2017 Festival: Michael Morgan, Oakland Symphony

Michael Morgan, Oakland Symphony

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute welcomes Michael Morgan to the 2017 National Math Festival!
Michael Morgan is Music Director and Conductor of the Oakland Symphony. He is also Artistic Director of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Morgan attended public schools and began conducting at the age of 12. While a senior at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, he was the Apprentice Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He won his first international conducting competition soon afterwards. He has won numerous community service awards, guest conducted many of the country’s premiere orchestras, and has seen the Oakland East Bay Symphony honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) with its Award for Adventurous Programming.

Peace Comes to the Unusual Kingdoms: An Outstanding Mathematical Musical for Children

What would happen if Prokofiev’s classic “Peter and the Wolf” inspired a new narrative orchestral piece about the joy of mathematics? Come find out as the Oakland Symphony’s Maestro Michael Morgan reads aloud this new story to the backdrop of a youth orchestra recording of the musical score. You might be asked to whistle along, or to solve a math puzzle or two!