Haydn & Jazz from Mads

Event Details:

Location: Paramount Theatre

Date: Friday, February 20, 2015

Time: 8:00 pm


Samuel Barber
Symphony No. 1

Bryan Nies, conductor

Mads Tolling
Begejstring (“Excitement”)
(World Premiere; New Visions/New Vistas Commissioning Project, supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation)

Mads Tolling, violin

Franz Josef Haydn
Mass in C major, Hob. XXII:9
(Missa in tempore belli: Mass in Time of War)

Soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s
Adler Fellowship Program:

Julie Adams, soprano
Zanda Švēde, mezzo-soprano
Chong Wang,
Anthony Reed,

Oakland Symphony Chorus
(Lynne Morrow, Chorus Director)

Pacific Boychoir Academy
(Kevin Fox, Artistic Director)


Michael Morgan

Music Director Laureate

Private: Bryan Nies

Associate Conductor

Dr. Lynne Morrow

chorus director

Mads Tolling


Julie Adams


Zanda Švēde


Chong Wang


Anthony Reed


Pacific Boychoir Academy

Pre-concert talk: 7:00 pm with John Kendall Bailey and Mads Tolling in the main concert hall

7:15 pm – 7:40 pm MUSE Orchestra performs in the Grand Lobby of Paramount Theater.
Our youngest after-school orchestra has prepared a concert for our Symphony Audience. This free program, sponsored by the Symphony, is for 4-6th grade students, teaching them a plethora of skills they need to play in an orchestra setting.

We’re excited to be collaborating for the first time with internationally renowned violinist/composer, two-time GRAMMY Award-Winner and former Turtle Island Quartet member Mads Tolling, who is creating a bold new work that will put his masterful technique as jazz violinist on display with our orchestra. The Oakland Symphony Chorus will join the Orchestra for a rousing performance of Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, one of the most popular and glorious of his settings of the mass. Assistant Conductor Bryan Nies will take the podium for a performance of Barber’s dramatic First Symphony.

“Danish-born violinist Mads Tolling defies predictability… [his] album is marked with virtuosic moments of sublime, genre-busting string work.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Thank you to the generous businesses that help make our exclusive Baton Society Wine Bar and post-concert receptions truly special. This month, our wine sponsor is William Hill Estate Winery and our dessert sponsor is Dessert Diva. Please support them throughout the season!

Audio and video clips:

Mads Men

Mads Tolling's new band is called Mads Men, and this video has snippets from the band's showcase at the WAA convention at Jazz Alley in Seattle - September, 2014. They play quite a range of music, from Chick Corea to Led Zeppelin!

Barber Symphony No. 1

A quintessentially American reading of an American masterpiece by Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony.

Haydn Mass in Time of War

A bit slow sometimes for my tastes (says Michael Morgan), but it is a chance to watch Bernstein, who was a remarkable Haydn interpreter in his day, in live performance.

Price Level A $70
Price Level B $55
Price Level C $38
Price Level D $32
Price Level E $20
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