March 23rd: Kev Choice w/Awesome Orchestra performing Soul Restoration Suite + Oakland Riviera!!

8 Mar

Kev Choice will perform his previously commissioned work by the Oakland Symphony, Soul Restoration Suite with Awesöme Orchestra under the direction of conductor David Möschler. The piece is a combination of Hip-Hop, Classical, Soul, R&B, and Jazz, and features Kev Choice as piano soloist and M.C. The performance will also feature the Kev Choice Ensemble, Oakland School For The Arts High School Concert Choir, and special guests Jennifer Johns, Martin Luther, Zumbi of Zion I, Phesto Dee of Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics, and Viveca Hawkins. They will also be performing selections from Kev Choice’s critically acclaimed album Oakland Riviera, commemorating the fifth anniversary of its release.

Soul Restoration Suite is Kev Choice’s musical revival, rejuvenation, reestablishment, and transformation. Having been composing and writing songs, raps, and jazz pieces since a child, this is his first work for full orchestra. Choice set out to blend influences from classical music composers such as Ravel, Chopin, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff with elements of Hip-Hop production from greats such as A Tribe Called Quest, Jay Dilla, Kanye West, Hieroglyphics, and Dr. Dre. Kev was also heavily influenced and inspired by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Prince, Marvin Gaye, 80s and 90s R&B, and rap music of today. The piece was first performed with Oakland Symphony under the direction of Michael Morgan on March 23, 2018 at a sold-out Paramount Theater in Oakland, CA.

Oakland Riviera, released in 2014, was Kev Choice’s first solo project to get widespread recognition. SFWeekly named it one of the best Hip-Hop projects in the Bay Area that year. The album featured notable artists Mistah F.A.B, Zumbi of Zion I, Martin Luther, Lalin St. Juste from The Seshen, Phesto Dee from Souls Of Mischief, and Kevin Allan.


WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2019, Show at 6pm

WHERE: Oakland Center for Spiritual Living – 5000 Clarewood Dr, Oakland, CA 94618

TICKETS: Suggested donation of $30–$40 to reserve a seat or pay what you can the day of the event. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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