Music Builds Community

December 7, 2016

A community united by the ideals of compassion and creativity has incredible power. Thanks to the generous support of this community, the Symphony will continue to be a force of unity, protecting the arts as our most elemental expression of identity, and embracing all the strands of our culture into a whole. Would you consider […]

All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50

When Bobby Seale met Huey P. Newton, something extraordinary happened in Oakland. Discover untold stories of the Black Panther Party at exhibition All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, on view now at the Oakland Museum of California. Learn how charismatic men and women did extraordinary things for their communities and their fight […]

Top 5 ways to get in the Holiday Spirit

What are you celebrating this December? Christmas? Hanukkah? Kwanzaa? Maybe Three Kings Day? Whatever the holiday you are preparing to celebrate, here are Oakland Symphony’s Top 5 Ways to get in the Holiday Spirit. 1. Let Us Break Bread Together: Music from the Era of the Black Panthers – December 11 Celebrate the holidays with […]

Let Us Break Bread Together is this Sunday

Don’t miss out on Oakland Symphony’s nontraditional holiday tradition, Let Us Break Bread Together; Music from the Era of the Black Panthers, this Sunday, December 11, 4PM at the Paramount Theatre. The concert features many of your holiday favorites intermingled with protest music from the 60’s and 70’s, Motown classics, gospel, and more performed by […]

From MUSE to Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra to the White House

written by Debbra Schwartz   Drawn to classical music from his earliest days, pursuing his love of the cello through the Oakland Symphony’s MUSE program and the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, 15-year-old cellist Nicholas Reeves never dreamed that as a teenager, he would be performing in the White House, honored by First Lady Michele Obama, […]

Chromatic – Oakland Symphony 2016 Gala

November 10, 2016

Many thanks to all who attended Chromatic – Oakland Symphony 2016 Gala. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to share the stories of our five programs with you and hope you enjoyed the five courses and beverage pairings that accompanied them. Your generosity made it possible for us to pull off a wonderful […]

Let Us Break Bread Together on December 11

November 9, 2016

It’s that time of year again! It starts to get a little darker earlier in the day, there is a certain spirit in the air, and we see twinkling lights around our neighborhoods and streets. The holidays are upon us and it is time to celebrate with Oakland Symphony’s nontraditional holiday tradition – Let Us […]

Don’t miss Romantic composer Joachim Raff’s rarely performed Symphony No. 3, plus a U.S. premiere!

Michael Morgan and Oakland Symphony uncover a hidden musical treasure with Joachim Raff’s rarely-performed Symphony No. 3 at Lost Romantic Symphonies on November 18. Gershwin’s Cuban Overture kicks off the evening to celebrate Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra’s recent Cuban tour, with youth and adult Symphony musicians performing together. Acclaimed violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins presents the U.S. […]

Choose Your Own Adventure wiith 3-Concert Subscriptions

Get your 3-concert subscriptions are available and you can choose which concerts you would like to attend. Our next concert, Lost Romantic Symphonies, is on Friday, November 28 and features Romantic composer Joachim Raff’s Symphony No. 3. Also on the program are Siegfried Matthus’ violin concerto, Dream of a Summer Night (U.S. premiere), performed by Kelly […]

Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra and Chorus perform Saturday

This Saturday, November 12, see Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra and Chorus for It’s in the Stars: Songs of Fate. Take a journey with our musicians and singers as they highlight songs with the overlying theme of fate and destiny including Brahms’ Schicksalslied, op. 52, and Bizet’s Carmen Suites. The program also includes Samuel Barber’s Sure on This […]