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  • Hertz Hall (map)
  • 101 Cross-Sproul Path
  • Berkeley, CA, 94704
  • United States

We're excited to be collaborating with Palette-Swap Ninja on the world premiere performance of PRINCESS LEIA'S STOLEN DEATH STAR PLANS! This is a unique event and more similar to previous Musical Emergencies or End of Year Concerts, so please read carefully!

——> Musician sign-ups are now closed. please reach out to your Sections Ambassador.

WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2018: REHEARSAL 4:00-6:00 pm, PERFORMANCE 7:00-8:30 pm

WHERE: Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley Campus, near the corner of Bancroft and College Ave., Berkeley, CA

TRANSPORTATION SUGGESTIONS: This is in the middle of campus, so, as always, we strongly recommend public transit options (it's about 0.7 miles from Downtown Berkeley BART and near several AC Transit stops), or even a rideshare up to the corner of College and Bancroft. Double bassists and players of other large instruments can unload on Optometry Dr. (via Piedmont Ave.) and re-park close by if needed (check in with your Ambassador).

Repertoire, instrumentation, and schedule are as follows, with conductor David Möschler, featuring special guests Palette-Swap Ninja.

***Please note that the full orchestra only plays on select songs in Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans. Those sections are to be assigned by your section's Ambassador.

4:00-5:00 pm - The Beatles, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (as parodied in the style of Star Wars: A New Hope by Palette-Swap Ninja) and "Leia Organa" and "Hey Jude" encore, arranged by Jude Kelley and Brian Adam McCune

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 flutes, 1 piccolo, 2 oboes, 1 English horn, 2 clarinets (B-flat), 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 alto saxes, 1 tenor sax, 1 baritone sax, 4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B-flat), 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 tuba, timpani, 1 percussion (chime), piano/celesta, strings

5:00-6:00 pm - John Williams - Star Wars Suite for Orchestra (movements 1, 2, 3, 4)

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, 2 percussion (triangle, glockenspiel, piatti, suspended cymbals, 2 snare drums, bass drum, vibraphone, tam-tam), piano/celesta, strings

6:00-6:45 pm - Dinner Break (no food provided, but there are lots of options nearby!)

7:00-8:30 pm - Performance of John Williams, brief intermission, followed by Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans, as well as "Leia Organa" and "Hey Jude" encores

SHEET MUSIC for upcoming Open Sessions can always be found on Google Drive at: bit.ly/AOCOpenSession (The PLSDSP parts will be available October 4)

We'll have chairs, music stands, sheet music, and beer for the musicians (free) AND audience (by donation) this time!

The sign-up deadline for small sections (winds, brass, percussion) is Saturday, October 13. Once that has passed, expect an email from your Awesöme Ambassadors with specific info and part assignments within a few days (check your spam filters if this is your first session). Email your ambassadors if you haven't heard back by October 17. (Please be patient—they have a lot of information to collect before emailing everyone.) Their information can be found at www.awesomeorchestra.org/ambassadors

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