Oakland Symphony Orchestra to present first concert of season on Oct. 7
The Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO), Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence, will present its first concert of the 2018-19 season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 in Varner Recital Hall.
The program will include Suite No. 2 from Three-Cornered Hat by Manuel de Falla; Canto by Adam Schoenberg; and Symphony No. 1 in D major (“Titan”) by Gustav Mahler.
“The first concert of the 2018-2019 season will provide listeners with a wide range of repertoire programmed to showcase the orchestra’s emotional range and technical virtuosity,” said Dr. Gregory Cunningham, conductor, who beginning his 22nd year at Oakland University, where he serves as music director of the OSO, and professor of orchestral and wind conducting.
One of OU’s “hidden treasures,” the OSO is comprised of professional musicians from throughout Southeastern Michigan and Northern Ohio, OU students and OU faculty.
“An integral part of the instrumental performance curriculum at Oakland, many graduates of the OSO have gone on to prestigious graduate schools and conservatories, or are professionally active as performers and teachers throughout the world,” Cunningham said.
The OSO performs most of its concerts on the OU campus in Varner Hall, with its final annual performance held in Orchestra Hall in Detroit in collaboration with the Oakland University Symphony Chorus.
Tickets for the Oct. 7 performance are $22 or $12 for students, and can be purchased in advance by calling Star Tickets at (800) 585-3737, online without a service fee at startickets.com, or in person at the Varner Hall box office.
Tickets purchased by phone or online will be held at will call at no additional charge. Everyone must show ID when picking up tickets.
Varner Recital Hall is located at 371 Varner Drive. Maps of the campus are available at oakland.edu/map.
For more information about OU’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance, including upcoming programs and performances, call (248) 370-2030 or visit Oakland.edu/smtd.