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Book cover for "This is the Voice"
Simon & Schuster

There’s no shortage of books about public speaking or language or song. But until now, there has been no book about the miracle that underlies them all: the human voice itself. And there are few writers who could take on this surprisingly vast topic with more artistry and expertise than John Colapinto.

Beginning with the novel and compelling argument that our ability to speak is what made us the planet’s dominant species, he guides us from the voice’s beginnings in lungfish millions of years ago to its culmination in the talent of Pavoratti, Martin Luther King Jr., and Beyoncé—and each of us, every day.

The name of the book is "This is the Voice."

The 2018 Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice will take place in Phoenicia, New York August 3-5. This year’s theme is “Sirens of the Voice.” The festival’s Director Maria Todaro and Artistic Director Louis Otey join us.

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  On Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 PM Garry Kvistad will present The Harmonic Orchestra: NEXUS, Prana and Paul Winter at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kingston, NY as part of the 47th Annual Ulster Chamber Music Series.

Garry Kvistad, Grammy winner and member of NEXUS, a world renowned percussion ensemble, and founder of Woodstock Chimes, will host seven time Grammy winner, Paul Winter and Prana (Overtone Singers) for an amazing collaboration and extraordinary musical event.

Garry Kvistad joins us to tell us more.

  Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, Roomful of Teeth is a vocal ensemble committed to exploring the full potential of the human voice through study with masters from non-classical traditions all over the world. They won a Grammy Award last year for their self-titled album.

They are having a busy week! Roomful of Teeth will be performing at Proctors in Schenectady, followed by the last leg of an extended residency at Williams College and a visit to the The Long Trail School in Dorset, VT. They will perform at Proctors on 2/11 and at Williams College on 2/13.

Their concert at Proctors will contain the first Capital Region performance of “Partita” – the Pulitzer prize winning piece by composer and Roomful of Teeth member, Caroline Shaw. At Williams they will be premiering a work that was written for them and the Williams Concert Choir.