Opening Night Symphonie Fantastique!

Event Details:

Location: Paramount Theatre

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022

Time: 8pm - 10pm


CARLOS SIMON: Fate Now Conquers

CHEN YI: Golden Flute

HECTOR BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique


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

Ankush Kumar Bahl


Demarre McGill


A spectacular showpiece. A fantastic symphony. Experience the hallucination of Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique.” A story in a symphony, as the composer drops opium – and dreams a nightmare.

Demarre McGill serves as Principal Flute of the Seattle Symphony, and has coached and concertized across the U.S., South Africa and the Far East. He performs the concerto of Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese-American composer, Chen Yi, music that breathes the sounds of Chinese wind instruments.

Born in San Francisco, Ankush Kumar Bahl has conducted the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and Orchestre National de France. Kurt Masur was an early mentor. He is currently Music Director of the Omaha Symphony. “His authority left one wanting to hear more of him…” – The Washington Post

For the 2022-23 season, the Oakland Symphony will follow the recently announced masking protocol of the Paramount Theatre:

KN95 masks are recommended, but optional. Vaccinations or negative COVID tests will not need to be presented.

Masks will be provided upon request in the outer lobby and at Will Call. For those patrons who prefer to wear a mask, special sections of the hall have been reserved and will be socially distanced for the comfort of mask wearers.

The Paramount Theatre and the Oakland Symphony will continue to monitor all health issues throughout the season and can adjust policies as recommended.

Price Level A $90
Price Level B $68
Price Level C $52
Price Level D $40
Price Level E $25