The professional vocal ensemble Volti completes its 38th season of "singing without a net" with works by five extraordinary contemporary composers. Robert Geary conducts.
The journey continues with "Santiago" from Joby Talbot's "Path of Miracles," a "sublime and awe-inspiring" (SF Classical Voice) musical pilgrimage along the legendary Camino de Santiago.
In "Wie ein Kind," one of the most innovative and profound living composers, the brilliant Dane Per Norgard, explores human nature, both light and dark, through the poetry of Rainier Maria Rilke and the Swiss schizophrenic Adolf Wolfli.
Embracing a remarkable wave of exceptional young American composers, the program includes works by three winners of Volti's young-composer competition. Ted Hearne, now one of the brightest rising stars in the world of new music, was the winner in 2010. Using a group of found texts from love letters, marriage rites, and text messages, his "Consent" considers the complexity and some of the threats facing women.
Also on the program are the premiere performance of "like a strange sigh" from this year's winner, Jack Hughes, and "From Ivory Depths," a reprise from last year's winner, Tonia Ko, using imagery taken from the writings of Virginia Woolf.
Presented by Volti