2015
 

JANUARY 2015

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 7:30 PM General $15; Senior/Staff/Student $10
    True North with MOJO and Peter Sprague
    MiraCosta College
    1 Barnard Drive
    Oceanside, CA 92056
    Come see True North with the MiraCosta College big band 'MOJO' as they prepare their performances for the 2015 JEN conference. Featuring guitarist Peter Sprague.
    Friday, January 9, 2015, 1 - 2pm
    Manchester Grand Hyatt
    New Voices Stage/Harbor Ballroom A-C (HT2)
    1 Market Pl
    San Diego, CA 92101
    True North will perform at the 6th annual JEN Conference, which brings in educators, performers, and students from all over the world. Appearing with Don Shelton(voice, trumpet) , Peter Sprague (guitar), Gary Fukushima (piano), Roger Shew (bass), and Sammy Kestenholtz (drums). Registration is required to attend the conference; one-day conference passes are available at jazzednet.org.
    Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7pm
    Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis
    1 Peter J Shields Ave
    Davis, CA 95616
    Sharmila will be among 8 singers from Volti performing Luciano Berio's "Sinfonia" with UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, directed by Christian Baldini. Don't miss this epic work, rarely performed in the U.S. For more details, visit arts.ucdavis.edu.

MARCH 2015

    Sunday, March 8, 2015, 7pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 972-7282
    Two epic pilgrimages to opposite ends of the earth set the stage for brand new works, including LAMC’s next installment of "LA is the World." Shawn Kirchner, LAMC’s Swan Family Composer in Residence, creates his grandest composition to date with "Songs of Ascent" (WORLD PREMIERE), a lyrical seven-movement work for voices and strings set to psalms that were sung by pilgrims on their journey to Jerusalem. We then travel farther east with distinguished Korean composer Nack-Kum Paik, who will create a new work for double choir in collaboration with the Los Angeles Chamber Choir. For more details, please visit lamc.org.
    Thursday, March 19 & Saturday, March 21, 2015, General: $30, Under 30: $15
    ODC Theater
    3153 17th St,
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, in collaboration with Volti, presents its first opera – a new dramatic musical work based on Nobel Prize winner José Saramago's novel "Death with Interruptions." With music composed by Kurt Rohde and a libretto by the distinguished UC Berkeley historian Thomas Laqueur, the story recounts what happens when death, who lives in an unnamed Iberian country with her taciturn scythe, falls in love with the principal cellist of a local orchestra and fails to claim his life.

    The program opens with a contrasting take on the imagined embodiment of death––Franz Schubert's famous Andante con moto from String Quartet No.14 in D Minor, D.810, Death and the Maiden.

    Additional free performance of "Death with Interruptions" only – 12:15pm, Monday, March 16, 2015 at Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley campus. For more details, or to purchase tickets, please visit leftcoastensemble.org.

JUNE 2015

    June 27, 2015, 7:30pm, $25 / $45 / $65
    KRONOS PRESENTS: Kronos, Terry & Friends
    SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium
    201 Franklin St.
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Composer Terry Riley and Kronos Quartet are joined by a cast of guest performers for an evening of new works, birthday tributes, and Riley classics. Vocal ensemble Volti joins Kronos for "Earth Whistlers" from Sun Rings. For more details, visit kronosquartet.org or purchase tickets at sfjazz.org.

JULY 2015

    July 18, 2015, 5pm
    Napa Valley Festival del Sole: Beethoven's 9th and Getty World Premiere
    Lincoln Theater
    100 California Drive
    Yountville, CA 94599
    The evening features a fittingly grand and triumphant program, including the world premiere of new choral works by Gordon Getty, and Beethoven's monumental Ninth Symphony, culminating in the famous “Ode to Joy,” which invariably leaves audiences uplifted and humming. Bringing it all together will be conductor James Gaffigan and soloists Amber Wagner (soprano), Kelley O'Connor (mezzo-soprano), John Tessier (tenor), Brandon Cedel (bass-baritone) and San Francisco’s Volti chorus. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit festivaldelsole.org.
    July 21, 2015, 6:30pm
    Napa Valley Festival del Sole: Russian National Orchestra in Concert
    Weill Hall at Green Music Center
    Sonoma State University
    1801 East Cotati Ave
    Rohnert Park, CA 94928
    Festival del Sole returns to wine country’s spectacular Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. Maestro James Gaffigan leads the Russian National Orchestra in Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, culminating in the famous "Ode to Joy," which invariably leaves audiences uplifted and humming. Bringing it all together will be soloists Amber Wagner (soprano), Kelley O'Connor (mezzo-soprano), John Tessier (tenor), Brandon Cedel (bass-baritone) and San Francisco’s Volti chorus. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit festivaldelsole.org.
    Thursday, July 30, 2015, 8pm, $20
    Manny Moka and The Band on Fire
    Piedmont Piano Company
    1728 San Pablo Ave
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Brooklyn-born pianist Manny Moka brings his full 9-piece latin jazz band to the piano store. With 4 horns, piano, bass, drums, and 2 percussionists, this represents one of the largest ensembles to play on the piano store stage, comprised of the very best Bay Area musicians, including special guests Nicolas Bearde and Sharmila G. Lash. It promises to be an exciting evening of infectious melodies and rhythms! For more details, visit piedmontpiano.com.

DECEMBER 2015

    Saturday, December 5, 2015, 2 pm
    Saturday, December 12, 2015, 2 pm
    LAMC: Festival of Carols
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 972-7282
    Ring in Christmas at Walt Disney Concert Hall with your favorite carols sung by one of the greatest choirs in the world. Sprinkled with new arrangements and traditional songs of the season, this festive concert is an LA tradition guaranteed to put you in the mood to decorate the tree! For more details, visit lamc.org.
 

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