Home » *Top Pick*, East Bay, KFOG, Live Music

Awesöme Orchestra 1st Anniversary BART Flashmob | Oakland

Dang! This event has already taken place.
>> Want to see our Top Picks for this week instead?
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Frank H. Ogawa Plaza | 14th Street and Broadway, Oakland, CA

Awesöme Orchestra | Epic Free Classical Concerts

Awesöme Orchestra brings people together for musical adventures. Their free sessions are part performance, part open rehearsal. They provide the sheet music, and anyone is welcome to play or to listen.

The Awesöme Orchestra Collective is the Bay Area’s most adventurous reading orchestra, dedicated to playing excellent orchestral music of all kinds with amazing musicians in a fun, casual environment focused on high musicianship. Their events are always free, but they ask for a pay-what-you-will donation to help cover basic costs.

View all upcoming events

Saturday, April 26, 2014
1st Anniversary & Flashmob | Awesöme Orchestra | Epic Free Classical Concerts

To celebrate their first birthday, the Awesöme Orchestra Collective are going to do their first ever flashmob aboard BART and at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza at noon, followed by an all-night musician lock-in at Fantasy Studios in the evening.

Please note, the original location at the MacArthur BART station had to be scraped due to construction. 

Repertoire and schedule:

12-12:30 pm (on trains while heading to Frank Ogawa Plaza – get off at 12th St. BART)

  • Terry Riley’s In C

12:30-2:30 pm (after arriving at Frank Ogawa Plaza – corner of 14th and Broadway above ground)

  • Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique – mvmt. IV
  • Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 – mvmt. II
  • Holst – “Jupiter” from The Planets
  • Ravel – Bolero
  • John Williams – Stars Wars Suite (selections)

To participate, sign up on the Google Form. Sheet music for all pieces (except Terry Riley’s “In C”) with stand clips will be provided. Please bring music stands (and a stool or chair if you have one; they have a limited number available). Check out sheet music for all pieces on Google Drive.

After it’s over, take a break and grab some food while they set up for the Epic, Awesome Orchestra Lock-in and All-Night Marathon Session at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley from 7 pm to 1 am that evening.

Event Details

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, KFOG, Live Music
Address: 14th Street and Broadway, Oakland, CA

Facebook comments: