• Oakland Library Main Branch (map)
  • 125 14th Street
  • Oakland, CA, 94612
  • United States

We are honored to be asked to collaborate for a fourth time with Oakland Public Library for National Night Out, and we're excited to perform in their outdoor courtyard to help fight crime and make some awesöme music while we're at it! Check out their website for more information on the local and National Night Out movement:

Sign-ups are now open:

WHEN: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6:00-9:00pm

WHERE: Oakland Public Library (Main Branch) Outdoor Courtyard on Madison Ave. between 13th and 14th St. 

TRANSPORTATION SUGGESTIONS: There is limited street parking available, so we strongly suggest walking from 19th St. and Lake Merritt BART stations.

Repertoire, instrumentation, and schedule are as follows, all with Resident Guest Conductor Brian Adam McCune:

6:00-6:55pm - Camille Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals (selected movements: Tortoises, Aquarium, Fossils, Finale) 

INSTRUMENTATION: flute (and piccolo), clarinet (in C and B-flat), 2 pianos, xylophone, glockenspiel, strings

7:00–8:00 p.m. Arturo Rodriguez: Requiem without Words - "Pie Jesu" (~8')

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 flutes, 1 oboe, 2 clarinets (in A), 1 bassoon, 2 horns (in F), 2 harps, strings

8:10-9:00pm - Michael Torke: Bright Blue Music (~9')

INSTRUMENTATION: 3 flutes (3rd doubles piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (in B-flat), 2 bassoons, 4 horns (in F), 3 trumpets (in C), 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, 4 percussion (xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone, chimes, woodblock, claves, maracas, tambourine, suspended cymbal, crash cymbals, brake drums, triangle, bongo), piano, harp, strings 

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

(Please that the rental parts for the Michael Torke are en route, and will be made available as soon after they arrive. Check back August 2 and thank you for your patience.)

Reference recordings can be found for all pieces on YouTube or the Facebook event and the google drive.

Please bring a music stand, battery-powered stand light since the lighting can get low by the end of the session! We'll have chairs, sheet music, water for the musicians! (We unfortunately can't have beer at this venue either due to permitting, but we'll have a post-session hang at Mad Oak Bar around the corner at 125 12th St. Oakland.)
The sign-up deadline for all sections is Sunday, July 29. 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 August 4. (Please be patient—they have a lot of information to collect before emailing everyone.) Their information can be found at


RSVP to the Facebook Event!