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.


BEETHOVEN BEGINS!

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.   

 


STIRRING SERENADES

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


SUMMER FINALE!

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