopping finale on the eve of LAMC’s 50th Anniversary Season!” For more details and ticket information, visit lamc.org.

JULY 2013

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 8pm
    Hollywood Bowl
    2301 N Highland Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90068
    (323) 850-2000
    Los Angeles Master Chorale sings Mahler 2 with Los Angeles Philharmonic, directed by Michael Tilson Thomas, a conductor long renowned for his interpretation of the composer. For more details and ticket information, visit hollywoodbowl.com


    Sunday, September 22, 2013, 7pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 972-7282
    "In celebration of five remarkable decades of music, we look back at the most beloved, groundbreaking, inspiring and signature works that have defined the Los Angeles Master Chorale and its music directors. Take a retrospective journey with an evening of evocative music and multi-media highlights; plus a few surprise guest appearances! Disney Hall will be transformed into a gallery of living history for one night only with special exhibits in the lobbies, a celebratory concert event and a complimentary champagne toast for all attendees with the singers following the performance. You won’t want to miss this!" For more details, please visit lamc.org.


    Sunday, October 13, 2013, 7pm
    Vogue Theater
    3290 Sacramento St.
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    Co-presented by Bird & Beckett Books and Records. Come enjoy an evening of Bengali and Sri Lankan Tamil poetry, featuring readings from both original and translated work. There will be a short film screening of the documentaries "The Endless Journey: A Portrait of Subal Das" and "Mohiner Ghoraguli Remembers Gautam Cattopadhyay." The band Bengal & Beyond will be performing the music of legendary Calcutta folk rock pioneers, Mohiner Ghoraguli. Ranjon Ghosal, from Bangalore, performs an excerpt of his play based on Tagore’s “Crisis of Civilisation” speech.
    Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30pm, FREE
    Unitarian Universalist Center
    1187 Franklin St. (at Geary)
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    Every year Volti holds a young composer competition. This year’s winner is Melissa Dunphy. She’ll be flying out from Philadelphia to workshop her new piece with Bob and the Volti singers, and we’re inviting you to come watch, listen, ask questions, and find out something about how a new piece of music comes to life. Rehearsal begins promptly at 7 PM. Arrive any time after 6:30, pick up a snack & chat with us before the fun starts. It's Free! If you’re interested in new music, come join us! Read more about Melissa Dunphy here.


    Saturday, November 2, 2013, 2pm
    Sunday, November 3, 2013, 7 pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 972-7282
    "Perhaps the most iconic and recognized choral work of the 20th century, Carmina Burana has been performed 16 times by the LA Master Chorale and has been conducted by all four music directors. Taken from the writings of medieval poets, defrocked monks, vagabond scholars and minstrels, Carmina presents a sprawling panorama of hopelessly human lovers with lechers, gamblers, drunkards and maidens behaving at their worst. Verdi’s Te Deum offers a modicum of retribution to balance the program, considered by Grant Gershon as one of his “desert island pieces” because of its lush sound, with every phrase chock full of meaning." For more details, please visit lamc.org.
    Sunday, November 10, 2013, 7:30pm, $15
    1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th St.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Sharmila brings her cool jazz vocals, elegant improvisations, and eclectic repertoire to the piano store in her first performance as a band leader in the Bay Area. She will be joined by a local powerhouse trio featuring Dan Zemelman on piano, Kim Cass on bass, and Lorca Hart on drums. For more details, visit Piedmont Piano Company or RSVP on facebook.
    Friday, November 22, 2013, 8pm (San Francisco, CA)
    Saturday, November 23, 2013, 8pm (Palo Alto, CA)
    Sunday, November 24, 2013, 8pm (Berkeley, CA)
    Volti, San Francisco's award-winning, front-edge new music chamber choir, embarks upon its 35th Anniversary Season with a look back at the group's roots in the music of Benjamin Britten to celebrate his 100th birthday. We will also present pieces by Forrest Pierce, and world premiers by Sarah Kirkland Snider and Mark Winges.

      Friday, November 22, 2013, 8pm Buy tickets
      St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
      1111 O’Farrell St.
      San Francisco, CA 94109

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      All Saints’ Episcopal Church
      555 Waverley St.
      Palo Alto, CA 94301

      Sunday, November 24, 2013, 8pm Buy tickets
      Freight & Salvage Coffee House
      2020 Addison St.
      Berkeley, CA 94704


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