Wesla Whitfield and Oakland East Bay Symphony to Premiere Mary Fineman's IT'S ABOUT LOVE, 2/21

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 Friday, 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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