9th Avenue Terminal – 288 9th Avenue, Oakland
Join the Oakland Symphony this August and September for FREE Summer Concert Series at Brooklyn Basin, a vibrant waterfront on the Oakland Estuary, and a new mixed-use neighborhood surrounded by open air and stunning views from San Francisco to the East Bay hills.
Thursday, August 19, 2021 – 6:30 pm
This – the first of Nine – would change the course of music and electrify audiences for more than two centuries. Michael Morgan leads his first-ever performance of Beethoven’s First Symphony in Oakland, plus music Beethoven greatly admired, Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.” Plus, a masterful symphony by Chevalier de Saint-Georges, classical’s first Black composer, violinist, master swordsman, and rival of Mozart.
ROSSINI Overture to The Barber of Seville
CHEVALIER DE ST. GEORGES Symphony No. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1
A BLAST OF BRASS!
Thursday, August 26, 2021 – 6:30 pm
Sparkling selections for brass ensemble will ring across the basin and ripple around the bay. The program includes a new fanfare to salute the inspiration of Greta Thunberg.
Thursday, September 2, 2021 – 6:30 pm
The Wind Serenade of Dvořák offers a delightful, delicious breeze. And a magical Octet of Mozart will sparkle. And there’s more to be announced by Music Director Michael Morgan!
MOZART Octet for Winds
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Winds
Thursday, September 9, 2021 – 6:30 pm
This summer under the stars concludes as Michael Morgan conducts the beguiling First Symphony of the 15-year-old Felix Mendelssohn and the enchanting Bassoon Concerto of the 18-year-old Mozart. It’s a precocious conclusion to the Oakland Symphony first summer season!
MOZART Bassoon Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 1