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December 2022

Let Us Break Bread Together – The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire

Sunday, December 11, 4pm - 6pm

Let Us Break Bread Together
Choral Arr. by Terrance Kelly, Orchestra Arr. by Ellen Hoffman
Combined Choruses, Oakland Symphony,Terrance Kelly (vocals), Ellen Hoffman (piano)

What Child Is This/Carol of the Bells
William Chatterton Dix, Mykola Leontovych, Peter J. Wilhousky
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Oakland Symphony Chorus (a cappella)

Silent Night
Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr
Arr. by Claytoven Richardson
The Best Intentions, Lenny Wee band, Kev Choice (piano)

Reasons
Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White
Arr. by Kev Choice
The Best Intentions, Oakland Symphony, Lenny Wee band, Kev Choice (piano)

Mary Did You Know
Buddy Greene, Mark Lowry
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Stevie Mackey, Oakland Symphony,
Lenny Wee band, Kev Choice (piano)

Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson
Madi Bayaca (guest youth conductor), Oakland Symphony

Shining Star
Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Maurice White
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Matthew Johnson, Oakland Symphony, Lenny Wee band,
Kev Choice (piano)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Hugh Martin
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Matthew Johnson, Oakland Symphony

Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
George Frideric Handel
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir,
Oakland Symphony Chorus, Oakland Symphony

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In The Stone
Allee Willis, David Foster, Maurice White
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Matthew Johnson, Oakland Symphony, Lenny Wee band,
Kev Choice (piano)

Rudolph’s Mitzvah
Yiddish translation of Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer
Translation copyright November 2007 by David Rosenfeld, Gerry Tenny, Jewlia Eisenburg, Jason Ditzian, and Kugelplex
Kugelplex

Lurker In The Night
Dan Cantrell
Kugelplex

Marriage of Santa Claus
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arr. by Dan Reiter
Oakland Symphony

O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight
arr. by Ben Heveroh
Terrance Kelly (vocals), Ellen Hoffman (piano)
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Oakland Symphony

Medley: Fantasy, Boogie Wonderland
Maurice White, Verdine White, Eddie del Barrio, Al McKay
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Stevie Mackey, Oakland Symphony, Lenny Wee band,
Kev Choice (piano)

September (Earth Wind & Fire)
Al McKay, Maurice White, Allee Willis
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Stevie Mackey, Matthew Johnson, Best Intentions,
Terrance Kelly, Combined Choruses, Oakland Symphony,
Lenny Wee band, Kev Choice (piano)

 

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January 2023

Rooted in America

Friday, January 27, 8pm - 10pm

FLORENCE PRICE: Five Folksongs in Counterpoint

GEORGE GERSHWIN: Second Rhapsody

WILLIAM DAWSON: Negro Folk Symphony

 

Pre-concert talk from stage by John Kendall Bailey begins at 7:05 pm

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February 2023

Notes from California

Friday, February 24, 8pn - 10pm

GABRIELLA SMITHTumblebird Contrails (Bay Area Premiere)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (orch. Robin Holloway): En blanc et noir

REENA ESMAILHistory of Red

IGOR STRAVINSKY: Symphony in Three Movements

 

Pre-concert talk from stage by John Kendall Bailey begins at 7:05 pm

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March 2023

Romeo & Juliet

Friday, March 24, 8pm - 10pm

LERA AUERBACH: Icarus

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto

SERGE PROKOFIEV: Music from Romeo and Juliet

 

Pre-concert talk from stage by John Kendall Bailey begins at 7:05 pm

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May 2023

Songs of Protest

Friday, May 19, 8pm - 10pm

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3

SAMUEL BARBER: Second Essay for Orchestra

MARTIN ROKEACH: Bodies on the Line: The Great Flint Sit-Down Strike
(world premiere, Oakland Symphony commission)

 

Pre-concert talk from stage by John Kendall Bailey begins at 7:05 pm

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