W. Kamau Bell’s Playlist

Event Details:

Location: Paramount Theatre

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

Time: 8 pm

Program:

Lift Every Voice & Sing
James Weldon Johnson
Oakland Symphony,
Oakland Symphony Chorus Chamber Singers

I Love My Life
Todd Rundgren
Arr.  Matt Wong, Jazz Mafia
Oakland Symphony,
Jazz Mafia featuring Sólás B. Lalgee

Feeling Good
Nina Simone
Arr. Tarik Ragab & MoeTar
Jazz Mafia featuring Moorea Dickason & MoeTar

Flight of the Bumblebee
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Oakland Symphony

Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Moses Hogan
Oakland Symphony Chorus Chamber Singers, Flute, Piano

Take Me With You/Let’s Go Crazy Medley
Prince
Arr. Jazz Mafia
Jazz Mafia featuring Yvette Pylant & Sólás B. Lalgee

INTERMISSION

Sabre Dance
Aram Khachaturian
Oakland Symphony

Mississippi Goddamn
Nina Simone
Orchestration by Adam Theis
Vocal Arr. Tossie Long, Sólás B. Lalgee
Oakland Symphony, Jazz Mafia featuring Tossie Long, Zakiya Harris, Sólás B. Lalgee

Power of Soul
Jimi Hendrix
Arr. Adam Theis, Jazz Mafia
Oakland Symphony,
Jazz Mafia featuring Sólás B. Lalgee

Three Little Birds
Bob Marley
T-Sisters

Pride
Living Colour
Arr. Adam Theis, Jazz Mafia
Oakland Symphony,
Jazz Mafia featuring Sólás B. Lalgee

A Love Supreme Pt 1 (Acknowledgement)
John Coltrane
Arr. Matt Wong, Jazz Mafia
Oakland Symphony, Oakland Symphony Chorus Chamber Singers,
Jazz Mafia featuring Tommy Occhiuto, tenor sax

Sowing the Seeds of Love
Tears for Fears
Arr. Jonathan Seiberlich, Jazz Mafia
Choral Arr. Sólás B. Lalgee
Oakland Symphony,
Oakland Symphony Chorus Chamber Singers
Jazz Mafia featuring Sólás B. Lalgee

Socio-political comedian, activist, and Emmy-nominated CNN host W. Kamau Bell kicks off our groundbreaking new series inviting the major thinkers of our time to host and curate a concert and give us unique insights into their passions. This series will be a musical  journey to unexpected and uncharted territory with your Oakland Symphony!

NOTE: The usual pre-concert talk will not be taking place before this concert.

Michael Morgan

Music Director & Conductor

W. Kamau Bell

sociopolitical comedian

Adam Theis, Jazz Mafia

Matt Wong

Arranger

Zakiya Harris

vocals

Sólás B. Lalgee

vocals

Tossie Long

vocals

MoeTar

T Sisters

Oakland Symphony Chorus Chamber Singers

Lynne Morrow, Chorus Director

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

This concert is generously sponsored by the Wallace Foundation:

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