"In the Heart of Oakland, For the Heart of Oakland"
Oakland Civic Orchestra (OCO), a thriving community orchestra, maintains a roster of at least 50-65 musicians from all walks of life from throughout the Bay Area who come together for the joy and connection of playing music together. OCO performs high-quality, free, and accessible afternoon concerts to a loyal following in the beautiful lakeside setting of Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland and frequently engages students, emerging young artists, and established professional musicians as guest soloists. The orchestra also performs works of local composers and strives to represent increasingly diverse musical voices to our audiences. Concerts are presented in a child-friendly, comfortable environment and adult seating is wheelchair accessible. Some concert programming is specifically geared to children.