Have a Ball with Oakland Symphony!

Throughout the year, there are four major events that bring together food, cocktails, wine, music, and fun to support music and music education for all. These are your opportunities to have a great time for an amazing cause, so mark your calendars!

Night Out 2017 – Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra Benefit Event
April 22, 2017
Live music. Food. Drink. Games. Auctions. All while supporting music education and extremely talented young people. What more could you want? Night Out bursts with thematic fun in a social, cocktail party atmosphere in the amazing space at The Crucible.

“Playing in an orchestra isn’t just about playing music, it’s about reaching your full potential as a musician and as a person.” -Danielle Taylor, former MUSE student, former Oakland Youth Orchestra player



Chromatic – 2016 Oakland Symphony Gala
November 5, 2016
Rotunda Building, Oakland
This year’s gala is getting a big change! Not only are we moving from Berkeley to downtown Oakland, but we’re creating a unique and immersive experience combining music, food, wine, and storytelling. Join us for a new look at this glamorous, black-tie dinner and auction and see the story of Oakland Symphony come to life.
See photos from the 2014 Oakland Symphony Ball


morsecafe1Cup of Classical
Cup of Classical is a casual, mid-week after-work event that pairs a coffee-related classical and contemporary music program with tastings and demonstrations of Blue Bottle products by coffee guru James Freeman, CEO and founder of Blue Bottle Coffee. The event takes place in the unique Oakland atmosphere of W.C. Morse Café, located in an historic storefront in the Temescal neighborhood.



Dirty CelloBach & Brew 2016
Spring 2016
The inaugural Bach & Brew in May 2014 brought 400 people to Linden Street Brewery to celebrate another side of the Symphony! And in 2015, we filled the halls of Drake’s Brewhouse with jazz and music from many members of the Bach family. Members of Oakland East Bay Symphony performed Bach and Dirty Cello, featuring Symphony cellist Rebecca Roudman, provided another side of classical music – gypsy jazz! All proceeds support connecting young people with music!
Stay tuned for more surprises and info about this year’s Bach & Brew!