Posts tagged Politically Charged
Volti

Volti, one of the leading professional vocal ensembles in the United States, has a primary purpose of performing contemporary American music.  Having commissioned more than 100 new works by emerging and established composers, Volti is the only seven-time winner of the prestigious ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music. Volti has been guided by founding Artistic Director Robert Geary since 1979.

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Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir

The award-winning Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir has been in the forefront of the music scene in the East Bay since 1982. Founding Artistic Director Robert Geary has established the choir as a leading force in international choral activities with a particular strength in newly commissioned music. Our flagship choir, Ensemble, will now be able to follow that path of artistic achievements under the guidance of new Artistic Director Eric Tuan, a widely commissioned composer as well as a talented conductor.

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Eric Tuan, composer

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Eric Tuan is highly sought after as a choral conductor, composer, and collaborative keyboardist. Tuan started his musical journey in the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir as a young chorister, and is currently on faculty as Ecco conductor and composer-in-residence.  In July 2019, he transitioned to Artistic Director of the internationally recognized program.

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Robin Sharp, violin

Robin Sharp, a native of California, is a solo performer, chamber musician, concertmaster, and teacher. Ms. Sharp has appeared in recital at many prestigious venues including the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the National Music Hall in Taipei, and at Carnegie Hall. In 2010, a violin concerto called “Haili Lirico” was written for Ms. Sharp by composer Gabriela Lena Frank, in remembrance of her father, Terry Sharp.

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Michael Gilbertson, BMI Foundation Composer-in-Residence

Michael Gilbertson is the BMI Foundation Composer-in-Residence with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He holds degrees from The Juilliard School of Music studying composition with Samuel Adler, John Corigliano, Christopher Rouse, and from Yale, where he studied with Aaron Jay Kernis, Martin Bresnick, David Lang, Ezra Laderman, Hannah Lash, and Christopher Theofanidis.

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