Single Tickets for the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 Season to Go On Sale 10/1
Single tickets will go on sale October 1 for individual concerts of the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 season. The six-concert, 26th season-Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan's 25th with the Orchestra-- will feature the world premiere of a new work for violin and orchestra by Grammy Award-winning composer/violinist Mads Tolling, the West Coast premiere of Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James' Brothers in Arts for jazz quintet and orchestra, a semi-staged performance ofLeonard Bernstein's Candide, pianists Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner and Richard Glazier, Notes from Mexico, a holiday tribute to Pete Seeger and more. A pre-concert talk will begin one hour before each performance, and the 2014-2015 season at the Paramount Theatre runs November 7, 2014 through May 15, 2015. Sponsors of the 2014-15 season include Bell Investment Advisors, Mueller Nicholls Builders and Chevron. For details, information and tickets, visit www.oebs.org .
OAKLAND EAST BAY SYMPHONY 2014-2015 SEASON SCHEDULE
All Performances at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8 pm
Michael Morgan, Conductor
Chris Brubeck, Composer/Trombone
Guillaume Saint-James, Composer/Saxophones
Didier Ithurssary, Accordion
Jerome Seguin, Bass
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Brubeck/Saint-James: Brothers in Arts (West Coast Premiere) for Orchestra with jazz quintet
Composer/performer and son of the legendary music innovator and Bay Area treasure Dave Brubeck, Chris Brubeck returns to Oakland East Bay Symphony with collaborator Guillaume Saint-James and members of his jazz quintet for the West Coast premiere of Brothers in Arms. The work, subtitled "An Homage to Our Fathers" pays tribute to the composer's fathers who were in France in 1944 during World War II. Chris' father served in Patton's army and Saint-James's was a teenager who would become a doctor and jazz amateur. Chris and Guillaume met when they shared a concert stage in Rennes, France, and discovered their fathers trod the same earth during one of Europe's-and the world's-most trying and triumphant eras. As such, Brothersbrings together two generations and two continents. Audiences will remember Chris Brubeck and friends from their moving and inspiring Dave Brubeck tribute with Oakland East Bay Symphony in 2013. Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony completes the program.
Sunday, December 14, at 4 pm
Let Us Break Bread Together: A Holiday Tribute to Pete Seeger
Michael Morgan, Conductor
Oakland East Bay Symphony, Maestro Morgan and guests ring in the holidays with the 22nd annual edition of what has been hailed as a popular and delightfully out-of-the-box seasonal tradition. This year will feature a musical tribute to Pete Seeger with Linda Tillery, Oakland Symphony Chorus, Mt. Eden High School Chorus,Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and other guest artists to be announced.
Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8 pm
Michael Morgan, Conducting
Richard Glazier, Piano
Gershwin: Concerto in F
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65
Pianist, Gershwin specialist and raconteur Richard Glazier will perform the jazz-inspired, technical tour-de-force Concerto in F on a program paired with Shostakovich's masterful Eighth Symphony. In addition to an active schedule as a recitalist and soloists, Richard Glazier's concerts have inspired two national television specials: From Gershwin to Garland - A Musical Journey With Richard Glazier and From Ragtime to Reel Time - Richard Glazier in Concert, both of which aired nationally on PBS.
Friday, February 20, at 8 pm
Michael Morgan and Bryan Nies, Conductors
Mads Tolling, Composer/violin
Oakland Symphony Chorus, Lynne Morrow, Music Director