2012-2013 Season

From Opening Night’s new work for Orchestra and Jazz Quintet by multi-talented jazz artists Chris Brubeck
and Guillaume Saint-James to the Season Finale concert performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, our
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We've received an unprecedented amount of media coverage about our 25th Anniversary Season - including a cover story in the San Francisco Chronicle pink section! Click the links to read what the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune/Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Classical Voice, Monthly, The Bay Area Reporter, KALW and KDFC have said. And here are reviews of our Opening Night concert in the San Francisco Chronicle and Oakland Tribune/Mercury News, and on San Francisco Classical Voice and Examiner.com.



Anniversary Season Finale:
BERLIOZ REQUIEM


Friday, May 16, 8pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Michael Morgan, Conductor



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Pre-concert talk by John Kendall Bailey at 7:00pm.

HECTOR BERLIOZ
Requiem (1837)

with
Thomas Glenn, tenor

Oakland Symphony Chorus
(Lynne Morrow, Music Director)

Oakland Youth Orchestra (Michael Morgan, Artistic Director)


Every inch of the historic Paramount Theatre stage will brim with music to mark the 25th anniversary of the Oakland East Bay Symphony in the grandest of styles as Maestro Morgan musters the full complement of orchestra, Oakland Youth Orchestra (50th anniversary) and Oakland Symphony Chorus (55th anniversary) for Berlioz’ monumental Requiem. Berlioz’ masterwork is a powerful, deeply moving and timelessly relevant tribute to victims of war. It features an unusually large orchestra, chorus, tenor soloist and four brass ensembles, making it one of the most impressive works of the Romantic era. Symphony audiences have enjoyed tenor Thomas Glenn’s earlier appearances, which have been acclaimed as being “alive with energy and expression” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Glenn’s performance as Robert Wilson in John Adams’ opera Doctor Atomic won a 2012 Grammy Award..


(Suitable for children 10 and over.)




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