Michael Morgan’s Top 5 Things to Look for on Opening Night

October 10, 2016

Oakland Symphony kicks off the 2016/17 season with Hadleigh Adams Sings Mahler, Friday, October 14 at 8PM at the Paramount Theatre, Oakland. There are many opening night features to look forward to including a complimentary glass of wine to the first 500 (21 and up) through the door, a red carpet photo booth on the mezzanine level, and free bike parking until midnight at the Uptown 19th Street BART Bike Station in partnership with our friends at Bike Station and Walk Oakland Bike Oakland.

In the list below, find Maestro Michael Morgan’s Top 5 things that he’s looking forward to seeing on opening night. You won’t want to miss it.

5. Clark Suprynowicz’s Red States, Blue States

Oakland Symphony will perform is Suprynowicz’s Red States, Blue States in recognition of the election. This piece provokes thoughts about the election, but it is a piece about dialogue, not confilct.

4. Hadleigh Adams Sings Mahler

The concert is named for one of the major performances of the evening with Hadleigh Adams. The Mahler song, “Liebst du umSchoenheit” was the only love song Mahler ever wrote. Adams will join Oakland Symphony to take us on this journey.

3. Edward Elgar’s In the South

Elgar’s piece has the rarity of an extended viola solo in the middle.

2. Hadleigh Adams and Delphi Trio

Between the Delphi Trio and Hadleigh Adams, this concert has a lot of rising stars.If you missed their performances at OakSym Essentials at Piedmont Piano, check out the video footage on the Oakland Symphony Facebook page.

1. The Romantics

The Juon, Mahler and Elgar pieces will offer three different aspects of the Romantic. Respectively: the unreserved, the intimate, and finally the sunny and optimistic.

Tickets for opening night, Hadleigh Adams Sings Mahler, are on sale now. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or call the box office at 510-444-0802.

Hadleigh Adams Sings Mahler is sponsored by Wells Fargo. Media sponsors include KDFC and East Bay Express.

For our Baton Society Members, the wine bar on the mezzanine will be relocated slightly. For opening night, you can find your complimentary glass of wine a short distance from the normal location, on the other side of the staircase.

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