Oakland’s elegant Paramount Theater was originally constructed in 1931, designed by architect Timothy Pflueger. With its 80-plus feet high tile mosaic façade, it is considered to be the finest example of art deco architecture on the West Coast, and has been designated a California and US National Historic Landmark since its restoration in 1973.
Home to both the Oakland Ballet and the Oakland East Bay Symphony, it regularly plays host to jazz, rock and classical music as well as ballets, plays, stand-up comedy and re-runs of classical movies from Hollywood’s Golden Era.
If you’re lucky enough to be one of the 3,000-odd ticket holders and will be attending either, or both, of the shows here on 16 and 17 April, then we hope you will have a splendid time.
Naturally, I want to hear from you before the concert, so feel free to share your thoughts. Have you been to the Oakland Paramount before? If so, what’s it like? Is it easy to park? How did you find the acoustics, the seating, the view of the stage? Throw information at me, I love it.
Whilst you’re thinking of things to throw, why not tune in to Radio Wien tonight at 10PM local time for a two-hour David Gilmour and Pink Floyd special? You can, of course, listen online. Simply click the “Radio Wien” live im Internet link at the foot of the page, then click Radio Wien live hören on the second page.