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!
Oakland Symphony’s MUSE Instrument Petting Zoo travels throughout Oakland Public Libraries this summer.  Join us to meet musicians performing fun music, pet a violin, or toot on a trumpet!

Next stop:

Brookfield Library
6/20/2018- 1PM
9255 Edes Ave, Oakland, CA 94603

Melrose Library
6/21/2018- 1PM
4805 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601

Lakeview Library
6/23/2018- 11AM
550 El Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94610

Golden Gate Library
7/21/2018- 10:30AM
5606 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94608

Main Library Children’s Room
7/23/17- 10:30AM
125 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612

Rockridge Library
7/24/17- 6:30PM
5366 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Elmhurst Library
7/31/17- 3:00PM
1427 88th Ave, Oakland, CA 94621

Diamond Library
7/31/17- 7:00PM
3565 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94602

Montclair Library
8/1/17- 4:00PM
1687 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611

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: bvandervennet@oaklandsymphony.org