Classical Series

February 2022

Debbie Allen’s Playlist

Saturday, February 12, 8 pm - 10 pm

Rickey Minor, conductor

Debbie Allen, guest artist

Stage and screen star of Fame, Sweet Charity and Grey’s Anatomy, five-time Emmy winner Debbie Allen has also transformed the lives of California’s most talented disenfranchised youth through her dance academy. Now, she shares the playlist of the music that has transformed her remarkable life.

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March 2022

The Fountains of Rome

Friday, March 4, 8 pm - 10 pm

Kalena Bovell, conductor
Eric Tuan, conductor
Meng Su, guitar
Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Eric Tuan, director

CLAUDE DEBBUSSY: Salut Printemps
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA: 
Lapsimessu
JOAQUÍN RODRIGO:
 Concierto de Aranjuez
CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
OTTORINO RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome

Concert underwritten in memoriam of Bonnie Bell by
James F. Bell, Chairman, Bell Investment Advisors

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Beethoven 7

Friday, March 25, 8 pm - 10 pm

Dr. Leslie B. Dunner, conductor
Aaron Olguin, double bass (Sphinx Competition 2020)

JACK PERLA: Commissioned World Premiere
ANDRÉS MARTÍN: Bass Concerto No. 1
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

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April 2022

Nicholas McGegan / F. Murray Abraham

Friday, April 22, 8 pm - 10 pm

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
F. Murray Abraham, narrator
Natasha Makhijani, violin

LIBBY LARSEN: Evening in the Palace of Reason
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish”
MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite

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May 2022

Season Finale Leonard Slatkin

Friday, May 20, 8 pm - 10 pm

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Oakland Symphony Chorus, Dr. Lynne Morrow, director

CINDY McTEE: Circuits
ALAN HOVHANESS: Symphony No. 2 “ Mysterious Mountain”
MICHAEL TIPPETT: A Child of Our Time

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