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Omari Tau, narrator

Family Concert :: Forest Adventures: Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

Known as a vocalist and performer of styles ranging from Classical, Jazz, and Musical Theatre to Pop and R&B, Sacramento native Omari Tau’s art intersects across broad spectrums, including singing, narration, composition, theatrical performance, conducting, and both musical and stage direction. He’s thrilled to make his debut with the Auburn Symphony.

Tau studied Music Education at Michigan State University and received his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Houston, Moores School of Music, where he explored the voice with mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski.

In the region, Tau has worked with arts organizations including Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Santa Cruz Symphony, Modesto Symphony, Music in the Mountains, and more. As an actor, Mr. Tau toured internationally with Disney’s The Lion King for nearly nine years, performing the role of Banzai with both the Cheetah and Gazelle companies. Other credits include roles at the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, the Tony Award-Winning TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Sacramento’s Broadway at Music Circus, the St. Louis MUNY, and musicals such as Evita with famed choreographer Larry Fuller at Theater Under The Stars.

Tau appears on Albany Records in Roger Nelson’s operatic adaptation of A Room With A View as well as Disney’s A Lion King Christmas recordings. He is Co-Founding Artistic Director of Rogue Music Project, a consortium of Sacramento-based singers and musicians, and is Professor of Vocal Music at Cosumnes River College.