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The New Season Begins:
KEDRICK ARMSTRONG INAUGURAL
INEXTINGUISHABLE OAKLAND!
Friday, Oct. 18, 2024, 8:00pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Kedrick Armstrong, conductor
Allison Miller, percussion
John Santos, Afro-Latin
Meklit, vocalist, Ethio Jazz

JULIA PERRY A Short Piece for Orchestra
LIVING JAZZ COMMISSIONS
CARL NIELSEN
 Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”

TWO BLACK CHURCHES + CARMINA BURANA
Friday, Nov. 8, 2024, 8:00pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Kedrick Armstrong, conductor
Meechot Marrero, soprano
Ashley Faatoalia, tenor
Will Liverman, baritone
Oakland Symphony Chorus
Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir

SHAWN OKPEBHOLO Zoom!
SHAWN OKPEBHOLO Two Black Churches
     Oakland Symphony co-commission
CARL ORFF Carmina Burana

WOMAN.LIFE.SONG
Friday, Feb. 21, 2025 ∙ 8:00pm

Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Kalena Bovell, conductor
Andrea Baker, mezzo-soprano
Hope Briggs, soprano
Ashley Faatoalia, tenor
Baritone, TBD
Oakland Symphony Chorus

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Sinfonia from Cantata, Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212
JUDITH WEIR woman.life.song
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF The Bells

FORGIVENESS + PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
Friday, March 28, 2025, 8:00pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Kedrick Armstrong, conductor
Marc Bamuthi Joseph, poet and speaker

ERROLLYN WALLEN Mighty River
DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN
Forgiveness: Suite for Spoken Word & Orchestra
MODEST MUSSORGSKY (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition


PAUL ROBESON: HERE I STAND

Friday, May 16, 2025, 8:00pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Kedrick Armstrong, conductor
Morris Robinson, bass
Oakland Symphony Chorus

JASMINE BARNES Sometimes I Cry
CARLOS SIMON WITH
LIBRETTO BY DAN HARDER

Paul Robeson: Here I Stand
(Oakland Symphony Commission, Generously Funded
by The Robeson Centennial Committee)
JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Season Finale:
PLAYLIST
Saturday, June 14, 2025, 8:00pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Honoring a very special guest and presenting the music that shaped their life and work. Past honorees have included Dolores Huerta, Debbie Allen, Angela Y. Davis, and W. Kamau Bell, the first Playlist honoree.

ADD TO YOUR ORDER
LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER
Kedrick Armstrong conducts

a Tribute to the Legends of Disco!
Sunday, December 15, 2024, 4:00pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland

An “inspired, multifarious, musical bash!” raves SF Classical Voice of the Oakland Symphony’s holiday party, Let Us Break Bread Together. Kedrick Armstrong and the Orchestra are joined by the Bay Area’s hottest artists for this annual seasonal celebration. “Celebrate Good Times” as this year’s edition pays tribute to the legends of disco.