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Programming: Q1 2012

Please note: Schedule subject to change.

JAN 6 Bay Area Bombshells
Matt Lombardi and Jamie Freedman of Hear It Local, an online resource that connects artists, venues and audiophiles, curate a program featuring some of their favorite female vocalists from the Bay Area music scene.

JAN 13 Elements of Badness
Composer and blogger Brian Rosen discusses the worst songs in the world and what makes them so bad.

JAN 20 Rapper’s Delight
Melissa Czarnik, an emcee and poet from Milwaukee chats about the musicality of rap.

JAN 27 Don’t Let Your Ears Deceive You
Ventriloquist Ron Coulter, theatrical impresario Sean Owens and Ron’s puppet partner of 60 years, Sid Star explain why throwing your voice on the radio makes sense. (Re-run: show first aired on Aug 12, 2011)

FEB 3 Harmonic Landscapes
Chloe, Erika and Rachel Tietjen of the T Sisters, an Oakland-based singing group, together with vocalist Melody Walker, talk about how voices can create lush harmonic vistas.

FEB 10 Beyond Cultural Borders
Monika Jalili, an American vocalist specializing in the Persian repertoire, and Briget Boyle, a singer of Irish extraction who is a member of the acclaimed Balkan vocal ensemble Kitka, explore the triumphs and challenges of singing the repertoire of cultures far removed from their own.

FEB 17 Singing and The Brain
Concetta Tomaino, executive director and co-founder of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function in New York and Indre Viskontas, a Bay Area-based opera singer with a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles in cognitive neuroscience, discuss the profound connection between our minds and voices.

FEB 24 Weill’s Voices
Stanford Music Professor Stephen Hinton discusses the vocal music of Kurt Weill and the singers who have helped to seal the German composer’s reputation over decades.

MAR 2 Hawaii Song-O: On the Art of Hula Singing
Hawaiian dancer, singer and impresario Patrick Makuakane, takes listeners on a journey into the ancient hula chant tradition (Re-run: show first aired on Jun 24, 2011)

MAR 9 Viva Flamenco!

Carola Zertuche, artistic director of San Francisco’s Theatre Flamenco, and Nina Menendez, artistic director of the Bay Area Flamenco Festival, chart the impact of vocal music on Spain’s flamenco tradition.

MAR 16
VoiceBox takes a week off while Alan Farley airs the next installment of his documentary series about Ira Gershwin.

MAR 23
VoiceBox takes a week off while Alan Farley airs the next installment of his documentary series about Ira Gershwin.

MAR 30 Angelic Cherubs?
Kevin Fox, founding artistic director of the Pacific Boychoir Academy in Oakland explains the process of training boys to sing beautifully. (Re-run: show first aired on Aug 5, 2011)


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