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December 2019

Music of Aretha Franklin – Let Us Break Bread Together

Sunday, December 15, 4 pm

Let Us Break Bread Together
Choral Arr. by Terrance Kelly
Orchestra Arr. by Ellen Hoffman

Oakland Symphony and
Combined Choruses

Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre

Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir

Tidings (a cappella)
Arr. by Kevin Fox and Clare Wheeler

Vocal Rush

Daydreaming
Aretha Franklin
Choral Arr. by Lisa Forkish
Orchestra Arr. by Kyle Athayde

Oakland Symphony
Oakland Symphony Chorus
Jazz Mafia

Until You Come Back to Me
Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder
Arr. by Claytoven Richardson

Oakland Symphony and
The Best Intentions

Silent Night (as performed by The Temptations)
Arr. by Claytoven Richardson

Oakland Symphony and
The Best Intentions

The Little Drummer Boy
Harry Simeone, Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati
Arr. by Ben Heveroh

Oakland Symphony and
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah 
George Frideric Handel

Oakland Symphony and Combined Choruses

INTERMISSION

Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson

Oakland Symphony

Stars
Ēriks Ešenvalds

Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir

Ain’t Nobody (Gonna Turn Me Around)
Traditional
Arr. by Matt Wong

Oakland Symphony and
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Spirit in the Dark (a capella)
Aretha Franklin
Arr. by Lisa Forkish

Vocal Rush

Think (The Blues Brothers version)
Aretha Franklin & Teddy White
Choral Arr. by Lisa Forkish
Orchestra Arr. by Brian Adam McCune

Oakland Symphony,
Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir,
Vocal Rush, Jazz Mafia

Spanish Harlem
Jerry Leiber & Phil Spector
Arr. by Ellen Hoffman

Oakland Symphony, Tiffany Austin,
and Oakland Symphony Chorus

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman 
Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler
Orchestra Arr. by Brian Adam McCune

Oakland Symphony
Tiffany Austin
Jazz Mafia

Respect
Otis Redding
Choral Arr. by Katy Stephan
Orchestra Arr. by Jonathan Seiberlich

Oakland Symphony and Combined Choruses

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January 2020

Michael Morgan Presents: An Evening of Music by Valerie Coleman, A Benefit for Oakland Symphony

Saturday, January 18, 7 pm

An Evening of Music by Valerie Coleman is an intimate, hour-long performance of music by award-winning composer Valerie Coleman, including a premiere of Coleman’s “Amazonia”, an elegy for the Amazon forests in the wake of climate change. Coleman’s work will be performed by Oakland Symphony musicians, Amy Likar (flute) Diane Maltester (clarinet) and Miles Graber (piano). 

Maestro Michael Morgan will accompany the music, this time as narrator, reciting poems by Langston Hughes.

The performance will be preceded by food offerings by renowned Chef Charlie Vollmar. A cooking class for twelve with Chef Charlie Vollmar will also be auctioned off. 

A portion of the funds raised through ticketing will go to Oakland Symphony.

7:00p – Pre-Concert (food offerings with Chef Charlie Vollmar)

8:00p – Concert

 

Valerie Coleman 

Danza de la Mariposa (2008)

Portraits of Langston (2007)
Based on the poems of Langston Hughes For Flute, Clarinet, and Piano with Narration

I. Prelude: Helen Keller
II. Danse Africaine
III. Le Grand Duc Mambo
IV. Silver Rain
V. Parisian Cabaret
VI. Harlem’s Summer Night

Amazonia (2019)
Simultaneous co-premiere 

Performed by Amy Likar, flute, Diane Maltester, Clarinet and Miles Graber, piano
With Narration provided by Michael Morgan 

Approximate concert length: 1 hour

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Bernard Tyson’s Playlist

Friday, January 24, 8 pm

The Oakland Symphony and Michael Morgan are joined by special guests to pay tribute to the life and vision of Bernard Tyson.

With a playlist of music he had personally selected for this concert he was to host. With selections chosen by Michael Morgan to honor Bernard’s memory and legacy. And with readings of Tyson’s own words that inspired so many.

A community-wide tribute to this visionary, who left us far too soon.

 

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February 2020

Mahler/Violins of Hope

Saturday, February 22, 8 pm

STEVE MARTLAND 
Crossing the Border
for double string orchestra and ballet dancers

Oakland Ballet

ANTONIO VIVALDI 
Concerto in F major for Three Violins and Strings, RV 551

Terrie Baune, violin, Liana Bérubé, violin
Dawn Harms, violin

INTERMISSION

GUSTAV MAHLER 
Symphony No. 4 in G major

Elena Galván, soloist

Approximate concert length: 2 hours, including one intermission

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March 2020

Brahms/Sphinx Virtuoso

Friday, March 20, 8 pm

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Ballade

Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto 

Rubén Rengel, violin
2018 Sphinx Competition Winner

INTERMISSION 

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 4

 

Approximate concert length: 1 hour, 50 minutes including one intermission

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April 2020

Chorus Spring Concert: A Baroque Celebration

Saturday, April 18, 8 pm

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May 2020

Amy Beach / Underground Railroad

Friday, May 15, 8 pm

AMY BEACH
Symphony No. 2, Gaelic

INTERMISSION

PAUL MORAVEC
Sanctuary Road – Oratorio

Oakland Symphony Chorus
Dr. Lynne Morrow, Chorus Director

 

Approximate concert length: 2 hours, including one intermission

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