On August 20, 2021, Oakland Symphony Music Director Michael Morgan left us after 30 years of music-making. This Saturday marks the first anniversary of his passing.

In commemoration, the Oakland Symphony will present a special video tribute.

On March 15, 2021 as COVID shut down live concerts, Michael Morgan and the Oakland Symphony gathered in a recording studio to set down a performance of
Darius Milhaud’s La Création du monde.

It was to be their last performance together.

While intended to include dance segments, we present the musical portion as originally recorded – a memorial to Michael from his musicians, management, board, and friends at the Oakland Symphony.

Michael’s joy of life, living and music inspires us still every day.

Though our eyes are on the future, we invite you to take a few minutes starting today to watch Michael’s final performance with the Oakland Symphony, to remember him, and to keep him in our hearts.