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Politically Charged

  • First Congregational Church 2345 Channing Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)

A musical collaboration between your favorite chamber orchestra and the beloved choral group Volti,  this program will feature a major new work by our BMI Composer-in-Residence, Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Gilbertson.  Denial, written for the SFCO, Volti, and the the amazing young musicians of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, is based based on current writings on climate change and promises to be a powerful and moving work.  Also on the program, Volti will perform a new work by Eric Tuan,  plus concertmaster Robin Sharp performing Vaughan-Williams’ hauntingly beautiful The Lark Ascending.


Vaughan-Williams  The Lark Ascending 

Robin Sharp, violin

Elgar The Splendour Falls, from The Princess

PEBCC Ensemble

Eric Tuan  Barbed Wire Fence, from Crossings

PEBCC Ensemble

Eric Tuan  In Every Atom (world-premiere)

Michael Gilbertson Denial (2019; commission and world-premiere)

Volti & PEBCC Ensemble


Friday, Apr 24, 2020:  7:30pm Herbst Theater, SF

Saturday, April 25, 2020: 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, April 26, 2020: 3:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Earlier Event: April 25
Politically Charged