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Mini-Flashmob & Epic Film Night w/ Live Symphony Soundtrack | The New Parkway

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Friday, July 4, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE
The New Parkway | 474 24th Street, Oakland, CA

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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.

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Friday, July 4, 2014
Epic Film Night | Awesöme Orchestra | Epic Free Classical Concerts

Ever wanted to watch your favorite movies with a live symphony orchestra playing the soundtrack? Come hear Awesöme Orchestra. the Bay Area’s premiere adventure-seeking orchestra, play excerpts from four epic film scores by John Williams, Alan Silvestri, and Joe Hisaishi at The New Parkway on July 4 as part of Oakland Art Murmur.

Seating begins at 6:15 pm. You can also play with the orchestra, but you must RSVP.

Repertoire and schedule for the session are as follows:

6 pm – Arrive promptly at The New Parkway to unpack your instruments. Once they’re ready, they’ll run through the 20th Century Fox Fanfare, head to the corner of Telegraph, and play as a mini-flashmob (ideally from memory) to get everyone’s attention and bring them back to the theater with the group.

6:30-8:30 pm – Head back to The New Parkway for the main event:

– Alan Silvestri – Forrest Gump (suite)
– John Williams – The Forest Battle (from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
– Joe Hisaishi – Princess Mononoke (suite)
– John Williams – E.T. Adventures on Earth (suite)

8:30 pm- Pack up, finish the keg of Lagunitas and head out to see the fireworks

To play, sign up on the Google form with your name and instrument(s). You can find sheet music here.

Contact your ambassadors for any questions about part assignments.

As always, they’ll provide music, chairs, and free drinks for all players. Plus, players can order food from The New Parkway’s cafe full menu and even have it delivered to your instrument section while playing. Just make sure to bring a music stand (and a stand light if you think you might need it, though light levels will be normal).

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, 4th of July, Live Music, Movies
Address: 474 24th Street, Oakland, CA