“As the Oakland Symphony revives from the pandemic and the 30th anniversary season of Michael Morgan as music director … arrives, they all have much to celebrate,” writes Janos Gereben in Tuesday’s (6/22) San Francisco Classical Voice. “The season will start Oct. 15 … [with] the orchestra’s first concert since Jan. 24, 2020. Morgan will lead the orchestra in … Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 (‘Turkish’), with Natasha Makhijani as soloist, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. The Nov. 19 concert leads with the world premiere of a work by Jack Perla, Florence Price’s Piano Concerto with Lara Downes, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4…. Amy Beach’s Gaelic Symphony and Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road anchor the Jan. 21, 2022, choral concert with the Oakland Symphony Chorus, Lynne Morrow, director. [Actor/dancer/choreographer] Debbie Allen is curator of the Feb. 12 Playlist concert…. March 25 features … Andrés Martín’s Bass Concerto No. 1, along with Robert Fuchs’s 1876 Serenade No. 2 (‘Lost Romantic’), and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3…. Verdi’s … Requiem closes the Oakland Symphony season on May 20, with the participation of the Oakland Symphony Chorus, Lynne Morrow, director.” In an interview, Morgan speaks about his recent successful kidney transplant after years of dialysis.