Classical Series

October 2017

Icons/Iconoclasts

Friday, October 20, 8 pm

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141

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November 2017

Love & Loss

Friday, November 17, 8 pm

Jonah M. Gallagher
Vocare

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Gioacchino Rossini
Stabat Mater

     with Oakland Symphony Chorus
Lynne Morrow, Chorus Director

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January 2018

W. Kamau Bell’s Playlist

Friday, January 19, 8 pm

W. Kamau Bell’s Playlist

Socio-political comedian, activist, and Emmy-nominated CNN host W. Kamau Bell kicks off our groundbreaking new series inviting the major thinkers of our time to host and curate a concert and give us unique insights into their passions. This series will be a musical  journey to unexpected and uncharted territory with your Oakland Symphony!

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February 2018

Pride & Prejudice: Notes from LGBTQ

Friday, February 9, 8 pm

Samuel Barber
First Essay for Orchestra, Op. 12

Benjamin Britten
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31

   Jonathan Blalock, tenor

Jennifer Higdon
blue cathedral

Rosser and Sohne Songs

    Noah Galvin, singer

Camille Saint Saёns
Piano Concerto No. 2

    Sara Davis Buechner, piano

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March 2018

Rooted in Oakland

Friday, March 23, 8 pm

Kev Choice
TBD commission

George Frederick Bristow
Overture to Rip Van Winkle

Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D

Side-by-Side with MUSE Orchestra

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May 2018

The Artist’s Struggle

Friday, May 18, 8 pm

Leonard Bernstein
Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium”  for Violin & Orchestra

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’ in B minor, Op 74  

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