06. May 2014 · Comments Off on I’d Go If I Could · Categories: Read Online

… some friends involved in this event, and it sure sounds like fun!

How often does the trombonist trade in the slide lubricant and spit valves of his main trade for the siphons and bottling buckets of the home brewer? How often does the oboist set aside her handcrafted reed to take up the ancient art of winemaking?

Perhaps more often than you’d think. For years now, several members of the Oakland East Bay Symphony (OEBS) have spent their off hours doing just that — creating homemade brown ales and setting up garage wineries. On Saturday, May 17, from 6 to 9 p.m., members of the orchestra will be sharing their imbibable creations with the general public, in a first-time event they’ve dubbed “Bach & Brew.” The event, a fundraiser for OEBS, will take place at the Linden Street Brewery (95 Linden St., Oakland), where attendees will have the opportunity to sample an assortment of beverages that can’t be purchased in any liquor store — all of them created by the orchestra’s “musician-brewmasters” and “musician-winemakers” — as well as some craft beers by Linden Street head brewmaster Adam Lamoreaux.

RTWT and see the photos, too! 🙂

06. May 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

It’s socially awkward to NOT bring your oboe to a party. Geesh.