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.
In addition to his university teaching duties, Dr. Cunningham serves as
Music Director and Principal Conductor for the Warren Symphony (Warren,
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
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence kicked off the season with Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a by Benjamin Britten; Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a by Johannes Brahms; and Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence performed Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven; and Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, Op. 11 by Bela Bartok; with Alta Dantzler, mezzo-soprano; Sean Cooper, bass-baritone; and lighting by Kerro Knox.
Concert III 17th Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence performed Overture to Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber; The Black Swan (after Brahms’ 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118: No. 2. Intermezzo in A) by Bright Sheng; and All Things Majestic by Jennifer Higdon. Also, the David Daniels Young Artist Concert, an annual highlight of our season, featured solo performances by the winners of the 2013-14 Oakland University Concerto Competition.
Oakland Symphony Orchestra with Oakland Symphony Chorus, Measure for Measure Men's Choral Society and the Macomb Children's Chorus
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The full majesty of Orchestra Hall will provide a fitting backdrop to the Oakland Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season. In collaboration with the Oakland University Symphony Chorus, Measure for Measure Men’s Choral Society and the Macomb Children's Chorus, the OSO will perform Symphonic Fantasy on Die Fraue ohne Schatten, TrV 234a by Richard Strauss; and Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. Melissa Maloney, soprano. Drake Dantzler, tenor. Stephen Lancaster, baritone. Gregory Cunningham and Michael Mitchell, conductors.
Orchestra Hall, Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit
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