Oakland Spirit Orchestra (OSO) is an ensemble featuring talented elementary, middle and high school students from all over Oakland. The aim of OSO is to uplift the spirits of the world with kindness and music. OSO’s repertoire is its own unique mix of popular tunes, world music, classical favorites, and jazz. The young musicians of OSO are not only playing music, they are creating it, too. They construct their own arrangements, write their own music, and improvise. Directors Alison Bailey Streich and Tarika Lewis are thrilled to introduce you to Oakland Spirit Orchestra and hope you enjoy the show!
We play both at major Oakland events such as the Jack London Square Christmas Tree Lighting and the guest welcome to the Oakland Symphony, as well as community events at local senior centers and festivals. If you’re interested in having OSO perform at your event, email us!