An Evening of Music by Valerie Coleman is a benefit concert for the Oakland Symphony: An intimate, hour-long performance of music by award-winning composer Valerie Coleman, including a premiere of Coleman’s “Amazonia”, an elegy for the Amazon forests in the wake of climate change. Coleman’s work will be performed at the Piedmont Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 7pm-9pm by Oakland Symphony musicians, Amy Likar (flute) Diane Maltester (clarinet) and Miles Graber (piano).
Maestro Michael Morgan will accompany the music, this time as narrator, reciting poems by Langston Hughes.
The performance will be preceded by food offerings by renowned Chef Charlie Vollmar. A cooking class for twelve with Chef Charlie Vollmar will also be auctioned off.
Tickets and details for this fundraising concert are available at https://www.oaklandsymphony.org/event/valeriecoleman/
A portion of the funds raised through ticketing will go to Oakland Symphony.
7:00p – Pre-Concert (food offerings with Chef Charlie Vollmar)
8:00p – Concert
Danza de la Mariposa (2008)
Portraits of Langston (2007)
Based on the poems of Langston Hughes For Flute, Clarinet, and Piano with Narration
I. Prelude: Helen Keller
II. Danse Africaine
III. Le Grand Duc Mambo
IV. Silver Rain
V. Parisian Cabaret
VI. Harlem’s Summer Night
Performed by Amy Likar, flute, Diane Maltester, Clarinet and Miles Graber, piano
With Narration provided by Michael Morgan
Approximate concert length: 1 hour