2019 Performance Highlights

November 6–9 / ODC’s Path of Miracles with The Mendelssohn Choir
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust @ Trinity Cathedral (Pittsburgh, PA)

Guest performer and musician liaison in touring production of ODC/Dance’s Path of Miracles.


June 15 / Brian Baumbusch’s The Pressure
Other Minds Festival 24 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater (SF)

The premiere of a tale of gothic horror told in music by composer and instrument builder Brian Baumbusch, featuring more than 24 performers including The Lightbulb Ensemble and Friction String Quartet, 3 keyboardists, vocal quartet (Shauna Fallihee, Melinda Becker, Ryan Matos, Sidney Chen), and the composer as narrator.

June 8 / Anne Hege’s The Furies (Act III)
Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) @ Bing Concert Hall (Stanford)

The premiere of Act III of Anne Hege’s Laptopera, an opera for laptop orchestra. Voice, movement, ritual, and laptop ensemble are merged in Hege’s version of the Electra story — Electra electrified. Presented as part of SLOrk Trek 2019. Roles sung by Shauna Fallihee, Alice Del Simone, Sidney Chen.

May 19 / Compline with Endersnight
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist (SF)

Compline, or Night Prayer, is sung by the voices of Endersnight, an a cappella ensemble specializing in the performance of sacred polyphonic choral repertoire of the 14th–16th centuries. The free candlelit event is held on the third Sunday of each month at 8:30 p.m. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation.

May 11 & 12 / Clerestory sings Songbook II
Holy Innocents Episcopal Church (SF), David Brower Center (Berkeley)

A new chapter in Clerestory’s popular series of Americana concerts, exploring the rich body of popular American musical styles, from barbershop to folk songs, African American spirituals to vocal jazz. Clerestory is a singer-led, all-male vocal chamber ensemble.

May 7 & 9 / Byron Au Yong’s 9 Lifeboats
Studio Theater, University of San Francisco (SF)

Guest teaching artist for composer Au Yong’s course on Music and Social Protest

May 5 / Innova Recordings’ Inn-fest 2019
Center for New Music (SF)

Inn-fest, the annual Innova label showcase, features a smorgasbord from its roster of visionary artists. Performance by Volti to celebrate the release of its new album, the color of there seen from here. Additional sets by Friction Quartet, Pamela Z, Areon Flutes.

May 4 / Volti’s 40th Anniversary Gala
Noe Valley Ministry (SF)

Volti — San Francisco's new-music vocal ensemble, founded and led by Robert Geary — celebrates 40 years of "singing without a net" and releases a new CD. 

March 28 / dangerous dreamscapes with foreignfire
Dresher Ensemble Studio (West Oakland)

Live wrestling, poetry chanted from inscrutable scrolls, and spontaneous works of voice and body featuring some of the bay area's most adventurous vocal artists, led by David Katz.

March 17 & 18 / Jimmy López’s Dreamers
Cal Performances @ Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley);
Stanford Live @ Bing Concert Hall (Stanford)

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts London's Philharmonia Orchestra, Ana Maria Martinez, Volti and the UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus in the premiere of an oratorio about undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

March 17 / Compline with Endersnight

March 9 & 10 / Alexander Nevsky with Marin Symphony
Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium (San Rafael)

Alasdair Neale conducts Prokofiev’s cantata. Guest singer with Marin Symphony Chorus.

February 28–March 2 / ODC’s Path of Miracles with Volti
Grace Cathedral (SF)

Path of Miracles, a site-specific performance experience choreographed by KT Nelson, returns to Grace Cathedral for a second sold-out run. Created by ODC/Dance in collaboration with Volti. Score by Joby Talbot.

February 17 & 23 / Clerestory sings Movement of Colors
St. Gregory of Nyssa (SF), David Brower Center (Berkeley)

A kaleidoscopic program connecting music to visual art. Works by Victoria, Palestrina, Tallis, Gesualdo, Pärt, Howells and Whitacre.

February 22 / Clerestory: Creating Leonardo
Humanities West, Marines’ Memorial Theater (SF)

A program of a cappella music inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, presented as part of a conference commemorating 500 years of Leonardo’s legacy.

February 16 / Clerestory: The Bright Field
Sonoma Bach, Schroeder Hall (Rohnert Park)

Guest recital on Sonoma Bach’s series.

February 1 / ODC Unplugged: Path of Miracles with Volti
ODC Theater (SF)

A rare and candid look into the creative process of creating Path of Miracles with choreographer KT Nelson, the dancers of ODC/Dance, and the vocalists of Volti.

January 25 / ODC’s Path of Miracles
Page Theatre @ Wesley United Methodist Church (Winona, MN)

Guest performer and musician liaison in touring production of ODC/Dance’s Path of Miracles.

January 13 / Volti sings Path of Miracles
Gualala Arts @ Gualala Arts Center (Gualala, CA)

Concert version of Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles