Let Us Break Bread Together – Music from the Era of the Black Panthers

Event Details:

Location: Paramount Theatre

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Time: 4 pm

Program:

 

Let Us Break Bread Together
Orchestra arr. Ellen Hoffman, Choral arr. Terrance Kelly

Combined choruses, Oakland Symphony,
and Terrance Kelly

Awesome Holiday Song
Composed and arranged by Kugelplex

Kugelplex

Merry Christmas!  (from Home Alone II)
arr. John Williams

Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir, Oakland Symphony

What’s Going On?
Renaldo “Obie” Benson, Al Cleveland, and Marvin Gaye
Orchestra arr.  Ellen Hoffman, Choral arr. Terrance Kelly

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Oakland Symphony

Rise Up
Andra Day, arr. William David Southall

Vocal Rush

Little Ghetto Boy   
Donny Hathaway
arr.  Ellen Hoffman   

Linda Tillery
Tammy Lynne Hall-Hawkins, piano
Ruth Davies, bass
Leon Joyce, drums

Oakland Symphony

Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah
George Frideric Handel

Harry Gray, guest conductor

Hallelujah: from Messiah (A Soulful Celebration)
George Frideric Handel
arr. Andrew Chukerman, choral arr. Warren, Jackson and Kibble
Adapted by John Higgins

Oakland Symphony Chorus, Oakland Symphony

INTERMISSION

Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson

Oakland Symphony

All I Want for Christmas is You
Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff
arr. Lisa Forkish

Vocal Rush

Lux Aurorum (from Paradise Lost) Eric Whitacre

Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir

Winter Wonderland Felix Bernard
lyrics Richard B. Smith

Linda Tillery & Friends

Zog Nit Keyn Mol  (Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Song)
Hirsh Glick, arr. by Kugelplex

Kugelplex and Linda Tillery

Lean on Me Bill Withers
Everyday People Sylvester (Sly) Stewart
People Make the World Go Round medley
Thomas Bell and Linda Creed arr. Ellen Hoffman

Oakland Symphony Chorus, Oakland Symphony

A Change is Gonna Come Sam Cooke
arr. Ellen Hoffman

Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir, Oakland Symphony

Soloist: Myrell Milanes

Deck The Halls arr. Terrance Kelly

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Stand! Sylvester (Sly) Stewart
arr. Brian Adam McCune

Combined Choruses, Oakland Symphony

Michael Morgan

Music Director & Conductor

Lynne Morrow

Chorus Director

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Linda Tillery & Friends

Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir

Vocal Rush

a cappella ensemble

Kugelplex

klezmer band

Ellen Hoffman

Pianist/Composer

Harry Gray

guest conductor

Oakland Symphony’s nontraditional holiday tradition – Let Us Break Bread Together – is back December 11, 2016 at 4 PM at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre. Enjoy many of your holiday favorites!

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panthers, and an important time in Oakland’s history. Oakland Symphony will pay homage by performing music from the time including Motown classics, gospel and protest music of the 60’s and 70’s. Let us Break Bread Together will feature Oakland Symphony Chorus, Linda Tillery, Vocal Rush, Kugelplex, Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir, and Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.

Premium $60
Standard $45
Economy $25
Youth under 18 (All Sections) $15

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