SummerStage FREE Concerts at Brooklyn Basin
9th Avenue Terminal – 288 9th Avenue, Oakland

Pick up a delectable assortment of prepared foods and fine wines from Rocky’s Market and relax in the open-air with friends at the Brooklyn Basin. Then, for your first concert after too long a pause, hear your Oakland Symphony perform live, in person!

Parking is limited, and due to the high number of attendees expected, we recommend using Uber/Lyft/Taxi to the event.

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BEETHOVEN BEGINS!

Thursday, August 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
John Kendall Bailey, 
conductor

This – the first of Nine – would change the course of music and electrify audiences for more than two centuries. Oakland Symphony performs  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.  

GIOACHINO ROSSINI: Overture to The Barber of Seville
CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES: Symphony No. 1 in G, Op. 11/1
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21


A BLAST OF BRASS!

Thursday, August 26, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Bryan Nies, conductor

Shimmering selections for brass ensemble will ring across the basin and ripple around the bay. From Gabrieli to Beethoven. From Pérez Prado to Adolphus Hailstork to Joan Tower. Plus Jonathan Ring’s new fanfare to salute Greta Thunberg’s inspiring example.  

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK:  An American Fanfare
GIOVANNI GABRIELI (arr. King): Canzon Septimi Toni No. 1
GIOVANNI GABRIELI (arr. King): Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2
JONATHAN RING: Fanfare for Greta
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Drei Equali
JOAN TOWER: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1
GIOVANNI GABRIELI: Sonata pian’ e forte
PÉREZ PRADO (arr. Brown): Mambo No. 5 and No. 8
RICHARD STRAUSS: Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare


STIRRING SERENADES

Thursday, September 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
John Kendall Bailey, conductor
Shawnette Sulker, soprano

The Wind Serenade of Dvořák offers a delightful, delicious breeze. Mozart’s magical Wind Serenade will sparkle. And Villa-Lobos’s intoxicating Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 seduces when sung by Shawnette
Sulker.  

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Movements 1 and 2)
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Serenade for Winds in C minor, K. 388
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44


SUMMER FINALE!

Thursday, September 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Bryan Nies, conductor
Deborah Kramer, bassoon

This summer under the stars concludes with the First Symphony of the 15-year-old Felix Mendelssohn and the enchanting Bassoon Concerto of the 18-year-old Mozart, with the Orchestra’s Deborah Kramer. It’s a precocious conclusion to the Oakland Symphony’s first summer season!  

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in B-flat, K. 186e
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

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