Wanda's Picks Radio Show, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
Oakland Symphony’s nontraditional holiday tradition – Let Us Break Bread Together – is back December 11, 2016 at 4 PM at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre. Enjoy many of your holiday favorites!
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panthers, and an important time in Oakland’s history. Oakland Symphony will pay homage by performing music from the time including Motown classics, gospel and protest music of the 60’s and 70’s. Let us Break Bread Together will feature Oakland Symphony Chorus, Linda Tillery, Vocal Rush, Kugelplex, Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir, and Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.
Maestro Michael Morgan, Music Dirctor and Conductor, Dr. Lynn Morrow, OEBS Chorus Director, Mr. Terrence Kelly, Oakland Interfaith gospel Choir, and Ms. Ellen Hoffman, Pianist and Composer
We close with Rodney Leon, architect, Ark of Return, Tribute to formerly enslaved Africans, permanent exhibit at United Nations in New York City (previously broadcast Aug.12,2014).
Music: Staple Singers's Freedom Highway: "Introduction" & "Heaven"; Sowethu Gospel Choir's "Malaika;" Rocky Dawuni's Get Up Stand Up.