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It's something we heard people ask for a lot this year: a real, legit Awesöme Orchestra concert. So we're doing it! It's happening at American Steel Studios.

We picked out the pieces we had the most fun playing throughout the year, and we're doing as many of them as we can.

The concert will be a pay-what-you-will benefit for Awesöme Orchestra, and we're asking musicians to volunteer. 

This is not a normal open session, and we’re not doing the normal signup. There will be rehearsals! If you’re interested in playing, email your section's Awesöme Ambassador, who will help assign parts as available.

We want as many musicians to play as possible. But especially in some of the smaller (and louder) sections, seating will limited, and at the discretion of the ambassadors. There are two required rehearsals, both at American Steel, each for a different set of pieces. Depending on what you play, you may only need to go to one of the rehearsals.

For this whole "concert" thing to work, we need an audience! We're counting on each musician to bring at least two friends. Invite them now with the link awesomeorchestra.eventbrite.com. Thank you!!

Rehearsal Session

Friday December 4, 7pm
American Steel Studios, Oakland


Danny Elfman - Nightmare Before Christmas suite
Leonard Bernstein - Symphonic Dances to West Side Story

Pickup Rehearsal

Saturday, December 12, 2pm - 5pm
American Steel Studios, Oakland

2:00pm - rehearse Petty Troubles ("On Top of the World", "Though I Try", "1000 Years")

(2:00pm) - sectional for Dukas (brass section only)

2:50pm - rehearse "Everything Is Awesome" with soloists

3:05pm - rehearse and run Respighi

3:20pm - BREAK

3:30pm - rehearse Bernstein (including run-through)

4:50pm - rehearse Elfman (run-through only!)

5:00pm - DINNER BREAK* (Portishead rehearsal)

6:30pm - doors open and call-time for orchestra

7:00pm - concert start time! (done around 9pm)

Saturday, December 12, 7pm
American Steel Studios, Oakland

Tickets for listeners

Astor Piazzolla Libertango
Danny Elfman - Nightmare Before Christmas Suite
Matt Montgomery - Petty Troubles Suite (arr. Brian McCune)

Paul Dukas - Prelude to La Peri
Portishead - "The Rip" (arr. L. Ngo) special guest performance by Cellista feat. Jess Coker and Jain Dowe
Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Ottorino Respighi - Pines of Rome - (Finale)
The Loney Island - "Everything is Awesome" (from the Lego Movie)