April 30, 2014

Sax in the City: Meet San Francisco’s Awesöme Orchestra

If you hear the word “symphony” and picture tuxedo’ed players in a pit, you’re not alone. That’s what makes San Francisco’s Awesöme Orchestra so, well, awesome. Far from the traditionally stuffy opera house scene, Awesöme Orchestra is casual and open to all — no auditions or owned instruments necessary. Instead, pipes, horns, strings, and drums are brought in and loaned out as needed (that’s where Zipvans come in), and anyone, regardless of experience, is welcome to play, or just listen in. Musical selections are unconventional, too, ranging from Beethoven to Björk, and Debussy to Daft Punk. Sneak a peak.