Love & Loss

Friday, November 17, 2017, 8 pm

Mozart’s 40th symphony is an emotional work of passion and grief. Rossini’s Stabat Mater recounts Mary’s devastation over the death of her son. Jonah Gallagher’s music was written in tribute to a friend’s mother lost too soon to cancer. The breadth of human experience is expressed in this concert exploring love lost.

Jonah Gallagher Vocare

Mozart Symphony No.40

Rossini Stabat Mater
(with Oakland Symphony Chorus)

Free pre-concert talk begins at 7 pm



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Jonah is a 24-year-old Master’s Degree student in composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music who was born in the suburbs of Chicago. When a dear friend and mentor lost his battle with cancer, Jonah turned to music to heal. In his words, his mentor “never gave up on me and was willing to have hard conversations about the important things in life.”

Read more about Jonah Gallagher.