MUSE In Action

The MUSE Orchestra is the Oakland Symphony’s rookie orchestra, a training ground for ensemble skills. MUSE Students and Teaching Artists from the Symphony perform side by side in Beethoven’s Ode To Joy, a musical homage to peace, harmony, and celebration among all peoples.

This video was made for you by Quentin Collins, a cellist in the MUSE Orchestra. When asked if he was feeling good about the progress in playing the cello, he shared, “I have done singing before but cello and MUSE Orchestra feels like I have found my real thing.”

“This is the Way that We Open the Door”

Classical KDFC Playground Pop-Up concert series from Spring 2018, featuring top-notch performers from the Oakland Symphony in the informal setting of a public elementary school playground.

“I Can’t Live Without Music”

Michael Morgan, Oakland Unified School Districts teachers, a student and his parent describe how the music making of MUSE influences our community.

Amy Likar, Flautist-Oakland Symphony, and Hannah Paulus, Cellist-Oakland Youth Orchestra Alum, give a socially distant concert to Oakland students enrolled in Oakland Parks and Recreation TOWN CAMP.