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Wesla Whitfield and Oakland East Bay Symphony Premieres Mary Fineman's IT'S ABOUT LOVE Tonight

Wesla Whitfield and Oakland East Bay Symphony Premieres Mary Fineman's IT'S ABOUT LOVE Tonight

The Oakland East Bay Symphony and Music Director/Conductor Michael Morgan will continue their 25th anniversary season with a concert featuring the world premiere of Bay Area composer-pianist-vocalist Mary Fineman's song cycle, It's About Love, featuring guest vocalist Wesla Whitfield, and the Symphony's Young Artist Competition winner Matthew Linaman performing Bloch's Schelomo tonight, February 21, 2014, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.

The program will also include Dvorák's Symphony No. 7 in D minor and will feature members of Oakland East Bay Symphony's MUSE young musicians program performing Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain with the Symphony.

The concert will be preceded by a talk by Oakland Symphony Chorus Music Director Dr. Lynne Morrow at 7 pm.

The world premiere of Mary Fineman's It's About Love was commissioned as part of the New Visions/New Vistas Commissioning Project, supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. For more information, visit www.oebs.org.

The performance is set for 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. Tickets: $20 to $70 www.oebs.org or 510-444-0801.

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