Oakland East Bay Symphony

Michael Morgan OAK EB Symphony So much happening in the next few months…

Festival Opera—Abduction From the Seraglio
Monday, August 8th at 8 PM and Tuesday, August 9th at 2 PM
It’s Mozart with a Twist, as Festival Opera Gears Up For an Out-of-This-World 25th Anniversary!

Regents’ Theatre, Valley Center for the Performing Arts, on the campus of Holy Names University in Oakland.

Summer Sing-Ins: Verdi’s Requiem, Michael Morgan, conductor
Wednesday, August 10th at 7 PM
Verdi’s Messa da Requiem is a musical setting of the Catholic funeral mass for double chorus and four soloists. It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi admired. Verdi originally wrote one of the movements in remembrance of Rossini; it was part of a mixed mass project with 13 different composers, which never came to pass. The work was at one time called the Manzoni Requiem. It is rarely performed in a religious service, and is usually in concert form.

Summer Sing-ins: Purcell & Schubert, William Sauerland, conductor
Wednesday, August 17th at 7 PM
Come Ye Sons of Art, also known as Ode for Queen Mary’s birthday, is the last musical ode written by Henry Purcell in 1694, in honor of the Queen’s birthday. Schubert’s Mass in G is one of his popular short masses. He composed this six-movement work in one week.

And check out their 2016-2017 Concert Season
Opening Night, Lost Romantic Symphonies, Notes from Native America, Bruckner & Briggs, and Guys and Dolls in Concert, plus a special event: Let Us Break Bread Together.

Lead by Michael Morgan, Music Director, the Oakland Symphony builds upon a rich history of more than 80 years of classical music in the East Bay. It is known nationally for its exemplary artistic excellence and community service, serving the diverse population of the East Bay.

Visit the Oakland East Bay Symphony website for details, and to purchase tickets.

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