• Sports Basement (map)
  • 2727 Milvia Street
  • Berkeley, CA, 94703
  • United States

Join Awesöme Orchestra as a musician or a listener for our next musical adventure: Open Session 55 at Sports Basement Berkeley. New to the orchestra? Learn more at

WHEN: Saturday, 27 January 2018, 2:00–5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Sports Basement (Community Room), 2727 Milvia St., Berkeley, CA

TRANSPORTATION SUGGESTIONS: It's a 10-minute walk north of Ashby BART. Paid street parking is available, but as always, we strongly suggest public transit, biking, or ride-sharing, as possible.

Repertoire, instrumentation, and schedule are as follows, with conductor David Möschler and guest conductor Brian Adam McCune:

2:00–2:50 p.m. - Richard Wagner - Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin

INSTRUMENTATION: 3 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets (A), 1 bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, 4 horns (F), 3 trumpet (C), 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, 2 percussion (triangle cymbals), strings

3:00–4:00 p.m. - Ferde Grofé - Mississippi Suite (all four movements)

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), 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 tuba, timpani, percussion (cymbals, snare drum, bass drum), celesta, harp, strings

4:10–5:00 p.m. - Robert Bradley - Tom and Jerry "Blue Cat Blues” arr. John Mortimer)

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B-flat), 1 bass clarinet (opt.), 2 bassoons, 1 alto saxophone (opt.), 1 tenor saxophone (opt.), 2 horns (in F), 3 trumpets (B-flat), 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, xylophone, drum set, percussion (cymbals, woodblocks, tambourine, triangle, mouse squeak), piano (opt.) , strings

SHEET MUSIC for upcoming open sessions can always be found on Google Drive at:

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

The sign-up deadline for all sections is Saturday, January 20. Once that has passed, expect an email from your Awesöme Ambassadors with specific info and part assignments within the week (check your spam filters if this is your first session). Please be patient—they have a lot of information to collect before emailing everyone. Their information can be found at