The Oakland Symphony performs a concert of twentieth century music

The Oakland Symphony performs a concert of twentieth century music
Oakland Symphony Orchestra

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, the Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO), Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence, will give the second of its two Fall 2016 semester concerts.

The orchestra will offer a program of twentieth century music including the Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein; Sea Blue Circuitry by Mason Bates; Suite from The Tenderland by Aaron Copland; and Piano Concerto in F by George Gershwin with piano soloist Dr I-Chen Yeh.

The OSO has a proud tradition of excellence dating back to 1976 and it continues to provide Southeast Michigan with outstanding performances of the finest symphonic repertoire. The orchestra is under the direction of Professor Gregory Cunningham who is beginning his twentieth year at Oakland University where he is also director of bands, conductor of the Oakland University Wind Symphony, and professor of orchestral/wind conducting.

The concert is in Varner Recital Hall. Tickets are $20, or $10 for students.

Varner Recital Hall is located on the Oakland University campus at 371 Varner Drive. Maps of the campus are available at Ample free parking will be available in lots 24 and 26.

Tickets may be purchased online without service fees at or by phone at (800) 585-3737. They can also be purchased at the Varner Box Office on OU’s campus. Tickets ordered online or by phone can be picked up at the box office one hour before the performance begins.

Directions and complete ticket information are available at

For more information about Oakland University Music, Theatre and Dance programs and performances, call (248) 370-2030 or visit

Photo: Rick Smith