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Oakland Symphony returns to the stage to carry on the late Michael Morgan’s vision

The Oakland Symphony suffered an immeasurable loss this year with the death of Michael Morgan. The beloved conductor and music director, who served the organization for more than 30 years, was revered by musicians and audiences alike. According to Oakland Symphony executive director Dr. Mieko Hatano, the symphony’s new season, which opens Friday at the Paramount Theatre, will carry Morgan’s legacy of innovation, inclusion and inspired music-making well into its next chapter. In a recent interview, she reflected on the conductor’s loss — and the way forward he made possible.