Oakland Symphony Announces 2021-22 Season

By David Salazar

The Oakland Symphony has announced its 2021-22 season, which will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Morgan as the company’s music director.

“For over 30 years, he has championed the role of the Oakland Symphony as a community builder — bringing us all together through dedication to education, celebration of the full range of music in our community, and leadership in collaborating with other local arts organizations,” said James Hasler, President of Oakland Symphony Board of Directors, in a press release. “What Michael is doing here is being watched by orchestras around the country.   As I travel, I often meet artists, composers, and orchestra executives who tell me about the impact that Michael has made in their lives.”

For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal and operatic performances.

The Oakland Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Orchestra, under Morgan, will perform Paul Moravec’s oratorio “Sanctuary Road.”

Performance Date: Jan. 21, 2022

Morgan will conduct the Oakland Symphony Chorus and Orchestra in a performance of Verdi’s “Requiem.” The soloists will be announced at a later date.

Performance Date: May 20, 2022