Oakland Symphony Orchestra

Oakland University's resident professional orchestra traces its tradition of excellence back to 1976. Each season it provides Southeast Michigan with outstanding performances of the finest symphonic repertoire.

Please  click here to download  the 2016-17 Oakland Symphony Orchestra season brochure!
Concert
Season

Oakland Symphony Orchestra

Concert I
Sunday, October 4, 2016 at 3 p.m.

The 2015-16 Oakland Symphony Orchestra season begins with an exciting program including Tiento del primer tono y batalla imperial by Cristóbal Halffter; Concerto for Viola and Orchestra by William Walton with guest viola soloist Dr. Roman Kosarev; Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms.
Gregory Cunningham, conductor. 
$20 general, $10 students    Purchase Tickets
Varner Recital Hall

Concert II
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3 p.m.

The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will offer a program to include Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein; Sea Blue Circuitry by Mason Bates; Suite from The Tenderland by Aaron Copland; Piano Concerto in F by George Gershwin with piano soloist Dr. I-Chen Yeh. 
Gregory Cunningham, conductor
$20 general, $10 students    Purchase Tickets 
Varner Recital Hall 

Concert III 20th Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert
Sunday, February 14, 2017
 at 3 p.m.

The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will offer a program to include Hymn to the Sun by Kevin Puts; Concerto for Orchestra by Witold Lutosławski; solo performances by the winners of the 2016-17 Oakland University Concerto Competition.
Gregory Cunningham, conductor. 
$20 general, $10 students    Purchase Tickets
Varner Recital Hall

Concert IV
Wednesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will perform Der Ring ohne Worte fur Orchester [The Ring Without Words] by Richard Wagner; and they will be joined by the Oakland Symphony Chorus for  Te Deum by Anton Bruckner, Melissa Maloney, soprano; Barbara Bland, alto; Drake Dantzler, tenor; and John-Paul White, bass. 
Gregory Cunningham and Michael A. Mitchell, conductors
$20 general, $10 students     Purchase Tickets
Orchestra Hall in Detroit
About
the Conductor
Gregory Cunningham, conductor

Gregory Cunningham is an Associate Professor of Music at Oakland University, where he serves as Director of Bands, conducts the Oakland University Wind Symphony, and teaches orchestral/wind conducting and literature at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

He is also a frequent guest conductor of honor orchestras and bands throughout the Midwest and he serves as a guest conductor and clinician for many high school and middle school ensembles throughout the United States.