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“Oakland Symphony” Free Outdoor Waterfront Concert (Brooklyn Basin)
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Pick up a delectable assortment of prepared foods and fine wines from Rocky’s Market and relax in the open-air with friends at the Brooklyn Basin with four free outdoor concerts featuring musicians from the Oakland Symphony in one-time-only musical configurations and special instrumentation performing site-specific repertoire.
Please note that longtime Oakland Symphony music director, Michael Morgan, passed away on August 20, 2021. These special outdoor performances are scheduled to continue with guest conductors including Brian Nies and John Kendall Bailey.
Concerts will be held at the Basin’s all-ages outdoor venue with picturesque views of the Estuary and marine life. Brooklyn Basin has socially distanced seating up to 150 people and parking is available in the area.
Rocky’s Market is adjacent to the Basin where concertgoers can pick up pre-made picnics, drinks, bites, and other goods prior to the concerts.
2021 Free Outdoor Oakland Symphony Concerts
- Brooklyn Basin, 9th Avenue Terminal, 288 9th Ave. Oakland
- No reservations are required and admittance to concerts is first-come first-served.
- See the full schedule
Thursday, August 19, 2021 – 6:30 pm
Oakland Symphony performs Beethoven’s First Symphony in Oakland, plus music Beethoven greatly admired
A BLAST OF BRASS
Thursday, August 26, 2021 – 6:30pm
The Oakland Symphony’s 16-member Brass Ensemble will perform special selections and a new fanfare to salute the inspiration of Greta Thunberg.
Thursday, September 2, 2021 – 6:30 pm
The Wind Serenade of Dvořák offers a delightful, delicious breeze. Mozart’s magical Wind Serenade will sparkle. And Villa-Lobos’s intoxicating Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 seduces when sung by Shawnette Sulker
Thursday, September 9, 2021 – 6:30 pm
This summer under the stars concludes with the First Symphony of the 15-year-old Felix Mendelssohn and the enchanting Bassoon Concerto of the 18-year-old Mozart, with the Orchestra’s Deborah Kramer. It’s a precocious conclusion to the Oakland Symphony’s first summer season
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.
*No reservations are required and admittance to concerts is first-come first-served.
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Address: 288 9th Avenue Oakland, CA 94606