Dear Friend,

It hardly seems possible that it is time to celebrate 25 years of Oakland East Bay Symphony. If you’re wondering what we’re doing that’s special for the occasion, I have to say that our seasons are always pretty special. Our programming seeks to bring different pieces and people together in a way that is uniquely Oakland. Look down almost any row in the Paramount and you’ll see all kinds of people sitting together, forming a community. The programs have something for everyone so everyone comes. We are as un-traditional as the time and place we live in.

Take a look and see what our 25th anniversary season has to offer you. We will go from some of the most dramatic traditional repertoire (observing the bicentennials of Verdi and Wagner) on Opening Night to a “Notes from India” concert in March. We will also bring together our chorus and youth orchestra to play the monumental Berlioz Requiem. So if you are ready to go from Elgar to Mason Bates to legendary sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar, we are still the place to be -- 25 years and counting.

Michael Morgan
Music Director

Michael Morgan, Music Director