Welcome to our 2018/19 season

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Christina Owens, violin

Honoring Black History Month

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Lake Merritt United Methodist Church

1330 First Avenue, Oakland, California 94606

Free concert (donations welcomed)

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Ballade Op. 33

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Danse Negre from African Suite Op. 35

ST. GEORGES: Violin Concerto Op. 5 No. 1

Featuring Christina Owens, violin

JAMES P. JOHNSON: Harlem Symphony

COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait

Narrator TBD

Joint Concert w/ Holy Names University Orchestra @ HNU

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

RACHMANINOFF: Isle of the Dead

WAGNER: Overture to the Flying Dutchman

DEBUSSY: La Mer

Season Finale

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Lake Merritt United Methodist Church

1330 First Avenue, Oakland, California 94606

BRAHMS: Tragic Overture

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5, "Reformation"

TBD

SUPPORT OAKLAND CIVIC ORCHESTRA!

The Bay Area is a wonderful place, but it can be an expensive place for the arts to flourish. OCO is facing a significant rise in costs next season. Please help us, if you can, to continue providing free concerts in Oakland.

We accept donations in many forms including cash, check, and on our new Go Fund Me page.

The Oakland Civic Orchestra is grateful for your support and generosity!

Past Concerts 2018/19 season

Jean Sibelius in Vienna, late 1880s. © Bettmann/Corbis

Season Premiere: Italian Infusion

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Lake Merritt United Methodist Church

1330 First Avenue, Oakland, California 94606

ROSSINI: Overture to Semiramide

MOZART: Symphony No. 32

DUKAS: La Peri Fanfare

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2

Please join Oakland Civic Orchestra for an afternoon of free classical music on the shores of Lake Merritt! We kick off the 2018-19 season with a program featuring Sibelius' Symphony No. 2. Started in the winter of 1901 while the Finnish composer was in Rapallo, Italy, he described the powerful work as a "confession of the soul."

The program also includes other music infused and inspired by Italy: Rossini's Overture to Semiramide, Dukas' La Peri Fanfare, and Mozart's Symphony No. 32.

The Oakland Civic Orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra lead by artistic director/conductor Martha Stoddard and assistant conductors Shannon Houston and Christine Brandes. We are particularly happy to perform free concerts in a kid-friendly and comfortable environment in the heart of Oakland.

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