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December 2018

Swing and Soul – Let Us Break Bread Together

Sunday, December 16, 4 pm

Michael Morgan’s “inspired, multifarious, musical bash” takes its inspiration this year from the peerless soul of Nina Simone and the boogie-woogie of Fats Domino. Special guests abound in this annual rollicking holiday party. Concert features Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir, Oakland Symphony Chorus, and more.

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January 2019

To Belong Here: Notes from the African Diaspora

Friday, January 25, 8 pm

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Symphony No. 1 in G major, Op. 11
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai

Antonio Carlos Gomes
C’era una volta un principe from Il Guarany

Shawnettte Sulker, soprano

William Grant Still
Songs of Separation
I. Idolatry
II. Poéme
III. Parted
        Shawnette Sulker, Soprano

Florence Price
Symphony No. 3 in C minor
I. Andante
II. Andante ma non troppo
III. Juba: Allegro
IV. Scherzo: Finale

Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington


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February 2019

An Evening with Emanuel Ax

Friday, February 8, 8 pm

Ludwig van Beethoven
Overture to Egmont, Op. 84

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15

Emanuel Ax, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
Coriolanus Overture, Op. 62

Ludwig van Beethoven
Prisoners’ Chorus from Act I of Fidelio

Members of Oakland Symphony Chorus,
Members of Oakland Gay Men’s Chorus, Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir

Ludwig van Beethoven
Choral Fantasy in C major, Op. 80

Oakland Symphony Chorus, Members of Oakland Gay Men’s Chorus, Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir, Members of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, MUSE VIVO Orchestra

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Sí Se Puede: Dolores Huerta’s Playlist

Friday, February 22, 8 pm

Community activist, feminist, and co-founder of the United Farm Workers — Dolores Huerta has been on a lifelong journey to correct economic and social injustice. Ms. Huerta picks the playlist of her life, as told through the voice of your symphony.

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March 2019

I Raise Up My Voice

Friday, March 22, 8 pm

Jessie Montgomery

Leonard Bernstein
   with Adler Fellows

Louise Farrenc
Symphony No. 3

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May 2019

West Side Story

Friday, May 10, 8 pm

Leonard Bernstein
West Side Story

Oakland Symphony Chorus

Lynne Morrow, Chorus Director

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