Oakland East Bay Symphony Presents the Concert Version of Street Scene
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The last date listed for Oakland East Bay Symphony's American Masterworks Series: Street Scene was Friday May 13, 2011 / 8:00pm.
Currently at The Paramount Theatre:
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- $20.00 - $25.00
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The Oakland East Bay Symphony is going to whisk you away on a trip to India without ever leaving your comfortable spot in the Paramount Theatre. This musical vacation features Ravi Shankar's first Sitar Concerto with internationally renowned sitar player Stephen Slawek and excerpts from Passages, Shankar's collaboration with avant-garde composer Philip Glass. The Symphony will also present a world premiere piece by Indian composer Juhi Bansal, before bringing you back to the west with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. Learn More
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- Listen to a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.oebs.org/page/podcast/201011/OEBS_Podcast6_May2011_SeasonFinale.mp3">podcast</a> about the concert, with Maestro Morgan.
(Concert Version) Music by Kurt Weill;
Lyrics by Langston Hughes
Book by Elmer Rice
Julie Adams - Jenny, Rose
Angela Cadelago - Mrs. Fiorentino
Milissa Carey - Mrs. Jones, Intern
Kristen Clayton - Mrs. Maurrant
Tami Dahbura - Mrs. Olsen, Mrs. Hildebrand, Mae
Kirk Eichelberger - Mr. Maurrant
Adam Flowers - Kaplan, Sankey, Dick
Thomas Glenn - Sam
Zachary Gordin - Mr. Jones
Ryan Marcell Houston - Henry
J. Raymond Meyers - Buchanan, Lippo
Nikolas Nackley - Mr. Olsen, Easter
with Oakland Symphony Chorus
(Lynne Morrow, Music Director)
and members of Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir
(Robert Geary, Artistic Director)
Best-known for his collaboration with Bertolt Brecht on The Threepenny Opera, Kurt Weill is one of the most innovative and influential theater composers of the twentieth century. In Street Scene, he mixes show tunes, jazz, arias, folk songs and spirituals to portray the passions and frustrations of a multi-ethnic New York City tenement block during two brutally hot days in the Depression era. With lyrics by the great Harlem Renaissance poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes, and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Street Scene is an important, vital work that builds to an explosive conclusion.
(Suitable for children 10 and over.)