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Oakland Symphony: Notes from the African Diaspora

  • 25 Jan 2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

Cap your week off by spending a Friday evening enjoying the beautiful music of the Oakland Symphony at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. 

To Belong Here: Notes from the African Diaspora includes works from Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint George; Florence Prince; and Duke Ellington.  Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint George, born to a plantation owner and a slave, became a virtuoso violinist and composer; combining the folk songs of his childhood in Guadeloupe with the sounds of Mozart.  Florence Prince was the first African American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer.  Duke Ellington described his elegy to Harlem: “You may hear a parade go by, or a funeral, or you may recognize those who are making Civil Rights demands.” 

Soprano Shawnette Sulker is featured. 

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