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Oakland Symphony

(510) 444-0801||


The Oakland Symphony, Youth Orchestra and Chorus bring together orchestral music, choral music and youth education to strengthen the Oakland/East Bay community by providing quality live performances, education for lifetime enrichment and the perpetuation of the performing arts.


The Oakland Symphony aims to make classical music accessible, particularly to those individuals in the community who might otherwise never hear live symphonic music. In the pursuit of our mission, we have established the following goals:

  1. To present live professional symphonic and collaborative artistic performances to diverse audiences in Oakland and East Bay communities;
  2. To serve as a community resource, offering education, performances and outreach to schools and the community, introducing new audiences of children and adults to symphonic music;
  3. To help ensure the future of symphonic music through the commission and performance of works by contemporary American composers;
  4. To provide leadership in the artistic community by fostering unity, collaboration and co-creation among Oakland and East Bay arts organizations.


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