• Brooklyn Preserve (map)
  • 1433 12th Ave
  • Oakland, CA 94606


Conducted by David Möschler and guest conductor, TBA:

7:00PM - Aaron Copland - "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo (full orchestra)

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 flutes, 1 piccolo, 2 oboes, 1 english horn, 2 clarinets (B-flat), 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B-flat), 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, 5 percussion (xylophone, snare drum, wood block, bass drum, cymbal), piano, strings.

8:00PM - Alex Van Gils - The Permanent (full orchestra) 

Premiere for full orchestra! Featuring special guest alto saxophone soloist, Andrew Van Tassel.

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B-flat) (2nd doubling bass clarinet w/ low C ext.), 2 bassoons, 2 horns (F), 2 trumpets (C), 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, timpani (2 drums), 3 percussion (glockenspiel, crotales, suspended cymbal, snare drum, vibraphone, triangle, bass drum, 4 toms), jazz drum set, harp, keyboard, solo bass, strings.

9:00-10:00pm - Harry Nilsson - “Salmon Falls” from Duit on Mon Dei (arr. by Perry Botkin)

Featuring special guest vocal soloist, Kiefo Nilsson

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, timpani, marimba, vibraphone (improv solo), drum set, electric bass, keyboard, strings.

TRANSPORTATION SUGGESTIONS: Limited free street parking is available, and it is a 25-minute walk from Lake Merritt BART station, so we strongly recommend carpooling with others using the Facebook event or AOC Community Announcements Group or through section emails. From Lake Merritt BART you can take AC Transit lines 1, 40, 62, or  96.

FOR MUSICIANS that want to play with Awesöme Orchestra, sign up here.

Please bring a music stand and battery-powered stand light if you have one as we'll be outside! We'll have chairs, sheet music, water, and Lagunitas for all musicians of age!

Deadlines for smaller sections are Sunday April 23. 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 Sunday April 30 (please be patient - they have a lot of information to collect before emailing everyone). Their information can be found at

Once you sign up you'll receive a link to the sheet music from your ambassador.