2021-2022 SEASON

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THE MUSIC RETURNS
Friday, November 19, 2021 • 8pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Lara Downes, piano

WILLIAM GRANT STILL: In Memoriam,
The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy
FLORENCE PRICE: Piano Concerto (in one movement)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

 

SANCTUARY ROAD / AMY BEACH
Friday, January 21, 2022 • 8pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Leslie Dunner, conductor
Dr. Lynne Morrow, conductor
Hope Briggs, soprano      Melody Wilson, mezzo-soprano
Noah Stewart, tenor         Damien Geter, baritone
Phillip Harris, baritone      Oakland Symphony Chorus

AMY BEACH: Symphony in E-minor “Gaelic”
PAUL MORAVEC: Sanctuary Road

Contemporary with Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony, Amy Beach’s American masterwork of the late 19th century is too rarely performed. So Oakland Symphony patrons overwhelmingly voted to give Mrs. Beach’s Gaelic Symphony a hearing. Also—receiving its West Coast premiere—is Sanctuary Road, an epic, moving oratorio by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell, based on the writings of William Still, conductor for the Underground Railroad.

 

DEBBIE ALLEN’S PLAYLIST
Saturday, February 12, 2022 • 8pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Conductor TBD
Debbie Allen, guest artist

Stage and screen star of Fame, Sweet Charity and Grey’s Anatomy. Three-time Emmy winner. And a 2021 Kennedy Center honoree. Debbie Allen has also transformed the lives of California’s most talented disenfranchised youth through the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Now, she shares the playlist of the music that has transformed her remarkable life.

 

THE FOUNTAINS OF ROME
Friday, March 4, 2022 • 8pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Kalena Bovell, conductor
Eric Tuan, conductor
Meng Su, guitar
Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Eric Tuan, director

CLAUDE DEBBUSSY: Salut Printemps
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA:
Lapsimessu
JOAQUÍN RODRIGO:
Concierto de Aranjuez
CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
OTTORINO RESPIGHI: The Fountains of Rome

Concert underwritten in memoriam of Bonnie Bell by
James F. Bell, Chairman, Bell Investment Advisors

 

BEETHOVEN 7
Friday, March 25, 2022 • 8pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Leslie Dunner, conductor
Aaron Olguin, double bass (Sphinx Competition 2020)

JACK PERLA: Commissioned World Premiere
ANDRÉS MARTÍN: Bass Concerto No. 1
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

 

NICHOLAS McGEGAN / F. MURRAY ABRAHAM
Friday, April 22, 2022 • 8pm     
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
F. Murray Abraham, narrator
Natasha Makhijani, violin

LIBBY LARSEN: Evening in the Palace of Reason
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish”
MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite

 

SEASON FINALE
LEONARD SLATKIN
Friday, May 20, 2022 • 8pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Oakland Symphony Chorus, Dr. Lynne Morrow, director

CINDY McTEE: Circuits
ALAN HOVHANESS: Symphony No. 2 “ Mysterious Mountain”
MICHAEL TIPPETT: A Child of Our Time

 

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LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER:
THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES AND B.B. KING
Sunday, December 12, 2021 • 4pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Celebrate life, love, and the holidays with your community and Oakland Symphony! Presented alongside over 200 voices from different choirs and an electric mix of additional guest artists.

 

Spring Chorus Concert
PASSOVER & EASTERTIDE
Saturday, April 9, 2022 • 8pm
The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
Dr. Lynne Morrow, conductor
Oakland Symphony Chorus

Handel, Bach, spirituals and more. Perfect for the season of renewal… for your spirit and soul.