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I Raise Up My Voice

  • Oakland Symphony | Paramount Theatre 2025 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 United States (map)

Jessie Montgomery’s Banner comments on the Star Spangled Banner with an inspiration from traditional symphonic works, African-American spirituals, and the anthems of the U.S., Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Louise Farrenc’s gorgeous Third Symphony was composed in 1847, at a time when women were more seen than heard. SF Opera Adler Fellows perform Bernstein’s Songfest, a musical journey through America’s past as told through the words of 13 poets.

Later Event: April 6