Location: The Great Wall of Oakland
Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 10:15 pm
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Chris Brubeck & Guillaume Saint-James
Brothers in Arts: 70 Years of Liberty (West Coast Premiere)
New work for Jazz Quintet & Orchestra
Chris Brubeck, composer/trombone
Guillaume Saint-James, composer/saxophones
Jerome Seguin, bass
Didier Ithursarry, accordion
Christophe Lavergne, drums
Vocal Rush vocalists:
Oakland East Bay Symphony’s opening concert of the 2014-2015 season, Tchaik 5 & Brothers in Arts, will be simulcast on The Great Wall of Oakland (on West Grand Avenue between Broadway and Valley Street) on Friday, November 7, 8:00-10:15 pm during First Fridays/Art Murmur. You’ll be able to see up-close visuals of the musicians playing and hear the music projected on The Great Wall and throughout the street — and you can eat, drink and talk with your friends while enjoying the concert! You’ll hear Tchaikovsky’s great Fifth Symphony and the West Coast premiere of Brothers in Arts, a new work for Jazz Quintet and Orchestra by Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James featuring international musicians.You can also view the free live webcast at home at www.givingstage.com and at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond.
The simulcast, made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor, is free of charge for all to enjoy and will begin at 7:00 pm with some behind-the-scenes interviews and activities. “We are grateful for the thoughtfulness of an anonymous supporter who, like all of us at the Oakland East Bay Symphony, is interested in making classical music accessible to the broadest possible audiences in Oakland,” said Music Director Michael Morgan.
The concert takes place at the Paramount Theatre, two blocks from The Great Wall of Oakland. Tickets to the concert at the Paramount Theatre are still available and can be purchased online or by calling 510-444-0802.