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  • 100 Larkin Street
  • San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • United States

May 26th 2-5pm

We're kicking off our summer season with Session 57 at San Francisco's Public Library Main Branch and it's all about the Gustavs! We'll be playing in the side courtyard outside the Fulton St. entrance so bring your music stands and sunglasses!

*WEATHER UPDATE: We are all confirmed for SFPL. Expect cloudy skies, so bring layers, hats, and sunglasses!*

The AOC family is excited to welcome back guest conductor Olin Hannum! He'll be starting off the afternoon with Gustav Holst's First Suite in E-flat for Military Band. Afterward, the full orchestra will join in for Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D, movements 2 & 3. The deadline for sign-ups is May 20th. 

Click here to sign-up to play!

WHEN: Saturday, 26 May 2018, 2:00–5:00 p.m.

WHERE: San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA (in courtyard outside Fulton St. entrance).

* BACKUP LOCATION FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER: Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St., Berkeley, CA. We'll send out an email with a decision 48 hours before if the weather forecast is leaning towards precipitation.

TRANSPORTATION SUGGESTIONS: SFPL is less than one block from Civic Center BART. Parking is difficult in the Civic Center area on Saturday afternoons, so, as always, we strongly suggest public transit, biking, or ride-sharing, as possible. Double bassists and players of other large instruments can unload in front and re-park closeby if needed.

Repertoire, instrumentation, and schedule are as follows, with conductor David Möschler, and guest conductor, Olin Hannum: 

2:00–2:50 p.m. - Gustav Holst - First Suite in E-flat for Military Band (wind ensemble)

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 piccolos, 4 flutes, 2 oboes, 9 clarinets (B-flat), alto clarinet, 2 bass clarinets 2 bassoons, 1 alto saxophones, 1 tenor saxophones, 1 baritone saxophone, 1 bass saxophone or contra-bass clarinet, 4 horns (F), 2 cornets (B-flat), 2 trumpets (B-flat), 2 flugelhorns (B-flat) 3 trombones, 2 euphoniums, 2 tubas, 1 string bass (optional), timpani, 4 percussion (snare drum, bass drum, crash cymbals, triangle)

3:00–3:50 p.m. - Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D, movement 3

INSTRUMENTATION: 4 flutes, 2 oboes, 1 english horn, 1 E-flat clarinet, 2 clarinets (B-flat), 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 7 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 tuba, timpani, 1 percussion (tam-tam, crash cymbals, bass drum), 1 harp, strings

4:00–5:00 p.m. - Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D, movement 2

INSTRUMENTATION: 3 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets (A), 3 bassoons, 7 horns (F), 4 trumpets (F), 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 tuba, timpani, 3 percussion (crash cymbals, triangle), strings

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

Please bring a music stand and sunglasses! We'll have chairs, sheet music, stand clips, and water for the musicians! Unfortunately due to licensing we can't have beer at this venue so it'll be a dry event.

The sign-up deadline for all sections is Sunday, May 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). Email your ambassadors if you haven't heard back by May 23. (Please be patient—they have a lot of information to collect before emailing everyone.) Their information can be found here.