Independence Eve Celebration

Event Details:

Location: Craneway Pavilion

Date: Friday, July 3, 2015

Time: 8:00 pm (Doors Open & Pre-Show: 6:30 pm)


For the past seven years, the Oakland Symphony has joined forces with the City of Richmond to present a free Independence Eve Celebration at the Craneway Pavilion, located inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond. This free event is fun for the whole family, with live music, food, an instrument petting zoo and spectacular fireworks over the bay! The centerpiece of the evening is a free concert by the Oakland Symphony conducted by Michael Morgan, featuring Sousa marches, music from the movies, singalongs and more. The Craneway Pavilion, located on 25 waterfront acres, delivers spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the entire event space as well as a large outside patio, perfect for viewing the City of Richmond’s fireworks display. Ample secure event parking available for $20. In the six years since its inception, this event has become one of the Bay Area’s most popular and talked-about Independence Day Celebrations.

Michael Morgan

Music Director & Conductor

“Texas Rising Suite” is being given its world premiere by the Oakland East Bay Symphony during its “Independence Eve Celebration” concert, July 3, 2015.  The suite is comprised of many of the themes, large and small, from the History Channel’s 10-Hour miniseries “Texas Rising,” a retelling of the war for Texan independence from Mexico in 1836.  The score for “Texas Rising” was a collaboration between veteran composers and friends John Debney and Bruce Broughton.

General Admission FREE