In addition to presenting our Classical Concert Series, Oakland Symphony aims to serve as a community resource through a varied and fun program of community events. We encourage members of our community to connect through music at our local and regional events – from free concerts to instrument petting zoos – reaching over 75,000 of our neighbors every year. We also partner with local businesses and artists, presenting fun and unique musical celebrations such as our annual Bach & Brew event, which reaches new audiences, invites them into our Symphony family, and encourages them to explore new musical styles and genres.
Look Out! Our Instrument Petting Zoo travels throughout Oakland!
Rockridge Oakland Public Library
7/11/17- 7:00 – 8PM
Temescal Oakland Public Library
7/12/17- 10:30 – 11:30AM
Elmhurst Oakland Public Library
Piedmont Ave Oakland Public Library
7/18/17- 6:30 – 7:30PM
81st Ave Oakland Public Library
7/19/17- 1:00 – 2PM
Main Library Children’s Room Oakland Public Library
7/24/17- 10:30 – 11:30AM
Montclair Oakland Public Library
7/25/17- 6:30 – 7:30PM
Our recent stops included the East Bay Mini Maker Faire, Eat Real, Rock Ridge, Jack London Square tree lighting, and Art & Soul Festivals.
We also visited these Oakland Public Libraries this past summer and included interactive programming for the young people:
Lakeview, Elmhurst,Main Library Children’s Room, Montclair, Asian, Dimond Branches
Join Symphony Musicians and Students at our interactive exhibit as we bring our Instrument Petting Zoo and small musical ensemble interludes to the Faire. The Instrument Petting Zoo gives curious children of all ages a hands-on experience with brass,wind, string, and percussion instruments, and our team will give demos and engage with families while they explore the instruments. You will hear light classical chamber music performances throughout the day, and audience members may interact with our performers by playing along with selected music.
Our Symphony education enthusiasts will be there to talk about music, Symphony performances, music education, answer questions, and share our educational programming.
Contact Beth Vandervennet for questions about this interactive exhibit: firstname.lastname@example.org