Discovery Day on Berlioz' Requiem
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00am - 12:30pm
St. Paschal Baylon Church
3700 Dorisa Avenue, Oakland
On May 16, 2014 in the final concert of the Symphony's 25th Anniversary Season, the Oakland Symphony Chorus will perform Berlioz' magnificent and rarely performed Requiem with the Oakland East Bay Symphony and Oakland Youth Orchestra at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Berlioz’ masterwork is a powerful, deeply moving and timelessly relevant tribute to victims of war.
But first, come to our Discovery Day on April 26 and learn about this wonderful piece and gain insight into why it is important and why it was chosen as the climax of our anniversary year. Our special guest is musicologist, retired UC Davis professor and conductor emeritus of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, D. Kern Holomon who will guide you through the history, sounds, and images of composer Hector Berlioz and his works. Dr. Holomon is a Berlioz scholar and the author of several important books and articles on our composer.
Dr. Holomon will be joined by Chorus Music Director Lynne Morrow and Symphony Music Director Michael Morgan in a conversation about the Requiem. Chorus members will offer live examples. This is a not-to-miss opportunity to get closer to the Requiem and greatly enhance your May 16 concert experience.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For advance sales, contact the Chorus by phone (510) 207-4093 or click here to send an email. St. Paschal's is disabled accessible and there is plenty of free parking. Refreshments will be served.
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