• American Steel Studios (map)
  • 1960 Mandela Parkway
  • Oakland, CA, 94607
  • United States

Some of y'all may have heard of the Punk Rock Orchestra. They were a group of orchestral and punk rock musicians that played tons of punk songs arranged for orchestra, and they were awesome! They haven't played together in a while, but many of them are still in the Bay Area and have played with us, so we thought it would be fun to do a session with their alumni playing several of their bad-ass arrangements!

Saturday, October 15  12:00 - 3:00PM

American Steel Studios

1960 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607

FREE for musicians and audiences.

Limited parking is available inside their driveway up to the loading dock, and it is a decent walk from West Oakland BART station, so we recommend carpooling with others using the Facebook event.


Repertoire, instrumentation, and schedule are as follows, with conductor David Möschler joined by special guest vocalists and guest conductors John Gluck and Brian Rosen

12:00-1:00pm - Modest Mussorgsky (arr. Maurice Ravel) - PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION - movements XIV and XV only 

1:00-3:00pm - six punk songs with Punk Rock Orchestra alumni (time-willing!)
     featuring guest vocalists: Brian Rosen, Aaron Seeman, Sean Eshia, Cynthia Webster and            Laurie Amat (The Rat Sisters)

- The Dead Kennedys / R. Strauss: "Also Sprach Cambodia" (arr. Michael Henry)
- Siouxsie and the Banshees: "Carcass" (arr. Thomas Goss)
- Black Flag: "Wasted" (arr. Brian Rosen)
- The Dead Kennedys / Delibes: "Nazi Punks Fuck Off / Flower Duet" (arr. Thomas Goss )
- X: "Los Angeles" (arr. Tim Hesla)
- Iggy Pop: "Lust for Life" (arr. Rob Dehlinger)



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Reference recordings for most pieces can be found by a simple internet search. Please listen to the original songs as most of the arrangements are fairly similar in length, style, and form!

Please bring a music stand. We'll have chairs, sheet music, and beer and snacks for all the musicians!

Deadlines for smaller sections are Sunday, October 9. Once that is past, expect an email from your Awesöme Ambassadors with specific info and part assignments (check your spam filters if this is your first session), and email them if you haven't heard back by October 10. Their information can be found at

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Sheet music can be found HERE