Celebrating Friendship at The Craneway Pavilion


Karen O’Neill, my friend since third grade in St. Louis, joined me for an Independence Day Concert performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony www.oebs.org

The spectacular setting was the historic Craneway Pavillion on the edge of  SF Bay, perfect for viewing one of the best fireworks shows ever. Beforehand, people enjoyed food provided by Boiler House Restaurant www.boilerhouse.com  and strolled along the bike trail that runs from Emeryville to Richmond. http://www.baytrail.org/

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Pre-concert performances were by Khalil Shaheed and Oak Town Jazz Workshops.  The Symphony’s musical program included popular songs from The Sound of Music. Amazing was a piano concerto by 13-year-old Misha Galant, a winner of the OEBS Young Artist Competition.

When the fireworks began, Michael Morgan, music director of OEBS, led the orchestra in a rousing patriotic medley.  Afterwards, the symphony played more familiar songs for those who lingered.  Learn more about the upcoming season Subscribe & Save! www.oebs.org 510.444.0801. 

The title sponsor of this free event is Target along with other local sponsors, who make it possible to have incredible evening of entertainment.


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