Please note: Schedule subject to change.
JULY 6 Young Voices: Bob Geary, who heads up The
Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival, shares the
music of youth choirs participating in this year’s event from China, the United
States, Indonesia, Georgia and other countries.
JULY 13 Woody at 100: VoiceBox celebrates Woody Guthrie's centennial birthday with conversation and song when Peter Glazer, professor of Performance Studies at the University of
California, Berkeley and creator of the stage show Woody Guthrie's American Song, shares his thoughts on the seminal American folk artist.
JULY 20 Bay Area Vocal Music Showcase: Concert presenter Therese Davis (aka
Ms Momo), who founded The Songbird Festival in 2009 to celebrate local vocal
artists, discusses some of her favorite Bay Area vocal acts.
JULY 27 Harmonic
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. (Re-run: original
airdate, Feb 3 2012)
AUGUST 3 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.
(Re-run: original airdate, Feb 10 2012)
AUGUST 10 Playing Hard to Get:
Helene Whitson, director of the Bay Area Choral Music Archive, digs deep into
the depths of her enormous choral music collection to share some of the global
choral music scene’s most difficult-to-come-by recordings.
AUGUST 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. . (Re-run:
original airdate, Feb 17 2012)
AUGUST 24 Street Smarts: On her East coast
travels, Chloe Veltman meets Tim Harrington and Paul Wright of the vocal and
guitar/cello duo Tall Heights for a conversation about the street music scene
AUGUST 31 VoiceBox takes a week off while Alan Farley
presents an episode of his ongoing documentary series about Ira Gershwin.
SEPTEMBER 7 VoiceBox
takes a week off while Alan Farley presents an episode of his ongoing
documentary series about Ira Gershwin.
SEPTEMBER 14 Vocal Music from the Library
of Congress: Library of Congress vocal music specialist James Wintle joins VoiceBox host Chloe Veltman (who’s spending the summer as a
Research Fellow on the ‘Songs of America Project’ at the Library of Congress in
Washington, DC) for a discussion about how singers and singing group directors can use the LOC's astounding vocal music collection to create unusual and exciting programming choices.
SEPTEMBER 21 Yoga of Voice: There are countless ways in which voice as been used within yoga over the last several thousands of years, including Vedic hymns, tantric mantra, devotional chant, Indian raga and more. Yoga and singing instructor Ann Dyer talks about how and why these ancient practices are relevant today and how they can make professional singers better performers.
SEPTEMBER 28 Slave to Song: Vocalist Linda Tillery, artistic director of the Cultural Heritage Choir, and Sam Edwards and Lyvonne Chrisman, founders of Friends of Negro Spirituals, discuss the African roots of the word "spiritual" and the vocal music traditions that led to -- and came out of -- the development of this quintessentially American vocal art form.