In spring of 2013, I founded a new group called the Awesöme Orchestra Collective. We meet at least once a month (often twice) to hold open orchestra rehearsals at various non-traditional rehearsal spaces throughout the Bay Area.
If you’re are passionate about orchestras but are seeking a relaxed environment that focuses on high musicianship, join us to meet other Bay Area musicians and help us make great music! Non-playing guests are welcome to attend as well. All you have to do is bring yourself and a music stand; we’ll provide everything else. It’s completely free to participate in or attend, and it always will be. Most importantly, we always have free beer.
We play all kinds of repertoire for orchestra (new and old pieces, traditional and non-traditional, anything that’s exciting), so take a look at the website where you find out about upcoming sessions, see what we’ve been reading, read our mission statement and guideline to get a sense of what we’re about and what sessions are like.
Check out the sessions page and calendar for upcoming session dates, locations, and repertoire, and most importantly, sign up for the listserv to stay up to date with future events and how to be involved. If you have any questions, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org