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March 2018

Mixtape, Vol 2: Soul Restoration

Friday, March 9, 8 pm

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Rooted in Oakland

Friday, March 23, 8 pm

Gioachino Rossini
The Barber of Seville Overture
Side-by-Side with
MUSE VIVO Orchestra

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

George Frederick Bristow
Overture to Rip Van Winkle

Kev Choice
Soul Restoration Suite
(Oakland Symphony Commission)

Dame Drummer, drums; Uriah Duffy, bass; Andrew Levin, guitar; D Sharp, DJ; Michael Blankenship, keyboardsViveca Hawkins, vocals; Jennifer Johns, vocals;  Oakland School For The Arts High School Vocal Department, chorus

Free pre-concert talk begins at 7 pm

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April 2018

Oakland Symphony Chorus Spring Concert

Saturday, April 14, 8 pm


Arrangements of African American Spirituals by the greats, including:

Moses Hogan Abide With Me, Wade in the Water, & Walk Together, Children

Jester Hairston Elijah Rock

William Dawson Ezekiel Saw de Wheel

Alice Parker Hush! Somebody’s Callin’ My Name

Works by Italian composers, including:

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Super flumina, Babylonis & Sicut cervus

Alessandro Scarlatti Exaltabo te in Domine

Gioachino Rossini O salutaris hostia

Choral favorites, including:

Igor Stravinsky Pater noster

Anton Bruckner Locus iste

African American spirituals date back to 1600’s colonial America, making them contemporaneous with well-known European choral works. Tonight’s concert interlaces the music by theme, showing the Spirituals next to other works exploring similar religious topics such as: spiritual longing, the importance of water, and vigorous praise of God.

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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

Liana Bérubé, violin

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

Free pre-concert talk begins at 7 pm

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